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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 25 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as Executive Editor for Electronic Engineering Times.

Survey: Equifax Hack Highlights Open Source Insecurity

October 17th, 2017 (0)
With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for managing security. Vendors pushing approaches for monitoring software supply chains point to the recent Equifax breach affecting about 143 million consumers as ...

Google, IBM Partner to Tighten Container Security

October 13th, 2017 (0)
Among the ways proposed to secure application containers and micro-services as they proliferate in datacenters is more rigorous oversight of the software supply chain. With those security considerations in mind, Google, IBM and a host of infrastructure partners said ...

AWS, Microsoft Team on ‘Open AI’

October 12th, 2017 (0)
Cloud services rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are collaborating on a deep learning library designed to accelerate development of models used to construct neural networks. The open source project dubbed "Gluon" would deliver an API that leverages a ...

Autonomous Trucks Demo Uses Nvidia AI Platform

October 11th, 2017 (0)
A test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks scheduled for deployment next year will be outfitted with self-driving system based on Nvidia's AI processing technology for autonomous vehicles. The AI car computer called Drive PX will be combined with German ...

SAP Upgrades AI Platform With Volta GPUs

October 10th, 2017 (0)
Building on collaboration announced earlier this year, SAP said this week it would incorporate Nvidia's AI platform based on the graphics processing specialist's Volta architecture into its machine-learning portfolio. The upgrade to SAP's Leonardo machine learning suite includes the ...

AWS Cloud Hacked by Bitcoin Miners

October 9th, 2017 (0)
Bitcoin mining is among the latest threats to public cloud security as hackers breach enterprise computing resources to hunt for the digital currency. Cloud security vendor RedLock reported earlier this month that hackers were using Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: ...

Google Brings ‘Nested’ VMs to Cloud

October 6th, 2017 (0)
Google Cloud Platform now supports nested virtualization, a feature that allows enterprise users to run multiple virtual machines inside a Linux VM—or as Google describes it, "VMs inside of VMs." The cloud upgrade is aimed at enterprise users who ...

Red Hat Rolls ‘Container-Native’ Storage

October 5th, 2017 (0)
Cloud-native applications being delivered via application containers now have the option of using what open-source leader Red Hat calls "container-native" storage integrated with the latest version of its RedShift container platform. Red Hat released an update to its container ...

FogHorn Pushes Machine Learning Into Industrial IoT

October 4th, 2017 (0)
As the industrial sector continues to spearhead Internet of Things deployments, investors are targeting analytics and machine learning startups focused on applications like predictive maintenance and streamlining business processes. Among the latest investees is FogHorn Systems, a developer of ...

Oracle Joins Shift to Cloud GPUs

October 3rd, 2017 (0)
Public cloud vendors continue to add processing horsepower in the form of Nvidia GPU accelerators and the graphics processor vendor's Tesla datacenter GPUs. Oracle announced this week it is adding Nvidia's Tesla GPUs to its public cloud a month ...
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