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Accelerated Databases In The Fast Lane

Hardware accelerated databases are not new things. More than twenty years ago, Netezza was founded and created a hybrid hardware architecture that ran PostgreSQL on a big, wonking NUMA server running Linux and accelerated certain functions with adjunct accelerators that were themselves hybrid CPU-FPGA server blades that also stored the data.

Accelerated Databases In The Fast Lane was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

The Conductor That Sets The Pace For Science At Oak Ridge

Every orchestra needs a conductor to keep everyone playing together on pace, and while a good conductor doesn’t need to know how to play every instrument well, they have to know how to play many instruments and also to understand how it all comes together to create a symphony.

The Conductor That Sets The Pace For Science At Oak Ridge was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Taking A Deep Dive Into “Cooper Lake” Xeon SP Processors

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Intel, the dominant maker of processors for servers on the planet, was rejiggering its product roadmaps behind the scenes in conjunction with its largest OEM partners as well the hyperscalers and large public cloud builders that drive about a third of its revenues these days.

Taking A Deep Dive Into “Cooper Lake” Xeon SP Processors was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

The Ever-Embiggening Humongous Document Database

Moving its eponymous NoSQL document database to the cloud and running it as a managed service has been a watershed event for MongoDB, which like a number of its peers in the broader database market are growing at the expense of relational databases that can’t scale as well for certain workloads.

The Ever-Embiggening Humongous Document Database was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

OpenPower Puts Open Source Software Guru In Charge

If you want to build a successful hardware ecosystem around a chip architecture that has recently been open sources, as the Power chip instruction set was last August, then it probably makes a lot of sense to put someone at the help of the project who has deep and broad experience participating in the open source software ecosystem.

OpenPower Puts Open Source Software Guru In Charge was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Before Long, Datacenter Will Be Nvidia’s Biggest Business

It is hard to remember sometimes way back when, in 2008, when Nvidia first took a stab at GPU compute in the datacenter with the original Tesla GPU accelerators and a very rudimentary CUDA programming environment for offloading parallel algorithms from CPUs to GPUs.

Before Long, Datacenter Will Be Nvidia’s Biggest Business was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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