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Amazon EC2 instances feature 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

Towards the end of 2019, Amazon mentioned that new AMD-powered instances were in the works, and these have now finally debuted in form of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC-run instances. Amazon’s 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors run at frequencies of up to 3.3GHz and are the sixth instance family at AWS powered …

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Alibaba to invest $28 billion in cloud services

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a deep impact on the world market – resulting in Microsoft services seeing a 775% increase in demand in the wake of COVID-19. Alibaba is now demonstrating that it is willing to adapt its investments accordingly, as it plans a new $28/£22.5 billion investment in cloud services. …

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Intel announce Nervana Neural Network processors

Intel has announced a new wave of artificial intelligence. Its Nervana Neural Network processors are designed to accelerate AI system development and deployment from cloud to edge, with a new class of AI hardware. At a gathering of industry influencers, Intel demonstrated its new Nervana Neural Network Processor for Training (NNP-T1000) …

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Cloud-based film service UltraViolet is shutting down

UltraViolet, one of the first digital home entertainment services, has announced that it will be closing down on July 31st. This gives users just a couple of months to back up and safeguard their existing libraries. The cloud-based locker service acted as a bridge for users to make the jump …

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Microsoft teases Windows Cloud event in May

It looks like Microsoft has some new announcements to make as this week, the tech giant began sending out invitations for its next big event, titled ‘MicrosoftEDU’. However, while previous rumours have focussed on upcoming Surface devices, it seems that ‘the cloud’ may be a key focus for this event. …

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Steve Ballmer calls Microsoft revenue numbers ‘bulls***’

Ex-CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer and still the company’s biggest share-holder, has called the numbers Microsoft revealed as part of its recent annual shareholder meeting, “bulls***.” Although Microsoft released its run rate – extrapolating results from a single point throughout the year – Ballmer wants to see real revenue numbers, …

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