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Doug Black

DevOps and Automation: There’s a Big Difference

February 22nd, 2017 (0)
Confusion abounds that DevOps and development automation are synonymous. An online search for implementing DevOps practices leads to lists of tools meant to automate everything from development to QA to deployment. While automation is certainly a key aspect of ...

Icelandic Data Center Cuts Power Costs, Carbon Footprint for ThreatMetrix

February 22nd, 2017 (0)
One can envision Iceland – an island country so remote it makes you wonder at the navigational prowess of the 9th century mariners who settled there, a place of exotic natural wonders and harsh natural elements, that at times ...

ExxonMobil, NCSA, Cray Scale Reservoir Simulation to 700,000+ Processors

February 17th, 2017 (0)
In a scaling breakthrough for oil and gas discovery, ExxonMobil geoscientists report they have harnessed the power of 717,000 processors – the equivalent of 22,000 32-processor computers – to run complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models. This is ...

Tokyo Tech’s TSUBAMI3.0 Will Be First HPE-SGI Super

February 17th, 2017 (0)
Editor’s note: Just after posting the story Thursday at 9:30 pm PT, we received confirmation from Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka that the primary contractor is SGI Japan. Partners include NVIDIA (P100 Pascal with NVLINK), DDN (Exascalar), Intel (Omni-Path + NVMe), Univa, among ...

Drug Developers Enlist Google Cloud HPC in the Fight Against ALS

February 16th, 2017 (0)
Within the haystack of a lethal disease such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's Disease) there exists, somewhere, the molecular needle that will pierce this therapy-resistant affliction. Finding it is a trial-and-error process of monumental proportions for ...

Insight to Action: 8 Analytics Trends for the New Algorithmic Enterprise

February 15th, 2017 (0)
“I spend millions on analytics, machine learning and big data. I have tons of insights. Too many insights. What I need is more action.” A CMO recently said this to me during an executive summit, and his feelings are ...

Security News Ahead of RSA: Breach Worries Stop Digital Transformation

February 10th, 2017 (0)
In advance of next week’s big RSA data security show in San Francisco, we’ve received a bevy of security product announcements from companies leveraging data analytics, AI, behavior analytics and machine learning to automate threat detection, many of them ...

Intel Announces New High-end Xeon Processor E7-8894 v4

February 9th, 2017 (0)
Intel Corp. today announced enhanced performance capabilities from its new Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 product family with the addition of the new high-performance E7-8894 v4 to its SKU stack. The company said the new chip targets scale-up workloads, such ...

Thanks for the Memory: Diablo/Inspurs’ In-Memory Benchmark Boast

February 9th, 2017 (0)
Cramming more data into memory is a permanent objective for technology strategists seeking to satisfy the surging demand for real-time big data analytics. With the ultimate goal of reducing data center "server sprawl," memory technology specialist Diablo and server ...

Intel and Trump Announce $7B for Fab 42 Targeting 7nm

February 8th, 2017 (0)
In what may be an attempt by President Trump to reset his turbulent relationship with the high tech industry, he and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today announced plans to invest more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42, which ...
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