Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Intel Unveils New Atom x6000E and 11th Gen Core CPUs for IoT and Edge Uses

Intel Unveils New Atom x6000E and 11th Gen Core CPUs for IoT and Edge Uses

All-new Intel Atom e6000E and 11th Generation Intel Core processors aimed at AI, IoT and industrial uses ...

Graphcore Expanding Its AI Compute Platform Sales with Its First Channel Partner Program

Graphcore Expanding Its AI Compute Platform Sales with Its First Channel Pa...

AI compute platform vendor Graphcore has launched its first formal global channel partner program to promote and ...

Oracle Cloud Tackling More Demanding Workloads with Launch of A100 GPU Instances, Arm Plans, More

Oracle Cloud Tackling More Demanding Workloads with Launch of A100 GPU Inst...

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is bolstering its capabilities for customers with the general availability of instances with ...

Quantum Vendor Partners with IBM on New QRNG Service

Quantum Vendor Partners with IBM on New QRNG Service

IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business ...

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All-new Intel Atom e6000E and 11th Generation Intel Core processors aimed at AI, IoT and industrial uses were launched Sept. 23 at the company’s Intel Industrial Summit 2020 virtual event. Built to expand and solidify Intel’s market share in the growing IoT, edge and industrial markets, the new products feature designs and architectures aimed to meet the needs of ... Full article
The faster Kubernetes deployments are scaled, the bigger a target they become for hackers probing for security vulnerabilities. With security incidents rising sharply, Kubernetes-native container security platform vendor StackRox reports that 44 percent of respondents to a recent poll are delaying Kubernetes deployments. That pause has allowed time to launch DevSecOps initiatives for securing application containers and cluster orchestrator ... Full article
AI compute platform vendor Graphcore has launched its first formal global channel partner program to promote and boost the sales of its AI processors and blade computing products. The formalized, all-new Graphcore Elite Partner Program follows the company’s past history of working with several distribution partners to promote its AI products, including its Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), via a ... Full article
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is bolstering its capabilities for customers with the general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newest GPU, the A100, while also unveiling expanded collaborations with Rescale and Altair. The company also announced plans for its first foray into the Arm world with instances using chips from Ampere early next year. OCI currently offers Intel and AMD ... Full article
PagerDuty Inc., the operations management specialist, is acquiring enterprise DevOps startup RunDeck in a cash-stock transaction valued at $100 million. San Francisco-based PagerDuty said Monday (Sept. 21) the acquisition would be paid for with about 60 percent in cash and the remainder in its common stock. The deal is expected to close by the end of October 2020. Rundeck, ... Full article
Network equipment makers are zeroing in on emerging 5G wireless capabilities increasingly seen as the backbone for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Those 5G equipment vendors are shifting their focus from consumer to enterprise applications as manufacturers implement 5G-based private wireless networks to support Industry 4.0 and other data-driven applications. The next-generation factory floor “is full of technology,” ... Full article
IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business aspirations for quantum computing – the goal of generating verified, truly random numbers that can be used for a wide range of scientific, research and business tasks. Certified, verified random or nature-based numbers aren't possible using classical computers, which only generate numbers ... Full article
Microsoft said its two-year trial run with an underwater datacenter is a concept that holds water. The company commenced Project Natick in 2015 during a proof-of-principle deployment in the Pacific Ocean. It launched its latest prototype in 2018 to determine whether a submerged datacenter the size of a shipping container was reliable, sustainable and economically practical. The data submarine ... Full article
Container tools and security fixes for Kubernetes cluster orchestrator continued to be rolled out as the microservices ecosystem evolves. With Kubernetes security concerns growing as deployments scale, container security partners NeuVector and Sonatype this week released centralized container defenses along with open source software security tools. The goal of the integration is providing greater visibility into open source risks ... Full article
Those who tuned in for Tuesday's HPC + AI Wall Street event got a peak at the future of fintech and lively discussion of topics like blockchain, AI for risk management, and high-frequency trading, as told by a group of leading technical innovators as well as an SEC commissioner. Previously scheduled to take place at the New Yorker Hotel ... Full article
Technology industry lobbyists are capitalizing on the growing Washington consensus for a next-generation industrial policy that funds basic research in foundational silicon technology as a way to compete with China in strategic markets like AI, 5G and quantum computing. Separate reports released this week make the case for expanding government incentives for reviving domestic chip manufacturing while reconstituting global ... Full article
Google Cloud and HCL Technologies are expanding their partnership to integrate the Indian company’s hybrid cloud data warehouse into the search giant’s public cloud platform. The expanded partnership brings HCL’s Actian Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse to Google Cloud. The business intelligence platform would allow users to migrate legacy data warehouses, including IBM Netezza and Oracle Exadata, to Google ... Full article
Millions of ESPN Fantasy Football team “owners” are now able to get help from IBM and its Watson AI computing services to ensure that the player trades they make using ESPN’s mobile apps can be completed more fairly and equitably. In the past, the ESPN fantasy football team owners negotiated trades using whatever information they could compile on their ... Full article
Technology merger season is upon us, with Pure Storage announcing mid-week it is acquiring Kubernetes data services specialist Portworx. In the wake of Nvidia’s blockbuster deal for Arm Ltd., Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) said Wednesday (Sept. 16) it will pays about $370 million in cash to acquire Portworx. The deal reflects growing enterprise demand for agile storage platforms that ... Full article
Nvidia is acquiring chip IP vendor Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the graphics leader to a dominant position in the datacenter while helping troubled SoftBank reverse its financial woes. The deal, which has been rumored for more than a month, will bring together Nvidia’s graphics chips and AI computing platform with ... Full article
Update: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8pm ET, Arm and Nvidia announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank in a transaction valued at $40 billion. Additional reporting is forthcoming. Multiple news outlets reported over the weekend that Nvidia is closing a deal with SoftBank to acquire chip IP vendor Arm Ltd. Those reports pegged ... Full article
Among the most promising medical applications for artificial intelligence is image recognition as a diagnostic tool. AI algorithms are approaching the capabilities of radiologists, and groups like the American College of Radiology have formed data science units designed to train, validate and deploy algorithms in clinical settings. The gold standard for medical diagnostics, however, is developing AI algorithms that ... Full article
The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as a connected device, appliance or a network gateway, is morphing into something more than edge computing. With the addition of AI, edge cloud computing is approaching what promoters dub the “intelligent edge,” a construct that can be implemented according to application, while ... Full article
Amazon, Google, Intel and Accenture will contribute toward a $160 million partnership for the next round of eight AI Research Institutes scheduled for creation in late 2021 by the National Science Foundation. The announcement by the NSF marks the first time in which direct industry funding for the AI institutes will be received by the organization, which funded prior ... Full article
Scrolling through your music library, you may have noticed particular patterns in aesthetics among artists in particular genres. Enterprise AI firm DataRobot agrees: in a post on DataRobot’s blog, data scientist Rajiv Shah and data science intern Sara Cooper applied the company’s AI tools to see if they could effectively predict an album’s genre based on its cover art ... Full article
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The innovation engine that is Kubernetes is prompting infrastructure vendors to open their wallets to acquire developers whose platforms are based on the open ...
China’s patent office accounted for nearly two-thirds of all AI applications received over the past two years, underscoring how Beijing has become a fierce ...
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June 25, 2020 — The rapid politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in messages members of the U.S. Congress sent about the ...
PORTLAND, Ore.,  June 26, 2020 – Smarsh announced that the Enterprise Archive is now available on Microsoft Azure. Global organizations are increasingly subject to rigorous ...
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