Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Monday, November 20, 2017
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Facebook Unleashes Open/R Networking Software

Facebook's network routing software is now available as an open source tool for developing new network applications and functions, the company announced this week. Open/R is currently used in ...Full Article

Intel Heads List of Strong 3Q Tech Results

Intel Corp. reported strong revenue growth during its third quarter as its "data-centric" strategy begins to take hold in key technology sectors like all-flash storage. Meanwhile, it is readying ...Full Article

Facebook Expected to Move WhatsApp Off IBM SoftLayer

In a potential blow to IBM’s efforts to carve out a major share of the intensely competitive public cloud services market, Facebook is reportedly in the process of moving ...Full Article

Facebook Datacenters Get ‘Express Backbone’

Hyper-scalers are being forced to become more creative in breaking network bottlenecks as they cope with greater bandwidth demand for storage backup of video and other "rich" content along ...Full Article

Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., today, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep ...Full Article

Hyperscalers Emerging From ‘Hype Phase’

The number of companies fitting the description of "hyperscale" now accounts for 68 percent of the cloud infrastructure services market, a researcher found. Synergy Research Group said this week ...Full Article

Intel, Alibaba Demo FPGAs in Cloud

Chinese online retailer Alibaba is collaborating with Intel Corp. on a pilot program to leverage the chipmaker's Xeon-FPGA platform to accelerate the delivery of cloud-based enterprise applications. The partners ...Full Article

Facebook Upgrades Servers With AI Training

Facebook unveiled new compute and storage servers this week along with custom training server platform as part of a server "refresh." Along with its Bryce Canyon storage server and ...Full Article

Sweden Cuts Tax on Datacenter Power

As the data continues to pile up, so too does the stiffening competition to store and manage it. The latest gambit comes from energy-efficient Sweden, where the Scandinavian nation's ...Full Article

Facebook, Partners Light Up Datacenter Nets

The steady enterprise shift to open source software and hardware is expanding to datacenter networking via a collaboration between Facebook and networking partners as part of an effort to ...Full Article
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