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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.

Net Virtualization Gets Real in 2017

December 20th, 2017 (0)
Despite a slowdown in global investment in networking technology, particularly in Asia, 2017 is seen as the year when network virtualization came of age. Meanwhile, industry groups are rolling out open networking platforms aimed at accelerating deployments in the ...

FPGAs, ASICs Seen Driving Machine Learning

December 18th, 2017 (0)
As machine learning makes steady progress in enterprise datacenters, industry observers are forecasting the emergence of a new wave of machine learning chips in the coming year, a market currently dominated by graphics processors. In it's annual technology forecast, ...

Andrew Ng Thinks AI Can Revive US Manufacturing

December 15th, 2017 (0)
AI pioneer Andrew Ng is launching a startup that would initially focus on revitalizing manufacturing, a strategy that parallels the first enterprise deployments of Internet of Things technologies. Separately, Ng (shown in his "bunny suit," left) announced partnership with ...

IBM Expands ‘Quantum Ready’ Effort

December 14th, 2017 (0)
IBM has enlisted large banks and automakers along with electronics, chemical and materials manufacturers to its quantum computing initiative designed to explore enterprise applications if and when the technology is ready for commercialization. The company announced further expansion of ...

Consumers Ready to Push Back, GDPR Survey Warns

December 13th, 2017 (0)
Two thousand and eighteen is shaping up as the year of consumer pushback as strict data regulations give the generators of boundless data new rights to see and demand that companies erase personal data under pending European Union rules. ...

Microsoft Embraces Kubernetes for Cloud Backup

December 11th, 2017 (0)
Microsoft is collaborating with Kubernetes specialist Heptio on a backup and disaster recovery tool for the Azure cloud as well as using the startup's Ark platform to move Kubernetes container orchestrator applications between datacenters and the Microsoft cloud. Heptio ...

AI Researchers Assemble ‘Moments in Time’

December 8th, 2017 (0)
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM Watson's unit have released a massive data set containing 1 million annotated video clips designed to spur development of new machine vision technologies. Potential applications range from self-driving car navigation ...

Booming Bitcoin Mining is an Energy Hog

December 7th, 2017 (0)
The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a boon to graphics chipmakers, for example, critics warn that Bitcoin ...

Containers Marching to Production, Survey Finds

December 6th, 2017 (0)
The rate at which containers have moved into production applications has increased three-fold over the last 18 months, according to a survey of cloud native technologies. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) said this week the steady enterprise embrace ...

VMware Unveils Hybrid Cloud Tools

December 5th, 2017 (0)
VMware is folding management features into the latest version of its cloud infrastructure as another way of easing the enterprise deployment of hybrid clouds. Along with automating the provisioning of cloud components across hybrid clouds via its vRealize suite, ...
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