Intel Selects Habana Technology to Drive AI Accelerator Roadmap
Authors: Michael Feldman, Alex Norton
Publication Date: March 2020
Length: 3 pages
In February 2020, Intel announced that it will center its AI acceleration roadmap for the data center on Habana technology, abandoning the Nervana development that has driven Intel’s AI accelerator strategy for the last four years. The decision was precipitated by Intel’s $2 billion acquisition of Habana Labs, an Israeli startup specializing in AI processors for the data center, in December 2019.
AWS New Bare Metal Instance: Courting the HPC Crowd by Combining Bare Metal Performance with Virtualized Cloud Functionality
Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway, Alex Norton
This Quick Take looks at Amazon's recent announcement of a new EC2 Bare Metal offering that provides users with direct, non-virtualized access to a processor, memory, storage and related networking instance. Amazon uses custom hardware in an effort to wring out the highest possible performance from the basic hardware set up while still offering a full complement of cloud-based software support. This development is a positive one for HPC users looking to migrate workloads to public clouds as Amazon is addressing one of the most vexinghurdles of HPC in the cloud: the performance overhead of running applicationsin a virtualized, performance limiting environment.
January 2018 | Quick Take
Big Blue and Red Hat: Good News for the Technical Computing Sector
Steve Conway, Alex Norton, Earl Joseph and Bob Sorensen
IBM's decision to acquire Red Hat not only boosts the combined firm's potential to exploit the overall cloud market, but it will likely have a significant impact on the global technical computing market as well. This is based on the rapidly growing number of enterprise IT data centers that are integrating HPC into their AI and other data-intensive workloads that their enterprise servers cannot effectively handle alone.
November 2018 | Quick Take