As usual, Nvidia had a raft of product announcements ready for its annual GTC conference which started today. Among the standouts were the Grace data centre CPU, a next-generation BlueField DPU, Omniverse Enterprise for 3D collaboration, and updates to the company's Drive platform.
AMD's new Epyc 7003 series CPUs are built with Zen 3 cores, and the range includes the Epyc 7763 which the company says is the world's highest-performing server processor, based on internal testing.
AMD's new Instinct MI100 accelerator is said to be the world's fastest HPC GPU and the first x86 server GPU to exceed 10 Tflops (FP64).
The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.
Ten months ago, the American news agency Bloomberg published a sensational story claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company Supermicro Computer. Despite being met by a storm of denial, the likes of which is rarely seen, Bloomberg has neither retracted nor corrected the yarn till today.
Server manufacturer Supermicro says an external investigation into claims that chips were implanted on some of its motherboards to spy on companies has drawn a blank.
Apparently undeterred by strong criticism of a supply chain attack story it published last week, Bloomberg has put out another yarn, dealing with a similar theme, this time about a "major US telecommunications company" that allegedly encountered doctored hardware made by the US company Supermicro Computer.
The Bloomberg story, claiming chips are being implanted by a Chinese contractor on server motherboards sold by US firm Supermicro Computer and being used to spy on some companies, will benefit reporters Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — who wrote it — if it holds up under scrutiny.
It has taken just three days for the Bloomberg claims about China spying on US firms through the implant of chips on server mainboards sold by the US firm, Supermicro, to lose most of their sheen.
A former Apple official has cast further doubt on a Bloomberg story about alleged Chinese spying through the implant of chips on server motherboards made by US company Supermicro Computer. Ex-general counsel Bruce Sewell said the FBI had told him it had no knowledge of any probe into such an incident, as claimed by Bloomberg.
Apple and Amazon have issued detailed denials about an investigation by the news agency Bloomberg which claims that chips implanted in servers made in China for US server manufacturer Supermicro Computer — and which were also supplied to a company named Elemental which Amazon acquired — were used to spy on the companies, and also a number of government agencies.
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