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One of the critical elements to all these new server-class Arm processors is availability. We are not yet at the point where these chips are freely sold on the open market: anyone who wants to use them needs to buy a server (or a rack of servers), or rent a cloud instance. One of the benefits of x86 in this space is that users can write code for x86 servers on other easily accessible hardware, then port it up to the big server iron. Well now it seems that one of the Arm licencees playing in the server space has a workstation based product in the hands of distributors ready for software developers to cut their teeth on the hardware.

Preferred Networks: A 500 W Custom PCIe Card using 3000 mm2 Silicon

Pushing the physical limits of hardware is always a fun story, but I was positively blown away when I saw this poster at Supercomputing. Preferred Networks, seemingly a spin-out...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress 2 days ago

AIC to Offer Dual Socket 1U with Four 300W FPGAs

Aside from specific events relating to Xilinx or Altera/Intel, we don’t cover much FPGA news. FPGAs by their very nature are very focused pieces of hardware, and it’s usually...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress 3 days ago

A Success on Arm for HPC: We Found a Fujitsu A64FX Wafer

When speaking about Arm in the enterprise space, the main angle for discussion is on the CPU side. Having a high-performance SoC at the heart of the server has...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Supermicro Shows Off Intel Nervana NNP-T Servers: 8-Way PCIe and OAM

One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Two Phase Immersion Liquid Cooling at Supercomputing 2019

It would now appear we are saturated with two phase immersion liquid cooling (2PILC) – pun intended. One common element from the annual Supercomputing trade show, as well as...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/29/2019

Spotted at Supercomputing 2019: A 256 GB Gen-Z Memory Module

As a millennial, everything in the media that ‘Gen Z’ does often gets lumped into the millennial category. Thankfully there’s another type of Gen-Z in the world: the cache...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/29/2019

New NVIDIA GPU Variant Found at Supercomputing 2019: Tesla V100S

NVIDIA announced a number of things at Supercomputing, such as CUDA on Arm. Despite the show being the major hub event for high-performance computing/supercomputers, it isn’t often the location...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/22/2019

Arm TechCon 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

Kicking off today is Arm's annual technical conference, Arm TechCon. Now in its 15th year, the company is looking to continue their long, successful run in the IP market...

14 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2019

Netgear Expands 802.11ax Portfolio with Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System and Nighthawk EAX80 Extender

As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/6/2019

All Ryzen: Q&A with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its...

84 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

Antec’s Blazer GT Case: A Vertical or Horizontal Chassis

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, both tower cases and lay flat desktop chassis were fairly common. Eventually tower cases prevailed, whereas desktops that could be used...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2019

MSI & ZOTAC with New Double-Slot Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1650 GPUs

Low-profile graphics cards are primarily used by owners of small form-factor desktops who want to have a more or less decent graphics that can run casual video games. GPU...

24 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2019

Noctua Shows Off Updated 'D Series' 140mm CPU Coolers: NH-D15 Gets A Successor

During Computex 2019, Noctua announced its plans to update its fabled D series of CPU coolers with a new design. The new, currently-unnamed coolers incorporate an extra heat pipe...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/25/2019

Silicon Power Goes Gaming: Unleashing XPower Turbine RGB Memory & SSDs

Silicon Power is best known for its reasonably-priced storage devices as well as various accessories for PCs and smartphones. But in an attempt to grow further, the company recently...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

ZOTAC’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm: A Single-Slot Water Cooled GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Ultra-high-end graphics cards these days all seem to either come with a very large triple fan cooler, or more exotically, a hybrid cooling system based around a large heatsink...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

Silicon Motion’s SM8108: A Next-Gen Enterprise SSD Controller w/ Dual DRAM & 3D QLC Support

Having secured strong positions on the market for consumer SSDs, Silicon Motion is now after the enterprise SSD market. At Computex, the company demonstrated a prototype of an SSD...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/24/2019

Spotted at Computex: ZOTAC’s Mek Mini Prebuilt PC Goes Pink

Having launched their gaming-focused Mek Mini, Mek Ultra, and VR Go 2.0 computers over the past year, ZOTAC can now address virtually all segments of gaming PC market. But...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2019

Phison Demonstrates Turnkey SSDs Based on 3D QLC NAND

3D QLC NAND promises to become a significant phenomenon on the consumer SSD market thanks to its relatively low cost per gigabyte, further pushing down already dropping SSD prices...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2019

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