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At SC18: IBM’s AI-HPC Combine for ‘Intelligent Simulation’: Eliminating the Unnecessary

At SC18: IBM’s AI-HPC Combine for ‘Intelligent Simulation’: Eliminati...

A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of ...

At SC18: Humanitarianism Amid Boom Times for HPC

At SC18: Humanitarianism Amid Boom Times for HPC

At SC18 in Dallas, the feeling on the ground is forward-looking and buoyant. Like boom times that ...

At SC18: Nvidia’s Chief Delivers His Vision of HPC Future

At SC18: Nvidia’s Chief Delivers His Vision of HPC Future

For nearly two hours at SC18, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang presented his expansive view of the future ...

How to Balance the Multimodal IT Mix

How to Balance the Multimodal IT Mix

As organizations around the world transform their enterprise systems to embrace modern and agile technologies, multiple infrastructures ...

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A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of formerly stovepiped scientific disciplines and exploratory methods to form cross-disciplinary intelligence that generates breakthrough insight. In computer science, we see vendors working to leverage the emergent property principle, building bridges across computing and analytical techniques in the pursuit of more powerful AI. ... Full article
Oracle has moved to add bandwidth and security to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Talari Networks, a software-defined networking specialist. Terms of the acquisition announced on Thursday (Nov. 15) were not disclosed. Oracle expects the deal to close by the end of this year. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) said the acquisition would complement its network management infrastructure as ... Full article
In a bid to link legacy but critical applications with agile microservices, cloud software giant Salesforce is taking a stake in application container pioneer Docker, which will collaborate with recently acquired MuleSoft to run microservices on existing infrastructure. Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), which acquired MuleSoft last spring for $6.5 billion, did not disclose the amount of its stake in Docker. ... Full article
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At SC18 in Dallas, the feeling on the ground is forward-looking and buoyant. Like boom times that cycle through the Texas oil patch, the HPC industry is enjoying a prosperity seen only every few decades, one driven by AI, IoT, cloud, HPDA and other advanced technologies that are opening up vast new TAMs for technology vendors. Confirming all this ... Full article
Cloud usage is surging in Asia, led by the adoption of cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes across the region but particularly in the booming Chinese technology sector, a new survey finds. The poll released this week by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) found that cloud usage across Asia has jumped 135 percent since March 2018 as datacenter operators ... Full article
For nearly two hours at SC18, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang presented his expansive view of the future of HPC (and computing in general) as only he can do: Animated. Backstopped by a stream of data charts, product photos, and even a beautiful image of supernovae, Jensen described an accelerator- and AI-driven transformation of computing in which multi-precision processors, emerging ... Full article
As organizations around the world transform their enterprise systems to embrace modern and agile technologies, multiple infrastructures for different workloads and applications are needed. Enter multimodal IT, a co-existence of traditional infrastructure, software-defined infrastructure and application-oriented architectures. The term “mode,” in the context of IT, simply implies a type of IT infrastructure and associated set of processes. Gartner uses ... Full article
High performance storage vendor Panasas has launched a new version of its ActiveStor product line this morning featuring what the company said is the industry’s first plug-and-play, portable parallel file system that delivers up to 75 Gb/s per rack on industry standard hardware combined with “enterprise-grade reliability and manageability.” Whereas Panasas has been focused almost entirely on commercial HPC, ... Full article
Hybrid IT specialist Apptio, which went public in 2016, is being taken private by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that has been snapping up enterprise IT vendors. Apptio (NASDAQ: APTI) recently reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenues. In October, Apptio completed its acquisition of FittedCloud, a provider of cloud optimization software based on machine learning. The deal expanded Apptio’s ... Full article
SC18 in Dallas (Nov.11-16) will feature an impressive series of sessions focused on the enterprise HPC deployments at some of the largest industrial companies: Boeing, P&G, John Deere, GM and BP, among others. Called the HPC Impact Showcase, the sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Nov. 14 and 15, 1:30-5 pm, in room D171 of the ... Full article
Microsoft announced last summer it is ending support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2019, with support for Windows SQL server expiring six months later. That has prompted the release of several options for migrating Windows virtual machines and legacy applications to the cloud. Microsoft is of course encouraging customers to rehost on Windows 2008 workloads on Azure, extending ... Full article
Many conferences try, fewer succeed. Thirty years ago, no one knew if the first SC would also be the last. Thirty years later, we know it’s the biggest annual conference for the HPC industry (expected attendance: 11,000), one that has burgeoned from its original focus on scientific computing into the enterprise across multiple industries and the hyperscale arena. All ... Full article
The Cambrian explosion of about 500 million years ago is a popular metaphor for the tail end of Moore’s Law scaling and the emergence of a variety of processing accelerators used primarily to digest data torrents at the network edge. Autonomous vehicle sensors are among the examples, generating on average about 4 Tb of data per day per instrumented ... Full article
It is telling that the keynote speaker at a major U.S. computer engineering conference represents the Department of Defense, which is pouring billions of R&D dollars into new chip architectures, chip design tools, novel semiconductor materials and, most recently, optical interconnects for multichip modules. All are expected to help advance high-performance computing and cloud infrastructure, along with parallel efforts ... Full article
Rackspace is pointing its private cloud services toward multi-cloud deployments with the release of a VMware cloud running on Amazon Web Services. Rackspace said the managed service is intended to enable its private cloud customers to run their infrastructure on the AWS public cloud, customer datacenters or on other hosted platforms. The service also is intended for flexible deployments ... Full article
AMD’s mission to add market share in the super-hot data center server processor market has taken its Epyc chip into the biggest data center of them all, Amazon Web Services, dominant leader in the public cloud services industry. Today at AMD’s Next Horizon conference in San Francisco, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and AWS announced the availability of the first AMD ... Full article
AI investments and deployment for driverless vehicles are speeding up, with another auto manufacturer partnering with a computer vision startup and an autonomous vehicle specialist deploying Nvidia’s Xavier platform. Korean car maker Hyundai (OTCMKTS: HYMTF) is investing in Allegro.ai, an Israeli startup applying deep learning to computer vision for car navigation. Founded in 2016, Allegro.ai emerged from stealth mode ... Full article
There has been much talk with the rise of application containers about the microservices technology replacing virtual machines. VMware made a move this week that may make that a moot point. The company announced on Tuesday (Nov. 6) it is acquiring Heptio, a two-year-old startup founded by the creators of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator that has emerged as the ... Full article
The likelihood of a job being automated can be understood by asking the 4Ds; is the job dull, dangerous, dirty or dear? Not sure about dirty or dangerous but people tell me backup is dull, and it’s often very expensive. Our ability to keep pace is also a problem. Keeping data protected is a growing challenge as the volume ... Full article
 “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” - William Faulkner, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1949 This time, AI isn’t fooling around. This time, AI is in earnest, ... Full article
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A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of formerly stovepiped scientific disciplines and exploratory methods ...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018 -- Esperanto Technologies Inc., developer of high-performance, energy-efficient computing solutions for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications based on ...
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018 – SiFive, a leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, today announced the first open-source RISC-V-based SoC platform for edge ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 20, 2018 -- FixStream, a pioneer in solutions for Artificial Intelligence for IT operations (AIOps), and Cherwell Software, a global leader ...
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 -- WekaIO, an innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that seasoned storage ...
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