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Cisco Targets ‘Connected Analytics’

Cisco Targets ‘Connected Analytics’

Cisco Systems marked its 30th anniversary this week by doubling down on the networking segment of the ...

Early NVLink Tests Show GPU Speed Burst

Early NVLink Tests Show GPU Speed Burst

Crunching data is not as big of a problem as moving it around so it can be ...

Facebook Gives Lessons In Network-Datacenter Design

Facebook Gives Lessons In Network-Datacenter Design

Every now and again, the hyperscale datacenter operators tell the world about some new tricks they have ...

Taking The Omni-Path To Cluster Scaling

Taking The Omni-Path To Cluster Scaling

Intel has some impressive networking assets that it has acquired in the past several years, and the ...

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December 12, 2014(0)
Cisco Systems marked its 30th anniversary this week by doubling down on the networking segment of the emerging Internet of Everything, promoting what it calls “connected analytics” that would push that data capability along with the necessary processing power to the network edge. The push also is intended to flesh out Cisco’s IoE strategy as it seeks to differentiate ... Full article
November 18, 2014(0)
Crunching data is not as big of a problem as moving it around so it can be crunched. The PCI-Express bus that links CPU processors to peripheral accelerators has run out of gas, and that is why Nvidia has cooked up the NVLink point-to-point interconnect for its future Tesla GPU coprocessors. The NVLink technology is still under development, but ...
November 18, 2014(0)
Every now and again, the hyperscale datacenter operators tell the world about some new tricks they have come up with to solve a particular set of pesky problems, and then the IT industry takes notice and eventually, if the idea is a good one, it sticks. So it is with the new network design that social media giant Facebook ...
November 17, 2014(0)
Intel has some impressive networking assets that it has acquired in the past several years, and the company has made no secret that it wants its chips to be used in switches and network adapters and the silicon photonics networks that will eventually be used to lash machines to each other. The first fruition of Intel’s networking efforts, now ...
October 13, 2014(2)
Servers based on X86 processors have Windows, Linux, and other options as operating systems, and an increasing number of switch buyers want to be able to deploy the network operating system of their choice on their switches, much as the largest hyperscale datacenter operators often do or are working to do. To that end, Pica8, one of the handful ...
October 7, 2014(0)
Japan’s NTT Communications is going all-in for software-defined networking technology as a means of managing web and cloud-based VPNs, servers, and network segments in virtual servers. Tokyo-based NTT, Japan’s largest telecommunications carrier, said the phased SDN upgrades would enable flexibility in bandwidth delivery, the addition of computer network segments and global IP addresses along with changes in VPN circuit ...
September 24, 2014(0)
Chip maker Broadcom is the dominant supplier of chips for Ethernet switches with its Trident and Dune family of ASICs. But it faces increasing competition from established players like merchant chip makers Intel and Marvell and switch makers that still do their own ASICs such as Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard. And then there are upstarts like XPliant, which just ...
September 22, 2014(0)
Only a few years ago, if you went to the HPC On Wall Street conference in New York, all of the talk was about low latency and high performance. There were a couple of reasons for that, the first being that high frequency trading was much more prevalent and companies were netting much more profit from it than they ...
September 16, 2014(0)
Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Brocade Communications, and Marvell and in the process of being acquired by network and server chip maker Cavium Networks, has unveiled its first round of Ethernet switch ASICs and its intention to upset the current order among switch chip and switch makers. ...
August 14, 2014(0)
Networking giant Cisco Systems is struggling in its core switching and routing markets and feeling the effects of economic and political turmoil in emerging markets, all of which put a damper on sales and profits as it closed out its fiscal 2014 year in July. The declines in the final quarter were modest, but Cisco must be thinking that ...
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