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

May 17th, 2019 Comments Off on More HPC M&A: HPE to Acquire Cray for $1.3B
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 Comments Off on Looking at AI/ML Edge-Core-Cloud Workflows
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 Comments Off on Beware Nuclear Winter: Another on the Way?
 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 Comments Off on Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark
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 Comments Off on Network Automation: Trust = Visibility
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 Comments Off on Solarflare: Network Processing Wastes 25% of Data Center Resources
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 Comments Off on Needed for Voice-Assisted Technologies: Context
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 Comments Off on DDN to Acquire Nexenta, SDS Aimed at ‘Holy Trinity’ of AI-5G-IoT
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 ...

‘A Digital Twin of Reality’: Toward Emotional AI and Hyperconnected Health Interventions

May 1st, 2019 Comments Off on ‘A Digital Twin of Reality’: Toward Emotional AI and Hyperconnected Health Interventions
Riddle: It’s arguably the most powerful thing in the world and becoming more so, it’s everywhere yet we can’t see it. Answer: Data. That is: AI data. Here at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, CEO Michael Dell stated ...

‘Computational Storage’: Edge Intelligence for Next-Gen IoT

April 30th, 2019 Comments Off on ‘Computational Storage’: Edge Intelligence for Next-Gen IoT
The intelligent edge has gained much buzz recently, including interesting comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during a keynote at Mobile World Congress. But as IoT devices and applications become more advanced, producing more data and demanding greater speed ...
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