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GDPR, AI, Blockchain: Making Legal Fiction a Reality

GDPR, AI, Blockchain: Making Legal Fiction a Reality

While some people worry about AI automating away high-paying jobs, inherent developer bias present in a new ...

Spectre, Meltdown Redux: Intel Chips Found Vulnerable to More Malware

Spectre, Meltdown Redux: Intel Chips Found Vulnerable to More Malware

A published report states that Intel chips are vulnerable to three new malware attacks with the ability ...

Intel Reveals Next Gen Xeon Processors, Optane Persistent Memory

Intel Reveals Next Gen Xeon Processors, Optane Persistent Memory

For all its power, success, profits and influence, life at Intel is a permanent struggle. Chide if ...

How to Contain Cryptojackers Attacking Enterprise Networks

How to Contain Cryptojackers Attacking Enterprise Networks

As the value of cryptocurrencies increased, cybercriminals quickly seized on it as a new opportunity for profit ...

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Fueled by HPC, Energy Industry Drives to New Heights

In the data-driven energy industry, success increasingly hinges on the use of ever-more-powerful high performance computing systems.

m the discovery and mapping of new oil and gas fields to the design and placement of wind- and solar-energy farms, high performance computing continues to be an essential resource for the energy industry. Almost anywhere you look in the industry, you will find powerful parallel-processing systems churning through enormous amounts of data.

