Author Archives: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Author Archives: Timothy Prickett Morgan
In theory, customers running HPC simulation and modeling applications want to cram as much compute in as small of a space as they can. …
Stacking Up Cascade Lake Xeons Against AMD Epyc For HPC was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
Big Data In Little Spaces: Hadoop And Spark At The Edge was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
By its very nature, high performance computing is conflicted. On the one hand, HPC belongs on the bleeding edge, trying out new ideas and testing new technologies. …
Now that Optane Persistent Memory Modules, based on bit-addressable 3D XPoint memory, are finally available from Intel, everybody in the storage business is trying to figure out how to best make use of them. …
MemVerge Converged Storage Makes Clever Use Of Optane Memory was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
Imagine for a second that you are Intel.
The few server CPU makers that remain in the market – AMD, IBM, Marvell, and Ampere – have more memory controllers on their sockets than you do. …
Prying Open The Lid On Intel’s Multichip Cascade Lake-AP was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
With the launch of the “Cascade Lake” processors, the second generation of its Xeon SP family of server CPUs, the fullness of the “Purley” server platform that we heard about way back in 2015 is finally being delivered. …
Intel Pushes Xeon SP To The Next Level With Cascade Lake was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
Any aspiring server processor architecture seems to have a new rite of passage, and that is to be deployed in the Packet bare metal cloud. … “Ampere Arm Makes The Packet Processor Rite Of Passage”
Ampere Arm Makes The Packet Processor Rite Of Passage was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
For the first decade that Amazon Web Services was in operation, its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) raw compute was available in precisely one flavor: Intel Xeon. … “AWS Adds More Epyc Compute To EC2”
It is no secret that Intel has been working to get its “Cascade Lake” processors, the second generation of its Xeon SP family to market as early as possible this year and to ramp sales at the same time that X86 server rival AMD is expected to get its second generation “Rome” Epyc processors in the field. … “A First Peek At Cascade Lake Xeons Ahead Of Launch”
A First Peek At Cascade Lake Xeons Ahead Of Launch was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
There is a rumor going around that a certain hyperscaler is going to be augmenting its GPU-based machine learning training and will be adopting Intel’s Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) for at least some of its workloads. … “How Facebook Might Find Nervana For Machine Learning Training”
How Facebook Might Find Nervana For Machine Learning Training was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
If you want to see what real competition might look like at some point in the future of the server racket, look no further than the Ethernet switch market, where switch ASICs and the companies that build switches alike have to fight for every dollar and make it up in volume every year without pause. … “Relentless Competition Drives Down Ethernet Switch Costs”
Relentless Competition Drives Down Ethernet Switch Costs was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
At this point in the history of the IT business, it is a foregone conclusion that accelerated computing, perhaps in a more diverse manner than many of us anticipated, is the future both in the datacenter and at the edge. … “The Still Expanding Market For GPU Compute”
As one of the dominant hyperscalers in the world, Microsoft is out there on the cutting edge, driving efficiencies on every front it can in server, storage, switching, software, and datacenter design. … “On The Hot Seat In The Hyperscale Datacenter”
In the modern distributed computing world, which is getting ever more disaggregated and some might say discombobulated, as every day passes, the architecture of the network in the datacenter is arguably the most important factor in determining if applications will perform well or not. … “How To Benefit From Facebook’s New Network Fabric”
When Facebook open sourced the hardware and datacenter designs of its very first homegrown datacenter in Prineville, Oregon nearly eight years ago, creating the Open Compute Project, it was an act of enlightened self-interest. …
The hyperscalers and cloud builders of the world build things that often look and feel like supercomputers if you squint your eyes a little, but if you look closely, you can often see some pretty big differences. …
Inside Facebook’s Future Machine Learning Platforms was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, Professor Joe Oefelein, from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, is heading up a team of researchers working to solve the multifaceted grand challenge of simulating turbulent reactive flows in propulsion and power systems. …
Summit Simulations to Change How we Drive and Explore Space was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .
Among the emerging themes for 2019 in the datacenter, one of them is that NVM-Express is finding its place in the storage hierarchy. …
NVM-Express Storage Goes Mainstream Over Ethernet Fabrics was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .