Amazon relocates machine learning tasks to its custom designed chips, away from NVidia Corp

In a development that underscores cost cutting measures adopted by Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce giant said it has shifted some computing power for its Alexa voice assistant to its own custom-designed chips, away from chips supplied by Nvidia Corp. When consumers ask devices equipped with Alexa, including Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers, a question…

IBM rolls out Power 10 data center centric chip

On Monday, in a significant development, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced a new processor for data centers that can handle three times the workload of its predecessor. IBM’s Power10 chip will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The Power10 will benefit from Samsung’s 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process, which incidentally is similar to its…

Microsoft asks staff in Seattle region and in San Francisco Bay Area to work from home

Microsoft Corp has joined the growing bandwagon of U.S. companies asking employees to work from home so as to limit their exposure to China’s coronavirus. Microsoft has asked many of its employees in the Seattle region and in the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home until March 25. “Taking these measures will ensure…

Intel files antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group over patent practises

Fortress’ efforts to gather patents essentially amounts to anti-competitive behavior since these acquisitions were driven by the notion that they will be cheaper than what technology companies would be willing to pay to avoid lawsuits. U.S. semiconductor giant, Intel Corp, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp-owned investment company alleging that the…

AMD’s expands marketshare with its latest second generation EPYC server chip

Although Intel’s server chips will be launched next year, industry experts opine that machine learning features along with better memory management techniques could provide Intel the edge. Having said that, competition in the server chip space is always good since it lowers cost and improves efficiency. On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices Inc stated, following the…

Microsoft unveils new cloud services, AI and blockchain tools

Software behemoth Microsoft Corp has unveiled artificial intelligence and blockchain driven software tools which can contribute positively for businesses. The unveiling is not limited to just software but hardware as well. It has released a developer edition of its HoloLens 2 headset as well. In a significant development, Microsoft Corp announced the release of a…