News & Insights for the AI Journey|Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Subscribe to EnterpriseAI Weekly Updates:  Subscribe by email

More HPC M&A: HPE to Acquire Cray for $1.3B

More HPC M&A: HPE to Acquire Cray for $1.3B

Venerable supercomputer pioneer Cray Inc. will be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $1.3 billion under a ...

Looking at AI/ML Edge-Core-Cloud Workflows

Looking at AI/ML Edge-Core-Cloud Workflows

Edge computing is emerging as the killer app for AI and ML, with staggering growth predictions. Projections ...

Beware Nuclear Winter: Another on the Way?

Beware Nuclear Winter: Another on the Way?

 Hot as AI is right now, there are growing concerns that technology vendors may cause AI climate ...

Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark

Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark

A stock trading backtesting algorithm used by hedge funds to simulate trading variants has received a massive, ...

Happening Now
Friday, May 17 Thursday, May 16 Wednesday, May 15 Tuesday, May 14 Monday, May 13 Friday, May 10 More Happening Now
Subscribe to EnterpriseAI's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industy updates delivered to you every week!

Top Features
Since acquiring GitHub in June 2018, Microsoft has sought to make good on its pledge to retain the project collaboration platform’s “developer-first ethos.” This week it turned over to GitHub an AI search tool as an open-source project. The vector search approach encapsulated in an algorithm called Space Partition Tree and Graph attempts to address the reality that growing data ... Full article
Venerable supercomputer pioneer Cray Inc. will be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $1.3 billion under a definitive agreement announced this morning. The news follows HPE’s acquisition nearly three years ago of supercomputer vendor SGI, for $275 million, both moves bolstering the company’s HPC technology portfolio and, presumably, HPE’s no. 1 position in the HPC server market. The acquisition ... Full article
Edge computing is emerging as the killer app for AI and ML, with staggering growth predictions. Projections indicate there will be more than 50 billion internet-connected objects and devices by 2020, representing an $11 trillion market opportunity, across all major verticals combined. The global autonomous vehicle market alone is expected to surpass $50 billion this year, and $550 billion ... Full article
More Articles
Network infrastructure has had a hard time keeping up with the data explosion and surging demand for real-time capabilities as everything but the kitchen sink is networked. Incremental progress has been made via open and virtual networking efforts that have yielded next generation switching and routing technologies, including 100-gigabit/second Ethernet switches. But demand for datacenters that can provide more ... Full article
 Hot as AI is right now, there are growing concerns that technology vendors may cause AI climate change – a new AI winter brought on by hype and unmet expectations. AI is in a classic phase of the technology life cycle in which vendors, media and industry analysts are out ahead – possibly way out ahead – of the ... Full article
VMware continues its push into micro-services for multi-cloud deployments with its acquisition of Bitnami, a provider of server applications and development tools running virtually or hosted in the cloud. The deal for Bitnami announced Wednesday (May 15) follows VMware’s acquisition of Kubernetes startup Heptio last November. Heptio was founded by the creators of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator that has emerged ... Full article
There is no shortage of processing architectures emerging to accelerate deep learning workloads, with two more options emerging this week to challenge GPU leader Nvidia. First, Intel researchers claimed a new deep learning record for image classification on the ResNet-50 convolutional neural network. Separately, Israeli AI chip startup Hailo.ai released a new deep learning processor on Tuesday (May 14) ... Full article
A stock trading backtesting algorithm used by hedge funds to simulate trading variants has received a massive, GPU-based performance boost, according to Nvidia, which has announced a 6,250x acceleration to the STAC-A3 “parameter sweep” benchmark. Using an Nvidia DGX-2 system to run accelerated Python libraries, Nvidia said in one case the system ran 20 million STAC-A3 simulations on a ... Full article
Network virtualization and software-actuated networking are finally moving past the hype stage and it’s likely you’re now considering a real investment in automation. But before you start, consider this: Don’t bother.  Don’t adopt any of it — from intent-based networking to managing an SD-WAN — if you don’t incorporate comprehensive monitoring. Because unlike humans, automation arrives with zero trust, ... Full article
The National Science Foundation is taking some heat for collaborating with Amazon to fund research on AI fairness. With proposals due at the end of June (“letters of intent” were due on May 10), critics are warning that AI leaders like Amazon are waging a campaign to influence the AI fairness debate in their favor. At first glance, the ... Full article
