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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Startup Brings HPC Containers to the Enterprise

February 8th, 2018 (0)
The driving force behind Singularity, the popular HPC container technology, is bringing the open source platform to the enterprise with the launch of a new venture, Sylabs Inc., which emerged this week from stealth mode. Sylabs CEO Gregory Kurtzer, ...

Chip Market Soared on Memory Demand

February 7th, 2018 (0)
Global spending on semiconductors jumped a hefty 17 percent in 2017, driven by demand and corresponding price hikes for memory in datacenters and early industrial deployments of the Internet of Things. While memory prices and demand are expected to ...

Graphics Apps Shift to Cloud

February 6th, 2018 (0)
Graphics-heavy applications based on Linux or Windows can now be accessed remotely via the public cloud with the availability of Teradici Corp.'s cloud connection software on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace. Based on the Canadian company's PC-over-IP technology, ...

Google-Backed Study Seeks Middle Ground in AI Debate

February 5th, 2018 (0)
The debate over the benefits and pitfalls of AI is evolving as alarmists and cheerleaders are joined by realists operating on the assumption that machine learning is here stay, workers must be retrained along with other technology investments while ...

Cisco, Google Advance Hybrid Cloud Collaboration

February 2nd, 2018 (0)
Cisco Systems and Google have been collaborating over the past year to extend the Kubernetes container orchestrator to on-premises production platforms. Cisco's collaboration with Google Cloud was disclosed last fall as the partners sought to extend their hybrid cloud ...

Heptio Bucks Kubernetes Distribution Trend

February 1st, 2018 (0)
As container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes make hybrid infrastructure more agile, gradually usurping the role of virtual machines, more tools are emerging from upstream developers of the open source container project. The latest comes from the startup whose founders ...

Red Hat Buys Container Startup CoreOS

January 30th, 2018 (0)
Red Hat is expanding its push into the nascent micro-services and container orchestration sector with the acquisition of plucky startup CoreOS. The acquisition announced Tuesday (Jan. 30) is valued at $250 million, underscoring the soaring market valuations for open-source ...

Quantum Computers Threaten Data Encryption

January 29th, 2018 (0)
The promise of quantum computing comes with a major downside: "Cryptographically useful" quantum machines will threaten public key encryption used to secure data in the cloud, a new report warns. The Cloud Security Alliance also found in a report ...

Vermont Launches Blockchain Project

January 26th, 2018 (0)
Early efforts to use blockchain technology for financial transactions are gathering momentum with the launch of a pilot project between a blockchain startup and a Vermont city to use the digital ledger to record real estate deals. Propy Inc., ...

Cumulus Networks Riding Shift to Open Nets

January 23rd, 2018 (0)
Open networking specialist Cumulus Networks closed its latest funding round this week as it seeks to capitalize on the market shift to agile datacenter operations. The company, Mountain View, Calif., said it raised $43 million in new funding in ...
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