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Micron Deep Learning Accelerator Gets Memory Boost

Micron Deep Learning Accelerator Gets Memory Boost

Deep learning accelerators based on chip architectures coupled with high-bandwidth memory are emerging to enable near real-time ...

AI Is Eating Software Development: Automation for Overburdened Programmers

AI Is Eating Software Development: Automation for Overburdened Programmers

Software is eating the world*, but now, AI is eating software development, augmenting the work of chronically ...

Intel Updates 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable Chips and 5G Network Portfolio Products

Intel Updates 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable Chips and 5G Network Portfolio Products

Intel this morning announced an 18-SKU update to its second-generation Xeon Scalable chip lineup for data center ...

How the Citizen Developer Will Save Us from the AI/ML Developer Shortage

How the Citizen Developer Will Save Us from the AI/ML Developer Shortage

A developer shortage is heading for the workforce and it will hit hard. According to Forrester, the ...

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Deep learning accelerators based on chip architectures coupled with high-bandwidth memory are emerging to enable near real-time processing of machine learning algorithms. Memory chip specialist Micron Technology argues that hardware accelerators linked to higher memory densities are the best way to accelerate “memory bound” AI applications. Micron (NASDAQ: MU) announced a partnership this week with German automotive supplier Continental ... Full article
Software is eating the world*, but now, AI is eating software development, augmenting the work of chronically understaffed programming teams, allowing developers to focus more on higher-level tasks and less on scut work. And it’s only in its infancy. In their recent paper, “AI is Helping to Make Better Software,” co-authors David Schatsky and  Sourabh Bumb of Deloitte Insights ... Full article
The majority of Internet of Things transactions are unsecured, adding a new enterprise security threat as industrial and retail IoT traffic begins to ramp up. An enterprise IoT survey released this week by security vendor Zscaler found an “exponential” increase in malware attacks on vulnerable IoT networks. Zscaler said it detected about 14,000 IoT-based malware exploits per month, a ... Full article
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Intel this morning announced an 18-SKU update to its second-generation Xeon Scalable chip lineup for data center workloads, stating that the refreshed Gold processor delivers an average of 1.36-times higher performance and 1.42-times better performance-per-dollar compared with the first generation of the chip (i.e., the first-gen Cascade Lakes). The company said the processors — labeled with an “R” (refresh), ... Full article
A developer shortage is heading for the workforce and it will hit hard. According to Forrester, the U.S. will experience a deficit of 500,000 developers by 2024. Across all industries and global markets, the demand for software is growing at a faster pace than traditional Java or .NET developers can keep up with. The rise of AI and machine ... Full article
Dell Technologies and partner Orange have completed field trials of the wireless carrier’s 5G network, linking a Dell notebook to a prototype grid that achieved speeds 20 times faster than current 4G networks. The initial field trials reached sustained download speeds of more than 900 megabits per second. Those results, the partners said Friday (Feb. 21), represent the ability ... Full article
As more enterprises embrace open source software for applications ranging from security and cloud management to databases and analytics, the steady shift away from proprietary software is coalescing around a “community-based” open source movement. According to an annual snapshot on the state of enterprise open source tools released by open source leader Red Hat, expensive proprietary software licenses and ... Full article
Dell Technologies launched servers, a modular data center, telemetry management and streaming analytics software this week designed for the growing volumes of enterprise-generated data created and processed outside of data centers and the cloud – at the edge. Dell has long touted its integrated edge-core-cloud strategy, with the ultimate goal of supporting a future in which data emanates from ... Full article
Hoping for a marriage made in cloud heaven, IBM announced this morning that SAP now offers certified access to IBM Power9 servers in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) data centers, enabling users to run big data analytics in-memory database HANA workloads in hybrid cloud environments. With virtualized server scalability of 24TB for the database, IBM said the Power Systems ... Full article
The move away from monoliths and toward new tools and processes, such as cloud, microservices and Kubernetes, has changed the IT game. IT processes today are far more agile than they were a few years ago, and that means new opportunities for developers. But it’s also introduced new problems that can drain resources and make life hellish for developers ... Full article
Google Cloud’s focus on larger enterprise customers has resulted in a restructuring that will cut jobs in its cloud operations as it seeks to attract more large corporate customers while differentiating its cloud services from market leaders Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced Feb. 14 it was eliminating positions for a “small” but unspecified number ... Full article
Nvidia is back. Way back. After four straight down quarters, the GPU juggernaut announced blockbuster earnings for the period ended January 26, beating analysts’ expectations for both revenue and profits, and showing particular strength in the data center server processor market. The company reported sales of $3.11 billion and earned an adjusted $1.89 a share, exceeding predictions of $1.67 ... Full article
With the launch of its Dell-built HPC5 system, Italian energy company Eni regains its position atop the industrial supercomputing leaderboard. At 52-petaflops peak, HPC5 should easily crack the top 10 fold of the next Top500 list, due out in June. If and when that happens, HPC5 will supplant Total’s IBM Pangea III supercomputer, currently at number 11 with 17.9 ... Full article
A day before the Pentagon planned to “go live” with its department-wide cloud deployment, a federal judge has ordered a pause in implementation of a hotly contested $10 billion infrastructure contract. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims responds to an earlier motion by Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) to halt work on the Joint Enterprise Defense ... Full article
The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus is endangering global electronics supply chains, raising the possibility that planned 5G wireless deployments could be at risk. The rollout of key components such as next-generation 5G New Radio has begun. Global availability remains limited, analysts note, and could be slowed further if the virus forces key electronics manufacturers in China to slow ... Full article
Think of it, you kick back while a stock market AI makes you richer than Wall Street stock pickers. Besides the lottery, we defy you to come up with a better financial fantasy. Actually, it’s not so wild a dream. According to Indiana University researchers, “robo-analysts” “earn abnormal returns that are statistically and economically significant” (see below). Robo-analysts are ... Full article
Corporate finance and IT departments along with supply chain managers are the largest benefactors of AI technology, according to an emerging technologies study released this week by Oracle. Separately, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) new cloud-based database infrastructure along with an expanded interoperability partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). The AI research released Wednesday (Feb. 12) during a company event in London ... Full article
A huge batch of tick data, used by financial traders to track the minimum upward or downward movement of stock prices, has been added to Google Cloud Platform, allowing financial analysts to plug pricing and trading data into the cloud vendor’s BigQuery cloud data warehouse. Refinitiv, a London-based fintech provider, said its “Tick History” data set includes historical data ... Full article
Today, one need only turn on a TV to be inundated with commercials touting the benefits and potential of AI. Applications that could hardly be envisioned a short time ago are now becoming commonplace, and the outlook is that AI will grow by leaps and bounds. But achieving the promise of AI requires computing platforms that deliver high-performance, robustness ... Full article
The Pentagon cloud wars continue to escalate as Amazon Web Services expands it protest of a $10 billion DoD cloud contract to rival Microsoft with a court filing seeking to depose President Trump, along with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other current and former Pentagon officials. At issue is alleged bias in the Defense Department’s selection last October of ... Full article
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SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 2, 2019 -- Today, Huawei and Peng Cheng Laboratory (PCL) jointly released Peng Cheng Cloud Brain II Phase 1, officially launching ...
SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 2/ 2019 -- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, today announces the acquisition of ...
NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 2, 2019 -- Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2019 Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, part of its Wisdom of CrowdsÒ ...
LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 2, 2019 -- Mimecast Limited, a leading data security and compliance company, was identified as a Leader in the Gartner Magic ...
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2019 -- Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, will be exhibiting and ...
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