On the heels of its $6.9 billion Mellanox purchase, the chip company used the GPU Technology Conference to highlight its data center momentum.
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The two chipmakers claim that between them they count every major cloud service provider and computer maker as customers.
The chipmaker initially partnered with nine North American data center operators, but “the goal is to expand it globally,” Nvidia’s Tony Paikeday says.
The new converged infrastructure combines IBM’s NVMe flash storage and software with Mellanox networking on Nvidia servers. It also uses Nvidia’s AI software stack.
Deep learning requires software tools to make sense of the data. To that end Cisco is working with software providers and other technology companies to validate machine learning tools on top of the new server.
The company is providing security patches.
Offloading GPU cycles could be a sharp idea.
New technologies like artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles will be the focus.
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Nervana approaches consciousness.
Deep learning isn't just for supercomputers any more.
It's CPU vs. GPU.