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Doug Black

AI in HPC on Wall Street: Getting Going Is the Hard Part

March 29th, 2017 (0)
IT managers in the financial services industry are fully aware that high performance data analytics, AI and deep learning technologies are plentiful and available, and they know that some FSI companies are already deriving advantage from them. But they ...

AI in the News: Rao in at Intel, Ng out at Baidu, NVIDIA on at Tencent Cloud

March 25th, 2017 (0)
Just as AI has become the leitmotif of the advanced scale computing market, infusing much of the conversation about HPC in commercial and industrial spheres, it also is impacting high-level management changes in the industry. This week saw two ...

Communities of Communities: The Next Era of Open Source Software

March 24th, 2017 (0)
We are now about 20 years into the open source software era. You might think that open source simply means publishing the source code for something useful. While this is correct by definition, the most important component of any ...

Industry Clouds: An At-Scale Grass Roots Movement Changing IT Life within Sectors

March 18th, 2017 (1)
One of life’s hazards is becoming so immersed in our own way of doing business that a major disruptive force develops all around us – a threat to our careers and livelihoods – that we can’t see. For enterprise ...

Making Sense of When to Use FPGAs

March 17th, 2017 (0)
While improvements in processors and software solutions have catalyzed major advances in high performance computing, the need for customizable performance is an ever-present challenge for organizations that rely on HPC systems. The latest generation of HPC-optimized processors have delivered ...

Data Prep: Easing Data Scientists’ ‘Janitorial Work’

March 15th, 2017 (0)
"Data Scientist": is there a more formidable job title in the IT industry? Not Data Manager, not Data Analyst, but Data Scientist. They command top salaries. They are in high demand. They know things, do things, discuss (among themselves) ...

Keys to a Successful Cloud Migration

March 10th, 2017 (0)
No matter what study you look at, it’s clear that cloud adoption is growing rapidly – and increasingly workloads are being shifted from the data center to clouds. Key considerations for planning successful cloud migrations start with a full ...

IDC’s HPC Group Spun out to Temporary Trusteeship

March 9th, 2017 (0)
The immediate fate of the HPC research group within International Data Corp. (IDC) became known yesterday with comments from (now former) IDC Program Vice President, HPC, Earl Joseph, who told EnterpriseTech his group is being spun out under the ...

Overcoming Security Challenges in the Hybrid Cloud

March 7th, 2017 (0)
Businesses are embracing the flexibility and scalability of hybrid cloud computing, where the public cloud and ancillary dedicated infrastructure converge. IDC predicts that by next year, 80 percent of organizations will be committed to hybrid cloud architectures. But many ...

Software Defined Storage: Changing Data from ‘State-ful’ to Stateless

March 4th, 2017 (0)
Hedvig, the Santa Clara software defined storage (SDS) start-up now in its third year, has announced the infusion of a cool $21.5 million in Series C venture funding as attention increasingly turns to the fragmented SDS market, predicted to ...
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