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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 Expands Deep Learning CPU Development

June 5th, 2018 (0)
An Israeli chip startup developing a new processor architecture for embedded AI applications has lined up another group of investors as it seeks to add intelligence to embedded devices at the network edge. Tel Aviv-based Hailo announced this week ...

Microsoft ‘All In’ For Open Source with GitHub Deal

June 4th, 2018 (0)
GitHub, the well-heeled and vibrant project collaboration platform for programmers, is being acquired by Microsoft as the software giant seeks to push deeper into enterprise software development. Microsoft said Monday (June 4) the all-stock deal for GitHub, which is ...

Nvidia Unifies AI, HPC Workloads in Datacenters

May 30th, 2018 (0)
Nvidia’s latest cloud server platform is intended as a “building block,” in the reference design sense, to support AI training and inference along with HPC workloads such as simulations. The GPU vendor (NASDAQ: NVDA) introduced its latest server platform ...

App Containers Begin to Scale

May 29th, 2018 (0)
Real-world assessments about the adoption of Docker application containers in production are surfacing as users deploy the technology to boost utilization of datacenter resources and accelerate delivery of a range of enterprise applications. According to a Docker usage report ...

Debate Intensifies on Algorithm Accountability

May 25th, 2018 (0)
The accelerating deployment of AI is prompting closer scrutiny of the underlying algorithms many observers fear could embed bias or worse as into a growing number of everyday applications. Concerns about the rise of automation via the “Algorithmic Economy” ...

Another GDPR Issue: Impact on Scientific Research

May 24th, 2018 (0)
Amid the angst over preparations—or lack thereof—for new European Union data protections entering into force at week’s end is the equally worrisome issue of the rules’ impact on scientific research. Among the concerns for the research community as the ...

Cloud Uncertainty Fuels Hybrid Approach

May 23rd, 2018 (0)
Unexpectedly high transition costs and a lack of transparency into cloud resource usage have tempered enthusiasm about cloud transitions, prompting organizations to continue investing in on-premises infrastructure while hedging their bets by embracing a hybrid IT approach, a new ...

Intel, Micron Up the Ante for Flash Memory

May 22nd, 2018 (0)
Chip makers continue to gear designs toward AI and other demanding cloud workloads that take advantage of datacenter flash storage capacity. To that end, memory specialist Micron Technology Inc. began shipping compact solid-state drives this week based on its ...

Google Adds TPUs to ML Engine, Updates Kubernetes

May 21st, 2018 (0)
As the amount of machine learning training data soars, so too does demand for new tools that will accelerate the process. With that in mind, Google Cloud announced the beta release of a new feature that allows users to ...

5G Seen as Key to IoT

May 18th, 2018 (0)
Among the critical elements required to support expanding Internet of Things deployments are wider wireless pipes that consume less power. That’s the promise of IoT networks supported by emerging fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless network rollouts that go well beyond ...
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