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Microsoft Azure Confidential VMs Will Roll Out This December

The partnership with Intel allows for hardware-enforced security and confidentiality on 4th Gen Xeon processors. Image: monticellllo/Adobe Stock Organizations using Microsoft Azure will have access to confidential virtual machines in Azure on Dec. 1, allowing greater privacy and compliance. The DCesv5 and ECesv5-series confidential VMs run on 4th Gen Intel . . . Read more

Microsoft Announces New Maia 100 and Cobalt 100 Chips

The Maia and Cobalt custom chips will be available within Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. Microsoft will make two new chips available next year, the tech giant announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference on Nov. 15. The Microsoft Azure Maia 100 is designed for AI workloads, and the Microsoft Cobalt 100 CPU . . . Read more

Intel Patches Widespread Processor Vulnerability

The strange vulnerability could have allowed for escalation of privilege, denial of service or information disclosure attacks. Intel has published a fix for a potential vulnerability that affected some Intel processors. The security flaw, named Reptar, causes “very strange behavior,” said Google’s Tavis Ormandy, who is one of the researchers . . . Read more

VMware Explore Barcelona 2023: Enhanced Private AI and Sovereign Cloud Services Announced

VMware’s Private AI platform will include interoperability with Intel, IBM’s watsonx and Kyndryl. Image: Adobe Stock/CrazyCloud Cloud computing company VMware rolled out new cloud, AI, edge and data services at VMware Explore Barcelona 2023 on November 7. The new private AI and sovereign cloud services reflect the increased adoption of . . . Read more

Isambard-AI: UK’s New £225m AI Supercomputer to Be Among the World’s Fastest

The new AI supercomputer will be the fastest in the U.K. when it launches in 2024 and will leverage artificial intelligence to drive breakthroughs in cutting-edge science. The Isambard-AI supercomputer will be housed at the National Composites Center in Bristol, U.K. Image: NCC The U.K. government is spending £225 million . . . Read more

Interview: Quantum Test Chip Lets Intel and Researchers Shape What Comes Next for Quantum Computing

Will quantum computing ever be practical? Maybe. Intel thinks it has a solution with the Tunnel Falls quantum research chip, which has grown out of the company’s plan for manufacturing quantum chips using relatively conventional silicon. Intel is testing the Tunnel Falls chip at universities and national laboratories across the . . . Read more

Intel Innovation 2023: Attestation and Fully Homomorphic Encryption Coming to Intel Cloud Services

The attestation service is designed to allow data in confidential computing environments to interact with AI safely, as well as provide policy enforcements and audits. Image: JHVEPhoto/Adobe Stock The second day of announcements at Intel’s Innovation event in San Jose, California focused on privacy and security, including confidential AI. Major . . . Read more

Intel Reveals New 288-Core Sierra Forest CPU, Core Ultra Processors at Intel Innovation 2023

Plus, Intel makes progress on its plan to revolutionize manufacturing with the 18A process node slated for 2024. Intel Core Ultra Processors being assembled in Penang, Malaysia. Image: Intel Intel announced advancements in Core Ultra processors, an E-core processor with 288 cores, the 5th Gen Intel Xeon, AI development on . . . Read more

UK Putting £100m Toward AI Chips

Image: Shuo/Adobe Stock The U.K. government will devote £100 million ($126 million USD) to fostering AI hardware development and shoring up possible computer chip shortages, according to a report from The Telegraph. The public sector organizations UK Research and Innovation and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology are leading . . . Read more

Downfall Vulnerability Affects Millions of Intel CPUs With Strong Data Leak Impact

Learn technical details about this newly disclosed security vulnerability, as well as mitigation recommendations from the Google researcher who discovered it. Image: uflypro/Adobe Stock Google researcher Daniel Moghimi discovered a new vulnerability affecting millions of Intel chip models. The vulnerability, dubbed Downfall by Moghimi, enables an attacker to steal sensitive . . . Read more