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Doug Black

Machine Learning and Supercomputing Ferret out Phishing

May 23rd, 2019 (0)
The relentless ingenuity driving cyber hacking is a global engine that knows no rest. Anyone with a laptop, some programming skills and a mother’s basement can buy or rent a phishing kit and start attacking – or it can ...

Cray – and the Cray Brand – to Be Positioned at Tip of HPE’s HPC/AI Spear

May 22nd, 2019 (2)
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 that overused, often abused term: transparency. Another surprise: HPE apparently isn’t paying the usual lip ...

More HPC M&A: HPE to Acquire Cray for $1.3B

May 17th, 2019 (0)
Venerable supercomputer pioneer Cray Inc. will be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $1.3 billion under a definitive agreement announced this morning. The news follows HPE’s acquisition nearly three years ago of supercomputer vendor SGI, for $275 million, both ...

Looking at AI/ML Edge-Core-Cloud Workflows

May 16th, 2019 (0)
Edge computing is emerging as the killer app for AI and ML, with staggering growth predictions. Projections indicate there will be more than 50 billion internet-connected objects and devices by 2020, representing an $11 trillion market opportunity, across all ...

Beware Nuclear Winter: Another on the Way?

May 16th, 2019 (0)
 Hot as AI is right now, there are growing concerns that technology vendors may cause AI climate change – a new AI winter brought on by hype and unmet expectations. AI is in a classic phase of the technology ...

Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark

May 13th, 2019 (0)
A stock trading backtesting algorithm used by hedge funds to simulate trading variants has received a massive, GPU-based performance boost, according to Nvidia, which has announced a 6,250x acceleration to the STAC-A3 “parameter sweep” benchmark. Using an Nvidia DGX-2 ...

Network Automation: Trust = Visibility

May 10th, 2019 (0)
Network virtualization and software-actuated networking are finally moving past the hype stage and it’s likely you’re now considering a real investment in automation. But before you start, consider this: Don’t bother.  Don’t adopt any of it — from intent-based ...

Solarflare: Network Processing Wastes 25% of Data Center Resources

May 9th, 2019 (0)
Solarflare, the high performance network specialist under agreement to be acquired by Xilinx, has announced a network processing off-loading capability – one that its Wall Street customers have used for years – that Solarflare said lets data centers reclaim ...

Needed for Voice-Assisted Technologies: Context

May 7th, 2019 (0)
Modern voice-assistant technology has only been in the market inside of a decade but in that time, has quickly become a ubiquitous example of recent advances in the field of human-digital interaction. Whether you choose Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, ...

DDN to Acquire Nexenta, SDS Aimed at ‘Holy Trinity’ of AI-5G-IoT

May 6th, 2019 (0)
In the scramble for the emerging 5G-“compute everywhere” world to come (see Nvidia-Mellanox, Xilinx-Solarflare), high performance storage heavyweight DataDirect Networks (DDN) has added to its recent acquisition of virtualized all-flash  storage management vendor Tintri with this morning’s announced acquisition ...
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