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Composable Infrastructure: Equal Treatment for Modern and Traditional Apps

Composable Infrastructure: Equal Treatment for Modern and Traditional Apps

Most enterprises have a mix of modern apps that need adaptable infrastructure support and traditional software supported ...

DoE Expands HPC Manufacturing Effort

DoE Expands HPC Manufacturing Effort

The Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is expanding industry access to its network of national laboratories to ...

Four Big IoT Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Four Big IoT Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most recent wave of technology disruption, and it’s fundamentally changing ...

IBM Unveils Power8 Linux Servers

IBM Unveils Power8 Linux Servers

Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM has rolled ...

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September 20, 2016(0)
The Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is expanding industry access to its network of national laboratories to leverage supercomputing capabilities that can be used to model, simulate and analyze industrial processes and products. DoE's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) recently announced another series of funded projects designed to expand the program's scope to other industrial sectors. The 13 ... Full article
September 8, 2016(0)
Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM has rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring on-chip NVLink interconnect. One of the servers – Power S822LC for High Performance Computing – uses the new chip (Power8 with NVLink) to communicate with P100 Pascal ... Full article
September 6, 2016(0)
Intel Corp. is acquiring low-power machine vision specialist Movidius in a bid to bolster its embedded visual computing capabilities. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced Tuesday (Sept. 6) it was buying the developer of low power chips to accelerate the integration of machine vision to connected devices. The roster includes drones, robots and virtual reality headsets, the company said. Terms were ... Full article
September 1, 2016(0)
The Energy Department's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, roughly a year old, continues to gather momentum with the recent award of $3.8 million for 13 new industry projects. More effective collaboration with and transfer of HPC knowledge to industry is a growing imperative at the agency and aligned with the National Strategic Computing Initiative, also a year ... Full article
August 31, 2016(0)
After offering OpenPower Summit attendees a limited preview in April, IBM is unveiling further details of its next-gen CPU, Power9, which the tech mainstay is counting on to regain market share ceded to rival Intel. Built on GlobalFoundries 14nm finFET process technology, Power9 will be the centerpiece in Power-based servers starting in the second half of 2017. The highlight of ... Full article
August 26, 2016(1)
In a step towards greater interoperability for the Internet of Things, a Bay Area company has launched a platform that allows chipmakers to register Bluetooth and other network-enabled chips on a public blockchain. The registry is intended to store the digital identity of physical items, initially consumer goods and collectible items embedded with Bluetooth and near-field communication (NFC) chips, ... Full article
August 24, 2016(0)
Companies, especially U.S. companies, investing the most in servers and other infrastructure also are investing more in IT managers, a new salary survey found. The DevOps salary report released Wednesday (Aug. 24) by IT automation software specialist Puppet also found that U.S. enterprises with mature DevOps practices typically pay IT "practitioners"—defined variously as system administrators and DevOps engineers—at least ... Full article
August 4, 2016(0)
The manufacturing sector that is leading the way in factory automation and the leading edge of the Internet of Things, the so-called industrial IoT, is increasingly relying on statistical data to develop simulation tools that could be used for new automated manufacturing processes. Case in point is a collaborative effort between Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and university researchers in ... Full article
July 20, 2016(0)
Performance challenges in Hadoop environments are par for the course as organizations attempt to capture the benefits of big data. The growing ecosystem of tools and applications (including new analytics platforms) for Hadoop is becoming increasingly distributed, making the challenges of using Hadoop in production exponentially more complicated. Which begs the question, do you know how your cluster will ... Full article
July 18, 2016(0)
Chip intellectual property vendor ARM Ltd. is being acquired by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group in a bid to provide more of the semiconductor technology underlying future networks of connects sensors and smart devices. SoftBank (TYO: 9984) plans to acquire ARM (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH), Cambridge, U.K., for about $32.25 billion in an all-cash deal. The buyer said it ... Full article
July 8, 2016(0)
It's been a good month for advanced manufacturing research in the U.S. with an expansion of a government smart manufacturing effort followed this week by a new chip design effort in Florida that will focus on high-speed electronics and photonics for use in a range of sensor platforms. The Belgian nanoelectronics research center Imec announced Friday (July 8) that ... Full article
July 8, 2016(0)
A smart manufacturing initiative launched last month by the Obama administration would seek to jumpstart an early version of an industrial Internet of Things via networks of smart sensors to be used for advanced manufacturing. The White House announced the $140 million public-private partnership during a manufacturing summit in Washington. Among the participants in the new Clean Energy Smart ... Full article
July 7, 2016(0)
Technology mergers and acquisitions have hit the skids during the first half of this year after booming in 2015, according to a merger tracking firm. London-based Mergermarket said this week the sharp decline in technology, media and telecommunications deals reflected a "rebalancing" in these sectors after six consecutive years of steady growth. The first half of 2016 saw an ... Full article
July 7, 2016(0)
The British exit, or "Brexit," from the European Union is adding uncertainty to global IT markets as the British pound sinks to new lows. Worldwide IT spending for this year is forecast to be flat, representing an increase over negative growth this time last year, according to a quarterly spending forecast that also considers the consequences of the British ... Full article
July 1, 2016(0)
The launch earlier this year of an open transaction initiative designed to develop industry standards for blockchain technology generated much interest and buzz. For example, the financial and technology sectors are flocking to the Linux Foundation effort called the Hyperledger Project aimed at scaling blockchain technology via open standards for distributed ledgers. Proponents argue the effort could transform global ... Full article
June 16, 2016(0)
Networking specialist Mellanox has announced ConnectX-5, the next-generation of its 100G InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter line. The company says the new device will help organizations take advantage of real-time data processing for high performance computing (HPC), data analytics, machine learning, national security and ‘Internet of Things’ applications. ConnectX-5 was designed to connect with any computing infrastructure – x86, Power, ... Full article
June 7, 2016(0)
Who crunches more data faster, wins. It’s this drive that cuts through and clarifies the essence of the evolutionary spirit in the computer industry, the dual desire to get to real time with bigger and bigger chunks of data. The locomotive: HPC technologies adapted to enterprise mission-critical data analytics. With its memory capacity of up to 24TB in an ... Full article
June 6, 2016(0)
Facebook is rolling out a "deep-learning based text understanding engine" that leverages neural network architectures and promises to challenge the Google search engine by bringing "near-human accuracy" to the process of sorting through the daily flood of social media posts on its web site. Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) AI initiative called Deep Text announced in a blog post last week ... Full article
June 2, 2016(0)
The global server market continued to slow during the first quarter of 2016 as revenues declined while shipments rose only modestly, indicating that average selling prices continue to slip. Meanwhile, hyper-scale datacenter deployments continue to spur modest increases in server shipments. Market tracker Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) reported on Thursday (June 2) that worldwide server revenues declined 2.3 percent ... Full article
June 1, 2016(0)
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT) there is one thing we can be sure of – the number of online products and consumer goods will increase exponentially as 2016 continues. According to Gartner Inc. forecasts, the number of new ‘things’ which will get connected every day in 2016 is 5.5 million – bringing the total number ... Full article

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