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Instead of taking a standard server and slicing it up into smaller pieces for individual applications, TidalScale aggregates computing power from various commodity-type boxes from within a system and puts it all into a single computing lake of DRAM.
Nvidia took the wraps off a new server called the DGX-2 it says offers breakthrough performance for deep learning applications in a smaller, more energy efficient package than was previously required to get similar performance today.
Mainframe computers still perform a critical function for many organizations. But a shrinking mainframe workforce is resulting in reduced efficiencies and app quality.
Make no mistake about it: IBM is into a lot of business use cases, but it’s now made Watson its beating heart, impacting virtually all parts of its business.
IBM is seeing numerous projects under way using both Power8 and Power9, which was launched only last December. It published a list at OpenPower Summit detailing more than 100 solutions developed in partnerships with companies such as Google, Xilinx, Broadcom, Hitachi and others.
An ACAP is suited to accelerate a large set of applications in the emerging era of big data and artificial intelligence. These use cases include video transcoding, database, data compression, search, AI inference, genomics and others.
From reducing famine to saving lives through advanced weather forecasting, organizations are using supercomputers to solve some of the world's most complicated issues.
DAILY VIDEO: Google previews the largest quantum computing processor to date; the DDoS record is broken again as memcached attacks hit 1.7 Tbps; Microsoft revamps the privacy setup experience in Windows 10; and there's more.
At 72 qubits, Google's Bristlecone quantum processor comfortably exceeds the capacity of the 50-qubit processor IBM introduced last November
The supply of server DRAM has not kept up with demand, even though suppliers have assigned more capacity to their server product lines. Large data center projects in North America have contributed to the strong demand, researcher said.