Computer

Amazon Launches Machine Learning Chip ‘Inferentia’, Taking on Nvidia and Intel

Amazon.com on Wednesday launched a microchip aimed at so-called machine learning, entering a market that both Intel Corp and Nvidia Corpare counting on to boost their earnings in the coming years. Amazon is one of the largest buyers of chips from Intel and Nvidia, whose semiconductors help power Amazon’s booming cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. But Amazon has started to design […]

Internet

Jeff Bezos Defends Amazon Bid for Pentagon Cloud Project

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos on Monday defended the company’s bid for a major Pentagon cloud computing contract, saying it was important to support US defence efforts even if unpopular. “This is a great country and it does need to be defended,” Bezos said onstage during a question-and-answer session at the Wired 25th Anniversary conference in San Francisco. Bezos was asked […]