IBM Plays With The AI Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Deep Learning Software

IBM Plays With The AI Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Deep Learning Software
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-01-2018 at 11:00 am

Image RemovedI’ve been following IBM’s AI efforts with interest for a quite a while now. In my opinion, the company jump-started the current cycle of AI with the introduction of Watson back in the 2000s and has steadily been ramping up its efforts since then. Most recently, I wrote about the launch of PowerAI, IBM’s software toolkitRead More


Meet the POWER9 Chip Family

Meet the POWER9 Chip Family
by Alan Radding on 09-30-2016 at 12:00 pm

When you looked at a chip in the past you primarily were concerned with two things: the speed of the chip, usually expressed in GHz, and how much power it consumed. Today the IBM engineers preparing the newest POWER chip, the 14nm POWER9, are tweaking the chips for the different workloads it might run, such as cognitive or cloud, andRead More


Is the Intel Cash Cow in Danger?

Is the Intel Cash Cow in Danger?
by Daniel Nenni on 06-14-2016 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedThere was an interesting panel at the Silicon Summit sponsored by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) on “Designing for the Cloud.” It was led by Linley Gwennap (The Linley Group) with Ivo Bolsons (Xilinx), Ian Ferguson (ARM), and Steve Pawloski (Micron). Missing of course was Intel which derives close to 30%… Read More


OpenPOWER Keeps On Truckin’ At Annual Development Summit

OpenPOWER Keeps On Truckin’ At Annual Development Summit
by Patrick Moorhead on 06-06-2016 at 4:00 pm

The OpenPOWER Foundation, a collection of companies that have coalesced around IBM’s POWER architecture recently had their OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, California. OpenPOWER was founded by IBM, Google, Tyan and Mellanox to coalesce around IBM’s approach towards opening up the POWER architecture to anyone that wishes to licenseRead More


What’s The Significance Of Applied Micro’s X-Gene 3 And X-Tend Interconnect?

What’s The Significance Of Applied Micro’s X-Gene 3 And X-Tend Interconnect?
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedThe void left by the Advanced Micro Devices X86 server chip “sabbatical” five years ago created a massive opportunity in the server SoC space. It had to be filled with something and that something has primarily been Intel and then ARM-based server chips. ARM Holdings -based servers have been in development for years… Read More