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  • IBM Sets Another Smallness Record with 2nm Chip Blueprints
    by Chris Preimesberger on 2021-05-07 at 07:55

    Okay, now that IBM has revealed its 2nm chip design and process blueprint, what’s next? A virtual chip? Two nanometers is smaller in width than a human DNA molecule. Just how small can development of these things go? IBM, its head down deep in the science, came out with the world’s first 2nm processor nanosheet on May 6. The specifications will be licensed and put to work by chip fabricators, and we could be seeing these microscopic but powerful IT engines being manufactured by the end of the calendar year or early next year. This comes about at a key juncture in the processor-making industry. Currently, there’s a high-demand, low-supply market for chips of all kinds–especially high-performance units with energy efficiency built inside. Demand continues to rise, especially in the era of hybrid cloud, AI and the internet of things, where more new products are being designed and built than any other time in IT history. If these things work the way they’re supposed to work, the markets will welcome them with open arms. IBM said the new chip is designed to achieve 45 percent higher performance and 75 percent lower energy use than today’s most advanced 7nm node chips. Those are substantial performance numbers. Increasing the number of transistors per chip makes them faster and more efficient, due to the relative nearness to each other on the die. What the new chips can do Commercial benefits of these advanced 2nm chips theoretically could include: Quadrupling cell phone battery life, only requiring users to charge their devices every four days. Slashing the carbon footprint of data centers, which account for 1+ percent of global energy use. Changing all of their servers to 2nm-based processors could potentially reduce that number significantly. Substantially speeding up a laptop’s functions, ranging from quicker processing in applications to assisting in language translation more easily, to faster internet access. Contributing to faster object detection and reaction time in autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars. 50 billion transistors on a fingernail-sized chip The 2nm design demonstrates the advanced scaling of semiconductors using IBM’s nanosheet technology, the company said. This architecture is an industry first. Developed less than four years after IBM announced its then-milestone 5nm design, this latest breakthrough will allow the 2nm chip to fit up to 50 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail. More transistors on a chip also mean processor designers have more options to infuse core-level innovations to improve capabilities for leading-edge workloads, such as AI and cloud computing, as well as new pathways for hardware-enforced security and encryption. IBM is already implementing other innovative core-level enhancements in the latest generations of IBM hardware, such as IBM POWER10 and IBM z15. IBM’s history of semiconductor design IBM has had previous semiconductor breakthroughs. These include the first implementation of 7nm and 5nm process technologies, single-cell DRAM, the Dennard Scaling Laws, chemically amplified photoresists, copper interconnect wiring, Silicon on Insulator technology, multi-core microprocessors, High-k gate dielectrics, embedded DRAM and 3D chip stacking. Of course, not everything in chip design turns out as successful as was planned. For example, three years after their joint product announcement in 2015, Intel and Micron gave up on their co-produced 3D stacking experiment in the 3D Xpoint processor project, in which both companies invested about 10 development years and millions of dollars. IBM said its first commercialized offering that will include IBM Research 7nm advancements will debut later this year in IBM POWER10-based IBM Power Systems.

  • Loic – IBM Garage for Systems Case Study
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-06 at 23:28

    Leverage the latest technology and deep technical expertise of the IBM Garage for Systems to deliver what your customer needs.

  • Z17 perhaps.
    by thedrugofanation on 2021-05-06 at 19:40

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  • IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy
    on 2021-05-06 at 15:17

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  • IBM Unveils World’s First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology
    by IBM News on 2021-05-06 at 13:11

    From: IBM News

  • Our 2 nm chip: the sum of several “Aha!” moments
    by Julien Frougier on 2021-05-06 at 10:12

    Today’s announcement isn’t just that our new Gate-All-Around (GAA) nanosheet device architecture enables us to fit 50 billion transistors in a space roughly the size of a fingernail. It’s not just that IBM Research’s second-generation nanosheet technology has paved a path to the 2-nanometer (nm) node. Or that we produced this breakthrough technology on a 300 millimeter (mm) wafer built at IBM Research’s semiconductor research facility in Albany, NY. It’s all of those things, of course. The post Our 2 nm chip: the sum of several “Aha!” moments appeared first on IBM Research Blog.

