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Intel's security light bulb moment: Chips to recruit GPUs to scan memory for software nasties

Updated Having weathered revelations in January that its chips can be attacked through a novel class of side-channel vulnerabilities – mostly addressed through microcode fixes – Intel is adding broader silicon-level security improvements to its processors. In conjunction with the RSA Security conference in San Francisco this week, …
Thomas Claburn, 17 Apr 2018
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Wow, machine learning, what a snoozefest... less so if you strap a bunch of GPUs to your storage

Analysis Machine learning stresses storage because training the models means millions if not billions of files have to be fed to the training system with its GPUs in as quick a time as possible. Suppliers are devising converged, hyperconverged and composable systems to sidestep chokepoints and make it simpler to get ML customers up and …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2018
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Gone in 60.121 seconds: Your guide to the pricey new gear Nvidia teased at its annual GPU fest

GTC Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang flaunted a bunch of stuff, from bigger boxes of graphics chips to robot simulators, at its 2018 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Silicon Valley on Tuesday. Here's a quick summary of what went down, minus the fluff. Huang acknowledged in a Q&A session that there is indeed a shortage right now of top- …
Katyanna Quach, 28 Mar 2018
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Open source XenServer project is go after crushing crowdcash call

XCP-ng, the effort to revive an open source version of XenServer, will go ahead after crushing its crowdfunding campaign. The project's Kickstarter sought €6,000 but ended up with €38,531 from crowdfunding contributors. Project founder Olivier Lambert wrote to backers with news that their donations, plus more money from as-yet …

Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire

Put on a virtual reality headset and it's hard to believe that your visual system is being stretched beyond its limit. Individual pixels are still visible and the narrow field of view makes it feel like you're wearing ski googles. Yet even now VR bombards our visual system with more information than it can process. Engineers …
David Matthews, 16 Jan 2018
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GPU teleportation: 2018’s first virtual pissing match

The wonderful world of x86 server virtualization is so settled that analyst firm Gartner last year decided it no longer needed to bother with a magic quadrant comparing the handful of remaining suppliers. But the big players are still finding a few ways to advance their wares and niggle each other at the same time, and 2018’s …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Jan 2018
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Nvidia: Using cheap GeForce, Titan GPUs in servers? Haha, nope!

Nvidia has banned the use of its GeForce and Titan gaming graphics cards in data centers – forcing organizations to fork out for more expensive gear, like its latest Tesla V100 chips. The chip-design giant updated its GeForce and Titan software licensing in the past few days, adding a new clause that reads: “No Datacenter …

OpenAI uses cunning code to speed up GPU machine learning

Researchers at OpenAI have launched a library of tools that can help researchers build faster, more efficient neural networks that take up less memory on GPUs. Neural networks are made up of layers of connected nodes. The architecture for these networks are highly variable depending on the data and application, but all models …

Linux 4.14 arrives and Linus says it should have fewer 0-days

Linus Torvalds has given the world version 4.14 of the Linux Kernel. Torvalds announced the new release with his usual lack of fanfare, but with a couple of interesting nuggets of news. He opened by saying “it is probably worth pointing out how the 0day robot has been getting even better (it was very useful before, but …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Nov 2017
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AMD sales soar, actually makes a profit, beats expectations, share price... decimated

AMD revenues were up, an actual proper profit was banked, and its future looking brighter than ever in the past financial quarter... meanwhile investors are selling off shares fearing a downturn looming for the chip designer. Strong sales from its Ryzen and Epyc Zen-based processor lines helped the world's second-favorite x86 …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Oct 2017

Who wants multiple virtual workstations on a GPU in a blade server?

NVIDIA's cranked up the virtual workstation caper by giving the world a new GPU that slots into blade servers, plus software to let it run multiple workstation-grade VMs. The new GPU is the TESLA P6 and uses NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the company's current flagship. The P6 has 2,048 CUDA cores, 16 GB of memory and uses the …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Aug 2017

Microsoft: We beat Google, AWS to cloudy GPU VMs in Blighty

Microsoft has spun up families of virtual machines packed with GPUs and beefy compute muscle for Azure UK customers. The G, H and N series of VMs, which are aimed at applications from heavy realtime data analytics to AI, are now available in Redmond's UK region. Microsoft believes they will save Brit customers who need G, H or …
Andrew Silver, 3 Aug 2017
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AMD shocks the world by only losing $16m

AMD wasn't able to turn a profit this quarter, but analysts are bullish on the chipmaker's solid Ryzen CPU sales. The world's other x86 chipmaker topped estimates with a 21 per cent jump in revenues, but still couldn't quite manage to get into the black. For the FY2017 Q2 period, ended July 1: Revenues of $1.22bn were up 19 …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 2017
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Amazon supercharges GPU power, spits out Nvidia-backed G3

Amazon has rolled out its latest GPU computing box instance line, G3. It comes in three flavours: g3.4xlarge (1 GPU), g3.8xlarge (2 GPUs), and g3.16xlarge (4 GPUs). The line is meant for 3D modelling, visualisation, video encoding and other graphics-intensive apps. Amazon's G2 line first came out in 2013. The high-horse, …
Andrew Silver, 14 Jul 2017
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Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs

Last month, one of my friends noted he’d been having enormous trouble trying to buy the components to assemble a virtual-reality-ready PC. Motherboards, memory, CPUs and solid state drives were easy to find, but the one absolutely essential component - a beefy GPU to drive a head-mounted display at a vomit-preventing 90 Hz - he …
Mark Pesce, 10 Jul 2017

US army spin-off GPU database bags $50m Series A funding

Kinetica, the in-memory GPU-accelerated database, has pulled in $50m in its first major venture capital financing round. The figure - large for Series A funding - was revealed by the company today, and takes its total venture funding to $63m. Kinetica started life in 2009 as a US Army research project, with co-founders Amit …
Rebecca Hill, 29 Jun 2017

Inspur jacks up huge heat sink-sporting beast

HPC Blog At trade shows, I’m always attracted by the sight of huge heat sinks bunched together on a system board. Big and powerful hardware is a weakness of mine. The sight of them pulls me to the booth like a giant tractor beam. That’s exactly what happened when I wondered by the Inspur booth at GTC17. Its new AGK-2 server is quite …
Dan Olds, 30 May 2017
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ARM talks up fresh CPUs and a GPU, all tuned for AI

Chip designer ARM on Monday plans to announce its first set of processors based on its DynamIQ microprocessor architecture, in conjunction with a revised GPU chip. DynamIQ, explained ARM product marketing head John Ronco in a phone interview with The Register, represents "a new way of combining CPUs together and giving more …
Thomas Claburn, 29 May 2017

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