SAP continues to push its flagship HANA in-memory database platform higher into the cloud with a range of new analytics, cloud storage, AI and robotic process automation features aimed down-market beyond big companies and “complex scenarios.” As SAP (NYSE: SAP) points HANA toward a mass market, “We want to see all industries in the cloud, the public cloud ... Full article
At Intel’s investor meeting yesterday in Santa Clara, Calif., the company filled in details of its roadmap and product launch plans and sought to allay concerns about delays of its 10nm chips. In laying out its 10nm and 7nm timelines, Intel revealed that its first 7nm product would be a GPU targeted for datacenter and HPC applications. The product ... Full article
Solarflare, the high performance network specialist under agreement to be acquired by Xilinx, has announced a network processing off-loading capability – one that its Wall Street customers have used for years – that Solarflare said lets data centers reclaim 25 percent of server resources. The key to Cloud Onload is Solarflare’s kernel bypass technology that separates the operating system ... Full article
Cloud infrastructure providers targeting the booming hybrid cloud market continue to coalesce around the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator that serves as a bridge between datacenters and public clouds for applications such as databases. For example, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) expanded their collaboration to bring the OpenShift container platform to the Azure cloud as the partners seek ... Full article
The Linux operating system continues to evolve as more enterprise users shift their IT operations to hybrid and multiple cloud deployments while seeking a single OS capable of handling a variety of workloads. That’s the pitch made by Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), which this week announced general availability of the eighth edition of its flagship enterprise Linux OS distribution. ... Full article
Modern voice-assistant technology has only been in the market inside of a decade but in that time, has quickly become a ubiquitous example of recent advances in the field of human-digital interaction. Whether you choose Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, or Google Assistant, voice command technology is everywhere and its popularity will only continue to grow as new use cases ... Full article
As the volume and velocity of data grows exponentially, storage vendors are increasingly promoting NVM Express as a device interface for accessing non-volatile storage media. Enterprise storage vendors such as Western Digital describe the challenge this way: transforming the currently two-lane country road based on conventional serial-attached hard drives “to a fast, 12-lane divided highway driven by NVMe.” Extending ... Full article
In the scramble for the emerging 5G-“compute everywhere” world to come (see Nvidia-Mellanox, Xilinx-Solarflare), high performance storage heavyweight DataDirect Networks (DDN) has added to its recent acquisition of virtualized all-flash  storage management vendor Tintri with this morning’s announced acquisition of  software-defined storage (SDS) company Nexenta. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While DDN originally targeted the traditional HPC ... Full article
A deep learning framework developed by university researchers aims to convert brain signals recorded by an implant into synthesized speech, aiding those who have lost the ability to speak due to neurological disorders. Investigators at the University of California at San Francisco reported last month on a speech synthesis technique based on neural decoding of spoken sentences. The approach ... Full article
Riddle: It’s arguably the most powerful thing in the world and becoming more so, it’s everywhere yet we can’t see it. Answer: Data. That is: AI data. Here at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, CEO Michael Dell stated it this way: “We’re codifying the world, we’re creating a digital twin of reality, an alternate universe that is rich ... Full article
Most Read
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 -- The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, established to develop 25 Gbps and faster Ethernet specifications, today announced the ...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 -- Pure Storage, the data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced it has added powerful new DirectFlash ...
SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2019 -- ScaleMatrix, a leading provider of variable and high-density colocation facilities, which are home to the company's performance cloud, storage, and professional service portfolios, announced ...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 -- Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, today announced it has raised $60 million in Series E financing led ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Noodle.ai, a leading provider of Enterprise AI applications, announces record growth in 2018 and two new additions to its executive ...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!