Amazon debuts Trainium, a custom chip for machine learning training in the cloud

Amazon today debuted AWS Trainium, a chip custom-designed to deliver what the company describes as cost-effective machine learning model training in the cloud. It comes ahead of the availability of new Habana Gaudi-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances built specifically for machine learning training, powered by Intel’s new Habana Gaudi processors.

“We know that we want to keep pushing the price performance on machine learning training, so we’re going to have to invest in our own chips,” AWS CEO Andy Jassy said during a keynote address at Amazon’s re:Invent conference this morning. “You have an unmatched array of instances in AWS, coupled with innovation in chips.”

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Amazon claims that Trainium will offer the most teraflops of any machine learning instance in the cloud, where a teraflop translates to a chip being able to process one trillion calculations a second. (Amazon is quoting 30% higher throughput and 45% lower cost-per-inference

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WhatsApp’s improved wallpapers can be assigned per chat with custom dark mode settings

That latest WhatsApp update brings improved wallpapers and sticker search to the Facebook-owned app used by over 2 billion people.

The most notable change is custom chat wallpaper backgrounds. “Make your chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for your most important chats and favorite people, and you never need worry about sending the wrong message in the wrong chat ever again,” Facebook said in an email sent to The Verge.

New wallpapers with dark mode support.
Image: Facebook

Separate wallpapers can also be chosen for light and dark mode settings. “Watch your chat wallpaper automatically transition as your phone device setting switches from light to dark mode,” says Facebook.

WhatsApp is also making the default doodle wallpaper available in more colors. All wallpapers can be dimmed or brightened as you desire.

Facebook is also improving sticker search allowing users to search and find their stickers with

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Netberg Launches Custom Networking Solutions

BAY AREA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Netberg supports its customers with comprehensive custom networking software and hardware development services.

The new offering brings Netberg’s experience in developing networking products and collaboration with open source projects to customers needing bespoke products.

Carrier networks, cloud, 5G, AI, IoT, and ubiquitous Edge applications often face complexities and challenges that existing commercial COTS solutions cannot solve. Having a solid and product line of hardware platforms, including fully programmable Intel Tofino-based Aurora 610, Aurora 710, and Aurora 750, Netberg has offerings ready to face every challenge. Bespoke products help customers to transform their business, introduce innovative services, and create new revenue streams ahead of the competition.

“We had a strong success in delivering custom network monitoring and orchestration solution to several 5G carriers in Asia,” says Alex Ustyuzhanin, CEO of Netberg. “Leveraging the power of programmable Intel Tofino silicon, we delivered fit-for-purpose

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Chicago Software Company Lists Benefits Of Custom Software Development

Chicago Software Company Lists Benefits Of Custom Software Development

Orases | Custom Software To Reach Your Vision

Orases, a Chicago custom software company, recently released a blog listing the top benefits of custom software development. The new article focuses on explaining the main benefits that readers can expect to gain from getting custom software development projects completed.

Frederick, Maryland – November 17, 2020 – Orases, a Chicago custom software development company, recently released a new educational resource that focuses on explaining the benefits of custom software development. The new article is guided by the expert software developers at Orases who have the tools and knowledge necessary to handle any type of custom software development project that potential clients may need to be completed. They have designed this new article to help readers better understand how getting custom software made allows for more creativity, scalability, and a better return on investment.

Orases offers readers some valuable information regarding custom software

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PS5 Users Make Custom Panels Because Sony Didn’t

The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition both only come in one color right now: white. It certainly looks striking on a TV stand, but for some, that isn’t what they’re looking for in a console. And without Sony offering any sort of replacement panels–or allowing for any third-party companies to do so–players are taking matters into their own hands.

Not content to wait for Sony’s almost-inevitable replacement panels, early PS5 adopters have begun using a few different techniques to customize their systems’ look. Posted on the PS5 Reddit page and spotted by GamesRadar, they include a console that had its panels covered in black Plasti Dip. It’s an air-drying rubber coating that looks very sleek on the console, though it sports a slightly shiny finish compared to the matte white of the original panels.

Others even chose to modify the glossy middle of the system, instead. One Reddit user gave

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Taking the mystery out of custom extensions in RISC-V SoC design

Talk of configuring a base processor or adding custom extensions to resolve hardware-software design tradeoffs in a system on chip (SoC) is not new. This has been a key part of the value proposition espoused by the RISC-V community, with much information publishe don its benefits, like this one, “A guide to accelerating applications with just-right RISC-V custom instructions.”

In designing a system for many products today, power consumption, performance and die area constrain a lot of the complex artificial (AI) and machine learning (ML) SoC requirements.

Extending the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) is often overlooked as an effective means to address these constraints. A recent webinar panel led by Quantum Leap Solutions, a design services company for the semiconductor industry, attempted to help take the mystery out of extending the RISC-V ISA for SoC designs. The webinar entitled “RISC-V Flexibility – The Power of

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Lattice Accelerates Development of Low Power FPGA-Based Custom Solutions with Lattice Design Group

Collaborative Development Services Leverage Lattice FPGAs and Solutions Stacks to Accelerate Development of Leading-edge Applications

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced the Lattice Design Group (LDG) to bring added focus to its comprehensive design services for accelerating the development of differentiated, value-added customer applications. Partnering with the LDG gives customers increased access to Lattice’s extensive expertise in FPGA-based design, application specific solutions stacks, and embedded software development to create customized solutions for their individual needs. This expertise spans today’s most popular and challenging low power applications, including artificial intelligence (AI), embedded vision, and hardware security for the communications, computing, industrial, automotive, and consumer markets.

Bob O’Donnell, President and Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research, said, “In an increasingly competitive global electronics market, OEMs face intense pressure not only to get new products to market first, but also with support for the right applications. For customers

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