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For the last couple years, IBM has been ramping up its AI-powered application automation services for hybrid cloud customers to help them add efficiencies, cut costs and make cloud operations easier to use. In its latest move to build upon that strategy, IBM is acquiring AIOps vendor and long-time OEM partner Turbonomic, which builds application resource management (ARM) and ... Full article
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a new public-private partnership aimed squarely at the development of next-generation technologies: the Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will focus on accelerating research in the areas of wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing, computing systems and global-scale services. “ systems are future versions of today’s cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite ... Full article
Software-defined storage vendor Excelero has been helping customers share NVMe storage across networks both on-premises or in private clouds for years, but now, for the first time, the company is bringing its NVMesh storage to the Microsoft Azure public cloud. For Excelero, the move follows a growing number of customer requests to bring their I/O intensive workloads including AI, ... Full article
RED HAT SUMMIT 2021 – Change has always been constant for Red Hat as the Linux and open source powerhouse in the marketplace. Since its founding in 1993 with Red Hat Linux, it has over the years matured as an open source company, then as an even more specialized enterprise Linux and enterprise open source company. But over the ... Full article
AI is already being used in early testing to detect the first glimmers of deadly wildfires in California, which each year destroy billions of dollars in property, kill innocent victims in their wake and leave communities devastated. But although wildfire detection is a start, it still doesn’t go far enough, says AI expert and futurist Neil Sahota. Instead, what ... Full article
Artificial Intelligence helped researchers develop today’s life-saving COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year – a pace faster than was thought to be possible. And building on that success, an AI-related technology – machine learning, which is used to train machines to learn – is now being used to rescue critical cancer clinical trials that are in danger of ... Full article
Cerebras Systems has just given a massive compute boost to its latest second-generation Wafer Scale Engine (WSE-2) AI chips, which pack twice the performance of the company's original WSE-1 chips that debuted almost two years ago at the Hot Chips conference. The original WSE-1 included 1.2 trillion transistors and 400,000 cores on an 8″x8″ silicon footprint. The new WSE-2 ... Full article
While many business leaders are curious about AI and see its use as potentially beneficial to their operations, most are not rushing like lemmings into the abyss of AI adoption. That’s the conclusion of a new 36-page global survey on enterprise AI use and exploration trends from Juniper Networks, which identifies three top challenges to greater AI adoption in ... Full article
Developing and integrating new AI innovations to improve industrial manufacturing processes and productivity on factory floors is the aim of a new partnership between Google Cloud and Siemens AG. The companies will combine Google Cloud’s data cloud and artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities with Siemens’ broad range of industrial automation products to build scalable and targeted AI services ... Full article
Nvidia GTC21 – Here at Nvidia’s virtual spring GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week Nvidia had big news about its two new AI-targeted GPUs and its all-new Grace data center CPU. But the company also made a myriad of other announcements about new products and services, from the combined use of AI and 5G to autonomous vehicle technologies, cybersecurity ... Full article
Now that Dell Technologies announced its plans to spin off its VMware unit as a move to reduce Dell’s heavy debt load by almost $10 billion, a seemingly unrelated recent move by Intel is now making the spinoff potentially even more interesting. Back in January, Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware at the time, announced he was leaving the ... Full article
Companies are adopting AI solutions at unprecedented rates, but ethical worries continue to dog the roll outs. While there are no established standards for AI ethics, a common set of guidelines is beginning to emerge to help bridge the gap between ethical principles and the AI implementations. Unfortunately, a general hesitancy to even discuss the problem could slow efforts ... Full article
Data annotation and labeling startup Scale AI is taking in another $325 million in new investment, this time through a Series E round. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2016, works to help enterprises annotate or label their stores of data so it can be used more effectively to drive business growth while using their data resources ... Full article
With a fresh war chest of $676 million in its latest Series D funding round, AI platform vendor SambaNova Systems now intends to grow its workforce by 40 percent by the end of 2021 and put AI market leader Nvidia directly in its crosshairs. That’s the central mission laid out for the company by Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and CEO ... Full article
Nvidia GTC21 – Automated speech recognition services with improved accuracy for enterprise applications are the object of a new batch of pre-trained deep learning models and software from Nvidia aimed at interactive AI conversational services. The Jarvis translation platform announced during this week’s Nvidia GPU Technology Conference casts a wide net across different industry and domain applications. The Jarvis ... Full article
At GTC 2021, Nvidia has announced an upgraded iteration of its DGX SuperPods, calling the new offering “the first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer.” The newly announced SuperPods come just two years after the first SuperPods, networked clusters of 96 DGX-2H systems that debuted as one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers in 2019. In 2020, Nvidia expanded the availability of ... Full article
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7, 2021 -- Cloudera, (NYSE: CLDR), an enterprise data cloud company, announced the successful completion of the Quality Assurance Test ...
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