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AWS Graviton4 Cloud Processors Are Now Generally Available

Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud R8g instances with the high-performance Graviton4 chips, which have been in preview since last November, are now open to use for anyone using AWS. AWS says it focused on energy efficiency in the creation of Graviton4, as well as power and performance. R8g instances can be . . . Read more

The 5 Best Laptop Deals for June 2024

The right laptop can make your workday more comfortable and let you move at a faster pace. The best machines can be pricey, though, so we’ve found the balance between performance and deep discounts to point you in the right direction. We aim to provide a variety of options, from . . . Read more

AWS Custom Silicon Chips Range a Sign of What’s Coming to APAC Cloud Computing

The surge in AI computing has resulted in delays to the supply of AI-capable chips, as demand has outstripped supply. Global giants Microsoft, Google and AWS are ramping up custom silicon production to reduce dependence on the dominant suppliers of GPUs, NVIDIA and AMD. As a result, APAC enterprises may . . . Read more

Intel Lunar Lake NPU Brings 48 TOPS of AI Acceleration

On June 4 at Computex, held in Taiwan, Intel announced the next generation of its AI PC products: the Lunar Lake client processor architecture. Other reveals from Intel at the international computer expo were: Pricing for the Intel Gaudi 2 and Gaudi 3 AI accelerator kits. The release of Intel . . . Read more

Cisco Live 2024: Cisco Unveils AI Deployment Solution With NVIDIA

Cisco will invest $1 billion in AI and package a new networking solution with NVIDIA’s AI infrastructure, the organization announced at its annual consumer event on June 4. Cisco Live is being held in Las Vegas from June 2 – 6. These and the other announcements from Cisco Live respond . . . Read more

AMD Reveals Ryzen 9000 CPUs and AI PC Architecture at Computex 2024

AMD has a broad portfolio of GPUs, CPUs, architectures and networking products and recently joined a standard-building group intended to create standards for AI chip technology in opposition to rival NVIDIA. Its latest hardware, announced at Computex in Taipei on June 2, brings improved AI performance with products including the . . . Read more

Google, Microsoft, Meta and More to Develop Open Standard for AI Chip Components in UALink Promoter Group

AMD, Broadcom, Cisco, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Meta and Microsoft are combining their expertise to create an open industry standard for an AI chip technology called Ultra Accelerator Link. The setup will improve high-speed and low latency communications between AI accelerator chips in data centres. An open standard . . . Read more

Gartner Predicts Worldwide Chip Revenue Will Gain 33% in 2024

It’s no secret the AI accelerator business is hot today, with semiconductor manufacturers spinning up neural processing units, and the AI PC initiative driving more powerful processors into laptops, desktops and workstations. Gartner studied the AI chip industry and found that, in 2024, worldwide AI chip revenue is predicted to . . . Read more

Intel Vision 2024 Offers New Look at Gaudi 3 AI Chip

After first announcing the existence of the Gaudi 3 AI accelerator last year, Intel is ready to put the chip in the hands of OEMs in Q2 2024. Intel announced this and other news, including a new Xeon 6 brand and an open Ethernet standard for AI workloads, at a . . . Read more

AMD Is Optimistic on AI PCs Bringing Greater Efficiency to Enterprise

AMD CEO Lisa Su was optimistic about the future of AI on PCs during her keynote at SXSW on March 11, held and livestreamed in Austin, Texas (Figure A). Su’s comments echo Jason Banta, vice president of product management at AMD, who spoke to TechRepublic in a call on March . . . Read more