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Back in the 1990s, NVIDIA got its start selling graphics adapters for desktop PCs. After a rocky start with the NV1, NVIDIA established itself as a performance leader soon thereafter with the release of the TwiN-Texel (TNT) chip, and with the original GeForce 256, as a technology leader, too. That's all ancient... Read more...
Intel has announced a launch date for its mobile family of Arc A-series GPUs, and answered three of the top questions concerning its upcoming Arc GPUs. In an online event at the end of the month, the tech company will showcase Intel technologies such as Intel Deep Link, XeSS and more. Intel announced earlier this... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg and the gang over at Meta, the parent company to Facebook, have a new and powerful toy to play with courtesy of a collaboration with NVIDIA. Meta designed and NVIDIA built what is called the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), a massive supercomputer that once fully deployed will rank as the largest... Read more...
NVIDIA is quite literally taking its cloud game streaming service, GeForce NOW, to the next level by adding vastly upgraded game servers to the mixor as NVIDIA calls them, GeForce NOW SuperPODs. These SuperPODs purportedly deliver "GeForce RTX 3080-class gaming" on the company's cloud service, and are being made... Read more...
Most people would be happy just to get their mitts on a single GPU, in the current landscape. The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is much more fortunate, having procured a whopping 2,240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs (based on Ampere) for its Polaris supercomputer to "supercharge researcher and... Read more...
Though it has been more than a few weeks, and we have long since passed the end of 2020, the U.Ks most powerful supercomputer is now operational. Powered by NVIDIA hardware, the Cambridge-1 is a $100 million, 400 petaflop beast of a computer that ranks among the worlds top 50 fastest computers and is powered by 100... Read more...
Have you ever had a friend or family member casually drop big news on you, as if the subject they are talking about is an everyday occurrence? For example, "Yeah, the weather was great this weekend, I got a lot of yard work done. Next month I'm going to the moon with Elon Musk. Oh, I bought a new hedge trimmer at... Read more...
NVIDIA's A100 based on Ampere was already considered the go-to GPU for high performance computing (HPC), but lest any challengers seek to knock the part off its perch, they will now have to contend with a version that has twice as much high bandwidth memory as before, with a massive 80GB HBM2e memory buffer. Yeah... Read more...
A few weeks ago, Azure received an NVIDIA A100 upgrade to its virtual machines. Announced at GTC, NVIDIA is now building its supercomputer with the A100 platform across the pond. This behemoth, dubbed Cambridge-1, will be the most powerful supercomputer operating within the United Kingdom. It will become available to... Read more...
NVIDIA has partnered with the University of Florida (UF) to build an artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer that will be the fastest in all of academia. Or more specifically, it will be capable of a whopping 700 petaflops of AI performance, made possible by enhancing the university's existing HiPerGator... Read more...
The 55th edition of the Top500 supercomputers list was published, and a supercomputer from Japan has taken the top spot on the list. The supercomputer is called Fugaku, and it turned in a High Performance Linpack (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops beating the Summit supercomputer by a factor of 2.8 times to take... Read more...
The Coronavirus pandemic has been depressing on multiple levels (not the least of which is the loss of life), and who knows if we will still be collectively cooped up this summer. Even if so, there is something look forward tothe potential launch of next generation GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA, at the tail end of... Read more...
We've been hearing about NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere for the past two years, but the company is finally ready to talk about its next-generation GPU architecture. Though you won't hear any info today aboutGeForce RTX 30 Seriesof consumer gaming graphics cards, NVIDIA is discussing details about Ampere for machine... Read more...
Unless all of the leaks and rumors have it wrong, NVIDIA will eventually roll out Ampere, it's next-generation GPU architecture for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and presumably consumer applications as well (GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, anyone?). As it pertains to the former, an interesting trademark application... Read more...
AMD is the latest tech company to pledge millions of dollars in aid to support research institutions that are trying to better understand and develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Last week,Intel announced a $50 million initiative, and this week, AMD has announced its own $15 million donation to "accelerate medical research... Read more...
The number of people actively participating in the Folding@home distributed computing project has ballooned over the past month, and that has been a boon for research into COVID-19/coronavirus. When we last visited Folding@home, the project hadsurpassed the 1 exaFLOP barrier, making the collective faster than even the... Read more...
Just a few days ago, the Folding@home distributed computing project had reached 470 petaFLOPS of cumulative compute power, topping out the output of the seven fastest supercomputers in the world. And now? Thanks to a continued surge in activity from users joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic... Read more...
There is a shortage of medical supplies as healthcare workers around the country (and globe) take up the front lines against COVID-19. It is a challenging situation for sure, and fortunately, companies like Intel and Razer are stepping up to help. Both companies announced individual plans to donate certain supplies to... Read more...
More people are working from home to social distance themselves, as recommended by numerous health organizations in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Can the Internet infrastructure hold up? It's an interesting questionseveral streaming video services, for example, have cut the quality of feeds in Europe. In light of... Read more...
The Folding@home network has been working hard to defeat COVID-19 (coronavirus). This battle has caused the network to pass some interesting milestones as result of renewed interest in folding for a cure or vaccine. The Folding@home network now boasts 470 PetaFLOPS of compute power and is more powerful than the... Read more...
The United States Navy is enlisting a multi-million dollar Cray Shasta supercomputer powered by hundreds of thousands of AMD EPYC server processor cores and over 100 NVIDIA Volta GPUs. It ranks as the largest, most capable supercomputing system every deployed by the Department of Defense (DoD). Cray Shasta houses... Read more...
In sticking with the plan that was announced last summer, Indiana University is now the owner of Cray's first "Shasta" supercomputer. As shown in the image above, it bears the university's color scheme and is called Big Red 200, which is a tribute to the 200th anniversary of IU. In addition to oozing school pride, Big... Read more...
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