Compute

Details Emerge On Post-K Exascale System With First Prototype

Japanese computer maker Fujitsu, which has four different processors under development at the same time aimed at different workloads in the datacenter – five if you count its digital annealer quantum chip – has unveiled some of the details about the future Arm processor, as yet unnamed, that is being created for the Post-K exascale supercomputer at RIKEN, the research and development arm of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Cloud

Arista Runs Barefoot With Tofino Programmable Switch Chips

If Andy Bechtolsheim, the chief technology officer at datacenter switching upstart Arista Networks, wanted to design ASICs to try to take a bigger piece of the switch pie – or more precisely, thought that this was a good idea at all – rest assured, Arista would be spending money engineering its own chips and fighting for capacity at the four remaining foundries that have advanced processes.

Compute

AMD Coils For 7 Nanometer Leap Over Intel And Nvidia

With Intel having significant difficulties in ramping up its 10 nanometer manufacturing processes and not really talking much about its plans for 7 nanometers, there has never been a better time for its few remaining rivals in chip manufacturing to give their respective CPU and GPU customers and edge to carve out some market share in the datacenter and on the desktop, which helps cover the cost of being in the datacenter because it helps ramp advanced processes.

Compute

Cisco Gets Modular With Servers In Epyc Fashion

Believe it or not, Cisco Systems has a bunch of customers for its UCS blade and rack servers that are in the gaming industry, which has its share of near-hyperscale players who have widely geographically distributed clusters spread around the globe so players can get very low latency access over the Internet to games running on that infrastructure.