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Google AlphaGo Zero Trains Self to Beat the ‘God of Go’

Google AlphaGo Zero Trains Self to Beat the ‘God of Go’

Imagine if all the atoms in the universe could be added up to a single number. Big ...

GE, Apple Bringing Predix IIoT Apps to iPhones/iPads

GE, Apple Bringing Predix IIoT Apps to iPhones/iPads

The powerhouse team of Apple and General Electric are joining forces to offer predictive data and analytics ...

Survey: Equifax Hack Highlights Open Source Insecurity

Survey: Equifax Hack Highlights Open Source Insecurity

With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for ...

GPU Database Early Adopter Sees Oil & Gas Queries Drop to 100 Milliseconds

GPU Database Early Adopter Sees Oil & Gas Queries Drop to 100 Milliseconds

System imbalance – in which processing power, memory capacity and data movement are in a state of ...

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The Pentagon is looking for ways to recast is its cloud security guidelines as a way to accelerate the department's slow migration to cloud computing. Meanwhile, key cloud providers to the U.S. military are extending their capabilities via acquisitions while expanding their capabilities to handle classified workloads. The Defense Department's chief information officer for cyber-security confirmed this week that ... Full article
Imagine if all the atoms in the universe could be added up to a single number. Big number, right?  Maybe the biggest number conceivable. But wait, there’s a bigger number out there. We're told that Go, the world’s oldest board game, has more possible board positions than there are atoms in the universe. Urban myth?  All right, let’s say ... Full article
DevOps, the intersection of software development, IT operations and quality assurance, is gaining adherents as enterprises look for tools and practices for speeding the delivery of applications and services while meeting compliance requirements. A new vendor survey finds that the embrace of DevOps is accelerating while software development teams were generally satisfied with the rigor provided by a disciplined ... Full article
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The powerhouse team of Apple and General Electric are joining forces to offer predictive data and analytics industrial apps from Predix, GE’s IIoT platform, to Apple iPhones and iPads. Today, the two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for Apple’s iOS, tools for developers to make their own industrial IoT apps. The companies said Predix SDK ... Full article
The long-running (by enterprise IT standards) competition between the Google-backed Kubernetes container orchestrator and Docker's Swarm appears to have a winner: Docker announced this week the enterprise edition of its pioneering application container platform would offer native support for Kubernetes. The endorsement likely makes Kubernetes the de facto industry standard for container orchestration, a key tool for using the ... Full article
With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for managing security. Vendors pushing approaches for monitoring software supply chains point to the recent Equifax breach affecting about 143 million consumers as a case in point: hackers exploited and Apache Struts vulnerability after the company ignored a security patch released six months ... Full article
System imbalance – in which processing power, memory capacity and data movement are in a state of disequilibrium – customarily has meant that compute power sits idle waiting for data. Imbalance continues today, but with the advent of open source tools, such as Apache Kafka and Storm enabling real-time streaming and rapid data ingest, the problem is reversed: processors ... Full article
Among the ways proposed to secure application containers and micro-services as they proliferate in datacenters is more rigorous oversight of the software supply chain. With those security considerations in mind, Google, IBM and a host of infrastructure partners said this week they are collaborating to address the security challenges faced by developers as micro-services go mainstream and the pace ... Full article
Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of EMC two years ago still stands as the largest tech deal ever. But as big as Dell EMC is, there’s an even larger Dell entity at play: Dell Technologies, a grouping of acquisitions that includes Dell, EMC, VMware, Virtustream and Secureworks, among others. Michael Dell has touted the technology breadth of the umbrella organization, ... Full article
Cloud services rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are collaborating on a deep learning library designed to accelerate development of models used to construct neural networks. The open source project dubbed "Gluon" would deliver an API that leverages a collection of neural network components to define machine-learning models. The partners said Thursday (Oct. 12) the Gluon interface will look ... Full article
A test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks scheduled for deployment next year will be outfitted with self-driving system based on Nvidia's AI processing technology for autonomous vehicles. The AI car computer called Drive PX will be combined with German automotive supplier ZF's self-driving platform in a fleet test planned by package delivery and logistics vendor Deutsche Post DHL Group ... Full article
On Tuesday (Oct. 10), Intel delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip to research partner QuTech, the quantum research institute of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. The announcement marks a major milestone in the 10-year, $50-million collaborative relationship with TU Delft and TNO, the Dutch Organization for Applied Research, to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. Like IBM, Microsoft and Google, ... Full article
Building on collaboration announced earlier this year, SAP said this week it would incorporate Nvidia's AI platform based on the graphics processing specialist's Volta architecture into its machine-learning portfolio. The upgrade to SAP's Leonardo machine learning suite includes the addition of Nvidia's Tesla V100 GPUs. The new Nvidia DGX-1 systems will be used for AI development projects as part ... Full article
Bitcoin mining is among the latest threats to public cloud security as hackers breach enterprise computing resources to hunt for the digital currency. Cloud security vendor RedLock reported earlier this month that hackers were using Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) cloud computing resources to mine for bitcoins. The process involves collecting all transactions made during a set period into ... Full article
In the two decades since Sun Microsystems declared “the network is the computer,” cloud computing has established itself as the de-facto model. The economic benefits of a near infinite, elastic infrastructure that customers don’t need to manage themselves have assured that. Storing information centrally has made it possible to deliver information wherever it’s needed, to any device, supporting the ... Full article
Waves of fear and anger circulate over digital transformation projects – most of them destined to fail –sweeping the enterprise IT landscape. The technology is willing, but in too many cases the spirit of cooperation between senior managers is weak. The epicenter of digital transformation failure, according to a new study: poor CIO/CTO collaboration. Michael Gale, a partner at ... Full article
Google Cloud Platform now supports nested virtualization, a feature that allows enterprise users to run multiple virtual machines inside a Linux VM—or as Google describes it, "VMs inside of VMs." The cloud upgrade is aimed at enterprise users who want to run both legacy and cloud-native applications on hybrid IT without modifications. The company noted in a recent blog ... Full article
Cloud-native applications being delivered via application containers now have the option of using what open-source leader Red Hat calls "container-native" storage integrated with the latest version of its RedShift container platform. Red Hat released an update to its container platform this week as the latest version of its Kubernetes-based container application platform unveiled in August. That was preceded late ... Full article
While most of the enterprise computing world – users and vendors – ride CPU and GPU ponies around the data center merry-go-round, the brass ring of ultra-fast processing and lower power consumption would be to bring FPGAs into mainstream frameworks, enabling this thoroughbred racehorse of compute to handle massively parallelized hardware offloading without extensive programming agony. With a view ... Full article
For the advanced data center of the coming decade, the fight for dominance calls to mind a half dozen sumo wrestlers in the ring at the same time, each putting themselves into position for the struggle ahead. Last week saw a slew of partnerships and products from Nvidia designed to enable its GPU technologies to be more easily adopted ... Full article
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In order to secure enterprise networks and their far-flung components, everyone needs to be on the same page. That's at least part of the ...
Four companies engaged in a cage fight for leadership in the emerging “advanced data center” market of the 2020s are, despite deep differences in ...
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 24, 2017 -- Fujitsu America, Inc. today announces the availability of its new, fully refreshed range of dual- and quad-socket PRIMERGY servers and octo-socket ...
The Pentagon is looking for ways to recast is its cloud security guidelines as a way to accelerate the department's slow migration to cloud ...
ARMONK, N.Y., July 24, 2017 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big ...