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Google AlphaGo Zero Trains Self to Beat the ‘God of Go’

Google AlphaGo Zero Trains Self to Beat the ‘God of Go’

Imagine if all the atoms in the universe could be added up to a single number. Big ...

Latest DevOps Survey Finds Enterprise Gains

Latest DevOps Survey Finds Enterprise Gains

DevOps, the intersection of software development, IT operations and quality assurance, is gaining adherents as enterprises look ...

GE, Apple Bringing Predix IIoT Apps to iPhones/iPads

GE, Apple Bringing Predix IIoT Apps to iPhones/iPads

The powerhouse team of Apple and General Electric are joining forces to offer predictive data and analytics ...

Docker Adds Kubernetes Support

Docker Adds Kubernetes Support

The long-running (by enterprise IT standards) competition between the Google-backed Kubernetes container orchestrator and Docker's Swarm appears ...

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October 19, 2017(0)
Imagine if all the atoms in the universe could be added up to a single number. Big number, right?  Maybe the biggest number conceivable. But wait, there’s a bigger number out there. We're told that Go, the world’s oldest board game, has more possible board positions than there are atoms in the universe. Urban myth?  All right, let’s say ... Full article
October 19, 2017(0)
DevOps, the intersection of software development, IT operations and quality assurance, is gaining adherents as enterprises look for tools and practices for speeding the delivery of applications and services while meeting compliance requirements. A new vendor survey finds that the embrace of DevOps is accelerating while software development teams were generally satisfied with the rigor provided by a disciplined ... Full article
October 18, 2017(0)
The long-running (by enterprise IT standards) competition between the Google-backed Kubernetes container orchestrator and Docker's Swarm appears to have a winner: Docker announced this week the enterprise edition of its pioneering application container platform would offer native support for Kubernetes. The endorsement likely makes Kubernetes the de facto industry standard for container orchestration, a key tool for using the ... Full article
October 17, 2017(0)
With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for managing security. Vendors pushing approaches for monitoring software supply chains point to the recent Equifax breach affecting about 143 million consumers as a case in point: hackers exploited and Apache Struts vulnerability after the company ignored a security patch released six months ... Full article
October 16, 2017(0)
System imbalance – in which processing power, memory capacity and data movement are in a state of disequilibrium – customarily has meant that compute power sits idle waiting for data. Imbalance continues today, but with the advent of open source tools, such as Apache Kafka and Storm enabling real-time streaming and rapid data ingest, the problem is reversed: processors ... Full article
October 13, 2017(0)
Among the ways proposed to secure application containers and micro-services as they proliferate in datacenters is more rigorous oversight of the software supply chain. With those security considerations in mind, Google, IBM and a host of infrastructure partners said this week they are collaborating to address the security challenges faced by developers as micro-services go mainstream and the pace ... Full article
October 12, 2017(0)
Cloud services rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are collaborating on a deep learning library designed to accelerate development of models used to construct neural networks. The open source project dubbed "Gluon" would deliver an API that leverages a collection of neural network components to define machine-learning models. The partners said Thursday (Oct. 12) the Gluon interface will look ... Full article
October 11, 2017(0)
A test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks scheduled for deployment next year will be outfitted with self-driving system based on Nvidia's AI processing technology for autonomous vehicles. The AI car computer called Drive PX will be combined with German automotive supplier ZF's self-driving platform in a fleet test planned by package delivery and logistics vendor Deutsche Post DHL Group ... Full article
October 5, 2017(0)
Cloud-native applications being delivered via application containers now have the option of using what open-source leader Red Hat calls "container-native" storage integrated with the latest version of its RedShift container platform. Red Hat released an update to its container platform this week as the latest version of its Kubernetes-based container application platform unveiled in August. That was preceded late ... Full article
October 4, 2017(0)
As the industrial sector continues to spearhead Internet of Things deployments, investors are targeting analytics and machine learning startups focused on applications like predictive maintenance and streamlining business processes. Among the latest investees is FogHorn Systems, a developer of "edge intelligence" software for industrial IoT applications, which this week announced the closing of a $30 million funding round led ... Full article
October 2, 2017(0)
Life is a journey, but getting to your data shouldn’t have to be. Data is the lifeblood of most businesses, but many organizations aren’t taking full advantage of their data because it’s complex, globally distributed and hard to access. From high-resolution sensors on the edge to industrial IoT devices, the growth in unstructured data is exploding. There are more ... Full article
September 29, 2017(0)
As the Kubernetes container orchestrator makes steady inroads inside large companies for machine learning and big data workloads, the community behind the Google-backed platform is releasing its third update of 2017 with an emphasis on buttressing existing security and stability. Kubernetes 1.8 was released Wednesday (Sept. 27) by a team that includes developers from Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) along with ... Full article
September 28, 2017(0)
A host of infrastructure vendors are attempting to broaden their cloud footprint as more enterprises hedge their bets with hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. Among them is software-defined object and cloud storage vendor Scality, which announced this week it is offering a cloud connection tool that extends its object storage beyond Amazon Web Services' (NASDAQ: AMZN) Simple Storage Service, or ... Full article
September 25, 2017(0)
Red Hat continues to expand its ties with major cloud providers with the addition of the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server on its flagship Linux platform. Separately, the open source and cloud infrastructure specialist (NYSE: RHT) announced it would revise its liberal patent policy. The new guidelines are intended to "protect open innovation," the open-source software vendor said ... Full article
September 22, 2017(0)
The 66th HPC User Forum held this month in Milwaukee focused on the latest trends in modern computing – deep learning, machine learning and AI – and some common themes became obvious: First, that ML and DL are focused currently on specific, rather than general, use cases and second, that ML and DL need to be part of an ... Full article
September 21, 2017(0)
When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. But things rarely stay the same for long in the IT business, and S3’s outright dominance is spawning attacks from several ... Full article
September 20, 2017(0)
As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are running in the cloud as the Linux operating system emerges as a "legitimate option" across leading public cloud platforms, a new report concludes. The survey released earlier this month by Sumo Logic, the cloud-native analytics platform vendor based in Redwood City, Calif., ... Full article
September 20, 2017(0)
A startup named TigerGraph emerged from stealth today with a new native parallel graph database that its founder thinks can shake up the analytics market. With $31 million in venture funding and several high-profile customers, he might just be right. TigerGraph founder and CEO Yu Xu is no stranger to the challenges of building distributed computational engines. After getting ... Full article
September 18, 2017(0)
There’s lots of talk about “Digital Transformation” as if it were something new, as if the concept were in its infancy. But in truth, digital transformation has been around for a while, and it’s acting less like a newborn than an awkward teenager with growing pains, giving its parents plenty of trouble. The result: many digital transformation initiatives are ... Full article
September 15, 2017(0)
In the aftermath of the second massive security breach at Equifax Inc. in four years, the Apache Foundation confirmed this week the data breach stemmed from the consumer credit reporting agency's failure to install patches to Apache Struts, an open source framework used to build Java web applications. In a statement released Thursday (Sept. 14), the foundation said a ... Full article

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