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Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion – Jensen Huang Comments on ‘the Next Major Computing Platform’

Nvidia and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) have announced an agreement under which Nvidia will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at $40 billion. As part of Nvidia, “Arm will continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining the global customer neutrality that has been foundational to its […]

Teradata Expands Data Science Collaboration Capabilities

Cloud data analytics specialist Teradata has released collaborative features to its Vantage platform designed to reduce the friction between data scientists, business analysts, data engineers and business managers – some of whom may use different tools and languages. Enhancements include expanded native support for R and Python, with the ability to call more Vantage-native analytic […]

Intelligent Fabrics for the Next Wave of AI Innovation

In this sponsored post, our friend John Spiers, Chief Strategy Officer at Liqid, discusses how resource utilization and the soaring costs surrounding it are a constant push and pull issue for IT Departments. Now with the emergence of AI and machine learning, resource utilization is far more front and center than it has ever been. Managing legacy hardware in a hyperconverged environment just as you always have is not going to cut it, because the people and hardware costs associated with these extremely heavy workloads are tremendous. Intelligent fabrics and composable infrastructure software deliver a solution to the problem that allows IT providers the ability to pool and deploy their hardware resources to adapt to the workload at hand, then re-deploy as required for a balanced system that can address the demands of AI and machine learning.

IDC: Led by U.S., Global AI Spending Will More than Double by 2024

Those predicting another “AI winter” will have a quarrel on their hands with industry analyst firm International Data Corp., which forecasts global spending on AI will more than than double over the next four years, from $50.1 billion in 2020 to more than $110 billion in 2024. According to IDC’s Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide, AI […]

DOD Inks $32M HPC Deal with Liqid; Forms AI Partnership with DOE, Microsoft

The Department of Defense has made HPC news twice in the last few days – in one, the Army will spend $32 million on supercomputing technology from composable infrastructure vendor Liqid; in the other, DOD will partner with the Department of Energy and Microsoft to develop AI algorithms to support natural disaster first responders. In […]

An Adaptive Platform for Converged HPC/AI Workloads

In this sponsored post from our friends over at Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), we see that from many years of experience working with numerous customers, the company found that converged HPC and AI environments can bring benefits for customers and remain flexible enough to meet their workload demands. A proven approach to getting customers HPC and AI systems productive quickly is to deliver all the components together, integrated, and tested. The components should be selected based on the known and anticipated workloads and optimized for these requirements.

Video: VMware Talks GPU Virtualization, Sharing for AI/ML

In this video, Mike Adams, VMware’s Senior Director CPBU, AI/ML Market Development, talks with us about a new, integrated VMware vSphere 7 feature enabling “elastic infrastructure” on-demand for AI and machine learning. VMware vSphere Bitfusion is a result of VMware’s 2019 acquisition of Bitfusion, developer of virtualized hardware accelerators, including GPUs, used to improve performance of AI/ML workloads.

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Ryan Quick on the ‘Prometheus Fire’ where HPC, Hyperscale and AI Converge

Ryan Quick works at the crossroads of advanced technology innovation, where hyperscale, HPC and AI come together. A principal and co-founder of boutique consulting firm Providentia Worldwide, which implements systems solutions for its clientele, Quick says edge and IoT are two catalysts bringing about the day when HPC technologies will “really start to mix and match” – even within vendors’ own product lines.

Flatiron Institute Expands beyond 1000 Nodes with Bright Computing Cluster Management Software

The Flatiron Institute, New York, a community of scientists using modern computational tools to advance the basic sciences, is deploying a 320-node addition to its research cluster that will be managed by cluster management software from Bright Computing, maker of Linux cluster automation and management platform for HPC and machine learning. The implementation at Flatiron, […]

Samsung, IBM, Tencent Lead AI Patent Race, Europe Lags

Three companies – Samsung, IBM and Tencent – dominate the global AI patent race over the past 10 years, while fierce competition between the U.S, and China overshadows other countries and regions, including the EU. These are the key findings of OxFirst, a specialist in IP law and economics (and spin out of Oxford University), […]