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HPE Pins Strategy on Pay-as-You-Go Consumption Model

HPE Pins Strategy on Pay-as-You-Go Consumption Model

HPE, like all the system vendors, has big plans to sell massive amounts of compute capability to ...

Cloudian, Seagate Partner on AI Cloud Storage

Cloudian, Seagate Partner on AI Cloud Storage

Data storage technology vendors Cloudian and Seagate Technology are teaming on a private cloud storage platform aimed ...

AI Failure: Machine Translation for Localization

AI Failure: Machine Translation for Localization

Neural machine translation is a natural AI application that would allow users to localize systems by automating ...

At ISC19: HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $10B+ on IT Last Year?

At ISC19: HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $...

In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, ...

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HPE, like all the system vendors, has big plans to sell massive amounts of compute capability to companies to run machine learning and deep learning workloads that help transform their businesses. But the tech firm is taking a slightly different track toward AI than its brethren, one that revolves almost entirely around the service delivery model. “In the next ... Full article
Data storage technology vendors Cloudian and Seagate Technology are teaming on a private cloud storage platform aimed at AI and network edge workloads. The storage partners said they are delivering exabyte scale private cloud storage with much greater densities in a system aimed at “capacity-intensive” workloads requiring tens of petabytes of storage. Cloudian specializes in object storage platforms while ... Full article
The second release this year of the upgraded Kubernetes cluster orchestrator includes no less than 26 enhancements, including three deemed to be “stable.” Meanwhile, another security issue has turned up in a Kubernetes interface used to run commands against Kubernetes clusters. Community leaders noted that the latest Kubernetes upgrade focuses on easing installation, configuring and upgrading the cluster orchestrator ... Full article
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The folks who transformed digital imagery nearly three decades ago with the introduction of Adobe Photoshop are now using deep neural networks to help detect doctored faces and other faked imagery. Add newer social media technologies to the mix, the company notes, “and those falsehoods fly faster than ever.” Adobe researchers are working with counterparts at the University of ... Full article
Neural machine translation is a natural AI application that would allow users to localize systems by automating content translation into as many as 72 languages. Despite the AI-powered technique’s promise for adapting international brands to local markets, a survey by an AI vendor specializing in machine translation finds that most of those AI projects fall short. A white paper ... Full article
In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, shrinking lead over Dell EMC – but if server and storage market shares are combined, Dell EMC has taken a three-plus point lead (29.8 vs 26.5 percent), according to analyst firm Intersect360 Research’s latest HPC market update. Overall, the HPC industry grew ... Full article
IBM can now boast not only the two most powerful supercomputers in the world, it also has claimed the top spot for a supercomputer used in a commercial setting. The Pangea III, which leverages IBM's Power9 CPU-GPU architecture, will be used by French energy conglomerate Total Group (NYSE: TOT) for oil exploration and “associated revenue opportunities” such as predicting ... Full article
AI and ML are starting to transform business. Gartner estimates that AI technology will generate $3.9 trillion in business value by 2022. Soon, companies that do not invest in AI risk falling behind competitively. But having said that, organizations should not adopt AI just to stay on trend. It’s crucial to build an AI business case, assess the company’s AI ... Full article
Enterprises will no longer need to compromise between agility and reliability when it comes to their high-end storage environments according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which today unveiled Primera, a new high-end storage array that’s essentially self-managing and uses AI techniques to deliver 100% reliability guaranteed. HPE  has no shortage of tier-one, enterprise-class storage options, with Nimble, 3PAR, and XP7 ... Full article
For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale solutions, this is the best of times – with better times likely in the offing. HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research took the occasion of its semi-annual HPC market update breakfast today at the ISC conference in Frankfurt to announce it has increased ... Full article
Cloud providers seeking to cash in on the accelerating shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are emphasizing their ability to provide consistent performance across in-house and public cloud installations. That feature, for example, allows developers to migrate and access data regardless of where it is stored. NetApp Inc. is taking the consistency theme a step further with the release ... Full article
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which launched its GreenLake hybrid cloud initiative in 2017 as a pay-as-you-go automated service, said it is expanding that cloud services strategy with new tools along with partnerships with Google Cloud and datacenter specialists CyrusOne and Equinix. Among the goals is extending those services from the datacenter to the cloud and out to new edge services. ... Full article
DDN, for two decades competing at the headwaters of high performance storage, this morning announced an enterprise-oriented end-to-end high performance storage and data management for AI, big data and HPC acceleration. In so doing, the company said it’s bringing to the burgeoning enterprise market for AI some of the transferable capabilities – with an emphasis on small file speed-ups ... Full article
ISC, the major European conference for advanced scale computing to be held next week at the Messe Frankfurt conference center, will feature an extensive lineup of presentations, birds-of-a-feather discussions and panels on all things AI. A highlight of AI at ISC: Machine Learning Day, on Wednesday, June 19. Here’s a rundown on the dates, times and locations of sessions ... Full article
Deep learning is still a stick-figure emulation of human learning. DL can be trained to a supercharged IQ based on an astounding amount of information, enabling it to execute some tasks beyond human capability. But deep learning has a learning disability. People learn continually (it’s hoped) – every day, in real time. But deep learning is typically based on ... Full article
Vectra, the cloud security platform vendor, has raised an additional $100 million in its latest funding round led by TCV, an early investor in technology companies ranging Facebook to Splunk. Vectra specializes in AI-based network detection and response technology embodied in its flagship Cognito cloud security platform. Since its founding in 2010, the San Jose-based company has so far ... Full article
 Many businesses today seek to transform their operations using digital technology and automation. After years of encouragement from experts to migrate to the cloud, to automate processes and to prepare for waves of technology innovation, the path forward can still seem unclear. Organizations can get confused about what to automate, and how. But there’s a growing need to collect ... Full article
Thanks to their flexibility, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are often a first choice during system development – however, a new report by scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany has called their security into question. FPGAs’ flexibility allows them to be used to assume nearly any function performed by other computer chips – most of which ... Full article
Investors are zeroing in on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture and the processor intellectual property being developed by a batch of high-flying chip startups. Last fall, Esperanto Technologies announced a $58 million funding round. The chip IP vendor is incorporating more than 1,000 RISC-V cores onto a single 7-nm chip. Data storage specialist Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) is ... Full article
Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker. Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. “We remain ... Full article
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More so than with most acquisitions of this kind, HPE’s purchase of Cray for $1.3 billion, announced last week, seems to have elements of ...
Growing unease about the arc of AI technology is prompting companies to step back from their breakneck development efforts to consider the ethical implications ...
High latency is an annoyance to consumers, a serious problem to businesses that want to leverage advanced infrastructure services via the cloud and a ...
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 -- H2O.ai, an open source leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), today announced that its automatic machine ...
June 26, 2019 — FPGAs are programmable chips that can be configured with tailored-made architectures optimized for specific applications. As FPGAs are optimized for ...
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