HPC computing on Azure
AMD launched the new AMD Instinct MI100 accelerator with ROCm 4.0 open ecosystem support and has been showing off its list of AMD EPYC CPU and AMD Instinct accelerator based deployments at this year’s SC20 virtual tradeshow.
What the smart NIC did for the networking industry might be what SmartSSD powered by Xilinx FPGA might do for the storage industry. The company just announced its fully customizable and scalable SmartSSD computational storage platform. The general idea behind it moves to compute closer to storage for accelerated data processing speed and efficiency.
Too fast too soon
Global 2000 has rushed the movement of legacy applications to the cloud due to COVID-19, and nearly two thirds are ‘at risk’ for unexpected cost/performance issues as a result of having simply “lifted and shifted” applications instead of optimising prior to migrating them.
Skies the limit
The European Union aims to spend up to 10 billion euro ($11.7 billion) over the next seven years to help build up a homegrown cloud computing sector that could rival foreign corporations such as Amazon, Google and Alibaba.