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AWS Launches Storage-Optimized EC2 Instances (I4i) Powered by Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors

April 27, 2022 — Amazon Web Services has launched new new I4i instances powered by the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. The company said The instances offer up to 30 TB of NVMe storage using AWS Nitro SSD devices that are custom-built by AWS, and are […]

Intersect360 Research White Paper: Microsoft Azure Delivers HPC now into the Future with AMD

Highlighted in this white paper by Intersect360 Research, the fastest growing provider of HPC cloud solutions has been Microsoft Azure. Azure’s momentum is based on completeness of services and solutions for HPC, and this is reflected in the loyalty of Azure users. Microsoft Azure has a greater proportion of its HPC users likely to increase their usage in the future. Meanwhile, in recent years, HPC has seen a new surge in compute from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). As both AMD and Azure have surged in HPC, Microsoft is combining both with its HBv3 instances, featuring AMD EPYC 7003 processors.

IBM Cloud Selects AMD EPYCs for Compute-Intensive Workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nov. 10, 2021 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced today that IBM Cloud has chosen 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors to expand its bare metal service offerings designed to power customers’ demanding workloads and solutions. The new servers, featuring 128 cores, up to 4TB of memory and 10 NVMe drives per server, […]

IBM and Deloitte Launch Offering for AI in Hybrid Cloud Environments

NEW YORK AND ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2021 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Deloitte today announced a new offering—DAPPER, an AI-enabled managed analytics solution. The solution reinforces the two organizations’ 21-year global alliance—which helps organizations accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud and AI across the enterprise—and 10 years of experience implementing the Deloitte Analytics Platform. DAPPER’s end-to-end […]

Astera Labs Secures $50M in Series-C Funding

SANTA CLARA, CA – September 27, 2021 – Astera Labs, maker of connectivity solutions for intelligent systems, today announced raising $50M as part of an oversubscribed Series-C funding round led by Fidelity Management and Research. Fidelity was joined in this funding round by Atreides Management and Valor Equity Partners, with continued participation from existing investors […]

Ansys RedHawk-SC™ on Azure: Hold on to Your Socks

This article describes the extensive evaluation testing of the optimal operational configuration for running Ansys RedHawk-SC Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool on Microsoft Azure. The results identified two categories of results: the first being the best choices for selecting from Azure’s service portfolio. And the second identifies the optimal number of CPUs required to minimize the overall cloud TCO for these workloads.

Weka Claims 6 Records on STAC-M3 WEKAFS File Systems on EC2

CAMPBELL, Calif. – June 8, 2021 – WekaIO (Weka), the data platform for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, and high-performance computing (HPC), today announced record-breaking performance of its Weka File System (WekaFS) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) according to the STAC-M3 Benchmark. An independent audit, conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), showed that […]

Amazon Names Adam Selipsky Next AWS CEO

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told AWS employees in an email today that Adam Selipsky will be the new CEO of the behemoth public cloud services provider. In so doing, Selipsky takes the post held until January by Jassy, who was promoted to Amazon CEO after company founder Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping aside to […]

4 Cloud Vendors Held 67% of $129B Market in Q4

Data researched by Trading Platforms indicates that the top four cloud infrastructure vendors accounted for 67 percent of the market share during Q4 2020. Amazon Web Services had the largest share at 32 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 20 percent. Google Cloud had 9 percent, while Alibaba Cloud accounted for 6 percent. During Q3 2020, […]

Massive Scalable Cloud Storage for Cloud Native Applications

In this comprehensive technology white paper, written by Evaluator Group, Inc. on behalf of Lenovo, we delve into OpenShift, a key component of Red Hat’s portfolio of products designed for cloud native applications. It is built on top of Kubernetes, along with numerous other open source components, to deliver a consistent developer and operator platform that can run across a hybrid environment and scale to meet the demands of enterprises. Ceph open source storage technology is utliized by Red Hat to provide a data plane for Red Hat’s OpenShift environment.