Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Thursday, December 3, 2020
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VAST Data: There Will Be No Tears Shed When Tiered Storage is History

VAST Data: There Will Be No Tears Shed When Tiered Storage is History

All-flash storage startup VAST Data is hoping that its vision of universal storage without multiple tiers will ...

At AWS re:Invent 2020,  AWS Unveils Habana Gaudi AI Chips for Amazon EC2 Instances

At AWS re:Invent 2020, AWS Unveils Habana Gaudi AI Chips for Amazon EC2 In...

AWS re:Invent 2020—Amazon Web Services has a broad swath of new and bolstered services coming for customers ...

Scale AI Targets App Development Bottlenecks

Scale AI Targets App Development Bottlenecks

Scale AI Inc, a fast-growing provider of training and validation data for AI applications, disclosed a successful ...

Workflow Specialist ServiceNow Acquires Element AI

Workflow Specialist ServiceNow Acquires Element AI

Cloud services vendors are striving to add intelligence to their enterprise platforms, including those designed to streamline ...

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A vendor survey of early Kubernetes adopters embracing cloud-native applications finds that high-maintenance microservices and API sprawl have created a new set of security and networking issues for some users. The result is that few of the surveyed respondents are running most of their enterprise applications on the popular container orchestrator. The report, released this week by distributed cloud ... Full article
All-flash storage startup VAST Data is hoping that its vision of universal storage without multiple tiers will become the new normal for enterprises that are struggling to manage growing repositories of valuable and critical business data. Founded in 2016, the company insists it is on the verge of upending storage practices in line with its original mission to kill ... Full article
AWS re:Invent 2020—Amazon Web Services has a broad swath of new and bolstered services coming for customers in 2021, from the implementation of powerful Habana Gaudi AI accelerators in Amazon EC2 instances for machine learning workloads to custom-designed AWS Trainium ML training chips built to cut cloud training costs. The new products were announced on Tuesday (Dec. 1) by ... Full article
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Scale AI Inc, a fast-growing provider of training and validation data for AI applications, disclosed a successful mid-stage funding round this week along with its acquisition of another AI startup, illustrating how automation technologies are coalescing around real-world applications. The startup’s $155 million funding round announced on Tuesday (Dec. 1) was led by Tiger Global. Scale AI also unveiled ... Full article
Cloud services vendors are striving to add intelligence to their enterprise platforms, including those designed to streamline workflows. That’s the rationale behind ServiceNow’s acquisition of Montreal-based Element AI, its fourth AI acquisition this year. The buyer said Monday (Nov. 30) it expects to complete the deal for Element AI by early 2021. Financial terms were not disclosed. The workflow ... Full article
Gen X, Y, and Z get all the attention but what we need to talk about in IT is Gen S: Generation Scale-Out. Times have changed. The enterprise technology stack of 10 years ago, when VMs and block-based Storage Area Networks (SANs) ran SQL databases and bolted-on data services like backups, is hardly recognizable today. Nothing was abstracted from ... Full article
With some 80 AI chip vendors and startups in the marketplace, every company says they have a better idea when it comes to building AI chips for a wide range of industries and uses. For SimpleMachines, a three-year-old fab-less AI chip designer that's taking on chip giants like Nvidia and Marvell (as well as a wide-open field of startups ... Full article
As early as December 2019, AI systems were warning policy-makers about the coronavirus. As the pandemic gained a foothold and began to spread across the world, AI found a number of other applications in the fight against COVID-19: mapping cases based on social media activity; diagnosing patients based on lung scans; and identifying promising molecules for therapeutic and vaccine development. Since ... Full article
Data storage vendor Quantum’s new All-Terrain File System (ATFS) platform will launch in December, giving enterprises the ability to integrate real-time data classification and insights with critical business applications on network-attached storage systems. The all-new, file-based ATFS platform, which is designed to make it more efficient for enterprises to view their data while automating purposeful data placement based on ... Full article
Development and deployment of AI-based sensors has been rising steadily over the last several years as advancements in machine learning and computer vision allow early adopters to gather and analyze more data from AI sensors added to existing hardware. A market forecast released this week by Lux Research also lists natural language processing as a key automation technology to ... Full article
