Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Is AI a Sprint or a Marathon? Development ‘Sprints’ Get Companies to the Starting Line Fast

Is AI a Sprint or a Marathon? Development ‘Sprints’ Get Companies to th...

AI is a complex process that typically takes years to do right, requiring a huge investment in ...

Amid Upbeat Earnings, Intel to Cut 1% of Employees, Add as Many

Amid Upbeat Earnings, Intel to Cut 1% of Employees, Add as Many

For all the sniping two tech old timers take, both IBM and Intel announced surprisingly upbeat earnings ...

In Advanced Computing and HPC, Dell EMC Sets Sights on the Broader Market Middle

In Advanced Computing and HPC, Dell EMC Sets Sights on the Broader Market M...

If the leading advanced computing/HPC server vendors were in the batting lineup of a baseball team, Dell ...

MIT Says Its Forecasting Model Outperforms Wall Street Benchmark

MIT Says Its Forecasting Model Outperforms Wall Street Benchmark

Accurately predicting a business's performance is a prized skill among investors, competitors and other market analysts. Now, ...

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6 Steps to Leading a Successful AI Project

As hype around AI continues to grow, more and more organizations are feeling the pressure to modernize their business. But how to choose the right project? With dozens of potential use cases but limited resources, it is important to prioritize projects that have both high business value and a high likelihood of success.

