Data Center News Roundup: Chips Forecast, Enterprise AI

In this week's top data center news stories, Google teams up with Meta, and Purdue University unveils a new approach to data center cooling.

Dylan Fisher, Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

September 1, 2023

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Data Center News Roundup: Top Data Center News
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With data center news moving faster than ever, we want to make it easy for data center professionals to cut through the noise and find the most important stories of the week.

The Data Center Knowledge News Roundup brings you the latest news and developments across the data center industry — from investments and mergers to security threats and industry trends.

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1. AI Chips Forecast to Grow in 2023

This week, the latest forecast report from Gartner predicts (to absolutely no one's surprise) significant growth in chips and processors designed for AI workloads. Highlights include:

  • Semiconductors designed for AI workloads offer a $53.4 billion revenue opportunity in 2023.

  • By 2027, the AI chips market will double its 2023 revenue, topping $119 billion.

  • By the end of 2023, the AI-enabled processors in consumer electronics will be worth $1.2 billion.

2. OpenAI Releases ChatGPT Enterprise

Running and training AI models isn’t cheap. On Monday, in an effort to boost revenue, OpenAI launched ChatGPT Enterprise, an enterprise version of the wildly popular AI-powered chatbot. Users of ChatGPT Enterprise are promised they will have unlimited access to GPT-4, the ability to enter longer prompts, and a “guarantee that the startup won’t use data from customers to develop its technology.”

3. Google Adds AI Options for Cloud Clients

At its Next '23 event, Google announced new partnerships with Meta’s Llama 2 large language model and Anthropic's Claude 2 chatbot, as well as updates to its own PaLM 2 and Codey AI models. These announcements come directly on the heels of Google’s plans to invest an additional $1.7 billion to help power its AI technology in three Ohio data center campuses.

4. Purdue Gets Funding for Innovative Chip Cooling Research

A $1.8M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s COOLERCHIPS program will help Purdue University researchers investigate how two-phase jet impingement and direct liquid cooling can increase efficiency and sustainability in the data center. Learn more about this project alongside our other coverage on the COOLERCHIPS program.

5. Lack of Space Drives Data Center Nearshoring

A shortage of colocation space in American data centers is leading some firms in the United States to nearshore (offshoring to a relatively close location) their storage needs to Latin America. However, the issue of data sovereignty may prove thorny. Learn about the most popular nearshoring locations and their benefits and risks.

Other Great Data Center Knowledge Reads

Can DCIM Software Drive Data Center Sustainability Efforts? Although current DCIM software solutions are capable of robust performance monitoring in the data center, they lack the tools necessary to track and drive sustainability measures. Andy Patrizio dives into how that might soon change.

The State of Biometric Monitoring in the Data Center. Biometric monitoring may seem like something out of a sci-fi film, but it’s already being put to use as a security control in many data centers. Christopher Tozzi looks into the benefits and challenges of this future-forward security solution.

That’s all for this week. Which of these stories is most important to you? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author(s)

Dylan Fisher

Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

Dylan Fisher is the Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor at ITPro Today, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, and Network Computing. He's the author of "The Loneliest Band in France." He lives with his wife, Danielle, and their two adopted dogs, Rosie and Daisy, in Atlanta, GA.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-fisher/

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