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Software Licensing Effort Focuses on Compliance Tools

Software Licensing Effort Focuses on Compliance Tools

A new project launched this week by the Linux Foundation is designed to provide standard tools for ...

Mass Shootings, Contraband Cargo in Crosshairs of AI, Advanced Scanning

Mass Shootings, Contraband Cargo in Crosshairs of AI, Advanced Scanning

AI may be on the cusp of combatting two menaces of American life: mass shootings and terrorism. ...

Docker, Microsoft Partner on Container ‘Bundler’

Docker, Microsoft Partner on Container ‘Bundler’

Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running ...

Study: AI’s Not Just in the Future of Work – it’s Big Now

Study: AI’s Not Just in the Future of Work – it’s Big Now

Pundits trumpet AI as the future for U.S. employment, but new research indicates AI's prevalence on the ...

Software

December 7, 2018(0)
Call it a corollary to Murphy’s Law: When a system is most in demand, when end users are most dependent on the system performing as required, when it’s crunch time – that’s when the system is most likely to blow up. Or make you wait in line to use it. They know this at Mellanox as well as anyone. ... Full article
December 7, 2018(0)
A new project launched this week by the Linux Foundation is designed to provide standard tools for complying with the terms of open-source code licenses. The goal of the Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) initiative is “to consolidate investment in, and increase interoperability and usability of, open source compliance tooling, which helps organizations manage compliance obligations,” the foundation said Thursday ... Full article
December 5, 2018(0)
AI may be on the cusp of combatting two menaces of American life: mass shootings and terrorism. Two start-ups have technologies under development designed to spot the bad guys, and bad cargo, before they can cause harm. Liberty Defense Technologies is combining radio frequency scanning with real time image processing to detect a gun, or guns, carried near a ... Full article
December 4, 2018(0)
Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running cloud-native applications. The collaboration coincides with the application container specialist’s release of a “desktop” for speeding deployment of distributed apps in production. The new Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) spec seeks to unify management of distributed applications using different tools running on-premise ... Full article
December 3, 2018(0)
Pundits trumpet AI as the future for U.S. employment, but new research indicates AI's prevalence on the job is already here. How do we know? Because workers told us. Data based on a survey of U.S. workers in June indicates more than 32 percent are already exposed to some form of AI in their jobs. And not surprisingly this ... Full article
November 28, 2018(0)
Amazon Web Services poured forth a rolling tide of new product announcements today at its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, an impressive portfolio of technologies that extend the cloud services giant’s reach and appeal across a range of advanced computing sectors. In a marathon presentation, AWS CEO Andy Jassy spoke almost without letup for three hours, with much of ... Full article
November 27, 2018(0)
With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat continues to snap up cloud startups as it builds its hybrid cloud management portfolio. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Red Hat announced its acquisition of software startup NooBaa, which specializes in managing data storage services across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The acquisition along ... Full article
November 21, 2018(0)
Add the Israeli startup Quantum Machines to the list of innovators pursuing the building blocks of the elusive computing architecture. The web site Techcrunch.com reported Wednesday (Nov. 21) that Tel Aviv-based Quantum Machines has raised $5.5 million in seed funding. The quantum startup’s web site lists Battery Ventures and TLV Partners as investors. Founded earlier this year by CEO Itamar ... Full article
November 20, 2018(0)
Food processing, beverage production, chemical manufacturing, water treatment, and other verticals in the process industry know that performance monitoring of industrial assets and processes plays a critical role. It’s all about monitoring the key parameters, predicting what’s going to happen next, and taking the right action to increase operational efficiency. Connected industrial assets generate pools of data that can ... Full article
November 20, 2018(0)
Among the post-Moore’s Law chip architectures entering the test phase are neuromorphic chip designs that go beyond today’s CPUs and programmable logic chips to achieve near-term goals such as real-time learning and adaptive control. Intel Labs’ entry into the neuromorphic sweepstakes is a demonstrator dubbed Loihi, which was turned over to an industrial partner earlier this year for testing ... Full article
November 19, 2018(0)
Applications containers and other microservices are handling production workloads at an increasing rate, but several studies emphasize that container security lags. The latest concludes that risks around runtime attacks and misconfigurations highlight the reality that container security strategies remain “woefully low in maturity,” warns a survey released by container and Kubernetes security specialist StackRox. Half of container adopters said ... Full article
November 16, 2018(0)
A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of formerly stovepiped scientific disciplines and exploratory methods to form cross-disciplinary intelligence that generates breakthrough insight. In computer science, we see vendors working to leverage the emergent property principle, building bridges across computing and analytical techniques in the pursuit of more powerful AI. ... Full article
November 16, 2018(0)
Oracle has moved to add bandwidth and security to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Talari Networks, a software-defined networking specialist. Terms of the acquisition announced on Thursday (Nov. 15) were not disclosed. Oracle expects the deal to close by the end of this year. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) said the acquisition would complement its network management infrastructure as ... Full article
November 15, 2018(0)
In a bid to link legacy but critical applications with agile microservices, cloud software giant Salesforce is taking a stake in application container pioneer Docker, which will collaborate with recently acquired MuleSoft to run microservices on existing infrastructure. Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), which acquired MuleSoft last spring for $6.5 billion, did not disclose the amount of its stake in Docker. ... Full article
November 14, 2018(0)
Cloud usage is surging in Asia, led by the adoption of cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes across the region but particularly in the booming Chinese technology sector, a new survey finds. The poll released this week by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) found that cloud usage across Asia has jumped 135 percent since March 2018 as datacenter operators ... Full article
November 14, 2018(0)
As organizations around the world transform their enterprise systems to embrace modern and agile technologies, multiple infrastructures for different workloads and applications are needed. Enter multimodal IT, a co-existence of traditional infrastructure, software-defined infrastructure and application-oriented architectures. The term “mode,” in the context of IT, simply implies a type of IT infrastructure and associated set of processes. Gartner uses ... Full article
November 13, 2018(0)
High performance storage vendor Panasas has launched a new version of its ActiveStor product line this morning featuring what the company said is the industry’s first plug-and-play, portable parallel file system that delivers up to 75 Gb/s per rack on industry standard hardware combined with “enterprise-grade reliability and manageability.” Whereas Panasas has been focused almost entirely on commercial HPC, ... Full article
November 12, 2018(0)
Hybrid IT specialist Apptio, which went public in 2016, is being taken private by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that has been snapping up enterprise IT vendors. Apptio (NASDAQ: APTI) recently reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenues. In October, Apptio completed its acquisition of FittedCloud, a provider of cloud optimization software based on machine learning. The deal expanded Apptio’s ... Full article
November 6, 2018(0)
AI investments and deployment for driverless vehicles are speeding up, with another auto manufacturer partnering with a computer vision startup and an autonomous vehicle specialist deploying Nvidia’s Xavier platform. Korean car maker Hyundai (OTCMKTS: HYMTF) is investing in Allegro.ai, an Israeli startup applying deep learning to computer vision for car navigation. Founded in 2016, Allegro.ai emerged from stealth mode ... Full article
November 6, 2018(0)
There has been much talk with the rise of application containers about the microservices technology replacing virtual machines. VMware made a move this week that may make that a moot point. The company announced on Tuesday (Nov. 6) it is acquiring Heptio, a two-year-old startup founded by the creators of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator that has emerged as the ... Full article

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