The convergence of cloud computing and high-bandwidth telecommunication networks has spawned an industry group to begin forging best practices for using cloud-native frameworks in telecom while defining cloud-native network functions. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced the network functions conformance initiative during this week’s KubeCon event. The new CNCF working group will focus on cloud-based network functions practices ... Full article
SC20—Before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world in its tracks in March, the global HPC server market was expected to grow from $13.7 billion in 2019 to $14.5 billion in 2020, according to estimates from Hyperion Research. Things since then have certainly changed, with Hyperion’s latest November forecast calling for global HPC server revenue for 2020 of $11.9 ... Full article
IBM moved again this week to bolster its strategic hybrid cloud offerings built around Red Hat OpenShift with the acquisition of application performance monitoring specialist Instana Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. IBM (NYSE: IBM) said Wednesday (Nov. 18) it expects the deal to close within several months. The acquisition of Chicago-based Instana solidifies IBM’s hybrid cloud ... Full article
The low-latency connectivity of 5G wireless is being combined with AI-based computing in an edge computing platform unveiled by system-on-chip startup, EdgeQ, which is emerging from stealth mode. Founded in 2018, EdgeQ surfaced this week with a $38.5 million funding round, bringing its venture funding total to $51 million. Investors in the Santa Clara-based AI chip startup include AME ... Full article
Reports of China’s advantages in AI development and data access have been greatly exaggerated, concludes a report advocating greater U.S. investment in basic research and a reassessment of how to manage risks posed by Beijing’s technology push. “China’s exalted advantage in AI is over-rated,” asserts the report released by the 21stCentury China Center at the University of California at ... Full article
SC20 – Nvidia has doubled the memory of its A100 datacenter GPUs with its new A100 80GB version, which aims to drive new levels of supercomputing-class performance in a wide variety of uses, from AI and ML research to engineering and more. The new A100 80GB GPU comes just six months after the launch of the original A100 40GB ... Full article
Efforts to improve software development and reliability are focusing on standardization around new tools that can sustain continuous integration and delivery goals, resulting in shipping better code faster. The response as more code is delivered by Kubernetes infrastructure are upgraded platforms designed to help DevOps teams cope with multiple development environments while improving observability, or the ability to debug ... Full article
C3.ai, the predictive analytics firm founded by CRM giant Tom Siebel, Friday announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of stock. It intends to trade shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AI.” While the rest of the big data world was focused on using open source software like Spark and Hadoop to build ... Full article
U.S. military and intelligence agencies are looking for ways to boost data security when communicating “in the wild.” Among the proposed approaches are emerging smart radio platforms that can secure classified information. Heading one effort is the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), which is soliciting industry proposals under a program dubbed Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems, ... Full article
Global shipper FedEx Corp. is upgrading its logistics infrastructure through a multi-cloud and edge computing partnership with Dell Technologies and data center operator Switch Inc. The cloud partnership announced by Dell (NYSE: DELL) this week would help FedEx (NSYE: FDX) deploy a “technology hub” built around multi-cloud services and edge computing deployments. Moving those resources closer to FedEx distribution centers would ... Full article
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Google along with chip foundry partner SkyWater Technology and an IC design kit vendor are joining forces to offer what they promote as “open ...
The AI hype cycle has shifted from real promise to real life. The intense complexities that accompany enterprise AI – like the data issues, ...
Embattled aerospace giant Boeing Co. has hired a former Google and SpaceX software development chief to oversee its troubled software engineering operations. Boeing (NYSE: ...
SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2020 -- SiFive, Inc., provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP and silicon solutions, announced several new updates to their ...
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