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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Releases EC2 G4 Instances With NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs

Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of a new GPU-powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, the G4 Instance. This new instance is designed to accelerate machine learning (ML) inferencing while providing the most cost-effective ML inference in the industry for applications. The new instance are also great for graphics-intensive workloads in a cost-effective manner and would be ideal for building and running graphics-intensive applications, such as remote graphics workstations, video transcoding, photo-realistic design, and game streaming in the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD EPYC Rome VMware Review (7702P, 7402P, and 7302P)

Last month AMD launched its second generation of its EPYC Processors, AMD EPYC 7002, also known as EPYC Rome. The new CPUs are being heavily embraced by the industry as they bring the promise of much more performance compared to Intel, even single socket Rome versus dual socket Intel. We did a review for release day that proved out the claimed performance form AMD. Now we will be taking the same GIGABYTE platform to test various AMD EPYC 7002 CPUs (7702P, 7402P, and 7302P) to better help users understand which one they need for their workload. 

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by Michael Rink

Intel Ships Early Access Stratix 10DX FPGAs

Today Intel announced they have started shipping Intel Stratix 10 DX field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). So far, they are only shipping to early access program participants like VMware. Unlike the rest of the Stratix line, the new Stratix 10 DX FPGAs do not support third-gen PCI-Express (PCIe), only PCIe Gen4x16.

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by Michael Rink

Red Hat Releases OpenStack Platform 15

Today Red Hat released Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, the latest version of its cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. Based on the OpenStack community’s “Stein” release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 adds performance improvements, cloud security enhancements, and expands the platform’s ecosystem of supported hardware. Stein was released just a few months ago, in April. Getting OpenStack Platform 15 out so soon afterward is an impressively quick turnaround for enterprise-grade software. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Kubernetes 1.16 Released

Kubernetes has announced its third release this year with Kubernetes 1.16. The latest version has 31 enhancements in total: 8 enhancements moving to stable, 8 enhancements in beta, and 15 enhancements in alpha. The main this of the current release are customer resources, overhauled metrics, and volume extension. Some companies, such as Canonical, announced full enterprise support for 1.16. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology 2020 NYC Sees Several Announcements

At its annual event at TheTimesCenter in New York City, Synology Inc. held its gathering to showcase its technologies. The company is celebrating its past 20 years of innovations this go around looking back at how it evolved along the way. And there were a few announcements made as well. 

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by Alex Schuchter

GIGABYTE Expands AMD EPYC Rome Server Systems

GIGABYTE has announced the expansion of its AMD EPYC 7002 Series Server Family. Six new unique single socket AMD EPYC 7002 server systems have been unveiled. This release follows the launch of 17 new AMD EPYC 7002 Series server platforms that were announced simultaneously with AMD’s official launch of the new generation data center processor last month. These new models have been created specifically for the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series processor with each system featuring unique configurations and components. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware nanoEDGE A Small, Low Cost SDDC

VMware solves big issues. When one thinks of compact VMware it is usually in terms of a vSAN ReadyNode that is some form of rackmount server. There are instances where VMware can solve an issue but there is a need for minimal infrastructure. A Principal Systems Engineer and member of the Office of the CTO Global Field, Simon Richardson, saw these issues emerging for his retail customers and help develop the compact VMware solution in nanoEDGE.

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by Alex Schuchter

Veritas & Pure Storage Collaboration Expansion

Today Veritas Technologies announced at Pure//Accelerate, which is happening right now in Austin, Texas, the expansion of its collaboration with Pure Storage. The collaborative solutions from their partnership include application resiliency, data analytics, and long-term retention to provide customers with business continuity for mission critical applications, and storage optimization. Veritas and Pure Storage announced their collaboration in October 2018 and have worked together with the goal of combating the IT issues of ransomware, data loss, rapid restore and in-depth analytics. 

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Has A Rome In Rome Day Focusing On EPYC 7002

Today in Rome, Italy, AMD had a Rome in Rome day around its second-generation AMD EPYC processors, also known as EPYC 7002 or Rome. The day was centered around momentum news, new customers, even more vendors releasing servers that support the new EPYC, and the fact that its world records are growing. AMD also announced one new CPU for HPC. 

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