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John Russell

Hyperion on the Emergence of the Quantum Computing Ecosystem

March 15th, 2018 (0)
Quantum computing – exciting and off-putting all at once – is a kaleidoscope of technology and market questions whose shapes and positions are far from settled. Hyperion Research (formerly IDC’s HPC group) is now ramping up efforts to aggressively ...

Dell EMC Debuts PowerEdge Servers with AMD EPYC Chips

February 6th, 2018 (0)
AMD notched another EPYC processor win today with Dell EMC’s introduction of three PowerEdge servers (R6415, R7415, and R7425) based on the EPYC 7000-series processor. AMD’s new chip line has been steadily gaining traction among systems builders and cloud ...

IBM Adds V100 GPUs to IBM Cloud; Targets AI, HPC

February 1st, 2018 (0)
IBM today announced availability of Nvidia V100 GPUs in the IBM Cloud. The move keeps pace with Amazon and Microsoft Azure which also offer V100s and is more evidence of the effort by major cloud providers to rapidly beef ...

Independent Hyperion Research Will Chart its Own Course

December 19th, 2017 (0)
Hyperion Research, formerly the HPC research and consulting practice within IDC, has become an independent company with Earl Joseph, the long-time leader of the IDC HPC team, acquiring the company as a sole proprietorship. He becomes CEO of Hyperion ...

IBM Demonstrates In-memory Computing with 1M PCM Devices

October 31st, 2017 (0)
Last week IBM reported successfully using one million phase change memory (PCM) devices to implement and demonstrate an unsupervised learning algorithm running in memory. It’s another interesting and potentially important step in the quickening scramble to develop in-memory computing ...

Nvidia, Partners Announce Several V100 Servers

September 28th, 2017 (0)
Here come the Volta 100-based servers. Nvidia today announced an impressive line-up of servers from major partners – Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, and Supermicro – all featuring Nvidia’s new V100 GPUs. Availability information was not immediately clear ...

Wondering How AI is Doing Vs. Doctors?

September 26th, 2017 (0)
With all the noise around AI’s potential in medicine, you may be wondering how well it is actually performing. No one knows the real answer – for one thing it is a moving target – but the IEEE Spectrum ...

Intel Debuts Myriad X Vision Processing Unit for Neural Net Inferencing

August 29th, 2017 (0)
Intel today introduced the Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) which Intel is calling the first vision processing system-on-a-chip (SoC) with a dedicated neural compute engine to accelerate deep neural network inferencing at the network edge. You may ...

Dell Strikes Reseller Deal with Atos; Supplants SGI

August 22nd, 2017 (0)
Dell EMC and Atos announced a reseller deal today in which Dell will offer Atos’ high-end 8- and 16-socket Bullion servers. Some move from Dell had been expected following Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s purchase of SGI late last year. Dell ...

IBM, Partners Claim Energy Simulation Record

April 25th, 2017 (0)
IBM, NVIDIA, and Stone Ridge Technology today reported setting the performance record for a “billion cell” oil and gas reservoir simulation. Using IBM Minsky servers with NVIDIA P100 GPUs and Stone Ridge’s ECHELON petroleum reservoir simulation software, the trio ...
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