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IBM Extends $3B Cloud Streak, Signs Santander to 5-Year Deal

IBM Extends $3B Cloud Streak, Signs Santander to 5-Year Deal

IBM continued to make inroads into the big bank sector, announcing this morning at its annual Think ...

How to Avoid the Downside of a Cloud-First Strategy

How to Avoid the Downside of a Cloud-First Strategy

Cloud computing has evolved to the point where most enterprises have, to one degree or another, deployed ...

Nvidia Aligns with Colo Partners in AI Democratization Push

Nvidia Aligns with Colo Partners in AI Democratization Push

 AI is all the rage and so is AI democratization. Having developed an AI stack only science-level ...

Chip Startup Accelerates AI with MRAM

Chip Startup Accelerates AI with MRAM

The AI chip market continues to heat up with the recent release of a series of AI ...

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February 1, 2019(0)
 AI is all the rage and so is AI democratization. Having developed an AI stack only science-level technologists could love, vendors are now courting customers with integrated hardware that would otherwise require a computer scientist and enormous data center investment, and with software that automates data science tasks. In the thick of AI democratization is GPU leader and AI ... Full article
January 31, 2019(0)
The AI chip market continues to heat up with the recent release of a series of AI accelerators with embedded memory that target the booming edge computing sector. Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) said its “production-ready” ASIC, dubbed the Lightspeeur 2802M, incorporates low-power embedded MRAM as the Silicon Valley startup zeroes in on what it calls “Edge AI.” Taiwanese chip foundry TSMC ... Full article
January 29, 2019(0)
Google Cloud introduced an API platform last July designed in part to give developers better visibility into the interconnections between, and the inner workings among, enterprise applications and data hosted in hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The Apigee platform developed with partner Informatica, an integration services specialist, is billed as a “cross-cloud API management platform.” Among other goals, Apigee seeks to ... Full article
January 28, 2019(0)
Today, there are more vendors and solutions than ever for IT infrastructure buyers to choose from. Despite the confusion this causes, decision makers are certain of two things: In the next five years, their infrastructure will resemble a hybrid cloud. They need to start building tools, processes and entire businesses powered by AI and machine learning before a digital-native ... Full article
January 17, 2019(0)
GDPR compliance requires ongoing data management of customer data, and if your organization hasn’t been fully attentive to this matter, consider these five best practices for data migration, data management and long-term data retention: 1: Integrated Archiving and Backup Regarding backups, your company may face higher risk if it doesn’t use an integrated archive and backup that ensures only ... Full article
January 10, 2019(0)
If 2019 is anything like the previous year, there will be a renewed push for modernization in the data center to alleviate the management complexity, handle the scalability requirements and achieve an improved ROI. We will see storage systems improve to handle the rise in containerized environments, an uptick in software-defined storage solutions and a return to a tried-and-true ... Full article
January 7, 2019(0)
Momentum around ARM’s breakout into mainstream computing continued today as Huawei unveiled what the Chinese tech giant touted is the industry’s highest performing ARM-based CPU, targeting big data, distributed storage and ARM-native application scenarios. Called Kunpeng 920, the Huawei-designed 7nm-process chip is based on the ARMv8 architecture license. At typical frequency, it scores more than 930 in the SPECint ... Full article
December 11, 2018(0)
IBM and Nvidia today announced a new turnkey AI solution that combines IBM Spectrum Scale scale-out file storage with Nvidia’s GPU-based DGX-1 AI server to provide what the companies call “the highest performance in any tested converged system” while supporting data science practices and AI data pipelines (data prep- training- inference- archive) in which data volumes continually grow. Called ... Full article
November 29, 2018(0)
Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with Lustre and Spectrum Scale worldwide? Frank Herold’s unsurprising answer is yes. Herold is CEO of ThinkParQ, the company created in 2014 to commercialize BeeGFS. You may remember that BeeGFS got its start as an in-house project (2005) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) and ... Full article
November 27, 2018(0)
AWS, a macrocosm of the emerging high-performance technology landscape, wants to be everywhere you want to be and offer everything you want to use (or at least try out). As such, the cloud computing services giant has furthered the spirit of technology disaggregation – processor diversity – with new Amazon Elastic Container Service (EC2) A1 instances powered by AWS ... 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 26, 2018(0)
Video and rich media content is growing exponentially. Video now constitutes 50 percent of all data, and a rich media explosion is driving performance and capacity gains across countless markets. This content enhances the capabilities of businesses across the globe. So, what’s the issue? The lack of infrastructure and management tools for video and rich media creates major performance ... Full article
November 14, 2018(0)
At SC18 in Dallas, the feeling on the ground is forward-looking and buoyant. Like boom times that cycle through the Texas oil patch, the HPC industry is enjoying a prosperity seen only every few decades, one driven by AI, IoT, cloud, HPDA and other advanced technologies that are opening up vast new TAMs for technology vendors. Confirming all this ... 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
October 31, 2018(0)
Industry Program Director Brendan McGinty welcomed guests to the annual National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, Oct. 9-11 in Urbana, Illinois. One hundred eighty from 40 organizations registered for the invitation-only, two-day event. Day two opened with a keynote address by NCSA Director William Gropp, who explained how advanced computation has changed over the years, and where ... Full article
October 24, 2018(0)
When future drivers tell their kids to “get in the car” they’ll be instructing them to climb into a mobile computer – that’s consuming very large, and growing, quantities of data. Autonomous vehicles (AV) are essentially rolling computers connected to the environment, infrastructure and the Internet. This computer continuously produces and processes data to keep passengers, pedestrians, and other ... Full article
October 24, 2018(0)
Oracle and high-end simulation specialist Altair are expanding their partnership to offer computational fluid dynamics (CFD) services on the Oracle cloud. The HPC simulations would tap into GPU cloud instances and data pipelines recently announced by Oracle and Nvidia. Earlier this month, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) became the first public cloud vendor to support GPU specialist Nvidia’s HGX-2 “multi-precision computing ... Full article
October 4, 2018(0)
Continuing the roll-out of the A3I (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) storage strategy kicked off in June, DDN today announced a new set of solutions that combine the A3I platform with Nvidia DGX-1 AI servers in a validated, pre-configured solution available from a number of channel partners. In a first for the company, DDN is launching a reference architecture that combines ... Full article
October 2, 2018(0)
Inspur, the no. 3 server vendor in the world (Gartner) is taking aim at the biggest, shiniest golden ring in the entire data center server marketplace: hyperscale and AI infrastructure for tier one social media and cloud services providers – companies whose server purchasing decisions move markets and mountains of money. The China-based company, which already has a server ... Full article
September 20, 2018(0)
Addressing the growing need for speedier processing in big data storage systems that handle everything up to data analytics, Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a technology said to provide high-speed data processing of big data in distributed storage systems. Tokyo-based Fujitsu Labs said this week its platform implemented on the Ceph distributed storage framework addresses the current ... Full article

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