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GraphCore Goes 3D With AI Chips, Architects 10 Exaflops Ultra-Intelligent Machine

The 3D stacking of chips has been the subject of much speculation and innovation in the past decade, and we will be the first to admit that we have been mostly thinking about this as a way to cram more capacity into a given compute engine while at the same time getting components closer together along the Z axis and not just working in 2D anymore down on the X and Y axes.

GraphCore Goes 3D With AI Chips, Architects 10 Exaflops Ultra-Intelligent Machine was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Aurora In A Socket: What Intel’s “Falcon Shores” XPU Might Do

We are still chewing through some of the announcements that came out of Intel Investor Day and the ISSCC 2022 chip conference, and one of the things we want to circle back on is the “Falcon Shores” hybrid CPU-GPU that Intel is working on for future servers.

Aurora In A Socket: What Intel’s “Falcon Shores” XPU Might Do was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

NCAR Pits Azure Cloud Against Its Own Big Iron For Climate Models

When people think of supercomputers, they think of a couple of different performance vectors (pun intended), but usually the first thing they think of is the performance of a big, parallel machine as it runs one massive job scaling across tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of cores working in concert.

NCAR Pits Azure Cloud Against Its Own Big Iron For Climate Models was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Intel Unfolds Xeon Roadmap With More Cores, Denser Transistors

We were complaining a few weeks ago that Intel had not put out a server processor roadmap of any substance in a long time, and instead of just leaving it at that, we created our own Xeon SP roadmap based on rumors, speculation, hunches, and desires.

Intel Unfolds Xeon Roadmap With More Cores, Denser Transistors was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Surfing On The Ethernet Bandwidth Waves, Avoiding The Rocks

Any company making any kind of box – a server, a switch, a storage array – has three battles they need to fight here in 2022, one of which they did not have to worry about very much before the coronavirus pandemic and which is of prime importance these days.

Surfing On The Ethernet Bandwidth Waves, Avoiding The Rocks was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

The Next – And More Profitable – 10 Percent Of Server Share For AMD

When this is all said and done, Intel will deserve some kind of award for keeping its 14 nanometer processes moving along enough as it gets its 10 nanometer and 7 nanometer processes knocked together to still, somehow, manage to retain dominant market share in the server space.

The Next – And More Profitable – 10 Percent Of Server Share For AMD was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Sneak Peek At “Sapphire Rapids” Xeons In “Crossroads” Supercomputer

Managing an aging nuclear weapons stockpile requires a tremendous – and ever-increasing – amount of supercomputing performance, and the HPC system business the world over is focused on this as much as trying to crack the most difficult scientific, medical, and engineering problems.

Sneak Peek At “Sapphire Rapids” Xeons In “Crossroads” Supercomputer was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.