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100-Year-Old Unbreakable Cipher Could Transform Digital Security

100-Year-Old Unbreakable Cipher Could Transform Digital Security

What if there were a cure for cancer, but the medical profession didn’t provide it? Or a ...

AI ‘Dual Use’ Poses New Security Threats

AI ‘Dual Use’ Poses New Security Threats

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of ...

Fools for Love: ML Defends against Dating Site Fraudsters

Fools for Love: ML Defends against Dating Site Fraudsters

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate and, for the fortunate among us, enjoy that most intoxicating ...

Arm Launches ML Processors for Edge Devices

Arm Launches ML Processors for Edge Devices

Arm Ltd., the U.K. chip intellectual property vendor, is rolling out a machine learning platform designed to ...

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What if there were a cure for cancer, but the medical profession didn’t provide it? Or a plant that solves world food shortages, but farmers wouldn’t grow it? Or an unbreakable cipher for digital security, but the cryptography field didn’t use it? Not only is that unbreakable cipher real, it’s been around for more than 100 years. It was ... Full article
While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. A report released this week by researchers ... Full article
Processor specialist Arm is extending its push into the Internet of Things security market with a device authentication effort based on the cellular technology mainstay, the SIM card. Meanwhile, a batch of IoT device certification and network gateways also surfaced this week as IoT vendors shift their focus to securing the emerging device network. The U.K. chip intellectual property ... Full article
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The crypto-currency mining craze has now extended from hijacking supercomputers and public computing resources to include application containers, according to a security vendor. Researchers at Aqua Security said this week they followed up on what was described as widespread accounts of attempted—and sometimes successful—crypto-currency mining attacks on container infrastructure. The reports are emerging as containers enter high-volume production for ... Full article
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate and, for the fortunate among us, enjoy that most intoxicating of human emotions: romantic love. But amid the red roses and candlelit dinners we must also be wary of love’s potential for online treachery. If “love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise,”** it’s also a tool ... Full article
Serverless computing, a cloud framework in which a host provider allocates resources as needed rather than charging upfront for dedicated capacity, is emerging as a viable enterprise option for cloud-native workloads. A white paper on serverless technology released this week by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), seeks to establish some ground rules for the nascent market. “Serverless is ... Full article
Arm Ltd., the U.K. chip intellectual property vendor, is rolling out a machine learning platform designed to boost the functionality of devices at the network edge, beginning with an object detection capability. Arm, which is focusing heavily on Internet of Things (IoT) processors, said this week its Project Trillium would bring machine learning and neural networking functionality to edge ... Full article
Competition in the white hot AI (and public cloud) market pits Google against Amazon this week, with Google offering AI hardware  on its cloud platform intended to make it easier, faster and cheaper to train and run machine learning/deep learning systems, while Amazon is reportedly developing its own AI chip portfolio. It’s the latest in a series of processor-related ... Full article
Cloud contender Oracle Corp. is expanding its infrastructure with plans to open a dozen new datacenter regions along with new database and other automated services for handling artificial intelligence and blockchain workloads. Oracle announced the datacenter expansion at a company event on Monday (Feb. 12) while demonstrating new autonomous cloud and database features designed to enable self-service AI and ... Full article
Intel has addressed the drive for increasingly powerful processing at the edge of systems and networks with the launch this week of the Xeon D-2100 SoC, designed to support workloads that require more compute, analytics and data protection closer to endpoint devices. The announcement follows last month’s revelations of “Spectre” and “Meltdown” security vulnerabilities that could force CPUs to ... Full article
Among the approaches to ramping up AI innovation is applying blockchain technology as a new kind of marketplace to help open-source developers find AI building blocks that can be quickly implemented. In turn, the digital ledger technology can be used to compensate code jockeys who built the components. Two blockchain startups announced a partnership this week to create a ... Full article
Migration of government agencies’ legacy applications to public clouds is a two-headed monster: one head is the procurement process, which can take months or years. The other is the actual technical work of IT migration.  REAN Cloud, a cloud systems integrator, has been picked by the Department of Defense to take on the monster, awarding the Herndon, VA-based company ... Full article
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, who founded the Singularity project along with other open source efforts, said his startup would bring the horsepower of Singularity ... Full article
As you expand your public cloud presence, your cloud networking challenges increase exponentially. Unfortunately, relying on traditional networking technologies such as virtual routers (vRouters) as you scale into the cloud is not the wisest — or the safest — approach. In fact, enterprise and cloud teams choosing vRouters, or other virtualized versions of traditional networking equipment, might find that ... Full article
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 stabilize this year, a new round of AI and IoT deployments could fuel continuing growth in chip consumption, market watchers ... Full article
AMD notched another EPYC processor win today with Dell EMC’s introduction of three PowerEdge servers (R6415, R7415, and R7425) based on the EPYC 7000-series processor. AMD’s new chip line has been steadily gaining traction among systems builders and cloud providers. The new Dell servers are being positioned as, “highly scalable, single- and dual-socket servers designed to address high-performance workloads, ... Full article
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, the cloud software gives users of Linux and Windows graphics applications access via the AWS cloud with performance comparable to ... Full article
The “leadership journey” of Renée James, who held the highest rank of any woman in the history of Intel Corp., has emerged as CEO of a well-heeled, venture-backed company developing ARM-based chips, based on technology from Applied Micro Circuits, that will compete with Intel and others for a portion of the server chip market. James’s new company, Ampere, located ... Full article
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 access to open data is broadened. In a report on the economic impact of machine learning over the next decade, ... Full article
The billowing compute and data demands that spurred the oil and gas industry to be the largest commercial users of high-performance computing are now propelling the competitive sector to deploy the latest AI technologies. Beyond the requirement for accurate and speedy seismic and reservoir simulation, oil and gas operations face torrents of sensor, geolocation, weather, drilling and seismic data. Just ... Full article
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PARIS, Feb. 22, 2018 -- Following the partnership formed by GE (NYSE: GE) and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE), the two companies launched the world’s first digital ...
Hyper-scale datacenters and high-bandwidth, high-data-rate telecommunications applications are expected to drive demand for silicon optics technology that integrates fiber optics with CMOS chip manufacturing ...
BURLINGTON, Mass., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 –Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that they are working together to bring ...
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 27, 2017 -- Qumulo, a leader in universal-scale file storage, today announced that is has achieved Standard Technology Partner status in ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. and CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 27, 2017 -- KALEAO, a technologically innovative server solutions company, today announced  that it is now shipping its first KMAX Early Access ...