Fresh off an appearance on stage during Aruba Atmosphere, Pensando is now off the market thanks to AMD. The other big chipmaker in the space is picking up the DPU maker for $1.9 billion. The move is designed to compete directly against NVIDIA’s Bluefield DPU offerings as well as Intel’s nacent IPU solution. In addition, this allows them to broaden their horizons as a maker of more than just CPUs according to our own Stephen Foskett. All this and more on this week’s Rundown.
0:51 | Intel Acquiring Granulate
Intel has picked up a new offering designed to help application developers size their software for resources. Granulate Cloud Solutions was announced as the latest pickup for the chip maker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Granulate has amassed around $45 million in funding since its inception in 2018. The heart of Granulate is reducing CPU utilization and application latency through runtime code optimizations. While designed for cloud workloads, the applications of this platform in the enterprise are also of importance. Chris, what do you think about this move?
Read More: Intel acquires infrastructure optimization startup Granulate for a reported $650M
2:58 | Mailchimp Security Flaw Goes Ape
Mailchimp went bananas this week with a reported breach that could affect hundreds of customers. One of their customers announced a phishing campaign designed to harvest cryptowallet info was leveraged against one of their mailing lists. Mailchimp later announced that over 300 accounts were compormised by an outside party through social engineering that led to the compromise of employee credentials.Tom, is getting email addresses like this a big deal?
Read More: Mailchimp: Crook stole cryptocurrency clients’ mailing-list subscriber info
6:18 | Will Azure Go ARM?
Microsoft announced a new tech preview of ARM instances for Azure. The offering, named Quicksilver, is built around the Ampere Altra ARM core. These chips have 80 cores that can run up to 3GHz.The move is seen as a way to diversify the offerings of Azure in the short term but could represent a wider move by Microsoft to reduce their dependence on Intel for chips. Chris, what do you think about the shift to ARM by Amazon and Microsoft?
Read More: THE Looming ARM Server Battle Between AWS and Microsoft
8:59 | Germany Closes Darknet Market
Germany managed to shut down a large darknet marketplace this week. The Hydra Market, which was one of the largest on record, was hosted in Germany and had their servers seized and impounded. US authorities had been investigating Hydra since last August. The market was well known as a place to obtain illegal drugs, digital services, and forged documents. There were some 17 million registered accounts at the time the system was taken offline. Tom, is this a win for the good guys?
Read More: Germany Shuts Down Darknet Platform Specializing in Drugs
11:49 | AMD Picks Up Pensando
Fresh off an appearance on stage during Aruba Atmosphere, Pensando is now off the market thanks to AMD. The other big chipmaker in the space is picking up the DPU maker for $1.9 billion. The move is designed to compete directly against NVIDIA’s Bluefield DPU offerings as well as Intel’s nacent IPU solution. In addition, this allows them to broaden their horizons as a maker of more than just CPUs according to our own Stephen Foskett. Chris, what’s your take on this?
Read More: AMD Acquires Pensando for its DPU Future
20:31 | The Week Ahead
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