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Highflying Nvidia widens its reach into enterprise data centers

Acquisitions bolster Nvidia's position in the data center and set the stage for more widespread use of GPUs for AI and machine-learning workloads.

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AMD introduces Zen 3 architecture and pursues Xilinx acquisition

AMD's new Zen 3 processor architecture is socket-compatible with older designs but with faster performance.

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What is a network switch, and how does it work?

Switches connect network segments, providing full-duplex communication, valuable network performance data and efficient use of network bandwidth.

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Nvidia-Arm merger faces regulatory, political, legal hurdles

While Nvidia says it won’t interfere with Arm Holding’s chip-design business, its competitors and regulators may be skeptical

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Alleged leaks from AMD indicate big performance gains in upcoming Epyc refresh

Next-gen Milan will see up to 20% better core performance while Genoa will change in other ways.

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IBM details next-gen POWER10 processor

New CPU is optimized for enterprise hybrid cloud and AI inferencing, and it features a new technology for creating petabyte-scale memory clusters.

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Amazon Braket lets customers try out quantum computing

AWS has announced the availability of a new managed service, Amazon Braket, that lets customers tap into and experiment with quantum computing simulators and access quantum hardware from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti.

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AI system analyzes code similarities, makes progress toward automated coding

Researchers from Intel, MIT and Georgia Tech are working on an AI engine that can analyze code similarities to determine what code actually does, setting the stage for automated software writing.

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How AI can create self-driving data centers

Early adopters are driving the use of AI to optimize power and cooling systems, automate predictive maintenance, and improve workload distribution in enterprise data centers.

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Intel Tiger Lake processors to feature built-in malware protection

CPU-level security capabilities in new Intel chips are designed to thwart in-memory attacks.

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Dell launches servers for HPC and AI with updated VMware software

Designed with the GPU and virtualization in mind, new Dell servers are meant for quick deployment of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing systems.

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Sales of Ethernet switches and routers hit a 7-year low in Q1

COVID-19-related supply-chain issues, uncertainty undercut revenues from switches and routers.

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IoT early warning system aimed at curbing future virus outbreaks

IoT blockchain and cryptographic specialist WISeKey says it's making progress on a system that could detect new virus spread and automatically advise regional lockdowns.

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

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Nvidia unleashes new generation of GPU hardware

Nvidia used to design chips for gamers but with its latest hardware has now fully become an HPC and AI developer.

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DDR5 memory promises a significant speed boost

Memory was becoming the drag on performance in the many-core era, so DDR5 plans to address that.

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Neural computing should be based on insect brains, not human ones

Insect brains are a better model for artificial intelligence in IoT than human brains are because they are simpler and focus on key processes, scientists say.

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Marvell announces 96-core ThunderX3 Arm server processor

New design clobbers Intel and AMD in core and thread count, but the proof will be in the independent benchmarks.

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