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Arm Upstart Ampere Starts Chipping Away At Intel Xeons

When this is all done, Intel might have wished it had kept Renee James as president and chief executive officer, because Ampere, an Arm server chip startup that James has been running since this spring, wants a big piece of the Xeon datacenter business and it has the financial backing to start a price war that others can win and only Intel can lose.

Arm Upstart Ampere Starts Chipping Away At Intel Xeons was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .

Trading Off Security And Performance Thanks To Spectre And Meltdown

The revelations by Google’s Project Zero team earlier this year of the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities in most of processors that have powered servers and PCs for the past couple of decades shook the industry as Intel and other chip makers scrambled to mitigate the risk of the threats in the short term and then implement plans to incorporate the mitigation techniques into future versions of the silicon.

Trading Off Security And Performance Thanks To Spectre And Meltdown was written by Jeffrey Burt at .

Nvidia Takes On The Inference Hordes With Turing GPUs

When it comes to machine learning, a lot of the attention in the past six years has focused on the training of neural networks and how the GPU accelerator radically improved the accuracy of networks, thanks to its large memory bandwidth and parallel compute capacity relative to CPUs.

Nvidia Takes On The Inference Hordes With Turing GPUs was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at .

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