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AI is a complex process that typically takes years to do right, requiring a huge investment in time, resources and money. At costs that can average upwards of $500K to design, develop and implement a robust, long-term AI solution, companies need to undertake their AI initiatives with precision and care. It can take time to see how “smart” the ... Full article
For all the sniping two tech old timers take, both IBM and Intel announced surprisingly upbeat earnings this week. IBM CEO Ginny Rometty was all smiles at this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, after IBM beat Wall Street earnings and revenue estimates. Intel, meanwhile, last night announced record annual revenue in 2019, $72.0 billion, up 2 percent ... Full article
A federal energy research initiative is gaining momentum with the release of a contract award aimed at using supercomputing to harness 3D printing technology that would boost the performance of power generators. Partners GE Research, PARC, the Xerox research arm, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will investigate methods for reducing design timelines for printed components used in power systems ... Full article
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VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include a “self-healing” network capability. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. VMware (NYSE: VMW) said it expects the deal to close by the end of May 2020. Nyansa (“knee-ans-sah”), Palo Alto, Calif., specializes in AI-based network analytics. VMware said Tuesday (Jan. ... Full article
If the leading advanced computing/HPC server vendors were in the batting lineup of a baseball team, Dell EMC would be going for lots of singles and doubles – and some home runs, too – trying to hit for a high batting average. The cleanup hitter would be HPE, swinging for the fences with recent acquiree and supercomputing powerhouse Cray. ... Full article
Accurately predicting a business's performance is a prized skill among investors, competitors and other market analysts. Now, MIT is highlighting a new model that challenges the typical blend of punditry, quarterly balance sheet numbers and data-crunching by bringing in new sources of data and by automating the process. The result: it outperforms Wall Street analysts, according to MIT. The ... Full article
Intel’s chairman of more than seven years, Andy Bryant, has stepped down to temporarily take a regular board seat and serve as executive advisor to the company, according to an Intel announcement today. Replacing Bryant as chairman: Dr. Omar Ishrak, CEO and chairman of medical technology company Medtronic, first elected to the Intel board nearly three years ago. Intel ... Full article
AI market analysts reckon the financial services sector is among those ripest for task automation in areas like regulatory compliance and other manual processes that previously required deep domain knowledge. In response, new AI tools are emerging to help automate often tedious but essential financial tasks such as accounting operations while also allowing users to automatically extract data from ... Full article
This article is an update to a story published last Friday, January 17. AMD has raided Intel and IBM for new senior managers, one of whom will replace an AMD executive who has played a prominent role during the company’s recharged effort to win the hearts and minds of the data center server processor market. In addition, a news ... Full article
2019 was an interesting year for the technology industry – many technologies were hyped heading into the year; however, their paths of adoption took different directions: Adoption of AI/ML continued to increase, with newer breakthroughs and areas of application – especially in biology, medicine and research. 5G, while discussed broadly by technology vendors and industry professionals, encountered a few ... Full article
Hyper-scalers are racing to deploy AI technologies. Meanwhile, other sectors such as finance, healthcare and transportation ramping up AI initiatives are confronting challenges while considering precisely where automation technologies fit into individual company strategies. That along with lingering concerns about AI hype are among the key conclusions of the latest enterprise AI survey, this one released this week by ... Full article
If you order a pizza from Domino’s, you might be getting it with a free side of AI. The pizza giant is determined to make big data and AI cornerstones of a company that has typically focused more on pizza stones. Now, Nvidia is highlighting how Domino’s is leveraging the power of data to deliver valuable insights in addition ... Full article
As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can link huge data volumes along with flash memory to container orchestration platforms. Among them is VAST Data, which this week ... Full article
Even as China signed an agreement with the U.S. this week billed as a step toward reducing trade tensions, it’s unlikely the signing ceremony heralds a new era of détente between the two economic, military and technological superpowers. Assuming the agreement brings calm to the US-China trade war, the geopolitical clash will continue by other means. One area of ... Full article
Google Cloud bolstered its enterprise DevOps portfolio this week with its acquisition of AppSheet, a no-code application development platform. Terms of the deal including the purchase price were not disclosed. No-code platforms allow “citizen developers” and other business users to create enterprise applications without the need for high-end coding skills. The automation tools allow novice developers to get applications ... Full article
Previous attempts to apply AI to drug discovery have yielded mixed results. For example, IBM ended sales last year of its Watson AI software used by pharmaceutical firms for new drug discovery. Alternative approaches have since emerged. Insilico Medicine, developer of a drug discovery engine, said this week it will collaborate with Pfizer Inc. The partners said the pharmaceutical ... Full article
The dizzying pace of technology innovation often fueled by the growing availability of computing horsepower is underscored by the race to develop unique designs and application that can be patented. Among the goals of many of the companies we track is building up their intellectual property portfolios to provide a steady stream of licensing revenue when markets turn south. ... Full article
High performance storage specialist Quantum Corp. this morning announced an addition to its F-Series line of NVMe storage servers – the F1000 comes in at a lower price point than its F2000 counterpart announced at NAB last year while utilizing that appliance’s software-defined architecture designed for streaming performance and response times in “video and video-like infrastructures,” to use the ... Full article
Artificial intelligence was on the tip of the tongue this week at CES, the annual technology extravaganza formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show. From Samsung’s Neon avatars and LG’s smart washing machine, to Intel’s Tiger Lake processors and the gun-detecting PATSCAN, AI seemed to be everywhere. Samsung’s research subsidiary, STAR Labs, unveiled its latest AI project, called Neon. ... Full article
The number of 5G wireless connections is forecast to soar 150 percent over the next five years as infrastructure rollouts gather momentum for connecting sensors and other edge devices. The forecast released this week by Juniper Research estimates the total number of 5G connections will jump from about 5 million subscribers in 2019 to a staggering 1.5 billion globally ... Full article
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SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today unveiled its Cray ClusterStor E1000 system, an entirely new ...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 30, 2019 -- Synopsys, Inc. today announced a multi-year agreement with AMD to utilize its ZeBu Server 4 emulation system, accelerating verification ...
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 30, 2019 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched the AORUS Gen4 AIC ...
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 30, 2019 – GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced the keynote speakers and sponsors for the In-Memory ...
BOULDER, Colo., Oct 30, 2019 --ColdQuanta, Inc., the quantum atomics company, today announced it has been awarded an additional $2.8M across four separate programs ...
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