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
Nvidia CEO says chipmaker ‘extremely likely’ to invest in Europe
Nvidia's chief executive was bullish on Europe after his meetings with the European Commission. As a result the company is "extremely likely" to invest in Europe.
Nvidia is “extremely likely” to invest in Europe, Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang told reporters over the weekend. Saying th... Read more
AMD unveils latest chips at Data Center and AI Technology Premiere
AMD introduced two new additions to the acclaimed 4th Gen EPYC CPU portfolio, presenting the industry with processors tailored to meet the demands of today's data centers.
Harnessing "Zen 4c" core architecture, the AMD EPYC 97X4 CPUs were designed specifically for cloud-native environments, elev... Read more
AMD unveils next-generation Instinct chips for generative AI
But analysts worry that no early adopter customers for the new chip have been announced.
At its “Data Center and AI Technology Premiere” this week, AMD announced their new Instinct MI300X accelerator. In addition, the company announced its supporting ROCm software ecosystem for data center a... Read more
‘AWS considering new AI chips from AMD’
AWS may want to use AI chips from AMD processors. "We are still working together on exactly where that will land between AWS and AMD," Amazon's Dave Brown indicated.
Reuters reports that VP of elastic compute cloud at Amazon Dave Brown, stated at a recent AMD event that AWS and AMD are working t... Read more
Microsoft and AMD vs. Nvidia: new battle over AI hardware?
AMD is getting help with the development of its AI accelerators. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is offering support to the chip company to avoid having to rely on Nvidia's GPUs for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform in the future.
Bloomberg also reports that AMD would contribute to the develo... Read more