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Cadence Supports Intelligent SoC Development with On-Device Tensilica AI Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 13, 2021—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today unveiled its Tensilica AI Platform for  AI SoC development, including three supporting product families optimized for varying data and on-device AI requirements. Spanning the low, mid and high end, the platform delivers scalable and energy-efficient on-device to edge AI processing, which is key […]

DOE Funds $16M for Scientific ML Research

Sept. 9, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $16 million for five collaborative research projects to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms for enabling scientific insights and discoveries from data generated by computational simulations, experiments, and observations. The research projects range from single Principal Investigator (PI) to multi-PI, […]

On the Front Lines of AI Automation: Life Sciences and Chip Design

Given the right task, AI-driven machines can be empowered with supercharged IQs that make the smartest humans look dumb, or at least inefficient.  As we watch advances made in task automation, we see it burgeoning into fields previously (last week) thought unimaginable. Two recent reports underline the trend. In one, Carnegie Mellon University is teaming […]

Japan’s University of Hyogo Selects HPE for Research Supercomputer

HOUSTON– Sept. 1, 2021 –Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has announced it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan’s leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society’s most complex and pressing issues. This is the […]

Argonne Picks AMD EPYC CPUs for Polaris

Santa Clara — Aug. 30, 2021 — AMD today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has chosen AMD EPYC processors to power the Polaris supercomputer (see earlier coverage), which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale HPC system at Argonne called Aurora. Polaris will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen […]

XTREME-D Launches HPC G4 Instance on Bare Metal High-Speed Computing Environment

Tokyo, August 26, 2021 – Platform as a service provider XTREME-D today announced the launch of a new instance on its bare metal high-speed computing environment. Named G4 for the company’s fourth generation model, it was developed as an all-in-one solution using AXXE-L One, XTREME-D’s first server product, announced in June. AXXE-L by XTREME-D is […]

NVIDIA and HPE to Deliver 2,240-GPU Polaris Supercomputer for Argonne

NVIDIA and Argonne National Laboratory this morning announced Polaris, a GPU-based supercomputer, with 2,2240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs delivering 1.4 exaflops of theoretical AI performance and about 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance, up to 4X faster performance than Argonne’s current supercomputers. Argonne is calling the new system, called “Polaris,” a “testbed” supercomputer to […]

Nvidia Announces GA of AI Enterprise on VMware vSphere and Standard Servers

NVIDIA today announced GA of NVIDIA AI Enterprise, a suite of AI tools and frameworks designed to enable users of VMware vSphere to virtualize AI workloads on NVIDIA-Certified Systems. Systems makers Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo and Supermicro are offering NVIDIA-Certified Systems optimized for AI workloads on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA […]

Intel Architecture Day: Details Revealed on Sapphire Rapids and ‘Powered on’ Ponte Vecchio

Harried data center and HPC server market dominator Intel today unveiled what the company said is its biggest shifts in Intel architectures in a generation. The Architecture Day event included looks at the two chips that will power the delayed Aurora exascale supercomputer, to be installed at Argonne National Laboratory; those chips are: Sapphire Rapids, […]

Baidu Announces Baidu Brain 7.0 and Production of 2nd Gen Kunlun AI Chip

BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2021 — Baidu today showcased its artificial intelligence technology with the launch of Baidu Brain 7.0, the start of mass production of its 2nd generation Kunlun AI chip, Kunlun II, and the demonstration of industrial applications using Baidu AI Cloud. Shared at Baidu World 2021, Baidu’s annual technology conference, the announcements represent the […]