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Doug Black

Distributed Systems and the Economic Power of Commoditization

May 24th, 2017 (0)
IDC recently reported that the number of data centers is declining and, at the same time, the total square-feet of raised flooring in data centers is also shrinking. The market research firm attributed this to the consolidation of data ...

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

May 19th, 2017 (0)
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 ...

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

May 16th, 2017 (0)
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, ...

RDMA Fabrics – Unlocking Enterprise Data Analytics

May 15th, 2017 (0)
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 ...

Healthcare Cloud Platform Aimed at Cutting Costs, Aiding Digital Transformation

May 14th, 2017 (0)
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 ...

Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training

May 10th, 2017 (0)
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 ...

Unified IoT Management Is Aim of VMware Offering

May 9th, 2017 (0)
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 ...

Bright Computing 8.0 Adds Azure, Expands Machine Learning Support

May 9th, 2017 (0)
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 ...

Blockchain Breaks into Enterprise Finance

May 8th, 2017 (0)
Today, enterprise finance professionals are looking to blockchain as the next key disruptor in payments technology, making headlines for its benefits in eliminating redundancies in cost reconciliation and closing the books faster. However, many CFOs are still struggling to ...

Speed Fix for Wall Street: Tick-to-Trade Half-life Cut in Half

May 5th, 2017 (0)
Wall Street speed addicts just got another fix. A triumvirate of companies, combining advanced NICs and algorithms powered by FPGAs, has announced it has cut the “tick-to-trade” life cycle half-life in half, from 250 to 120 nanoseconds. The joint ...
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