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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).

HPE Targets Data at Network Edge

June 22nd, 2018 Comments Off on HPE Targets Data at Network Edge
Amid a flurry of cloud and networking initiatives announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was a commitment to invest $4 billion over the next four years to develop new technologies and services that would connect soaring data volumes at the ...

Servers in Orbit, Datacenters Not Far Behind

June 21st, 2018 Comments Off on Servers in Orbit, Datacenters Not Far Behind
The International Space Station shines a little brighter in the night sky thanks to what amounts to an orbiting supercomputer lofted to the outpost last year as part of a year-long experiment to determine if high-end commercial computers can ...

Nvidia Releases a Batch of Open Source Tools for AI

June 19th, 2018 Comments Off on Nvidia Releases a Batch of Open Source Tools for AI
Graphics processors increasingly used as hardware accelerators for deep learning applications are also being deployed with the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator as another way to accelerate the scaling of training and inference for deep learning models. The two-front approach includes ...

Early Container Deployments at Risk, Survey Finds

June 18th, 2018 Comments Off on Early Container Deployments at Risk, Survey Finds
The enterprise embrace of application containers brings with it agility, scaling, rapid response to continuous change and new requirements for securing production workloads in public clouds. As with most infrastructure advances, the scaling of application containers in production is ...

IBM Looks to Secure Kubernetes Service

June 15th, 2018 Comments Off on IBM Looks to Secure Kubernetes Service
The shift to cloud-native applications and services brings with it a new set of monitoring and security challenges as early adopters of application containers, micro-services and serverless computing struggle to gain a comprehensive view of their cloud infrastructure. Growing ...

MS-GitHub Deal: Open Source Moves Center Stage

June 13th, 2018 Comments Off on MS-GitHub Deal: Open Source Moves Center Stage
Microsoft’s reassurances notwithstanding, the software giant’s acquisition of GitHub, the project collaboration platform, has raised concerns about the future direction of open-source software development. Skeptics are taking a wait-and-see approach toward the deal to determine whether the software giant ...

Hybrid Cloud Adopters Playing Catchup on DevOps

June 12th, 2018 Comments Off on Hybrid Cloud Adopters Playing Catchup on DevOps
Hybrid cloud management issues are moving to the fore as more enterprise cloud consumers establish “direct” links to public clouds that ease the transition but leave them with little visibility into DevOps functions and how in-demand capabilities such as ...

Red Hat’s CoreOS Unit Releases App Metering Tool

June 8th, 2018 Comments Off on Red Hat’s CoreOS Unit Releases App Metering Tool
When Red Hat acquired application container specialist CoreOS in January, it was looking to leverage the startup’s energetic development team churning out open-source tools for agile cloud computing. Those efforts appear to be bearing fruit with the release of ...

Microsoft Launches Submersible Datacenter

June 7th, 2018 Comments Off on Microsoft Launches Submersible Datacenter
The hotspots and energy hogs that are enterprise datacenters are increasingly located in northern climes. As demand for cooling intensifies, and datacenter power usage maxes out, some have even proposed floating datacenters that can tap sea water for cooling. ...

Investors High on Low-Code Developers

June 6th, 2018 Comments Off on Investors High on Low-Code Developers
As the low-code approach to rapid application development gathers steam, new investors are pumping huge sums into the sector designed to speed delivery of distributed applications with minimum hand coding or upfront investment in training. The latest example came ...
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