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Latest Research


Research Notes

Research Note: Mistral NeMo 12B Small Language Model

Mistral AI and NVIDIA launched Mistral NeMo 12B, a state-of-the-art language model for enterprise applications such as chatbots, multilingual tasks, coding, and summarization. The collaboration combines Mistral AI’s training data expertise with NVIDIA’s optimized hardware and software ecosystem, offering high performance across diverse applications.

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Research Note: AWS Updates Bedrock

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a series of significant enhancements to its Bedrock platform aimed at bolstering the capabilities and reliability of generative AI applications. These enhancements focus on improved data connectivity, advanced safety features, and robust governance mechanisms.

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Research Note: AMD Acquires Silo AI

AMD announced a definitive agreement to acquire Silo AI, Europe’s largest private AI lab, for approximately $665 million in an all-cash transaction. This acquisition aligns with AMD’s strategy to deliver end-to-end AI solutions based on open standards, enhancing its partnership with the global AI ecosystem.

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Research Reports

Research Brief: Oracle Exadata on Exascale Infrastructure

Oracle announced the general availability of the Oracle Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure, offering extreme performance, reliability, availability, and security for Oracle Database workloads. This new infrastructure is now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), catering to any workload size for all Oracle Database customers.

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Research Brief: Oracle HeatWave GenAI

Oracle HeatWave GenAI is now generally available. The release features the industry’s first in-database large language models (LLMs), automated vector store, scale-out vector processing, and natural language conversations informed by unstructured content.

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Research Brief: Dell AI Factory

At NVIDIA GTC earlier this year, Dell announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to deliver the Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA that was heavily based on NVIDIA technology. At this year’s Dell Tech World, Dell went further, introducing its own Dell AI Factory, while also updating the Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA.

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Research Brief: IBM & Palo Alto Networks Strategic Partnership

IBM and Palo Alto Networks recently entered into a groundbreaking partnership, driving a substantial shift in the cybersecurity landscape. The new collaboration leverages each company’s strengths to enhance AI-powered customer security outcomes, while also moving IBM’s QRadar offering to Palo Alto Networks.

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Research Report: Taming the AI-enabled Edge with HCI-based Architectures

Despite the tremendous business benefits of edge computing, it arrives with complex challenges, including managing geographically dispersed nodes, security risks, and integrating with existing IT infrastructure. These challenges can best be addressed with an architecture built around Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, which streamlines management and enhances performance.

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Research Report: Oracle Database Vector Search

Oracle introduced full support for vectors, including vector search, in its just-released Oracle Database 23ai. Known as AI Vector Search, this capability represents a significant advancement in how databases can store, index, and search data semantically.

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Steve McDowell

Quick Take: AWS Launches Graviton 4

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Graviton4 processors, the fourth generation of its Arm-based custom processors. This new chip is touted as AWS’s most energy-efficient and high-performance solution for cloud workloads, marking a significant upgrade over its predecessor, Graviton3.

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Steve McDowell

Quick Take: VAST Data Platform Achieves NVIDIA Partner Network Certification

VAST Data announced that its VAST Data Platform has been certified as a high-performance storage solution for NVIDIA Partner Network cloud partners. The certification highlights VAST’s position as a leading data platform provider for AI cloud infrastructure and enhances its collaboration with NVIDIA in building next-generation AI factories.

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