  • IT-Infrastructure related sessions at IBM Think – Built on Power
    on 2021-05-06 at 07:08

    Register for free today at ibm.com/think At Think, you’ll have the chance to directly engage with world-class experts, industry leaders and peers. Learn all about the future of hybrid cloud and AI and see how Power Systems deliver the security, reliability and performance necessary in an effective hybrid cloud strategy. Security Keynote 2303 Put security everywhere, so you can put trust everywhere IBM Cross Systems Session ID 2081: A deep dive into the IBM innovations powering the next generation of hardware Session ID 2019: Understanding flexible consumption: The new way to pay for IT infrastructure IBM Power Systems Session ID 1702: Modernizing mission-critical infrastructure using cloud technologies Session ID 1708: Supporting our healthcare heroes: IT agility and the pandemic response Session ID 1736: Pfizer’s 2020 successes aided by SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Session ID 2025: Making DNA storage more cost-efficient Session ID 2076: CSI, top UK MSP, enables leading trading platform to manage unprecedented volumes What you’ll find at Think… Personalized curriculum: Gain insights and perspectives from IBM executives, product leaders and clients who are leveraging Power Systems technology in their journey to hybrid cloud.Credential-building education: Learn about the latest technologies and make yourself indispensable by upgrading your Power Systems skills through technical breakouts, hands-on labs, master classes and discounted certification exams.New ways to engage: Participate in virtual forums and interactive IBM Power Systems experiences. Chat one-on-one and collaborate with the pros who create the technology you use every day.Sellers Contact InformationFull Name Goes HereTitlediam nonummynibheuismodtinciduntutemail: laoreetdolore magnaIT Infrastructure at Think 2021Register for free today at ibm.com/think

  • Details on COMMON’s NAViGATE 2021 Conference
    by techchannel.com on 2021-05-06 at 04:43

    Dawn May on what sets COMMON’s NAViGATE conference apart this year, from short 20-minute sessions, office hours and more

  • A Cornucopia Of Compute – IT Jungle
    on 2021-05-03 at 03:37

    A Cornucopia Of Compute  IT Jungle

  • LPARKit version 3 – VPM
    by Bart on 2021-05-02 at 20:23

    In Q1 2021 the new version of LPARKit was released. The latest version brings functionality for ‘small’ Power Servers when no HMC, no VIOS is used, and everything related to the LPAR is managed from the Virtual Partition Manager.  What’s new in version 3? This release is dedicated for basic small P05/P10 installations, where no

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  • Join the Power Systems Community
    by community.ibm.com on 2021-05-01 at 10:01
  • (24) CSI IBM Power10 Webinar 13 October 2020.
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  • 2021 4 29 NIM 201
    by Power Systems VUG on 2021-04-29 at 21:53

    Power Systems Virtual User Group replay from April 29, 2021. Topic is Network Install Manager (NIM).

  • AUDI HANAonPOWER Reference Video now available on YOUTUBE!
    by Jochen Ziegler on 2021-04-29 at 12:08

    HANAonPOWER Reference Video available!Not only for HANAonPOWER fans but also for AUDI car fans suitable! https://youtu.be/y37p8pLGc2M

  • New HANAonPOWER eBook about success stories from a range of industries available!
    by Jochen Ziegler on 2021-04-29 at 09:07

    NEW! Good asset compiling some of our best SAP HANA on Power cases.The SAP HANA on Power eBook is now published and can be found using the link:https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/P61A69VL

  • New draft IBM Redpaper publication “Modernize SAP Workloads on IBM Power Systems”
    by Christian Bartels on 2021-04-29 at 08:48

    Digital Transformation and in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer many opportunities to gain insights from your business data, grow your business or automate processes that were difficult to automate when using traditional methods. Many of the AI services are available as cloud offerings. To quickly start application modernization, you probably …

  • Updated Microcode for Firmware 950
    on 2021-04-28 at 21:24

    The latest service pack 950.10 is now available for System firmware level VH950, VM950, and VL950.

  • (23) Tom Cruise Deep-Fake Detection
    by Nigel Griffiths Nigel Griffiths • on 2021-04-28 at 14:44