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Building your own PC for AI is 10x cheaper than renting out GPUs on cloud, apparently

So, you’ve hunkered down and finally completed that online course on machine learning. It took weeks. Now, you have all sorts of ideas running through your mind on developing your own intelligent code and neural networks. You assume you'll have to fork out a considerable wedge for a decent GPU-powered number-crunching rig, …
Katyanna Quach, 26 Sep 2018
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Xeon-bashing Tachyum claims its Prodigy CPU will run AI jobs as well as traditional apps

Tachyum is developing a processor that it alleges will run everyday applications as well as AI code that would normally require a GPU-like hardware accelerator. Anandtech live-blogged the biz's Prodigy CPU presentation at this week's Hot Chips conference in California, where a lot of promises were made. We don't yet know if …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2018
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This is your four-minute warning: Boffins train ImageNet-based AI classifier in just 240s

Faster is always better in AI, although it comes at a price. As researchers strive to train their neural networks at breakneck speeds, the accuracy of their software falls. Thus, teaching machine-learning code at high speed, with the resulting network able to make precise and correct decisions, is a vital goal. To that end, a …
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If you have cash to burn, racks to fill, problems to brute-force, Nvidia has an HGX-2 for you

GTC Taiwan Nvidia chose its GPU Technology Conference in Taiwan today to unveil the HGX-2: its latest stack of high-end kit to run artificially intelligent software in data centers and the cloud. CEO Jensen Huang is particularly enthusiastic about it all because with general-purpose processors running into physical walls, server and …
Katyanna Quach, 30 May 2018

Yay for Nvidia, GPU giant report decent first quarter results despite recent setbacks

Nvidia continued to report strong numbers in its first quarterly results this year, despite failing to supply graphics cards to vendors on time due to a shortage of chips. During an earnings call on Thursday, CEO Jensen Huang, boasted that there was “growth across every platform”, and that the “datacenter business achieved …
Katyanna Quach, 11 May 2018
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AMD CEO Su: We like GPU crypto-miners but gamers are first priority

AMD CEO Lisa Su was in ebullient form on Wednesday when her company reported better-than-expected growth in the first quarter of 2018, and forecast a strong year for the chip design firm. "This is our third straight quarter of revenue growth," she told financial analysts on a conference call. "Our strong first quarter …
Iain Thomson, 26 Apr 2018

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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