The On-Premises Empire Strikes Back At AWS

Anybody who can read a financial report knows they are paying too much for compute, storage, networking, and software at Amazon Web Services. It is as obvious as the sun at noon. And it is also obvious – and increasingly so – that the retailing and media businesses at Amazon


The First RISC-V Shot Across The Datacenter Bow

When it comes to operating systems and now CPU instruction sets, there is proprietary, there is licensable and modifiable with a standard base of functionality with room for some originality, and there is true open source. Which one do you think wins out in the longest of runs? For a


Systems Turn In A Good Year for Big Blue

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but if you are lucky enough in business, you can continue to find some modicum of relevance that outlasts your initial success and even adapt to new conditions as they inevitably and often unexpectedly change. Say what you will, but that is


Building The Perfect Memory Bandwidth Beast

If memory bandwidth is holding back the performance of some of your applications, and there is something that you can do about it other than to just suffer. You can tune the CPU core to memory bandwidth ratios by picking your chips wisely, and you can lean on chip makers

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Missed The Big CPU News This Month?

Sponsored Post: In case you missed the big news earlier this month, Intel introduced its 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (formerly codenamed Sapphire Rapids) to a huge industry fanfare – groundbreaking datacenter silicon which promises to push the boundaries of performance for high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI)


A Database For All Locations, Models, And Scales

Enterprises are creating huge amounts of data and it is being generated, stored, accessed, and analyzed everywhere – in core datacenters, in the cloud distributed among various providers, at the edge, in databases from multiple vendors, in disparate formats, and for new workloads like artificial intelligence. In this fast-evolving space,


Cloud Spending To Top $1 Trillion In Four Years

There is some uncertainty about global IT spending in the broadest sense in 2023 and beyond, and but Synergy Research, which watches the cloud segment like a hawk, is very bullish on cloud spending in its various guises. In fact, the company reckons that across the cloud services and infrastructure


Time To Accelerate Datacenter Performance

Sponsored Post: CPU speed matters a lot to certain types of process-intensive applications like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), so anything that helps to boost the raw power of the servers which inhabit modern datacenters will provide a welcome performance boost. That’s the primary aim of the newly


Myths and Legends in HPC…With Some Legends

It’s rare in supercomputing to discover a paper that’s both insightful and amusing, but a distributed team led by Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka from RIKEN has managed to produce one. “Myths and Legends in High Performance Computing” tackles the many angles of hype flying around HPC, from challenging the role AI