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Rice Univ. Researchers Claim 15x AI Model Training Speed-up Using CPUs

Reports are circulating in AI circles that researchers from Rice University claim a breakthrough in AI model training acceleration – without using accelerators. Running AI software on commodity x86 CPUs, the Rice computer science team say  neural networks can be trained 15x faster than platforms utilizing GPUs. If valid, the new approach would be a double boon for organizations implementing AI strategies: faster model training using less costly microprocessors.

GIGABYTE Supports and Qualifies New NVIDIA GPUs

Taipei, Taiwan, April 13th 2021 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), a maker of high performance servers and workstations, today announced testing and support for new AI and high-performance computing (HPC) enterprise GPUs as well as desktop workstation GPUs by NVIDIA. In 2020, the NVIDIA A100, A40, and A6000 were announced and brought an increase in […]

Verne Global and Sensa Join to Offer Certified Nvidia DGX System-Based Data Center Solutions

London, 27th January 2021 –Verne Global, provider of sustainable data center solutions for high performance computing (HPC), and Sensa, the Icelandic managed service provider and systems integrator, today announced they have partneredto provide organisations with access to Nvidia DGX-Ready colocation services. This collaboration follows Sensa’s recent membership in the  Nvidia Partner Network (NPN). Nvidia DGX systems are […]

Update from the Frontier of Exascale Software Development

In advance of the scheduled shipment this year of the U.S.’s first exascale supercomputer, Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an international team of software developers led by a University of Delaware professor is working on a plasma physics application. An article published yesterday in the university’s UDaily by Tracey Bryant details the work underway […]

Northern Data: Existing Bitcoin Mining Customer Expands Contract Volume by More Than 200MW

Frankfurt am Main – Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87), a provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has announced the extension of a customer contract of a volume of ASIC chips worth USD $100 million. The existing customer, from the bitcoin mining sector, is making use of an extension option, which it drew at […]

Graphcore Announces $222M Series E Funding Round

Bristol, UK — Graphcore announced it has raised $222m of investment to help support the company’s global expansion and accelerate future IPU silicon, systems and software development. The Series E funding round is led by Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan Board and adds funds managed by Fidelity International and Schroders as new investors. Also participating in this round are existing Graphcore investors, […]

AMAX Extends Line of Workstations to Support Nvidia RTX A6000 GPUs

Fremont, CA, December 15, 2020 – AMAX’s HPC and AI Solution Group announced that it is now offering a wide selection of AceleMax workstations for AI, rendering and visualization featuring the new NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU. These powerful professional GPU workstations deliver unprecedented performance and features that will allow researchers, scientists and designers to accelerate […]

At SC20: AMD Says New GPU Surpasses 10TFLOPS for HPC Acceleration

AMD today announced the new Instinct MI100 accelerator, which the company said is the first x86 server GPU to surpass 10 teraflops (FP64) performance. Built on the new AMD CDNA architecture, the Instinct MI100 “enables a new class of accelerated systems for HPC and AI when paired with 2nd Gen AMD Epyc processors,” the company said. The […]

At SC20: Nvidia Announces A100 80GB GPU

Nvidia today unveiled the A100 80GB GPU for the Nvidia HGXTM AI supercomputing platform with twice the memory of its predecessor. The new chip with HBM2e doubles the A100 40GB GPU’s high-bandwidth memory to 80GB and delivers more than 2TB/sec of memory bandwidth, according to Nvidia. The A100 80GB GPU is available in Nvidia DGX […]

Nvidia Says It’s Building UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer, Targeting AI Research in Healthcare

Today at Nvidia’s virtual GTC event, the company announced what it said will be the United Kingdom’s most powerful supercomputer, to be made available by the end of this year to UK healthcare researchers using AI to solve medical challenges, including COVID-19. Powered by 80 Nvidia DGX A100 GPU-based Systems connected by Nvidia Mellanox InfiniBand, […]