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RDMA Fabrics – Unlocking Enterprise Data Analytics

May 15th, 2017 Comments Off on RDMA Fabrics – Unlocking Enterprise Data Analytics
Ultra-low latency requirements in the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry continue to drive interconnect considerations for the world’s most powerful supercomputers. In the enterprise world, it’s also apparent that the speed paradigm in networking and application performance is shifting ...

Healthcare Cloud Platform Aimed at Cutting Costs, Aiding Digital Transformation

May 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Healthcare Cloud Platform Aimed at Cutting Costs, Aiding Digital Transformation
Billionaire investor Warren Buffet made a media splash last week with statements concerning continually rising healthcare costs in the United States, including: "If you talk about the world competitiveness of American industry, (health costs are) the biggest single variable ...

Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training

May 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training
A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Big Blue, from weeks ...

Unified IoT Management Is Aim of VMware Offering

May 9th, 2017 Comments Off on Unified IoT Management Is Aim of VMware Offering
At Dell EMC World in Las Vegas today, VMware announced an ambitious IoT infrastructure management and monitoring technology strategy that the company said will provide a unified means to manage, operate, scale and secure IoT projects from the edge ...

Bright Computing 8.0 Adds Azure, Expands Machine Learning Support

May 9th, 2017 Comments Off on Bright Computing 8.0 Adds Azure, Expands Machine Learning Support
Bright Computing, long a prominent provider of cluster management tools for HPC, today released version 8.0 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack. The release includes major and minor new features such as a completely rebuilt and now web-based ...

Blockchain Breaks into Enterprise Finance

May 8th, 2017 Comments Off on Blockchain Breaks into Enterprise Finance
Today, enterprise finance professionals are looking to blockchain as the next key disruptor in payments technology, making headlines for its benefits in eliminating redundancies in cost reconciliation and closing the books faster. However, many CFOs are still struggling to ...

Speed Fix for Wall Street: Tick-to-Trade Half-life Cut in Half

May 5th, 2017 Comments Off on Speed Fix for Wall Street: Tick-to-Trade Half-life Cut in Half
Wall Street speed addicts just got another fix. A triumvirate of companies, combining advanced NICs and algorithms powered by FPGAs, has announced it has cut the “tick-to-trade” life cycle half-life in half, from 250 to 120 nanoseconds. The joint ...

Intel: Management Change at Data Center Group; Xeon Re-architecting on Way

May 5th, 2017 Comments Off on Intel: Management Change at Data Center Group; Xeon Re-architecting on Way
Diane Bryant, EVP and GM of Intel’s Data Center Group and a prominent industry figure (SC15 keynote speaker, e.g.), is taking an extended leave of absence from Intel “to tend to a personal family matter,” according to Intel. Navin ...

Public Cloud Storage ‘Revolution’: 80% Price Cut, 6X Performance Jump from Carbonite Spin-off

May 3rd, 2017 Comments Off on Public Cloud Storage ‘Revolution’: 80% Price Cut, 6X Performance Jump from Carbonite Spin-off
A revolution in public cloud storage price/performance could be in the offing as two storage industry veterans with a track record of disruption today launched a new company that they say cuts pricing for storage in the AWS compute ...

Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source

May 2nd, 2017 Comments Off on Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source
 As everyone knows, the code for open source software (OSS) is made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software to anyone for any purpose. OSS is typically ...
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