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U.S. Seeks to Automate Video Analysis

U.S. Seeks to Automate Video Analysis

U.S. military and intelligence agencies continue to look for new ways to use artificial intelligence to sift ...

The API Economy is Begging for Digital Interoperability: Enter Data-Centric Integration

The API Economy is Begging for Digital Interoperability: Enter Data-Centric...

“Transformation” is on everyone’s lips – but what does this really mean? In the past, CIOs were ...

A Close-Up Look at the World’s Largest HPC System for Commercial Research

A Close-Up Look at the World’s Largest HPC System for Commercial Research

For decades, high performance computing has driven more accurate, detailed and faster seismic exploration. As oil and ...

Taking on the Building Blocks of IoT Sensors: Size, Range, Power Consumption

Taking on the Building Blocks of IoT Sensors: Size, Range, Power Consumptio...

As IoT implementations explode in scale, decreasing sensors’ size, lowering their power consumption and extending connectivity range ...

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U.S. military and intelligence agencies continue to look for new ways to use artificial intelligence to sift through huge amounts of video imagery in hopes of freeing analysts to identify threats and otherwise put their skills to better use. The latest AI effort announced last week by the research arm of the U.S. intelligence apparatus focuses on video surveillance ... Full article
“Transformation” is on everyone’s lips – but what does this really mean? In the past, CIOs were preoccupied with aligning IT with the business, but now there’s a sense of urgency about embedding IT into the business, improving the experience of end customers (including internal customers) and driving real business value. This all starts with understanding how application integration, ... Full article
For decades, high performance computing has driven more accurate, detailed and faster seismic exploration. As oil and gas have becomes harder to find, HPC has been essential to keeping energy supplies flowing – to the point where new discovery and extraction techniques have driven up supply, driving energy prices down and making the United States a net energy exporter. ... Full article
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The quest for bigger network pipes need to transport big data is driving the market for Ethernet switching and other enterprise network equipment. Industry tracker IHS Markit reported this week that a quartet of router and Ethernet switch manufacturers dominate the networking sector as enterprises deploy next generation edge and core routing technologies along with 100-gigabit/second Ethernet (GE) switches. ... Full article
As IoT implementations explode in scale, decreasing sensors’ size, lowering their power consumption and extending connectivity range become increasingly critical considerations. Semtech, the $600 million mixed-signal semiconductor maker, is taking on these IoT building block issues, announcing new LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency (RF) technology for lower power wide area network (LPWAN) IoT use cases. Designed for sensor ... Full article
Microservices, the agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather than an entire application, are being used to rework existing applications along with new IT initiatives, a vendor survey found. Red Hat, an early proponent of the lightweight approach through its OpenShift and JBoss middleware platforms, polled customers in November 2017 to ... Full article
Securing critical data while simultaneously making it more accessible is the challenge for enterprise IT departments, a new vendor survey finds. In a report released Wednesday (Jan. 10), big data integration specialist Syncsort said it examined what data protection and IT strategies companies are deploying to counter hackers, data breaches, service disruptions linked to natural disasters along with "escalating ... Full article
The announcement today that Intel and Micron have decided to “update” – that is, end – their long-term joint development partnership for 3D NAND technology is nearly as interesting an exercise in public relations semantics as it is a significant technological and business development. “The announcement involves the companies’ mutual agreement to work independently on future generations of 3D ... Full article
Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. patent awards, Chinese manufacturers continue to make steady progress gaining control of IP while the growth rate for patent awards in machine learning soared. An annual patent survey released ... Full article
Nearly everyone with a credit report is familiar with the recent Equifax data breach. And anyone in the business of moving sensitive data is familiar with how a robust managed file transfer (MFT) solution helps organizational security through enhancing operational visibility and efficiency. Equifax’s identity-theft fiasco was staggering, egregious and historic. As one of the three major credit reporting ... Full article
We all know where we are and where we’re headed. We’re early into the AI Era, and it has an end-game aura about it. Not in an apocalyptic, “end-of-days” way, but in the sense that AI (broadly defined) is the natural culmination of everything we’ve always wanted computers to do: analyze massive data volumes in virtual real-time producing richer, ... Full article
Most enterprise-level organizations and advanced research institutions understand the benefits of HPC technology. Engineering, industrial design, AI, deep learning, autonomous driving, and many other fields require shortened R&D cycles  and quicker time to market for goods and services that stimulate business growth. But what about small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)? The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has ... Full article
The HPC and wider tech community are abuzz over the discovery of critical design flaws that impact virtually all contemporary microprocessors. The bugs leave processors vulnerable to side channel attacks where malicious programs can steal information from applications’ memory. Worse news yet, some of the fixes for these flaws are either unclear at this point or may be associated ... Full article
The turbulent—and profitable—memory chip market has a new leader: Samsung Electronics has overtaken Intel Corp. as the world's largest memory supplier, ending Intel's 25-year reign. Gartner reported Thursday (Jan. 4) that the South Korean electronics giant surpassed Intel during 2017 in terms of market share and revenues. Overall, global chip revenues grew a healthy 22.2 percent, driven by soaring ... Full article
Since the mid 90’s, industry watchers have predicted a slow, gradual death for the mainframe, as x86-based server farms and the cloud gained a stronger foothold in the high-performance computing (HPC) market. This hasn’t happened – primarily because the mainframe remains the most scalable, reliable and secure computing platform on the planet. In fact, we view the mainframe as ... Full article
Microsoft continued its foray into the high-end cloud storage sector with a deal this week to acquire hybrid cloud data storage and management vendor Avere Systems. The deal announced on Wednesday (Jan. 3) follows Microsoft's acquisition last August of Cycle Computing to bolster its "big compute" initiatives on the Azure cloud. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said the Cycle and Avere ... Full article
Capping what could be called The Year of Open Source, Node.js JavaScript runtime vendor NodeSource announced the results of its latest funding round on Christmas Day 2017, raising its total venture investments to more than $34 million since its founding in 2014. The San Francisco-based startup said its $17.5 million Series B funding round was led by Silicon Valley ... Full article
Among the growing list of blockchain initiatives launched this year, the open-source Hyperledger Project is gathering momentum with the release of its first production implementations, including the introduction of its first blockchain framework for enterprises. Launched last year by the Linux Foundation, the blockchain effort is already the open-source advocate's fastest growing project, according to Brian Behlendorf, executive director ... Full article
It’s been a fascinating year in advanced scale computing, much of that fascination focused on AI (broadly defined), now firmly established as the leitmotif of the high performance computing sector. Another big theme of 2017: expanding commercial adoption of HPC-class technologies. The editorial staffs of the three Tabor publications (EnterpriseTech, HPCwire, Datanami) have assembled what we think are some ... Full article
In a year-end call-to-arms memo sent to Intel employees, CEO Brian Krzanich declared that “the new normal” at Intel will be change and risk-taking. According to a published story by CNBC, Krzanich said the company faces “an exciting challenge” in strategic, or “new growth,” markets (connected devices, AI, autonomous driving) where other companies have forged ahead of the chip ... Full article
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A few months after we started Qumulo in 2012, VMware bought Nicira, a hot software- defined networking company, for $1.25 billion. As always, whenever ...
Developers are painfully aware of the risks inherent in deploying applications on the open Internet, but few are using tools designed to secure code ...
It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2017 -- GPU-powered analytics leader MapD Technologies today announced that it is partnering with IBM Power Systems to deliver unrivaled analytical performance. MapD recently conducted ...
BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 16, 2018 -- The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced the certification ...