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Chip Makers Look Beyond Accelerators to ‘Balanced’ Systems

Chip Makers Look Beyond Accelerators to ‘Balanced’ Systems

The Cambrian explosion of about 500 million years ago is a popular metaphor for the tail end ...

Ignore AI Fear Factor at Your Peril: A Futurist’s Call for ‘Digital Ethics’

Ignore AI Fear Factor at Your Peril: A Futurist’s Call for ‘Digital...

 “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he ...

Inference Engine Uses SRAM to Edge AI Apps

Inference Engine Uses SRAM to Edge AI Apps

Flex Logix, the embedded FPGA specialist, has shifted gears by applying its proprietary interconnect technology to launch ...

Inside a Colo Data Center that Keeps London’s Capital Markets Humming

Inside a Colo Data Center that Keeps London’s Capital Markets Humming

London is the Olduvai Gorge of western capitalism. Under its central urban landscape are layers of mercantile ...

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November 8, 2018(0)
The Cambrian explosion of about 500 million years ago is a popular metaphor for the tail end of Moore’s Law scaling and the emergence of a variety of processing accelerators used primarily to digest data torrents at the network edge. Autonomous vehicle sensors are among the examples, generating on average about 4 Tb of data per day per instrumented ... Full article
November 1, 2018(0)
Flex Logix, the embedded FPGA specialist, has shifted gears by applying its proprietary interconnect technology to launch an inference engine that boosts neural inferencing capacity at the network edge while reducing DRAM bandwidth requirements. Instead, the inferencing engine draws greater processing bandwidth from less expensive and lower-power SRAMs. That inference approach is also touted as a better way to ... Full article
October 15, 2018(0)
The rush to automate manufacturing has revealed some unintended consequences as market pressures and assembly line realities underscore the fact that, sometimes, machines simply cannot replace humans when making things. That reality was highlighted earlier this year when electric car maker Tesla was forced to replace robots with humans when bottlenecks backed up car production. Tesla managers literally tore out ... Full article
September 27, 2018(0)
Iridium, the satellite communication specialist, is nearing full deployment of a new constellation of telecom satellites that would plug gaps in cellular coverage. Iridium and launch partner Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, expect to launch the final 10 satellites making up the $3 billion NEXT space-based network by the end of 2018. Iridium, McLean, Va., is now looking ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
As the Internet of Things matures, IoT application development is moving center stage with frameworks designed to accelerate deployment of devices along with platforms to handle data management. Meanwhile, IoT infrastructure players like Arm Ltd. continue to focus on networking and security tools needed to build out enterprise deployments of connected sensors and devices. Among the emerging IoT tools ... Full article
September 18, 2018(0)
Hybrid cloud specialist NetApp claims to have pulled together the components for a multi-cloud application container orchestration platform with its acquisition of StackPointCloud, developer of a Kubernetes cluster orchestration service for multiple clouds. The acquisition announced Tuesday (Sept. 18) is the latest example of how IT vendors are embracing Kubernetes container orchestration services as more enterprises hedge their bets ... Full article
August 23, 2018(0)
Enterprise networks, the plumbing of the vaunted digital transformation, are beginning to catch up with the rest the IT operation as network managers look seriously at automation tools while sorting through the proliferation of cloud “visibility” frameworks required to stay connected with customers. All that, a vendor survey finds, plus ongoing worries about data breaches as more enterprise networks ... Full article
August 22, 2018(0)
As consumer angst grows over Internet of Things security and performance, IoT startups are surfacing with schemes for safeguarding IoT devices from evolving attacks while fixing a rash of software glitches. Chip makers such as Arm Ltd. are investing heavily in new architectures designed to shore up IoT security from hub to edge. This week, a startup emerged from ... Full article
August 10, 2018(0)
The deployment of 5G wireless networks for low-latency applications like the Internet of Things is accelerating with plans for production of the first U.S. radio base station by the end of this year. Ericsson said this week it would begin producing 5G base stations at it Austin, Texas, ASIC design center. The Swedish telecommunications giants also said it would ... Full article
August 6, 2018(0)
Arm Ltd. is adding data management to its Internet of Things device and connectivity frameworks with the launch of a platform geared to hybrid infrastructure. The Pelion “device-to-data” IoT platform also targets hybrid infrastructure as enterprises confront IoT complexity, device “fragmentation” and the need for data management as they combine raw sensor, enterprise and industrial data into trillions of ... Full article
July 16, 2018(0)
5G has the unique challenge of enabling not only well-known services, such as mobile phone calls and ultra-broadband, but new services with very different characteristics. These services include low latency machine communications, such as autonomous vehicles, and Internet of Things (IoT), which may see as many as a million devices per square kilometer. This will call for significant changes ... Full article
July 3, 2018(0)
Twenty-two months after completing its $67 billion megadeal to ingest EMC Corp., Dell Technologies has again gone public with the issuance of a publicly traded tracking stock and the buyout of earlier investors in the EMC deal. The complex transaction allows founder Michael Dell and financial partner Silver Lake to maintain majority control of the IT giant. Michael Dell ... Full article
June 22, 2018(0)
Amid a flurry of cloud and networking initiatives announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was a commitment to invest $4 billion over the next four years to develop new technologies and services that would connect soaring data volumes at the network edge to “any cloud.” The company (NYSE: HPE) unveiled its “intelligent edge” initiative during a company event this week ... Full article
May 18, 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 mobile phones to support networks of connected devices. As wireless carriers jockey for position—including a proposed merger between T-Mobile and ... 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 14, 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 enterprises and the industrial IoT, rolled out a USB device this week designed to enable existing devices equipped with a ... Full article
April 9, 2018(0)
Pending European data privacy rules that also address “automated decision-making” are increasingly seen as having a broad impact on enterprise deployment of AI applications, prompting a U.S.-based group to predict the rules will stymie development within the European Union. The Center for Data Innovation warned that provisions targeting AI technology within the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would ... Full article
April 4, 2018(0)
The breakneck pace of machine intelligence development is prompting welcome assessments of the ethical implications of a technology that will have a profound effect on workers, consumers and most every other segment of society. With that sobering reality in mind, a new risk assessment released by federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton seeks to move beyond the often-heated rhetoric associated ... Full article
April 3, 2018(0)
Securing the Internet of Things appears to have advanced well beyond default factory settings to include data and network security features baked into IoT components as well as comprehensive approaches such as blockchain cryptography. The latest study by an IoT industry group found that data security along with network connectivity were key challenges as the technology moves from the ... Full article
March 27, 2018(0)
Nvidia upped the ante on GPU acceleration for deep learning with the latest release of inferencing engine that supports a range of machine intelligence applications running in datacenters as well as emerging automotive and robotics applications. Along with a new version of its TensorRT inference software integrated with Google’s TensorFlow framework, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) also announced a partnership with ... Full article

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