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Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychologica...

Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems ...

What’s Up with Hyperion as It Transitions From IDC?

What’s Up with Hyperion as It Transitions From IDC?

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Hyperion Research – formerly the IDC HPC group – apparently you ...

HPE’s Memory-centric The Machine Coming into View, Opens ARMs to 3rd-party Developers

HPE’s Memory-centric The Machine Coming into View, Opens ARMs to 3rd-part...

Announced three years ago, HPE’s The Machine is said to be the largest R&D program in the ...

RDMA Fabrics – Unlocking Enterprise Data Analytics

RDMA Fabrics – Unlocking Enterprise Data Analytics

Ultra-low latency requirements in the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry continue to drive interconnect considerations for the ...

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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
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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
At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., this morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. One thing is undeniable about the Volta V100: it is a giant chip, 33 ... Full article
A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Big Blue, from weeks to hours with a new, distributed version of TensorFlow running on clusters. The new PowerAI software is comprised of four ... Full article
While more enterprises are moving workloads to the public cloud, a datacenter survey finds that the percentage of workloads residing in on-premise or co-location datacenters has remained stable since 2014. The Uptime Institute's annual survey found that the percentage of workloads running in enterprise-owned or operated datacenters has remained at 65 percent over the last three years. "The takeaway ... Full article
At Dell EMC World in Las Vegas today, VMware announced an ambitious IoT infrastructure management and monitoring technology strategy that the company said will provide a unified means to manage, operate, scale and secure IoT projects from the edge to the cloud. The first in a family of IoT offerings, VMware Pulse IoT Center is an enterprise-grade IoT implementation ... Full article
Bright Computing, long a prominent provider of cluster management tools for HPC, today released version 8.0 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack. The release includes major and minor new features such as a completely rebuilt and now web-based administration interface, the addition of bursting capability to Microsoft Azure, expanded container handling, and updated machine learning tools. Like many ... Full article
As flash based storage makes inroads in the datacenter, a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors are embracing networking technologies like Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, as a way to leverage low-latency flash solid-state drives. Among the converts are networking specialist Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), which announced support this week for NVMe over fabrics as a way to scale ... Full article
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