Tags: GPU

Crowdsourcing a POWER8 motherboard

Using crowdsourcing to fund projects has become popular. Everyone from music bands to board games developers, watch designers to drone projects are using the approach. The idea is to get people to contribute different sums of money to fund a project from conception to production. On the whole the process works well with the majority…

AMD and Alibaba take the GPU into the cloud

AMD and Alibaba Cloud are to collaborate on new servers that would use the AMD Radeon Pro GPUs. The servers will being used in  Alibaba’s cloud data centres to support high performance computing (HPC). In the press release AMD also talks about support for new cloud services but doesn’t say what they could be. The announcement…

Will AMD Polaris spark GPU revival?

AMD has unveiled the AMD Polaris GPU architecture at CES 2016 as it looks to turn around its fortunes in the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) market. What makes the announcement interesting is that AMD will be using 14nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. While FinFET is not a ‘new’ technology it does hold significant…

SuperVessel open access cloud for OpenPOWER

IBM has announced the availability of SuperVessel cloud, a development and learning environment for the OpenPOWER Foundation. SuperVessel has been developed by IBM Systems Labs and IBM Research based in Beijing. It is described by IBM as an open access cloud service for developers who want to participate in the OpenPOWER ecosystem. The goal of…