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Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Four to five years ago, it was common to see CEOs and companies confidently predicting ARM would have a significant slice of the server market in the not-too-distant future. This, needless to say, has not come to pass. Qualcomm recently launched its upcoming Falkor CPUs, but those parts haven’t had time yet to demonstrate any kind of competitive standing. Even if they play well, Qualcomm won’t hit the 15 percent of the market AMD’s then-CEO, ...

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Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow. Last year, the company announced that it had designed its own tensor processing unit (TPU), an ASIC designed for high throughput of low-precision arithmetic. Now, Google has released some performance data for their TPU and how it compares to Intel’s Haswell CPUs and Nvidia’s K80 (Kepler-based) data center dual GPU. Before we dive into the data we need to talk about the workloads Google is discussing. All of Google’s benchmarks ...

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Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads

Nvidia and Microsoft announced a new system form factor today at the Open Compute Summit for the Open Compute Project. Unlike the venerable ATX standard, this one is designed for data centers and aimed at maximizing GPU performance as part of Microsoft’s Project Olympus initiative. According to Nvidia, HGX-1 is designed “to meet the exploding demand for AI computing in the cloud — in fields such as autonomous driving, personalized healthcare, superhuman voice recognition, data and video analytics, and molecular simulations.” Microsoft’s Project Olympus has been pulling in headlines, with ...

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Skylake bug causes Intel chips to freeze under ‘complex workloads’

Share This article Intel has disclosed that its sixth-generation Core products (known as Skylake) suffer from a CPU bug that can cause a system to hang. The company has only publicly identified one application family that causes the prime, Prime95. The Prime95 thread on Skylake instability dates back to early December, when testers noted that running the 768K test on the latest Intel processors would cause the application to fail — sometimes within minutes, sometimes only after hours. The forum users collectively worked through the usual suspects and double-checked RAM, ...

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