Datacenter

Google was among the first hyperscalers build custom silicon for its services, starting first with tensor processing units (TPUs) for its AI initiatives, and then video transcoding units (VCUs) for the YouTube service. But unlike its industry peers, the company has been slower to adopt custom CPU designs, prefering to stick to off-the-shelf chips from the major CPUs. This is finally changing at Google, with the announcement that the company has developed its own in-house datacenter CPU, the Axion. Google's Axion processor is based on the Arm Neoverse V2 (Arm v9) platform, which is Arm's current-generation design for high-performance server CPUs, and is already employed in other chips such as NVIDIA's Grace and Amazon's Graviton4. Within Google, Axion is aimed at a wide variety of...

PCIe 7.0 Draft 0.5 Spec Available: 512 GB/s over PCIe x16 On Track For 2025

PCI-SIG this week released version 0.5 of the PCI-Express 7.0 specification to its members. This is the second draft of the spec and the final call for PCI-SIG members...

16 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2024

Samsung Unveils CXL Memory Module Box: Up to 16 TB at 60 GB/s

Composable disaggregated data center infrastructure promises to change the way data centers for modern workloads are built. However, to fully realize the potential of new technologies, such as CXL...

16 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2024

Amazon Unveils Graviton4: A 96-Core ARM CPU with 536.7 GBps Memory Bandwidth

Nowadays many cloud service providers design their own silicon, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) started to do this ahead of its rivals and by now its Annapurna Labs subsidiary...

35 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2023

Arm Total Design to Facilitate Development of Custom Datacenter SoCs

Arm this week introduced its Arm Total Design initiative, which is aimed at accelerating development of custom datacenter-oriented system-on-chip (SoC) designs using Neoverse Compute Subsystems (CSS). The collaborative ecosystem...

1 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2023

Solidigm Introduces D7-P5810: 144L SLC NVMe Drive for Write-Intensive Workloads

Solidigm's datacenter SSD offerings have been clearly delineated into different categories - the D3- SATA offerings for legacy servers, the D5- QLC-based offerings (with different models offering different tradeoffs...

3 by Ganesh T S on 9/25/2023

Solidigm Announces D5-P5336: 64 TB-Class Data Center SSD Sets NVMe Capacity Records

Advancements in flash technology have come as a boon to data centers. Increasing layer counts coupled with better vendor confidence in triple-level (TLC) and quad-level cells (QLC) have contributed...

18 by Ganesh T S on 7/20/2023

AMD Announces Alveo MA35D Media Accelerator: AV1 Video Encode at 1W Per Stream

AMD this morning is launching a new dedicated media accelerator and video encode card for data centers – and the first to be released under the AMD brand &ndash...

14 by Ryan Smith on 4/6/2023

NVIDIA To Release Liquid Cooled A100 and H100 PCIe Accelerators

Among NVIDIA’s slate of announcements tonight at Computex 2022, the company has revealed that it is preparing to launch liquid cooled versions of their high-end PCIe accelerator cards. Being...

1 by Ryan Smith on 5/24/2022

Intel’s Full Enterprise Portfolio: An Interview with VP of Xeon, Lisa Spelman

With the launch of Intel’s Third Generation Xeon Scalable platform based on 10nm Ice Lake processors, Intel has upgraded a part of the company that makes the BIG money...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/15/2021

NVIDIA Acquires SwiftStack, an Object Storage Company

NVIDIA and SwiftStack have signed an agreement under which the former will aqcuire the latter. SwiftStack develops object storage software that is used for AI, HPC, and accelerated computing...

5 by Anton Shilov on 3/10/2020

The Automated, Self-Contained, Liquid Immersed Data Center: TMGcore’s OTTO

Immersion cooling of servers is always fun, and it has evolved in the 20 years or so since I first saw it with $300/gallon special 3M liquids. In 2019...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/19/2019

NUVIA: New Server CPU Startup Going After Intel and AMD

Founded by former senior Apple CPU architects, NUVIA for the first time publicly revealed its existence with the announcement of a successful first investment round. The company broke cover...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/15/2019

Western Digital Stuns Storage Industry with MAMR Breakthrough for Next-Gen HDDs

Western Digital sprang a big surprise yesterday with the announcement of microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) as the foundation for the next generation of high-capacity hard drives. Hard drives...

129 by Ganesh T S on 10/12/2017

NVIDIA Announces Tesla M40 & M4 Server Cards - Data Center Machine Learning

Slowly but steadily NVIDIA has been rotating in Maxwell GPUs into the company’s lineup of Tesla server cards. Though Maxwell is not well-suited towards the kind of high precision...

24 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2015

Avago Announces PLX PEX9700 Series PCIe Switches: Focusing on Data Center and Racks

One of the benefits of PCIe switches is that they are designed to be essentially transparent. In the consumer space, I would wager that 99% of the users do...

12 by Ian Cutress on 5/12/2015

AMD’s 2016-2017 Datacenter Roadmap: x86, ARM, and GPGPU

As part of AMD’s business unit reorganization in 2014, many of AMD’s high-growth businesses were organized into a new group at the company, the Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business...

16 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

SanDisk Steps Into Storage Arrays: Launches InfiniFlash Series with Up to 512TB in 3U at <$1/GB

As a rather unexpected move, SanDisk has announced that it will be stepping into the storage array business with its in-house designed InfiniFlash all-flash array series. The driving force...

23 by Kristian Vättö on 3/4/2015

Western Digital to Acquire Skyera

Western Digital, or its enterprise arm HGST to be exact, has today announced that it will be acquiring all-flash array provider Skyera. The terms of the transaction have not...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 12/15/2014

Tegile Launches T3600 & T3700 All-Flash Arrays

Last week we expanded our enterprise storage coverage with flash arrays and today the coverage continues with Tegile's announcement of the T3600 and T3700. To bring everyone up to...

14 by Kristian Vättö on 11/4/2014

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