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Moving Machine Learning from Test to Production: High Performance Data Management

Moving Machine Learning from Test to Production: High Performance Data Mana...

If advanced scale computing were a high school, machine learning would be the coolest kid at the ...

Quantum-Safe Blockchain Claim by Russian Researchers Met with Skepticism

Quantum-Safe Blockchain Claim by Russian Researchers Met with Skepticism

The Russian Quantum Center today announced it has overcome the threat of quantum cryptography by creating the ...

LinkedIn Spearheads Common Server Effort

LinkedIn Spearheads Common Server Effort

A standards effort driven by LinkedIn that seeks to "redefine" future datacenter infrastructure will initially focus on ...

Distributed Systems and the Economic Power of Commoditization

Distributed Systems and the Economic Power of Commoditization

IDC recently reported that the number of data centers is declining and, at the same time, the ...

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If advanced scale computing were a high school, machine learning would be the coolest kid at the cool kid lunch table, and that kid’s name would be Nvidia. Already a Wall Street sweetheart coming into 2017, Nvidia stock has gone into orbit this month with earnings far in excess of expectations and the revelation that SoftBank has amassed a ... Full article
A day after naming a new CEO, managed cloud specialist Rackspace has moved to beef up its enterprise application delivery capabilities with the acquisition of an application, cloud and infrastructure hosting company. San Antonio-based Rackspace said Thursday (May 25) its acquisition of TriCore Solutions is expected to close in June. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, but ... Full article
The Russian Quantum Center today announced it has overcome the threat of quantum cryptography by creating the first quantum-safe blockchain, securing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, along with classified government communications and other sensitive digital transfers. The center said the technology has been successfully tested by one of Russia’s largest banks, Gazprombank, and that the center is now working to expand ... Full article
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Red Hat has acquired another DevOps startup, this one focused on cloud-native development tools for container-based applications. The company announced this week it is acquiring Codenvy, which was founded in 2013 to develop an enterprise version of the open source Eclipse Che framework, a cloud-native integrated development environment (IDE). Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said Thursday (May 25) it plans ... Full article
A standards effort driven by LinkedIn that seeks to "redefine" future datacenter infrastructure will initially focus on a common form factor for servers, according to the founding members. Along with LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft NASDAQ: MSFT) last year, other founding members of the Open19 Foundation launched on Tuesday (May 23) are Flex, GE Digital (NYSE: GE) Hewlett ... Full article
IDC recently reported that the number of data centers is declining and, at the same time, the total square-feet of raised flooring in data centers is also shrinking. The market research firm attributed this to the consolidation of data centers and the renting of server and storage resources from the public cloud. While no doubt true, a deeper trend ... Full article
The shift to cloud-native platforms and faster delivery of distributed applications via containers is driving efforts to automate not only app development but also management of hybrid infrastructure and compliance requirements. With that in mind, DevOps specialist Chef released a batch of new tools this week aimed at application and compliance automation while extending partnerships with leading infrastructure and ... Full article
As the federal government struggles to make the transition to the cloud, lessons learned during the relatively smooth transfer executed by U.S. intelligence agencies are slowly being applied to sprawling bureaucracies like the Defense Department. In an attempt to fix its hidebound procurement system, Pentagon leaders have over the last 18 months embraced practices perfected in Silicon Valley. Among ... Full article
Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unsettling to come, something too penetrating for comfort, something with the potential to compromise our privacy, even our sense of independence. This week in Miami at ... Full article
One week after a ransomware attack cut a swathe across Europe and China, a range of after-action analyses have emerged as to how the exploit unfolded and how the perpetrators leveraged recently hacked National Security Agency tools. The latest assessment of the so-called WannaCry ransomware outbreak comes from digital forensic specialist Secdo, which posits that hackers leveraged NSA's "EternalBlue" ... Full article
If it is true that "software is eating the world," then cloud software appears to have the most voracious appetite, according to a new industry report that estimates software technology generates $1.4 trillion in economic value and represents nearly 8 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The attempt to gauge the economic impact of software was released Thursday ... Full article
IBM said this week it has built and tested a pair of quantum computing processors, including a prototype of a commercial version. That progress follows an announcement earlier this week that commercial quantum computer developer D-Wave Systems has garnered venture funding that could total up to $50 million to build it next-generation machine with up to 2,000 qubits. Meanwhile, ... Full article
Papermaking ranks third behind only petroleum refining and chemical production in terms of energy consumption. Recently, simulations made possible by the U.S. Department of Energy's HPC4Mfg program helped a group of paper companies develop a strategy likely to cut energy costs by 10-20 percent. "This was true ‘HPC for manufacturing,’" said David Trebotich, a computational scientist in the Computational ... Full article
Targeting AI, machine learning and other big data workloads, IBM and Nutanix will join forces to deliver the enterprise cloud vendor's software via Power servers. The deal is Nutanix's first non-Intel x86 offering, and is aimed at bringing software-defined hyper-converged infrastructure to emerging cognitive workloads while helping enterprises shift those computing-intensive jobs to the cloud. The partners said Tuesday ... Full article
If you’re wondering what’s happening with Hyperion Research – formerly the IDC HPC group – apparently you are not alone, says Steve Conway, now senior VP of Research, Hyperion. There’s still a bit of confusion in the HPC community, says Conway, mostly about whether Hyperion will become part of the China-based company, Oceanwide, that is buying all of IDC. ... Full article
Announced three years ago, HPE’s The Machine is said to be the largest R&D program in the venerable company’s history, one that could be progressing toward the epic grandeur envisioned by HP (then, HPE now) starting in 2014. Certainly, senior HPE managers have high ambitions for the new architecture: nothing less than a new paradigm, called Memory-Driven Computing (MDC), ... Full article
Ultra-low latency requirements in the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry continue to drive interconnect considerations for the world’s most powerful supercomputers. In the enterprise world, it’s also apparent that the speed paradigm in networking and application performance is shifting rapidly. Improvements in the CPU’s computational horsepower have reduced analysis runtimes, thus broadening the scope of analyses. In parallel, the ... Full article
As the embrace of multi-cloud strategies gathers steam and enterprises struggle to decide how to spread IT assets across the cloud and their own datacenters, new tools are emerging to help connect multi- and hybrid cloud installations. Market watchers have noted that the rise of multi-cloud strategies in which assets are distributed among on-premise and cloud platforms along with ... Full article
Billionaire investor Warren Buffet made a media splash last week with statements concerning continually rising healthcare costs in the United States, including: "If you talk about the world competitiveness of American industry, (health costs are) the biggest single variable where we keep getting more and more out of whack with the rest of the world.” Advanced scale technologies are ... Full article
GPU powerhouse Nvidia's entry into the cloud market is differentiated from public cloud leaders by its focus on delivering development tools for training artificial intelligence models and running AI workloads using application containers. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the "GPU-accelerated cloud platform optimized for deep learning" during the company's annual technology conference on Wednesday (May 10). Its AI development ... Full article
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One of life’s hazards is becoming so immersed in our own way of doing business that a major disruptive force develops all around us ...
Cloud security remains "complex and chaotic" and the Internet of Things threatens to increase cloud security risks, warns a survey of IT security managers ...
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 1, 2017 -- Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of high performance (1Gb/10Gb/25Gb/40Gb/50Gb/100Gb) Ethernet Unified Wire Adapters and ASICs for storage networking, virtualized ...
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27 -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced that ...
If advanced scale computing were a high school, machine learning would be the coolest kid at the cool kid lunch table, and that kid’s ...