Synopsys Demonstrates Industry’s First PCI Express 5.0 IP Interoperability with Intel’s Future Xeon Scalable Processor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Highlights:

  • Interoperability establishes end-to-end 32GT/s PCIe 5.0 link between DesignWare IP for PCI Express 5.0 Complete Solution and future Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • The DesignWare IP for PCI Express 5.0 delivers industry’s lowest latency and highest throughput with optimized power consumption for short and long channels
  • Future Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver enhanced performance, throughput, and CPU frequencies for AI-infused, analytics, storage & networking workloads

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced its collaboration with Intel to achieve successful system-level interoperability between the Synopsys DesignWare Controller and PHY IP for PCI Express 5.0 and future Intel Xeon Scalable processors (codename Sapphire Rapids). The full-system interoperability, a key milestone in Synopsys and Intel’s ongoing collaboration, enables the ecosystem to confidently use the companies’ proven technologies to accelerate development of their PCIe 5.0-based products in high-performance computing and AI applications. The DesignWare IP for

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Neuromorphic computing could solve the tech industry’s looming crisis

What’s the best computer in the world? The most souped-up, high-end gaming rig? Whatever supercomputer took the number one spot in the TOP500 this year? The kit inside the datacentres that Apple or Microsoft rely on? Nope: it’s the one inside your skull. 

As computers go, brains are way ahead of the competition. They’re small, lightweight, have low energy consumption, and are amazingly adaptable. And they’re also set to be the model for the next wave of advanced computing.

These brain-inspired designs are known collectively as ‘neuromorphic computing’. Even the most advanced computers don’t come close to the human brain — or even most mammal brains — but our grey matter can give engineers and developers a few pointers on how to make computing infrastrastructure more efficient, by mimicking the brain’s own synapses and neurones.

SEE: Building the bionic brain (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

First, the biology. Neurones are nerve cells,

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TechLaw.Fest 2020 Sets Stage For Legal Industry’s Future

SINGAPORE, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A legal profession powered by technology—that’s the bold new vision put forth for the profession’s future at the end of TechLaw.Fest 2020. Attracting more than 6,000 registrations from over 100 countries, the event featured more than 50 networking opportunities, panel discussions and keynote addresses over five days.

TechLaw.Fest 2020 also boasted more than 120 speakers from the likes of tech giants Alibaba and Google, academia, and leading local and international law firms. Together, they offered thought-provoking and practical insights into legal innovation, technology law, access to justice and the future of automated legal operations.

Said Mr Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, “With its record turnout and success in bringing stakeholders of legal innovation closer together, TechLaw.Fest 2020 has shown how a purely digital event can be just as meaningful and engaging as a

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Spectra Logic Announces Industry’s First Tape Library to Store One Exabyte of Uncompressed Data Leveraging LTO-9 Technology

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, again has advanced the boundaries of tape technology with today’s news that the Spectra TFinity® ExaScale Tape Library will now store an industry-first exabyte (one million terabytes) of uncompressed data in a single 45-frame system leveraging LTO-9 tape technology. As the world’s largest storage system, the Spectra TFinity Tape Library is considered a de facto standard in data-driven computing environments, providing unsurpassed storage density, scalability, reliability and affordability in the smallest footprint of any enterprise-class tape library.

Along with this news, Spectra is offering a new e-book that outlines the most cost-effective and beneficial approaches to storing and protecting massive data sets that are exponentially growing, from five petabytes to one exabyte. A free copy of the e-book is available here.

The ninth generation of LTO technology surpasses the per-cartridge capacity of LTO-8 by

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A long-term battle: The tech industry’s role in combatting climate change

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As the world continues to make attempts at urgently containing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an even more dire issue that needs to be addressed: Climate change.

New research, published in last month’s edition of the journal Communications Earth and Environment, found that in 2019, Greenland’s ice sheet lost an annual record of 532 billion tonnes of ice. For perspective, between 2003 and 2016, Greenland’s ice sheet lost on average about 255 billion tonnes of ice each year.

Further evidence of climate change worsening was seen last week when a large chunk of Greenland’s ice cap, estimated to be 110 square kilometres in size, broke off in the far north-east Arctic, the Associated Press reported.

But climate change is no longer a conversation only had among environmental activists. Technology companies and their leaders are getting involved too, with many joining the fight.

This year alone there have

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RELX Outlines at the GTNF Role of Technology in Advancing Vaping Industry’s Responsible Practices

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The company’s Global External Affairs Lead provided concrete examples of how RELX has been harnessing the power of technology, innovation and research in its quest to forge ahead robust youth prevention mechanisms.

At the virtual Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) event yesterday, RELX Technology’s Global Head of External Affairs Jonathan Ng spoke on a panel entitled “Innovations on the Horizon.” The panel explored several topics related to the growing international acceptance of e-cigarettes as better alternatives to cigarettes, innovations related to user experience and youth prevention, and illicit trade. GTNF is one of the leading tobacco and nicotine forums in the world; speakers and attendees include public health experts, government representatives, investors and members of the tobacco and nicotine industries.

This year’s GTNF focused on how the industry can achieve sustainable change through innovation and regulation by responding to the growing demand from

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Why sustainability through technology is central to the event industry’s future

Few positives have resulted from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, but the effect on our Earth is unmistakable. Carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 5%, and pollution is declining globally. The public’s response to this indicates that there will be a renewed energy toward sustainable initiatives. Once people can safely gather again and live events come back, it’s likely that a new level of concern for the planet will have taken hold, so experiential marketers should plan to evolve now.

Sustainable marketing solutions are the future of the events industry. Eco-friendly event strategies are typically inexpensive and curry favour with attendees, with 28% of people saying they prioritise brands with sustainable or ethical practices. This highlights the need for profitable and financially feasible event practices that marketers can use once events have dialled back up but perhaps the economy hasn’t.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the focus of sustainable experiential marketing

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