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Nvidia Mezzanine NVLink Connector, Tesla P100 Pictured

In  a way, the 2016 GPU Technology Conference represented a ‘coming of age’ for Nvidia, where the company finally established their first proprietary standard that gained immediate industry traction with none other than IBM. The NVLink interconnect, and the Mezzanine connector represent the first custom interfaces (outside of BGA packaging for their silicon) Nvidia designed. Given that IBM’s OpenPOWER conference is taking place at the same time as GTC, we searched for more details about the Mezzanine connector and the NVLink itself, and stumbled on quite an interesting amount of details. First and foremost, ever Pascal (Tesla P100) and Volta (Tesla V100) product that utilizes the NVLink

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Nvidia Launches NVLink Standard with IBM

At the 2016 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia finally unveiled the Pascal GPU architecture. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the GPU aren’t the capabilities the Pascal architecture brings, but rather the first non-Intel driven high-end bandwidth interface since AMD launched HyperTransport in 2001. NVLink standard launched in 2014, when IBM announced its tie up with Nvidia to bring the high-speed interconnect to the market. The goal of NVLink is to remove its future GPU architectures from the dependencies of PCI Express, and achieve maximum bandwidth. If NVLink was replaced with 100% PCIe lanes, the design simply would not be as efficient in terms of lines needed, and would

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Uncle Sam Shocks Intel With a Ban on Xeon Supercomputers in China

Just as Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich opened the regular staff meeting before a dramatically reduced IDF2015 conference, in Shenzhen, China – it is a good time to review how government and enterprises don’t see eye to eye when it comes to strategic business. Remember the Tianhe-2 machine at Guangzhou Supercomputer Center, the current World’s number one according to Top 500 Supercomputer list? Unlike some other China supercomputers with their mixed architectures – Tianhe-2 is a fully Intel based machine,  the world’s largest assembly of Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi accelerators. Even after Intel ‘opened the kimono’ and gave a nearly 70%  discount on its processors and accelerators, it

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Google Introduces Power8 Motherboard, Intel in Trouble?

Google Power8 Mobo

Ever since the announcement of the OpenPower Foundation (or consortium) there has been a lot of wondering about whether or not IBM would actually make something of it. After all, IBM’s market share in servers nowadays is fairly low compared to Intel’s and Intel has pretty much dominated the server market for the past 10 years. So, many saw IBM’s move to create the OpenPower Foundation as a desperate move to make something of their new Power8 processor technology and to broaden their market share at any cost. However, companies have been slowly joining IBM’s OpenPower Foundation and their movement has gotten quite some important companies

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