Want to use a supercomputer but don’t have a spare Scrooge McDuck vault of money available? Venerable supercomputer titan Cray is trying to do something about that, partnering with Markley to bring Supercomputing-as-a-Service to the masses. And by masses, I mean well funded organizations specializing in life sciences.
Nvidia’s data center division made $296 million in revenue for the quarter. In the exorbitant world of technology, this might not seem all that notable as a raw figure. But compared to Q4 2015, its a 205% increase. This isn’t just a one-time blip either, in Q3 they saw year-on-year growth of 193%. If anything this is accelerating.
Adam Banks at Ars Technica has a great writeup on how cheap RAM changes storage, and in effect system architecture. Cheap RAM means the ratio of RAM to storage is changing in the database, allowing for more data to be loaded and reducing disk reads. The problem? Well volatile memory is… volatile, not necessarily something […]