Building Scalable And Efficient Data Centers With CXL


The AI boom is giving rise to profound changes in the data center; demanding AI workloads are driving an unprecedented need for low latency, high-bandwidth connectivity and flexible access to more memory and compute power when needed. The Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect offers new ways for data centers to enhance performance and efficiency between CPUs, accelerators and storage and move... » read more

AI Races To The Edge


AI is becoming increasingly sophisticated and pervasive at the edge, pushing into new application areas and even taking on some of the algorithm training that has been done almost exclusively in large data centers using massive sets of data. There are several key changes behind this shift. The first involves new chip architectures that are focused on processing, moving, and storing data more... » read more

Closing The Performance Gap Between DRAM And AI Processors


As the workhorse of semiconductor memory, DRAM holds a unique place in the industry thanks to its large storage capacity and ability to feed data and program code to the host processor quickly. Lately, this unsung hero of the circuit board has been taking a backseat to its logic counterparts, as a wave of high-performance FPGAs, CPUs, GPUs, TPUs and custom accelerator ASICs emerges to meet t... » read more

Network-on-Chips Enabling Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Everywhere


Recently, I attended the AI HW Summit in Santa Clara and Autosens in Brussels. Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) were critical themes for both events, albeit from different angles. While AI/ML as a buzzword is very popular these days in all its good and bad ways, in discussions with customers and prospects, it became clear that we need to be precise in defining what type of A... » read more

AI Drives Need For Optical Interconnects In Data Centers


An explosion of data, driven by more sensors everywhere and the inclusion of AI/ML in just about everything, is ratcheting up the pressure on data centers to leverage optical interconnects to speed up data throughput and reduce latency. Optical communication has been in use for several decades, starting with long-haul communications, and evolving from there to connect external storage to ser... » read more

Performance & Efficiency Cores For Servers


HotChips 2023 was held August 27-29, 2023 at Stanford University in California and was the first in-person version of the conference in 4 years. The conference was held in a hybrid format that had over 500 participants in-person and over 1,000 attending virtually online. Topics covered a broad range of advancements in computing, connectivity, and computer architecture. Both AMD and Intel gav... » read more

Power Supply Noise Effects On Jitter In Clock Synchronous Systems With Emphasis On Memory Interfaces


In today's fast-paced digital world, the performance and capacity of high-speed memory has become crucial for a wide range of applications, from personal computing devices to data centers and high-performance computing systems. Designers face challenges in optimizing their designs for speed, power efficiency, and reliability — all while ensuring robustness in the face of power supply noise. T... » read more

Processor Tradeoffs For AI Workloads


AI is forcing fundamental shifts in chips used in data centers and in the tools used to design them, but it also is creating gaps between the speed at which that technology advances and the demands from customers. These shifts started gradually, but they have accelerated and multiplied over the past year with the rollout of ChatGPT and other large language models. There is suddenly much more... » read more

Celsius EC Solver


The Cadence Celsius EC Solver is electronics cooling simulation software for accurate and fast analysis of the thermal performance of electronic systems. It enables electronic system designers to accurately address the most challenging thermal/electronics cooling issues today. The Celsius EC Solver utilizes a powerful computational engine and meshing technology that enables designers to model a... » read more

Smallest Thinnest Power Modules For Data Center Optical Modules


Data transmission rates in optical communication field are on a constant rise. This paper describes the ever-increasing demand for highly integrated, small form factor, low profile yet thermally superior and electrically efficient power supply solution to support these high data rates and large amount of data transfer. It then follows to highlight Renesas’s best in class mini power mo... » read more

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