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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).

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 ...

AI Chip Market is Booming

January 29th, 2020 (0)
AI processors are reinvigorating the global semiconductor industry, prompting at least one market tracker to predict a three-fold increase in AI chip applications over the next five years. In a survey of AI adoption released this week, IHS Markit ...

Startup Applies Deep Learning to Secure Unstructured Data

January 29th, 2020 (0)
The millions of documents in the form of product roadmaps, contracts and other components of corporate strategies also represent unstructured—and it turns out—vulnerable data stored in-house or in the cloud. A data security startup called Concentric emerged from stealth ...

Culture, Underutilized Tools Hinder Cloud Deployments

January 28th, 2020 (0)
Sufficient usage experience has emerged to better gauge how enterprise cloud deployments are faring and which tools are needed to leverage cloud agility to align developer operations to boost application performance. A pair of cloud studies released this week ...

Energy Project Leverages AI for 3D Manufacturing

January 23rd, 2020 (0)
A federal energy research initiative is gaining momentum with the release of a contract award aimed at using supercomputing to harness 3D printing technology that would boost the performance of power generators. Partners GE Research, PARC, the Xerox research ...

VMware Buys Network Analytics Vendor

January 22nd, 2020 (0)
VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include a “self-healing” network capability. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. VMware (NYSE: VMW) said it expects the deal to close ...

New Wave of Fintech Automation Tools Arrives

January 21st, 2020 (0)
AI market analysts reckon the financial services sector is among those ripest for task automation in areas like regulatory compliance and other manual processes that previously required deep domain knowledge. In response, new AI tools are emerging to help ...

Survey: AI Must Be a ‘Strategic Lever’

January 17th, 2020 (0)
Hyper-scalers are racing to deploy AI technologies. Meanwhile, other sectors such as finance, healthcare and transportation ramping up AI initiatives are confronting challenges while considering precisely where automation technologies fit into individual company strategies. That along with lingering concerns ...
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