NVIDIA is entering the CPU market with an Arm-based processor that will be tightly integrated with its next-generation GPUs. The Grace CPU seeks to bring new levels of power and efficiency to massive AI workloads, and offer a high-end alternative to Intel x86 CPUs.
Insights: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning and artificial intelligence have arrived in the data center, changing the face of the hyperscale server farm as racks begin to fill with ASICs, GPUs, FPGAs and supercomputers. The race to leverage machine learning is led by the industry’s marquee names, including Google, Facebook and IBM. As usual, the battlefield runs through the data center, with implications for the major cloud platforms and chipmakers like Intel and NVIDIA.
A re-energized Intel has launched its Ice Lake family of 10 nm processors, bringing new levels of power and efficiency to its data center platform. Intel is emphasizing the versatility of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon chips, touting their readiness for workloads from AI to the cloud to the edge.
AI and GPUs have revolutionized computing, but they also present challenges. Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer of Aligned, shares insights on how data centers can overcome the primary obstacle to densification – cooling.
Each year Data Center Frontier identifies eight themes that we believe will shape the data center business in the coming year. Here’s a look at how our predictions for 2020 turned out.
It’s been a strange and extraordinary year, in which many existing data center trends have been amplified by the pandemic. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in 2020, ranked by page views.
As powerful new chips target AI workloads, here’s a look at the players to watch, including specialized hardware from startups, incumbents and hyperscaler operators.
As AI brings more powerful chips into the data center, our DCF Executive Roundtable weighs in on the present and future of rack density, and how it may influence data center equipment and design.
NVIDIA’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm comes at a dynamic moment for data center hardware. Here’s how analysts see the deal’s implications for servers, AI, the Arm ecosystem and the data center industry.
Data Bytes: The Internet performed just fine during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, with “little evidence of systemic network duress, even when traffic shifts and volumes were at their peak,” according to ThousandEyes.
DataBytes: IDC says investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has remained solid during the COVID-19 pandemic, with growth moderating only slightly during 2020. KPMG sees a similar pause in spending for “emerging technologies.”