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Rolling Out the Advanced Scale Computing Crystal Ball for 2018

January 5th, 2018 (1)
We all know where we are and where we’re headed. We’re early into the AI Era, and it has an end-game aura about it. Not in an apocalyptic, “end-of-days” way, but in the sense that AI (broadly defined) is ...

Helping European SMBs Take HPC Leap

January 5th, 2018 Comments Off on Helping European SMBs Take HPC Leap
Most enterprise-level organizations and advanced research institutions understand the benefits of HPC technology. Engineering, industrial design, AI, deep learning, autonomous driving, and many other fields require shortened R&D cycles  and quicker time to market for goods and services that ...

Back to the Future – The Mainframe in a Connected World

January 4th, 2018 Comments Off on Back to the Future – The Mainframe in a Connected World
Since the mid 90’s, industry watchers have predicted a slow, gradual death for the mainframe, as x86-based server farms and the cloud gained a stronger foothold in the high-performance computing (HPC) market. This hasn’t happened – primarily because the ...

Quotes that Rocked Our World in 2017

December 21st, 2017 Comments Off on Quotes that Rocked Our World in 2017
It’s been a fascinating year in advanced scale computing, much of that fascination focused on AI (broadly defined), now firmly established as the leitmotif of the high performance computing sector. Another big theme of 2017: expanding commercial adoption of ...

Aggressive Push into New Growth Markets the ‘New Normal’ at Intel – Krzanich

December 20th, 2017 Comments Off on Aggressive Push into New Growth Markets the ‘New Normal’ at Intel – Krzanich
In a year-end call-to-arms memo sent to Intel employees, CEO Brian Krzanich declared that “the new normal” at Intel will be change and risk-taking. According to a published story by CNBC, Krzanich said the company faces “an exciting challenge” ...

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Superhuman AI and the ‘Emergent Property’

December 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Superhuman AI and the ‘Emergent Property’
At SC17 we sat down with industry luminary Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Vice President of HPE, for a somewhat philosophical conversation about the melding of HPC and HPDA (high performance data analytics), AI benchmarking, superhuman AI and what may ...

Gartner: Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 16% in Q3; Shipments Up 5.1%

December 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Gartner: Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 16% in Q3; Shipments Up 5.1%
Driven by expansion of hybrid cloud IT strategies, worldwide server revenue grew by a healthy 16 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2017, industry watcher Gartner has announced. Shipments grew by 5.1 percent. As we reported last month ...

Fending off AI Armageddon: Threats to Our Data, Our Safety, Our Country

December 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Fending off AI Armageddon: Threats to Our Data, Our Safety, Our Country
Bruce Schneier is scary smart. The things he talks about – AI weaponization, remote hacking of commercial airliners and self-driving cars, malicious alteration of medical records – are scarier. The author of 13 books, including the cleverly titled Data ...

Quantum: Joining the Worlds of High Performance and Enterprise Storage

December 12th, 2017 Comments Off on Quantum: Joining the Worlds of High Performance and Enterprise Storage
High performance storage specialist Quantum today announced a scale-out NAS appliance that the company said is the first to bring together the qualities typically found in enterprise-class storage solutions (tools and management capabilities) with those found in technical and ...

Blockchain Data Security and ‘BYOID’: Hacker’s Nightmare

December 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Blockchain Data Security and ‘BYOID’: Hacker’s Nightmare
New data breaches seem to happen every day. Consumers are frustrated by lack of control over their information once it is shared. Enterprises work tirelessly to avoid becoming the next victim of a breach that thrusts them into the ...
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