Intel’s acquisition of artificial intelligence startup Nervana arms the chipmaker with new software and hardware technologies as it seeks to gain more traction in the machine learning market.
NVIDIA became a household name through their graphics cards that gave PCs gamers extra horsepower to make video games run smooth and look gorgeous. Those cards today, with their graphics processing units (GPUs), have become essential components for high performance computing. NVIDIA is a leading manufacturer for GPUs involved in machine learning, cloud computing, and cryptocurrency mining.
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The Big Sur GPU-powered server is the key to Facebook’s bid to create a smarter newsfeed for its 1.6 billion users around the globe. We see it in action at Facebook’s Oregon data center.
The ISC16 conference showcased the next generation of hardware to power HPC workloads, including Intel’s Xeon Phi processor, a powerful new GPU accelerator from NVIDIA, and Fujitsu’s embrace of low-power ARM processors for a major supercomputer.