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Habana Labs chairman Avigdor Willenz Eyal Toueg/Intel
Habana Labs chairman Avigdor Willenz stands near a rack that incorporates Habana Labs’ HLS-1 Gaudi artificial intelligence training system at Habana Labs’ office in Caesarea, Israel. Willenz will serve as a senior adviser to the business unit as well as to Intel Corporation after Intel’s purchase of Habana.

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: December 22, 2019

Catch up on this week's biggest data center industry stories.

Intel Buys AI Chip Firm That Claims 4x Higher Throughput Than GPUs - Intel says multiple hyperscalers are sampling Habana’s accelerator for ML training.

Detangling the Many Ways of Plugging into Azure - Azure networking VP Yousef Khalidi explains the cloud provider’s network strategy.

Cisco Eyes High-Frequency Traders With Exablaze Acquisition - The Australian company’s products offload network processing to FPGAs to reduce latency.

Welcome to Your Compact, Data-Driven, Generator-Free Data Center Future - These three trends will shape data center technology south of the motherboard in 2020 and for years to come.

Vanguard Accelerates Innovation with Migration to the Cloud - After attending a cloud conference four years ago, the financial services firm found that it had to move to the public cloud if it were to accelerate innovation.

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