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Dell EMC’s New Servers for Transition to the ‘Disaggregated,’ Software-Defined Data Center

Dell EMC’s New Servers for Transition to the ‘Disaggregated,...

 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits ...

Nvidia’s Turing Architecture for Real-Time Ray Tracing

Nvidia’s Turing Architecture for Real-Time Ray Tracing

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang this week unveiled Turing, the company’s next-gen GPU platform that introduces new RT ...

Spectre, Meltdown Redux: Intel Chips Found Vulnerable to More Malware

Spectre, Meltdown Redux: Intel Chips Found Vulnerable to More Malware

A published report states that Intel chips are vulnerable to three new malware attacks with the ability ...

Intel Reveals Next Gen Xeon Processors, Optane Persistent Memory

Intel Reveals Next Gen Xeon Processors, Optane Persistent Memory

For all its power, success, profits and influence, life at Intel is a permanent struggle. Chide if ...

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August 21, 2018(0)
Dow, GE and 3M are among 12 companies awarded $3.8 million for 13 industrial research projects – ranging from gas turbine combustor optimization, to manufacturing solid-state lithium-ion batteries, to improving insulating foam – under the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing  (HPC4Mfg) Program. The program, managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in conjunction with other ... Full article
August 21, 2018(0)
 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits squarely in the middle of traditional and next-generation AI-oriented workloads, supporting both with a composable infrastructure that simplifies adoption of data- and compute-intensive technologies (read: GPUs and FPGAs) as they become available. The no-mid-plane design of the PowerEdge MX is built for ... Full article
August 17, 2018(0)
In the choppy seas of public and investor opinion on which Intel currently sails, blustery and changeable winds are both besetting or boosting the company – though, to be sure, the bulk of them are headwinds. An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal declared that AMD is “set to crack Intel’s lock on data centers” and “poised to take ... Full article
August 17, 2018(0)
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang this week unveiled Turing, the company’s next-gen GPU platform that introduces new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing. Announced at the SIGGRAPH graphics conference in Vancouver, Nvidia considers Turing “the greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006,” noting “Turing fuses real-time ray tracing, AI, ... Full article
August 15, 2018(0)
While some people worry about AI automating away high-paying jobs, inherent developer bias present in a new AI project called Claudette has ended up creating new work — for lawyers. Claudette is an AI tool for analyzing the privacy policies and terms and conditions that consumers must agree to before using many online services. Claudette reads end-user license agreements ... Full article
August 14, 2018(0)
A published report states that Intel chips are vulnerable to three new malware attacks with the ability to steal passwords, personal information, financial data and encryption keys. Intel has confirmed the report on its Software Developer Zone site, giving the malware a “high severity” rating. According to Intel, the malware can mount “side channel” attacks of cached data triggered ... Full article
August 9, 2018(0)
For all its power, success, profits and influence, life at Intel is a permanent struggle. Chide if you will Andy Grove’s faith in paranoia as an organizing corporate principle, but Intel is right to believe everyone’s out to get them. Everyone, in fact, is. Driven by fear, the company has accomplished the rare feat of staying on top – ... Full article
August 9, 2018(0)
Rigetti Computing plans to build a 128-qubit quantum computer based on an equivalent quantum processor that leverages emerging hybrid computing algorithms used to test programs and potential applications. Founded in 2013 and based in Berkeley, Calif., Rigetti bills itself as “a full-stack quantum computing company.” It announced plans this week to deploy the 128-qubit machine over the next 12 ... Full article
August 7, 2018(0)
Wherever there’s AI, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a car trying to drive itself, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a robot stacking boxes from a warehouse conveyer belt, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a machine learning bet sizing application for Wall Street traders, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a start-up modeling how infection spreads in hospitals, Nvidia’s there. And where there’s one of ... Full article
August 3, 2018(0)
Bestowing the blessings of AI, machine learning and deep learning upon more than the 1 percent means easing entry into the mysteries of AI. This requires new combinations of technologies with capabilities otherwise possessed only by data scientists, those AI-capable unicorns worth their body weights in gold and who are so often lured by bags of gold from the ... Full article
August 2, 2018(0)
When Miguel – the 12-year old protagonist of “Coco,” the recently released film from Disney and Pixar – first sees the Land of the Dead, it’s a beautiful moment in animated filmmaking. The city, which appears to go on forever, floats in space. Because it’s always night in the Land of the Dead, millions of light sources were needed ... Full article
August 1, 2018(0)
Semiconductor design is booming, propelled by unrelenting demand for new memory chips, cloud computing and the digitization of entire industry sectors such as automotive and industrial. Technology tracker IHS Markit estimates chip design spending will top $300 billion in 2018 for the first time, up nearly $20 billion over last year. Annual spending will “remain strong, thanks to expensive ... Full article
August 1, 2018(0)
System administrators and database administrators have different perspectives on high availability (HA). The differences can cause problems ranging from consternation and conflict to wasted investments and excessive downtime. While the differences are reconcilable, they are not trivial. For example, using Raw Device Mapping technology in VMware’s vSphere to create a high availability cluster makes it difficult or impossible to ... Full article
July 27, 2018(0)
Public cloud vendors are focusing their infrastructure upgrades on the growing number of memory-intensive enterprise workloads. Earlier this week, Google rolled out virtual machines that support persistent memory for in-memory workloads. Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) countered with a new “high frequency” instance generally available on its Elastic Compute Cloud. The cloud giant said mid-week the new instance, dubbed ... Full article
July 26, 2018(0)
Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, is reportedly developing a new graphics processor and has hired a former Nvidia GPU architect to bring the chip to fruition. Jon Peddie, an industry analyst who tracks the graphics market, reported this week on his website that Chien-Ping Lu has been hired by Samsung to spearhead its GPU effort. Lu’s LinkedIn account lists his ... Full article
July 25, 2018(0)
Google continues to add GPU horsepower in tandem with its internally developed deep learning processors to its cloud platform with this week’s announcement that it will soon offer Nvidia’s Tesla P4 processors for AI inferencing workloads. Among many partnership announcements during Google’s annual cloud event, the search giant said it would be the first cloud provider to offer the ... Full article
July 24, 2018(0)
Responding to market forces that are driving the otherwise vibrant global electronics industry toward narrower computing applications and away from the next wave of innovation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is pouring $1.5 billion into “foundational enhancements” designed to jumpstart the post-Moore’s Law electronics industry. The five-year roadmap dubbed Electronic Resurgence Initiative (ERI) hits the ground running this week ... Full article
July 23, 2018(0)
Intel Corp. and SAP are joining forces with Google to offer cloud virtual machines supporting persistent memory for in-memory workloads running on the SAP HANA relational database manager. The partners announced the Google cloud virtual machines would support the upcoming release of SAP HANA workloads running on Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said the cloud virtual ... Full article
July 15, 2018(0)
Editor’s note: Stay tuned for sister publication HPCwire’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award nominations! These annual awards are our way of giving back, community, but we cannot do it without you. To make sure you have the chance to submit your favorite industry efforts across verticals and technologies, subscribe to EnterpriseTech and we’ll be reaching out this month to request your nominations.  ... Full article
July 12, 2018(0)
You’re an accomplished IT manager in financial services, retail or other data-intensive organization, and you preside over an insanely complex IT system, one that handles millions of roboticized transactions per hour, that sprawls globally from on-prem to the cloud to the edge, a system with containers that live and die in a heartbeat, that generates hundreds of events every ... Full article

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