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Author Archives: Doug Black

Doug Black

Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders: Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

January 20th, 2017 (0)
“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.” This sentiment, from Intel Technical Computing Group CTO Mark Seager, seems as old as the Bible, a truth universally acknowledged. Latency will always be with us. ...

IDG to Be Bought by Chinese Investors; IDC to Spin Out HPC Group

January 19th, 2017 (0)
US-based publishing and investment firm International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) will be acquired by a pair of Chinese investors, China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. and IDG Capital, the companies announced today (Thursday). The official announcement comes after months ...

IBM Re-Ups with U.S. Army for $62M Cloud Deal

January 18th, 2017 (0)
IBM has announced its second major cloud win in three months, signing a $62 million, five-year deal with the United States Army to build and manage a cloud solution for the Army’s Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Ala., part of ...

“Why Don’t My Security Tools Work?” A Unified Cyber Defense Battle Plan

January 17th, 2017 (0)
Threat actors are getting better, faster, and more efficient at compromising networks, taking only minutes or less to breach systems. Unfortunately, organizations are taking weeks, if not longer, to discover these breaches. In fact, over the last decade the ...

Spurred by Global Ambitions, Inspur in Joint HPC Deal with DDN

January 17th, 2017 (0)
Inspur, the fast-growth cloud computing and server vendor from China, and DDN, a leader in high-end storage, have announced a joint sales and marketing agreement to produce solutions based on DDN storage platforms integrated with servers, networking, software and ...

Shared Economy Start-up Uses AI-based Compatibility Testing for Online Rental Marketplace

January 12th, 2017 (0)
Seeking the next big idea in the “shared economy” pioneered by Uber and Airbnb – while also incorporating compatibility matching capabilities of dating and social media sites – an AI newbie has put forth an online business model based ...

Covering Your Assets: Blockchain and Security

January 12th, 2017 (0)
The combined market value of blockchain-based technologies, such as cryptocurrencies, is measured in the billions of US dollars. With cryptocurrency gaining legitimacy, it’s worth knowing what security measures are used to “cover your assets” — as well as what ...

Why Smart Manufacturing Can Be So Dumb

January 9th, 2017 (0)
Someone recently asked for my thoughts on smart manufacturing, or the so-called IT revolution in the factory. They couldn’t believe I didn’t see it as the salvation of American manufacturing. Don’t misunderstand. Smart manufacturing has a place in reviving ...

Predictions 2017: Advanced Scale Trends to Watch

January 5th, 2017 (0)
“The future ain’t what it used to be,” so say the blasé and the pessimistic. But in advanced scale computing expectations are so charged that it’s reasonable to say that for our sector of the technology industry these are ...

Machine Learning and Online Security in 2017

January 5th, 2017 (1)
As companies increase their digital footprints, ‘identify and diagnose’ capabilities will not defend against the growing array of security threats, according to analysts at Gartner Group. Because the types of data ingested by analytics packages are evolving from structured ...
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