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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Google Restructures, Seeking Bigger Slice of Enterprise Cloud Pie

February 18th, 2020 (0)
Google Cloud’s focus on larger enterprise customers has resulted in a restructuring that will cut jobs in its cloud operations as it seeks to attract more large corporate customers while differentiating its cloud services from market leaders Amazon Web ...

Last-Minute Court Order Halts JEDI Rollout

February 13th, 2020 (0)
A day before the Pentagon planned to “go live” with its department-wide cloud deployment, a federal judge has ordered a pause in implementation of a hotly contested $10 billion infrastructure contract. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal ...

Coronavirus Seen Slowing 5G Deployments

February 13th, 2020 (0)
The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus is endangering global electronics supply chains, raising the possibility that planned 5G wireless deployments could be at risk. The rollout of key components such as next-generation 5G New Radio has begun. Global availability ...

Oracle Touts AI Apps, Expands Cloud Partnership with Microsoft

February 12th, 2020 (0)
Corporate finance and IT departments along with supply chain managers are the largest benefactors of AI technology, according to an emerging technologies study released this week by Oracle. Separately, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) new cloud-based database infrastructure along with an ...

Trading Data added to Google BigQuery

February 11th, 2020 (0)
A huge batch of tick data, used by financial traders to track the minimum upward or downward movement of stock prices, has been added to Google Cloud Platform, allowing financial analysts to plug pricing and trading data into the ...

AWS Wants to Question Trump, DoD on JEDI Bias

February 10th, 2020 (0)
The Pentagon cloud wars continue to escalate as Amazon Web Services expands it protest of a $10 billion DoD cloud contract to rival Microsoft with a court filing seeking to depose President Trump, along with Defense Secretary Mark Esper ...

U.S. Seeks to Jumpstart 5G Software

February 6th, 2020 (0)
In an effort to catch up with 5G equipment leader Huawei, U.S. officials and lawmakers are promoting efforts to forge open software standards that would virtualize hardware and allow 5G networks to run on any manufacturer’s equipment. The goal ...

New Scheduling Tool Designed to Boost Microservices

February 4th, 2020 (0)
Computer scientists at the University of Michigan have come up with a faster way to schedule cloud microservices via a new algorithm running on a custom processor. The platform, called Q-Zilla, is based on a widely used scheduling algorithm ...

AI is Boosting Server Sales

February 3rd, 2020 (0)
Emerging AI workloads are propelling the booming Chinese server market, particularly those hosting programmable co-processors capable of supporting graphics chips used for parallel processing of machine learning tasks. The chief benefactor has been China’s server leader, Inspur (SHA: 600756). ...

DAWNBench Gives Way to MLPerf for Training, Inference

January 31st, 2020 (0)
As the MLPerf benchmark emerges as an industry standard for measuring the performance of machine learning models, its creators said they will phase out the foundational DAWNBench metric. Stanford University researchers announced earlier this month they will end rolling ...
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