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A microservices startup built upon open-source software designed to replace the HTTP data transfer protocol has attracted seed funding from early investors led by Dell Technologies Capital. Netifi, founded last year by cloud software specialists who previously worked at Netflix, Nike (NYSE: NKE) and JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM), said this week it raised $2 million in seed funding. The ... Full article
While some people worry about AI automating away high-paying jobs, inherent developer bias present in a new AI project called Claudette has ended up creating new work — for lawyers. Claudette is an AI tool for analyzing the privacy policies and terms and conditions that consumers must agree to before using many online services. Claudette reads end-user license agreements ... Full article
A published report states that Intel chips are vulnerable to three new malware attacks with the ability to steal passwords, personal information, financial data and encryption keys. Intel has confirmed the report on its Software Developer Zone site, giving the malware a “high severity” rating. According to Intel, the malware can mount “side channel” attacks of cached data triggered ... Full article
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As mobile workers access more corporate data stored in the cloud, a secure network architecture called “Zero Trust” is emerging as a way of maintaining control of sensitive data while providing greater visibility into how data is being used and by whom. Zero Trust is being adopted by enterprises as a way of preventing leakage and all-out data breaches. ... Full article
The deployment of 5G wireless networks for low-latency applications like the Internet of Things is accelerating with plans for production of the first U.S. radio base station by the end of this year. Ericsson said this week it would begin producing 5G base stations at it Austin, Texas, ASIC design center. The Swedish telecommunications giants also said it would ... Full article
For all its power, success, profits and influence, life at Intel is a permanent struggle. Chide if you will Andy Grove’s faith in paranoia as an organizing corporate principle, but Intel is right to believe everyone’s out to get them. Everyone, in fact, is. Driven by fear, the company has accomplished the rare feat of staying on top – ... Full article
Rigetti Computing plans to build a 128-qubit quantum computer based on an equivalent quantum processor that leverages emerging hybrid computing algorithms used to test programs and potential applications. Founded in 2013 and based in Berkeley, Calif., Rigetti bills itself as “a full-stack quantum computing company.” It announced plans this week to deploy the 128-qubit machine over the next 12 ... Full article
Oracle Corp. extended its cloud automation push this week with the release of a “self-driving” cloud database service aimed at autonomous online transaction processing while supporting data warehousing. The cloud competitor is making greater use of machine learning and other automation capabilities as it upgrades its traditional databases while differentiating its cloud services from competitors like Amazon Web Services ... Full article
As the value of cryptocurrencies increased, cybercriminals quickly seized on it as a new opportunity for profit – and mischief. Ever adaptable, they adjusted their technique for generating payoffs, moving from utilizing ransomware to encrypt data to pirating enterprise computing power to hit crypto-jackpots. Cybercriminals have their sights set on enterprise networks, which provide access to thousands of machines. ... Full article
Wherever there’s AI, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a car trying to drive itself, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a robot stacking boxes from a warehouse conveyer belt, Nvidia’s there. Wherever there’s a machine learning bet sizing application for Wall Street traders, Nvidia’s there. Where there’s a start-up modeling how infection spreads in hospitals, Nvidia’s there. And where there’s one of ... Full article
Datacenter operators are looking for new ways to ensure IT resiliency as the frequency and severity of datacenter outages increases along with technology complexity and more demanding workloads, an industry survey finds. The Uptime Institute, which released its annual datacenter survey on Tuesday (Aug. 7), also reported that operators continue to struggle with the tradeoffs associated with hybrid IT ... Full article
Auto maker Tesla looks to be disrupting the nascent AI market with the disclosure by company founder Elon Musk that the car maker is developing a new high-end AI chip that would replace GPUs provided by current Tesla supplier Nvidia. Musk revealed last week that Tesla silicon engineers have been working on the AI chip for about three years. ... Full article
Arm Ltd. is adding data management to its Internet of Things device and connectivity frameworks with the launch of a platform geared to hybrid infrastructure. The Pelion “device-to-data” IoT platform also targets hybrid infrastructure as enterprises confront IoT complexity, device “fragmentation” and the need for data management as they combine raw sensor, enterprise and industrial data into trillions of ... Full article
Bestowing the blessings of AI, machine learning and deep learning upon more than the 1 percent means easing entry into the mysteries of AI. This requires new combinations of technologies with capabilities otherwise possessed only by data scientists, those AI-capable unicorns worth their body weights in gold and who are so often lured by bags of gold from the ... Full article
There is no shortage of corporate AI projects underway and most will fail because companies have not laid the proper foundation in the form of pilot projects or proof of concept approaches needed to scale AI efforts. That’s the central conclusion of a new survey of about 80 companies jumping on the AI bandwagon but neglecting to look before ... Full article
The rapid turnaround approach to enterprise application development known as low code continues to gain momentum with this week’s acquisition of cloud native application development specialist Mendix by the German industrial conglomerate Siemens. Munich-based Siemens (ETR: SIE) said Wednesday (Aug. 1) is expects to close the roughly $730 million cash deal during its first fiscal quarter in early 2019. ... Full article
When Miguel – the 12-year old protagonist of “Coco,” the recently released film from Disney and Pixar – first sees the Land of the Dead, it’s a beautiful moment in animated filmmaking. The city, which appears to go on forever, floats in space. Because it’s always night in the Land of the Dead, millions of light sources were needed ... Full article
Semiconductor design is booming, propelled by unrelenting demand for new memory chips, cloud computing and the digitization of entire industry sectors such as automotive and industrial. Technology tracker IHS Markit estimates chip design spending will top $300 billion in 2018 for the first time, up nearly $20 billion over last year. Annual spending will “remain strong, thanks to expensive ... Full article
System administrators and database administrators have different perspectives on high availability (HA). The differences can cause problems ranging from consternation and conflict to wasted investments and excessive downtime. While the differences are reconcilable, they are not trivial. For example, using Raw Device Mapping technology in VMware’s vSphere to create a high availability cluster makes it difficult or impossible to ... Full article
Istio, the “service mesh” intended to connect application components and thereby boost the capabilities of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator, has advanced over the past year as a way of managing increasingly popular micro-services. Partners Google Cloud, IBM (NYSE: IBM), ride sharer Lyft and Red Hat’s CoreOS unit along with other open source developers announced the 1.0 release of Istio ... 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 ...
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 16, 2018 -- GIGABYTE is bringing ARM to the server world with the official release of our first Cavium ThunderX2 based server systems: the ...
CAMPBELL, Calif., May 21, 2018 -- Panzura, a leader in enterprise hybrid cloud NAS and multi-cloud data management, and Veeam Software, a leader in Intelligent Data Management ...
REDMOND, Wash., May 21, 2018 -- XKL LLC, a leading provider of fiber optic networking systems, announces that the Smithsonian Institution initiated updating its legacy infrastructure with ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 21, 2018 -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced ...
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