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Google Adds TPUs to ML Engine, Updates Kubernetes

Google Adds TPUs to ML Engine, Updates Kubernetes

As the amount of machine learning training data soars, so too does demand for new tools that ...

Rehydrating the Data Center – A New Spin on Water Cooling

Rehydrating the Data Center – A New Spin on Water Cooling

Much as race cars are to the automobile industry, high performance computing (HPC) has long been the ...

Intel Extends Support for IoT Vision Edge Apps

Intel Extends Support for IoT Vision Edge Apps

In the IoT era unfolding before us, the next frontier is vision applications, applying ML and DL ...

DoD Insists on Single JEDI Cloud Provider

DoD Insists on Single JEDI Cloud Provider

The Defense Department is sticking to its guns on a plan to award a single, huge contract ...

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May 21, 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 speed training by running Tensor processing units (TPU) on its machine learning engine. The company also announced general availability of ... Full article
May 21, 2018(0)
While blockchain is currently one of the most trumpeted technologies, some dismiss it as a fad related to cryptocurrency. The reality, however, is that companies across industries are looking at how blockchain can address major business issues, particularly with respect to speeding supply chain and reducing friction. Ignoring enterprise applications of this technology could damage your organization’s competitive position. ... Full article
May 18, 2018(0)
In the IoT era unfolding before us, the next frontier is vision applications, applying ML and DL techniques for real-time/near-time analytics of video data from cameras at the edge.  It’s a way to monitor reality, with use cases across industrial sectors as far as the eye can see: in manufacturing (finding product defects on assembly lines), retail (inventory oversight, ... Full article
May 17, 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 officer argued that selecting one cloud vendor would help expedite the rollout of the enterprise-wide cloud initiative called Joint Enterprise ... Full article
May 16, 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 machine instances with increased memory and greater computing resources. The public cloud competitor (NASDAQ: GOOGL) unveiled a new feature this ... Full article
May 15, 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 not disclose terms of its deal for Plexxi but did say Tuesday (May 15) it expects to close the acquisition ... Full article
May 15, 2018(0)
Anything as immense, impactful and powerful as public cloud computing is bound to be variegated, encompassing the good, the bad and the ugly. As AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and the other platforms gain more market adoption – usually in tandem with an on-prem data center – the benefits and landmines of cloud computing for compute- and data-intensive ... Full article
May 10, 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. The chip maker said the new investments bring its total for 2018 to more than $115 million. Intel Capital also ... Full article
May 9, 2018(0)
At Tabor Communications' annual Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) held this week in Austin, the focus was on enterprise adoption of HPC-class technologies and high performance data analytics (HPDA). It’s a confab that brings together end users (CIOs, IT planners, department heads) and vendors and encourages group discussion and debate to go along with presentations and panel discussions. As it ... Full article
May 9, 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 based on an ARM design. Qualcomm, which recently fended off a takeover bid by Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) after the ... Full article
May 8, 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 to accelerate real-time AI calculations, with its Azure machine learning platform. Microsoft unveiled Azure machine learning models during a company ... Full article
May 7, 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 Mesos cluster manager, provided more evidence this week that its datacenter operating system approach is maturing, announcing a $125 million ... Full article
May 4, 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, John Hale, chief of enterprise applications at the Defense Information Systems Agency, told a recent industry conference. DISA awarded a ... Full article
May 3, 2018(0)
As application containers enter the mainstream, a new set of production security issues is emerging. That has prompted early container orchestration and cloud vendors to establish frameworks to help manage security alerts when containers are compromised. Among them is Google, which rolled out new cloud security functions this week along with a roster of container security vendors that have ... Full article
May 2, 2018(0)
Microservices, the web-scale application architecture, is making serious headway in production, according to a vendor survey, but the tradeoff for more agile application delivery is a new set of operational challenges that include identifying and resolving performance issues. The inherent agility of the lightweight microservices architecture is among the attributes driving adoption, reports application performance management specialist LightStep, along ... Full article
May 1, 2018(0)
Google Cloud Platform’s new data orchestrator dubbed Cloud Composer is its latest managed service based on its Apache Airflow workflow management tool. Announcing the beta launch of Cloud Composer on Tuesday (May 1), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said the orchestration tool is designed to develop, schedule and monitor enterprise workflows across internal datacenters or multiple clouds. Hence, workflow management would ... Full article
May 1, 2018(0)
 Tagging is a major part of pretty much any cloud deployment. It’s commonly used to assign some piece of useful information to a cloud resource. Most IT teams rely on tagging for cost control. They tag servers, storage volumes, databases and load balancers with the name of the provisioning user and the team or department they belong to. Some ... Full article
May 1, 2018(0)
Google announced today that Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs are now available in public beta on its Google Cloud Platform (GCP), accessible through its infrastructure-as-a-service offering Compute Engine and on Kubernetes Engine, its managed environment for deploying containerized applications. The cloud giant also announced general availability of Nvidia’s previous-generation P100 parts, in public beta on Google’s platform since September 2017. The ... Full article
April 26, 2018(0)
Rackspace is expanding it managed private cloud services with the addition of six new bare metal instances that it collectively refers to as bare metal as a service. The private cloud vendor announced the new managed hosting service this week that combines increasingly popular consumption pricing model along with “on-demand” infrastructure. The combination would allow users to provision infrastructure ... Full article
April 25, 2018(0)
Google continues to add regional cloud partners as it seeks to differentiate its public cloud offerings while distributing its machine learning building blocks. Atos, the French big data platform and server vendor, announced a partnership with Google Cloud this week addressing secure hybrid cloud, data analytics and machine learning along with “digital workplace” initiatives. The partnership makes Google an ... Full article

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