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Digital Platform for Health Care Industry Coming from Partners and Persistent

Digital Platform for Health Care Industry Coming from Partners and Persiste...

Partners HealthCare and Persistent Systems have announced a collaboration that has the earmarks of a shared-resource industry ...

TCP/IP Outdated for Big Data Transport, Quiet Company Says

TCP/IP Outdated for Big Data Transport, Quiet Company Says

In network technology circles there’s a joke about “never underestimating the bandwidth capacity of a station wagon ...

AI Translation of Online Sarcasm for Sales Research. No Kidding

AI Translation of Online Sarcasm for Sales Research. No Kidding

“I don’t hate Mondays at all.” “This sugar-free, gluten-free quinoa cake is exactly what I wanted for ...

Future View of HPC on Wall Street: Machine-Time Analytics

Future View of HPC on Wall Street: Machine-Time Analytics

We’ve all heard futuristic debates about artificial intelligence that are, by turn, alarming or optimistic. One side ...

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Partners HealthCare and Persistent Systems have announced a collaboration that has the earmarks of a shared-resource industry cloud (aka, vertical cloud) – what the companies describe as an industry-wide open-source platform for knowledge exchange across health care providers and for development of decision support apps in the clinical environment. With the goal of supporting digital transformation to clinical care, ... Full article
Just under a year after acquiring API management specialist 3scale, Red Hat rolled out a "containerized" platform for managing APIs in the datacenter. Separately, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) released the latest version of its JBoss messaging platform designed to leverage "reactive programming" to build distributed applications. The new JBoss AMQ platform is based on two Apache open source projects ... Full article
In network technology circles there’s a joke about “never underestimating the bandwidth capacity of a station wagon full of tapes driving down the highway.” In the same vein, at re:Invent last fall, Amazon Web Services announced with fanfare – and some humor – a service for transferring up to 100PB of data to AWS in a 45-foot long shipping ... Full article
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The clock it ticking on new data privacy regulations set to enter into force next year, prompting enterprise data management vendors to issue dire warnings about mandatory regulatory compliance and—not coincidentally--offering turnkey solutions. Enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to begin on May 25, 2018, replacing a 1995 directive. Approved by the EU ... Full article
“I don’t hate Mondays at all.” “This sugar-free, gluten-free quinoa cake is exactly what I wanted for dessert.” “I am totally happy skipping my vacation to work a few extra hours for free.” Sarcasm like this is commonplace in conversation and on social media. Most of us are adept at detecting it. But take sarcasm out of traditional verbal ... Full article
Artificial intelligence will hit the factory floor and the smart grid as an automation specialist joins forces with IBM Watson to being real-time decision-making to those and other industrial applications. IBM (NYSE: IBM) said Tuesday (April 25) it would partner with Swiss industrial automation specialist ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) to deliver AI and machine learning tools for factory ... Full article
IBM, NVIDIA, and Stone Ridge Technology today reported setting the performance record for a “billion cell” oil and gas reservoir simulation. Using IBM Minsky servers with NVIDIA P100 GPUs and Stone Ridge’s ECHELON petroleum reservoir simulation software, the trio claim their effort “shatters previous (Exxon) results using one-tenth the power and 1/100th of the space. The results were achieved ... Full article
The healthcare sector along with the explosion of connected devices are driving the big data storage market, according to a new survey of the global storage market that pegs annual growth over the next decade at more than 20 percent. The storage surge also is prompting more vendors to integrate predictive analytics with software-based storage options while moving storage ... Full article
We’ve all heard futuristic debates about artificial intelligence that are, by turn, alarming or optimistic. One side portrays a dystopian, tech-noir world where machines have grown so smart and so fast that we become relatively unintelligent, obsolete and unemployed. Not to worry, counter AI advocates, the alarmists don’t understand the true role of AI as a “recommendation engine” that ... Full article
OpenStack proponents said their latest user survey shows that the open-source cloud-computing platform has emerged as a mature infrastructure technology with broader enterprise adoption and more deployments in production. The latest OpenStack user study reveals that two-thirds of deployments are handling production workloads while most are adopting infrastructure services such as Nova (computing), Cinder (block storage) and Neutron (networking). ... Full article
There’s a paradox in the world of digital transformation: the goal is hyper-acceleration of applications and automation of processes across the enterprise through advanced technologies, yet creating sleek new data and process flows typically condemns the developer to a funereal procession of tasks that meanders from tedium to apathy, with an occasional side trip to monotony, mortal combat with ... Full article
Big data is opening a lot of doors for companies, providing real insights for those that want to understand their customers better and identify new products and services to offer. But big data has a big problem: managing and storing all of that data. When Apache Hadoop arrived, it was considered an on-site storage panacea. But then came the ... Full article
Storage, not computing resources, has emerged as the latest battleground in the public cloud price wars, according to an industry index. Market tracker 451 Research said this week the cloud storage battle lines were drawn during the third quarter of 2016 when it detected a reduction in object storage prices offered by IBM SoftLayer. Rivals Amazon Web Services, Google ... Full article
Oracle's databases and developer tools can now be pulled as images from a Docker container registry as the partners look to speed development of cloud-native database applications. Oracle becomes the latest enterprise IT vendor to jump on the Docker container bandwagon as it seeks to expand its reach in the public cloud market. Among the container-based application, middleware and ... Full article
From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., today, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors. Caffe2’s GitHub page describes it as “an experimental refactoring of Caffe allows a more flexible way to organize computation.” The first ... Full article
HPC cloud specialist Rescale is partnering with Intel and HPC resource provider R Systems to offer first-ever cloud access to Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” processors. The infrastructure is based on the 68-core Knights Landing chip with integrated Omni-Path fabric (the 7250F Xeon Phi). “It is a three-way joint initiative,” Tyler Smith, head of partnerships at Rescale told HPCwire. R Systems ... Full article
Application container technology continues to mature at an accelerating pace as it expands beyond cloud native deployments to address emerging platforms such as the Internet of Things while building blocks emerge to scale the existing container ecosystem. What that in mind, container pioneer Docker rolled out a pair of open source projects this week at the nascent industry sector's ... Full article
Intel Developer Forum 2017 in San Francisco has been canceled, as have all future IDF events. In a message to the community on its website, posted yesterday, April 17, Intel writes: “Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum! Intel has a number ... Full article
IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. IBM (NYSE: IBM) also announced on Monday (April 17) the formation of a machine learning work group within the OpenPOWER Foundation. ... Full article
The state of AI today reminds us of the old observation about teenagers and sex: there’s more curiosity than knowledge, more talk than action, more failed attempts than actual achievement. Also, it’s been around a long time, but each generation has to learn it anew. As Forrester Research observes in its new report "Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Q1 2017," AI ... Full article
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