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Few ML Projects Moving to Production, Survey Finds

Few ML Projects Moving to Production, Survey Finds

The confluence of accelerators like cloud GPUs along with the ability to handle data-rich HPC workloads will ...

Ampere Arm Chip Launched into Hot Data Center Processor Market; Lenovo, Oracle on Board

Ampere Arm Chip Launched into Hot Data Center Processor Market; Lenovo, Ora...

Another source of upheaval in the red hot data center server processor market emerged this week from ...

IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform

IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform

HPC (or big compute)-in-the-cloud platform provider Rescale has formalized the work it’s been doing in partnership with ...

Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who ...

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One in four companies in a new vendor survey said they rely on multiple cloud providers, twice as many as two years ago, with Microsoft Azure benefitting the most from the steady shift to hybrid cloud deployments. That shift also is reflected the enterprise embrace of application containers and microservices that can run alongside so-called “monolithic” apps such data ... Full article
The ability to scale applications and get products and services out the door faster are the primary reasons DevOps teams are embracing microservices, a new survey finds. Microservices are the foundation of an agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather than an entire application. Among the emerging challenges is determining the ... Full article
The confluence of accelerators like cloud GPUs along with the ability to handle data-rich HPC workloads will help push more machine learning projects into production, concludes a new study that also stresses the importance of cloud migration and accompanying tools. The survey released this week by workload management specialist Univa Corp. confirms the rush to machine learning. However, it also ... Full article
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Another source of upheaval in the red hot data center server processor market emerged this week from Ampere, led by former Intel President Renee James, which announced it has launched its first-generation Armv8-A 64-bit chip. Ampere eMAG processors from the Santa Clara-based company, formed earlier this year and now at nearly 400 employees, have already been selected by Lenovo ... Full article
Addressing the growing need for speedier processing in big data storage systems that handle everything up to data analytics, Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a technology said to provide high-speed data processing of big data in distributed storage systems. Tokyo-based Fujitsu Labs said this week its platform implemented on the Ceph distributed storage framework addresses the current ... Full article
As the Internet of Things matures, IoT application development is moving center stage with frameworks designed to accelerate deployment of devices along with platforms to handle data management. Meanwhile, IoT infrastructure players like Arm Ltd. continue to focus on networking and security tools needed to build out enterprise deployments of connected sensors and devices. Among the emerging IoT tools ... Full article
HPC (or big compute)-in-the-cloud platform provider Rescale has formalized the work it’s been doing in partnership with public cloud vendors by announcing its Powered by Rescale program – with IBM as its first named partner – essentially an OEM turnkey capability supporting access to HPC hardware, software and administration capabilities under the partner’s label. The Powered by Rescale program ... Full article
Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who checks into the office from home, or from a wifi hotspot in your car and from offices anywhere in the world.  In fact, today the vast majority of a business’s data is produced outside the main office.  It’s often mission critical data, ... Full article
Hybrid cloud specialist NetApp claims to have pulled together the components for a multi-cloud application container orchestration platform with its acquisition of StackPointCloud, developer of a Kubernetes cluster orchestration service for multiple clouds. The acquisition announced Tuesday (Sept. 18) is the latest example of how IT vendors are embracing Kubernetes container orchestration services as more enterprises hedge their bets ... Full article
Two industry heavies, NetApp and Lenovo, yesterday launched a strategic partnership in which the companies are co-developing what will be Lenovo-branded storage products combining NetApp’s all-flash data management solutions with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem hardware infrastructure. The two companies’ technologies combined are designed to modernize latency- and performance-sensitive IT infrastructures increasingly called upon to support broadly distributed workloads from cloud, to ... Full article
Nvidia is bringing AI inference to the datacenter with a new platform consisting of an inference accelerator chip--the new Turing-based T4 GPU--and a refresh of its inference server software packaged as a container-based microservice. The GPU leader also this week announced a new robotics effort centered around an AI platform for autonomous machines along with rollout of a new ... Full article
Cisco and Oracle made strategic AI announcements this week, boosting their machine/deep learning capabilities based, in part, on Nvidia GPU integrations. Building on the foundation of its nine-year-old UCS (Unified Computing Systems) server line, Cisco announced the UCS C480 ML M5 Rack Server, which the company said is an optimized machine learning system designed to help IT organizations scale ... Full article
Investment capital continues to pour into cloud and data platform startups as the rush to hybrid cloud deployments accelerates, bringing with it a new set of requirements for big data and streaming application development across multiple cloud architectures. For starters, bare metal automation platform specialist Packet announced a $25 million funding round on Tuesday (Sept. 11), with participation from ... Full article
Editor’s note: While FSI companies are unlikely, for competitive reasons, to disclose their FPGA strategies, James Reinders offers insights into the case for FPGAs as accelerators for FSI by discussing performance, power, size, latency, jitter and inline processing. Even before the recent global financial crisis (2007-2008) led to a rapid growth in demand for risk analytics, the computational demands ... Full article
The turn to multiple cloud vendors as customers hedged their bets on ensuring access to critical data and applications is boosting the prospects Amazon Web Services’ competitors, especially Microsoft Azure, which according to a vendor survey saw adoption double over the last year. An annual report on the state of enterprise applications, cloud infrastructure and emerging “DevSecOps” capabilities found ... Full article
AIaaS – artificial intelligence-as-a-service – is the technology discipline that eases enterprise entry into the mysteries of the AI journey while lowering the financial risk. It’s already making an impact on the financial services industry, with institutions offering AI-based retail services that keep them in ongoing contact with their customers, along with fraud detection capabilities for unmasking money laundering, ... Full article
Docker container technology is increasingly being used for application development and testing along with the continuous integration and delivery capabilities vital to enterprise digital transformation, a new vendor study finds. Despite the rising popularity of container technology, the survey sponsored by enterprise software vendor CA Technologies concludes that the benefits go largely unmeasured, with less than half the early ... Full article
Few industries are more avid for low latency, compute power and high performance data analytics (HPDA) than the financial services sector. The investment banks, brokerage houses, hedge funds, buy-side money management firms and commercial banks are in a permanent race to adopt the latest, most powerful technologies that deliver competitive advantage. A one-day forum around these themes – HPC ... Full article
Two software technologies advancing in parallel are merging in a platform designed to use low-code application development to ease development of machine learning models. Baidu, the Chinese e-commerce giant and AI pioneer, unveiled its EZDL "service” platform this week during an industry event in San Francisco, promoting it as a way to build custom machine learning models using a drag-and-drop ... Full article
Growing demand for distributed applications delivered by micro- and other agile services are fueling the shift to composable and disaggregated infrastructure as enterprises look for new ways to provision and manage on-premise and cloud infrastructure. A new forecast by market tracker IDC predicts a surge of disaggregate hardware and composable software as digital transformation efforts accelerate. (Composable/disaggregated infrastructure, or ... Full article
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Is quantum computing 15 years away? Twenty? Is a nation state or threat actor secretly already using it? Are threat actors already capturing and ...
FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 25, 2018 – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) today announced it has become one of the first public sector systems integrators to ...
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2018 -- WekaIO, an innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that Kx, ...
HPC in the cloud is one of those “insanely great” ideas that, failing to fire, year after year recedes before our expectations. Until, that ...
Moving artificial intelligence initiatives from the proof-of-concept stage to production and enterprise adoption remains tough sledding as projects often hit data management and infrastructure ...
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