The rise of specialized computing is bringing powerful new server hardware into the data center, a trend seen in new tech from Google, NVIDIA, AMD, ARM, Intel and Microsoft.
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.
NVIDIA is looking to accelerate sales of its AI hardware to hyperscale computing providers through tighter partnerships with original design manufacturers (ODMs), who have become key players in the cloud hardware ecosystem.
The data center’s role in the economy will be transformed by technologies like AI, virtual reality, voice assistants, autonomous vehicles and robots, according to futurist Steve Brown.
At the Open Compute Summit, Microsoft and NVIDIA unveiled a new hyperscale GPU accelerator for artificial intelligence workloads in the cloud. The HGX-1 harnesses eight NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs and high-speed interconnects.
Ponemon Institute and Vertiv are pleased to present the results of an original benchmark study to determine average costs to support 1 kW of compute capacity in today’s data centers. The purpose of this study is to analyze the major cost components in supporting compute capacity so that organizations can more effectively identify opportunities to reduce costs and make informed decisions about future capacity. To learn more download this white paper.
Facebook is beefing up its high performance computing horsepower with Big Basin, an AI server powered by eight NVIDIA GPU accelerators. Big Basin was introduced at today’s Open Compute Summit.
Data center provider ScaleMatrix has opened a startup accelerator on its San Diego campus, which includes co-working space and a genomics laboratory to support life sciences and genomics startups.
NVIDIA has moved from the desktop to the data center, emerging as a major player in high performance computing – and especially the booming field of artificial intelligence.
Intel today unveiled FPGA-powered hardware targeting the artificial intelligence (AI) market, which has emerged as a focus of investment for the largest data center operators.
Widespread anxiety about artificial intelligence (AI) presents a challenge for companies building the new generation of AI technologies, as well as the data centers that will power them. The tech sector is trying to change that.