In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Clay Johnson (CEO – CacheQ) joins us to discuss the history of processor performance demands and why today’s designs require a variety of different technologies to increase compute performance. Clay and I also chat about the details of their QCC platform and how their platform is helping software developers leverage the benefits of heterogeneous distributed compute environments. Also this week, we … Read More → "The Acceleration Situation"
Since time immemorial, humans have been drawn to the idea of creating artificial creatures and intelligences. In Jewish folklore, for example, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being formed from inanimate clay or mud (as an aside, Helene Wecker’s break-out novel, The Golem and … Read More → "The Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse (Part 1)"
“Fast, cheap, or reliable: pick any two” – Racer’s adage
Storing data used to be so easy. You’d MOV or POKE a few bytes into RAM and leave ’em there. If you had to store a lot of data, maybe you’d use an EEPROM, hard drive, or flash memory. Retrieving the data was almost … Read More → "Embedded File Systems: a Tricky Task"
Someday, a new class of semiconductor companies will assemble their products Lego-style, mixing and matching dice from multiple companies. It’s a huge change that’s still a long way off.
More than 146 people from 80 companies signed up for an event last week at IBM’s Almaden Research Center to take some small steps in this direction. It was the … Read More → "Group Puzzles Out Silicon Specs"
With the promises and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, machine learning (ML), this is a time of great architectural innovation as developers compete to provide the best ML solutions. All engineering solutions have trade-offs; the trick here is to find the solution(s) with the fewest bad trade-offs.
In that spirit, we have a Read More → "RAMPing Up Always-On AI"
“I think everybody understands how important the cloud is.” – Marc Benioff
They say every cloud has a silver lining but does every silver lining have a cloud? In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Craig Johnson (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss a variety of cloud strategies. We investigate how priorities and usage models should influence our choice of cloud models and why different … Read More → "Up Up and Away"