AMD wants to keep up with Nvidia by acquiring AI software maker Nod.ai
AMD is interested in acquiring Nod.ai. The acquisition of this AI software maker could strengthen AMD's position against Nvidia.
In an effort to strengthen its software in chips, AMD is seeking to acquire the start-up Nod.ai. The final agreement has already been signed, AMD announces. This is ... Read more
There is much uncertainty surrounding the AI PC, but everyone is exploring the options
Just about every hardware manufacturer wants to invest in the AI PC. While many opinions exist about integrating the technology into hardware, concrete elaborations are still scarce.
Lenovo said at the Canalys EMEA Forum 2023 that it is working on a new form factor. The manufacturer suspects it... Read more
An AI PC revolution: Dell and Intel see it, AMD not yet
AMD seems to be the only one not convinced of a dramatic increase in the number of desktops sold due to the advent of AI. According to the chip manufacturer, AI-on-the-desktop will not be a reality soon. Major competitor Intel and PC builder Dell think otherwise.
At the Innovation Conference, P... Read more
US restricts sales of AI chips Nvidia and AMD to Middle East
The United States has extended restrictions on exports of high-performance AI processors to some Middle Eastern countries. It concerns chips from Nvidia and AMD.
A filing by Nvidia, Reuters writes, would indicate that the U.S. government has imposed new export restrictions on the chip and AI gia... Read more
AMD acquires Mipsology to take on AI battle with Nvidia
AMD has acquired French start-up Mipsology, which specializes in AI inferencing. Specifically, AMD hopes the incorporation will allow it to deliver a better software package. However, it will also have to make a big move in terms of hardware to be a real alternative to GPU giant Nvidia.
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Intel loses market share to AMD in servers, abandons Tower acquisition
There is a lot going on at Intel. The chip company appears to be losing ground against AMD in the server market, while it has had to abandon its acquisition of Israel's Tower Semiconductor due to Chinese regulators. Still, it is not all doom and gloom: as far as consumer PCs are concerned, it has b... Read more
Large AMD vulnerability can leak data on all Zen chips
The so-called Inception vulnerability lets Zen chips "dream," according to researchers at ETH Zürich. Hackers can exploit the flaw to make a compromised system leak data in a novel way. At stake are all products with a Zen architecture, from consumer Ryzen CPUs from 2020 to the latest Epyc server ... Read more
AMD may take advantage of Nvidia shortfalls with AI hardware
AMD plans to release its MI300 chip this calendar year, which should provide competition against Nvidia's H100 GPU. Because of the huge demand for AI hardware, AMD could well start raking it in from the new chips, even if the performance would not be comparable to Nvidia.
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‘Zenbleed’ bug can loot sensitive data from Zen 2 processors
A Google security researcher has discovered a new vulnerability in AMD Zen 2 processors. By exploiting the bug, a hacker can steal sensitive data from users.
Tavis Ormandy explained in a blog how the bug works. It involves a misconfigured recovery attempt after a so-called "vzeroupper" instructi... Read more
VMware wants to speed up confidential computing adoption
Confidential computing needs more support, VMware believes. With the open-source Certifier Framework for Confidential Computing, it hopes to overcome the obstacles the technology is facing. Samsung, AMD and the RISC-V Keystone community are already there as partners.
One of the most vulnerable e... Read more