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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).

DoD Insists on Single JEDI Cloud Provider

May 17th, 2018 (0)
The Defense Department is sticking to its guns on a plan to award a single, huge contract for cloud computing that would support U.S. military operations. In a report to Congress justifying the single-source contract award, the Pentagon’s chief management ...

Google Adds More Cloud Features

May 16th, 2018 (0)
Google continues to roll out new cloud features as it seeks to differentiate its platform from rivals with new tools and redundancy designed to boost application availability. Separately, Google also announced beta availability of new Google Compute Engine virtual ...

HPE Expands Hyperconverged Portfolio with Plexxi Deal

May 15th, 2018 (0)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is broadening its software-defined infrastructure offerings with its acquisition of hyperconverged networking specialist Plexxi. Concurrently, Plexxi released a new version of its networking tool for software-defined datacenters designed to boost server and storage utilization. HPE did ...

IoT, Blockchain Merge in USB Device

May 14th, 2018 (0)
Just when you figured out blockchain technology, another layer of abstraction and utility is being added: a plug-and-play hardware connection that allows Internet of Things devices to handle blockchain transactions. Filament, a developer of blockchain hardware and software for ...

U.S. Forms AI Brain Trust

May 11th, 2018 (0)
Amid calls for a U.S. strategy for promoting AI development, the Trump administration is forming a senior-level panel to help coordinate government and industry research efforts. The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was announced Thursday (May 10) during a ...

Intel Increases AI, Chip Investments

May 10th, 2018 (0)
Intel Corp.’s venture capital arm unveiled a dozen new investments in startups this week spanning AI, cloud, Internet of Things and semiconductor technologies. Intel Capital announced the new investments totaling $72 million Tuesday (May 8) during a company summit. ...

Report: Qualcomm Dropping ARM Server Chips

May 9th, 2018 (0)
ARM Holding’s efforts to break Intel Corp.’s grip on the server chip market and dominance in the datacenter has apparently taken another hit with a report that Qualcomm Inc. is dropping its effort to offer processors for datacenter servers ...

Microsoft Adds Intel FPGAs to Azure Cloud for AI

May 8th, 2018 (0)
Intel and Microsoft are again joining forces, this time to accelerate Azure Cloud machine learning tools, including AI inferencing models, based on Intel’s FPGAs. Microsoft also this week announced the integration of its Project Brainwave, a hardware architecture designed ...

Mesosphere’s Investors Bet on Multicloud

May 7th, 2018 (0)
Demand for capabilities like machine learning and distributed databases are attracting investors looking to cash in on the shift to micro- and other exascale services running on hybrid cloud infrastructure. Mesosphere, the five-year-old datacenter pioneer built upon the Apache ...

As Cloud Fight Looms, DoD Sees Some Progress

May 4th, 2018 (0)
While vendors jockey for position to win a massive commercial cloud contract with the Defense Department, uptake on an existing military cloud platform is building. Pentagon agencies are shifting operations to MilCloud 2.0 at a faster than expected pace, ...
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