Nvidia has something that Intel and AMD covet. No, it’s not GPUs. Intel and AMD both make GPUs. However, they don’t have Nvidia’s not-so-secret weapon that’s a close GPU companion: CUDA, the parallel programming language that allows developers to harness GPUs to accelerate general-purpose (non-graphics) algorithms. Since its introduction in 2006, CUDA has become a tremendous and so-far unrivaled competitive advantage for Nvidia … Read More → "Intel oneAPI and DPC++: One Programming Language to Rule Them All (CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc)"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Mahesh Turaga (Cadence Design Systems) and I dig into the details of the Cadence OnCloud platform. We investigate why designers are turning to the cloud for EDA, system design, and a whole lot more. Also this week, I check out a new artificial synapse developed by MIT that runs a million times faster than the human brain!
In Part 1 of my soon-to-be-famous Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off mega-mini-series, we closed with my noting that much of what I know (or, at least, what I think I know) leads me to believe that life in one form or … Read More → "Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 2)!"
The proverb “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” was coined by Alexander Pope (1688-1744) in An Essay on Criticism (1711). If this sentiment is true, then I flatter myself that I’m a very dangerous individual indeed.
As an aside (we’re commencing on the asides early in this column … Read More → "I’ve Been Captivated by Compound Semiconductors"
Buried in Intel’s recent and somewhat dismal second-quarter 2022 financial results was a line item under “Non-GAAP adjustment or measure” that read: “Optane inventory impairment” for the sum of $559 million. Ouch. About 60 percent of the way through the “Forward-Looking Statements” section of the financial earnings statement is the phrase “the wind-down of our Intel Optane memory business.” Bye, bye Optane.
Move over off-the-shelf chips, bespoke silicon is coming your way! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Walt Hearn from Ansys joins me to discuss the rise of bespoke silicon, the need for open multi-physics platforms, collaboration in the EDA ecosystem, and more. Also this week, I investigate a new bacteria powered wearable device developed by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Spoiler Alert: … Read More → "One Size Does Not Fit All: The Rise of Bespoke Silicon"