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Bloomberg: Supermicro Motherboards Bugged by Operatives in China

October 4th, 2018 Comments Off on Bloomberg: Supermicro Motherboards Bugged by Operatives in China
Roiling the tech industry and intelligence community, a news story on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek site reports that  spies in China hacked Super Micro Computer servers widely distributed throughout the U.S. technology supply chain, including servers used by Amazon and ...

30,000 Images/Second: Xilinx and AMD Claim AI Inferencing Record

October 3rd, 2018 Comments Off on 30,000 Images/Second: Xilinx and AMD Claim AI Inferencing Record
On the heels of its dual announcement at the Open Compute Project Summit in Amsterdam this week (see related story), Xilinx yesterday disclosed that AMD and Xilinx have teamed to set an AI inference processing record of 30,000 images ...

Xilinx Claims FPGA vs. GPU Lead, Unveils Adaptive Acceleration Platform

October 3rd, 2018 Comments Off on Xilinx Claims FPGA vs. GPU Lead, Unveils Adaptive Acceleration Platform
Xilinx, the outspoken champion of FPGA technology, is having an active Open Compute Project Summit this week in Amsterdam. The company has drawn battle lines with that other major force for accelerated server throughput, the GPU, announcing that Xilinx’s ...

Inspur Goes for the Golden Hyperscale/AI Ring

October 2nd, 2018 Comments Off on Inspur Goes for the Golden Hyperscale/AI Ring
Inspur, the no. 3 server vendor in the world (Gartner) is taking aim at the biggest, shiniest golden ring in the entire data center server marketplace: hyperscale and AI infrastructure for tier one social media and cloud services providers ...

Man + Machine Cybersecurity: Machine Learning is Essential to Fighting Attacks

September 28th, 2018 Comments Off on Man + Machine Cybersecurity: Machine Learning is Essential to Fighting Attacks
Something is materially broken with web application security and, as a result, critical attacks are being missed. According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab, 73 percent of corporate network breaches in 2017 were achieved via vulnerable web applications. ...

HPE No. 1, IBM Surges, in ‘Bucking Bronco’ High Performance Server Market

September 27th, 2018 Comments Off on HPE No. 1, IBM Surges, in ‘Bucking Bronco’ High Performance Server Market
Riding healthy U.S. and global growth, strong demand for AI-capable hardware and other economic tailwinds, the high performance computing server market jumped 28 percent in the second quarter to $3.7 billion, up from $2.9 billion in Q2 2017, according ...

HPC and AI at the Forefront of Finance

September 27th, 2018 Comments Off on HPC and AI at the Forefront of Finance
You’ve heard this one before: HPC has the potential to transcend science and engineering to transform commercial applications in the enterprise. Won’t it be grand when HPC is no longer the exclusive domain of national labs and ivory tower ...

Ampere Arm Chip Launched into Hot Data Center Processor Market; Lenovo, Oracle on Board

September 20th, 2018 Comments Off on Ampere Arm Chip Launched into Hot Data Center Processor Market; Lenovo, Oracle on Board
Another source of upheaval in the red hot data center server processor market emerged this week from Ampere, led by former Intel President Renee James, which announced it has launched its first-generation Armv8-A 64-bit chip. Ampere eMAG processors from ...

IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform

September 19th, 2018 Comments Off on IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform
HPC (or big compute)-in-the-cloud platform provider Rescale has formalized the work it’s been doing in partnership with public cloud vendors by announcing its Powered by Rescale program – with IBM as its first named partner – essentially an OEM ...

Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

September 19th, 2018 Comments Off on Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage
Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who checks into the office from home, or from a wifi hotspot in your car and from offices anywhere in the world.  In ...
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