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Intel Developing ASIC Accelerator for DARPA ‘Holy Grail’ Cybersecurity Project

Intel has joined the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) in a fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) program that takes aim at the “holy grail” of cybersecurity – protecting data during processing, when it is most vulnerable to attack. To date, FHE adoption has been slow because FHE methods on cryptograms is data-intensive and incurs a […]

Hyperion HPC User-Buyer Study: Demand for Sim-Analytics Systems, a Throughput Boom, FPGAs and AMD GPUs on the Move and Other Findings

Industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has completed its latest study of high performance computing buyers and users, it’s first since 2017, and the report reveals a quickly evolving and innovating industry in which, among other findings, end users are figuring out how to leverage the variety of compute architectures while also calling for HPC systems […]

NeuReality Out of Stealth with $8M Seed for AI Compute Infrastructure

Tel Aviv – Feb. 10, 2021 – NeuReality, an Israeli startup developing high performance AI compute for cloud data centers and edge nodes, emerges from stealth today with $8M seed from Cardumen Capital, OurCrowd and Varana Capital to fuel the growth of real-life AI applications running at scale. NeuReality will introduce its first AI platform […]

Radio Free HPC – Big Changes at Intel: Gelsinger Takes the Helm

Our main topic today is Intel, with the bulk of the discussion surrounding the return of Pat Gelsinger as Intel’s new CEO. Pat was a 30-year veteran of Intel before he left to pursue other, well, pursuits – most notably as CEO of VMware. While at Intel, Pat spearheaded the development of the 486 architecture […]

Intel and Google Cloud Join NIH’s ‘All of Us’ Medical Data Research Program

Intel and Google Cloud have joined the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program, designed to improve population health by making biomedical data from underrepresented groups available to COVID-19 researchers nationwide via the Researcher Workbench. With a goal of recruiting 1 million U.S. participants from different backgrounds, the mission of All of Us is to build the […]

SK hynix MOU with Dalian, China, on Acquisition of Intel Fab for Supporting Chinese IT Industry

Dalian, China – Seoul, Korea – Jan. 29, 2021 – SK hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company’, www.skhynix.com) today signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the Dalian Municipal People’s Government of China and the Administrative Committee of Jinpu New District, Dalian via video link, under which both parties will jointly collaborate on SK hynix’s acquisition of Intel’s Dalian semiconductor fabrication plant (“Dalian […]

Reading the Intel Tea Leaves: Pat Gelsinger’s HPC Paradox

As he takes charge of Intel, CEO Pat Gelsinger faces a paradox: his new company is both troubled and a revenue geyser; if Intel is to continue its historical growth rates, he’ll need the skills of a corporate turnaround artist. These contradictions surely apply to Intel’s position in HPC/AI/data center server processors, where the company […]

New Intel CEO Gelsinger Steps into Intel HPC Hot Spot

Stirring an already roiling Intel pot, two pieces of news broke this week that could have implications for the HPC industry: a report that the company has selected TSMC as its outsourced fab of choice for one of its 7nm GPUs; and that Bob Swan, after 2.5 years as interim and permanent CEO, will be […]

Intel-Apple-AMD-Tesla Chip Architect Jim Keller Joins AI Startup Tenstorrent

Jim Keller, one of the leading names in HPC, AI and data center chip architecture, has landed at a Toronto hardware startup developing AI chips after a two-year stint at Intel that ended “for personal reasons,” according to the company, last June. Keller has been named president, chief technology officer and a board member of Tenstorrent, which said in its announcement that Keller “will lead Tenstorrent’s efforts to be the hardware solution needed to address Software 2.0….

AWS and Intel Announce Gaudi (Habana)-based EC2 Instances for AI Training

As customer validations go, it’s safe to say AWS is at the high end – *cough* – of any vendor’s wish list. So it’s understandable that Intel is crowing about a notable win for Gaudi AI co-processors from Habana Labs, an Intel company – particularly in light of Intel’s difficulties gaining a foothold in the […]