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FPGAs, ASICs Seen Driving Machine Learning

As machine learning makes steady progress in enterprise datacenters, industry observers are forecasting the emergence of a new wave of machine learning chips in the coming year, a market ...Full Article

Booming Bitcoin Mining is an Energy Hog

The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a ...Full Article

Intel, AMD Moves Rattle GPU Market

Intel Corp. has lured away the former head of AMD's graphics business as the world's largest chipmaker forms a high-end graphics unit to compete with GPU market leader Nvidia. ...Full Article

SAP Upgrades AI Platform With Volta GPUs

Building on collaboration announced earlier this year, SAP said this week it would incorporate Nvidia's AI platform based on the graphics processing specialist's Volta architecture into its machine-learning portfolio. ...Full Article

Oracle Joins Shift to Cloud GPUs

Public cloud vendors continue to add processing horsepower in the form of Nvidia GPU accelerators and the graphics processor vendor's Tesla datacenter GPUs. Oracle announced this week it is ...Full Article

AWS Embraces AMD For Faster Graphics

Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The new instance is based on AMD’s ...Full Article

Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud. Terms of the ...Full Article

Nvidia’s ‘GPU Cloud’ Adopts Containers for AI Development

GPU powerhouse Nvidia's entry into the cloud market is differentiated from public cloud leaders by its focus on delivering development tools for training artificial intelligence models and running AI ...Full Article

Intel, Alibaba Demo FPGAs in Cloud

Chinese online retailer Alibaba is collaborating with Intel Corp. on a pilot program to leverage the chipmaker's Xeon-FPGA platform to accelerate the delivery of cloud-based enterprise applications. The partners ...Full Article

Microsoft Eyes AI Supercomputer on Azure

Microsoft is jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon with the formation of a new research group that will seek to make the technology more accessible via its Azure cloud ...Full Article
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