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At ISC19: HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $10B+ on IT Last Year?

At ISC19: HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $...

In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, ...

8 Questions to Ask Before Embarking on AI

8 Questions to Ask Before Embarking on AI

AI and ML are starting to transform business. Gartner estimates that AI technology will generate $3.9 trillion ...

At ISC: For the HPC Industry, These Are the Good Old Days

At ISC: For the HPC Industry, These Are the Good Old Days

For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale ...

NetApp Stresses Consistency in Hybrid Deployments

NetApp Stresses Consistency in Hybrid Deployments

Cloud providers seeking to cash in on the accelerating shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are emphasizing ...

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June 20, 2019
In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, shrinking lead over Dell EMC – but if server and storage market shares are combined, Dell EMC has taken a three-plus point lead (29.8 vs 26.5 percent), according to analyst firm Intersect360 Research’s latest HPC market update. Overall, the HPC industry grew ... Full article
June 19, 2019
AI and ML are starting to transform business. Gartner estimates that AI technology will generate $3.9 trillion in business value by 2022. Soon, companies that do not invest in AI risk falling behind competitively. But having said that, organizations should not adopt AI just to stay on trend. It’s crucial to build an AI business case, assess the company’s AI ... Full article
June 18, 2019
For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale solutions, this is the best of times – with better times likely in the offing. HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research took the occasion of its semi-annual HPC market update breakfast today at the ISC conference in Frankfurt to announce it has increased ... Full article
June 18, 2019
Cloud providers seeking to cash in on the accelerating shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are emphasizing their ability to provide consistent performance across in-house and public cloud installations. That feature, for example, allows developers to migrate and access data regardless of where it is stored. NetApp Inc. is taking the consistency theme a step further with the release ... Full article
June 18, 2019
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which launched its GreenLake hybrid cloud initiative in 2017 as a pay-as-you-go automated service, said it is expanding that cloud services strategy with new tools along with partnerships with Google Cloud and datacenter specialists CyrusOne and Equinix. Among the goals is extending those services from the datacenter to the cloud and out to new edge services. ... Full article
June 17, 2019
DDN, for two decades competing at the headwaters of high performance storage, this morning announced an enterprise-oriented end-to-end high performance storage and data management for AI, big data and HPC acceleration. In so doing, the company said it’s bringing to the burgeoning enterprise market for AI some of the transferable capabilities – with an emphasis on small file speed-ups ... Full article
June 6, 2019
Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker. Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. “We remain ... Full article
June 5, 2019
Public cloud rivals Microsoft and Oracle are collaborating to allow customers to migrate and run enterprise workloads across each other’s cloud. Market analysts said the partnership illustrates how multi-cloud deployments are creating opportunities for cloud providers to offer services that interoperate with competitors. The cloud partners said Wednesday (June 5) the interoperability arrangement would for example allow Azure users ... Full article
June 4, 2019
PayPal is no stranger to fraud. As one of the Internet’s first online payment services, PayPal has been exposed to every type of wire fraud imaginable (and some beyond imagination). Sometimes the fraudsters had the upper hand, but now, thanks to deep learning (DL) models running on high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, PayPal is leveraging its vast repository of ... Full article
June 3, 2019
In IT, failure is not only an option, it’s inevitable. And in an era when businesses depend on big data, high-performance data analytics (HPDA), machine learning and AI applications running in the cloud, failures can have serious consequences. Failure per se is not the problem. Downtime – i.e., minimizing downtime – is the problem. There are ways to prevent ... Full article
May 29, 2019
According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index 2015-2020/Synergy Research, by 2020, 47 percent of all servers sold are expected to go to hyperscalers, which deploy distributed computing environments ranging up to tens of thousands of servers. For legacy hardware providers this trend portends a narrower customer base with both a higher technical acumen and closer attention to the bottom ... Full article
May 28, 2019
Advanced Micro Devices continued to play its hot hand at this week’s Computex event in Taipei, Taiwan, highlighting its processor roadmap at the cutting-edge 7-nanometer process node that includes the next generation of its Rome HPC processor for datacenters and Radeon GPUs mostly for high-volume gaming but increasingly for enterprise cloud workloads. “We’ve really been focused on innovation in ... Full article
May 28, 2019
Nvidia is putting a combination of its GPU processors and AI software stack out at the edge within a scalable compute platform designed to enable low latency edge AI “to perceive, understand and act in real time on continuous streaming data between 5G base stations,” according to the company. Announced at Computex in Taipei, Nvidia’s new EGX was created ... Full article
May 21, 2019
Hardware vendors are betting the transition to 5G wireless networks supporting myriad connected consumer and industrial devices also will accelerate the shift to heavy-duty bare-metal servers as a way to provision cloud-native tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. The expansion of the Kubernetes ecosystem as a de facto standard for managing application containers is reflected in adoption of the ... Full article
May 17, 2019
Venerable supercomputer pioneer Cray Inc. will be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $1.3 billion under a definitive agreement announced this morning. The news follows HPE’s acquisition nearly three years ago of supercomputer vendor SGI, for $275 million, both moves bolstering the company’s HPC technology portfolio and, presumably, HPE’s no. 1 position in the HPC server market. The acquisition ... Full article
May 16, 2019
Edge computing is emerging as the killer app for AI and ML, with staggering growth predictions. Projections indicate there will be more than 50 billion internet-connected objects and devices by 2020, representing an $11 trillion market opportunity, across all major verticals combined. The global autonomous vehicle market alone is expected to surpass $50 billion this year, and $550 billion ... Full article
May 16, 2019
Network infrastructure has had a hard time keeping up with the data explosion and surging demand for real-time capabilities as everything but the kitchen sink is networked. Incremental progress has been made via open and virtual networking efforts that have yielded next generation switching and routing technologies, including 100-gigabit/second Ethernet switches. But demand for datacenters that can provide more ... Full article
May 16, 2019
 Hot as AI is right now, there are growing concerns that technology vendors may cause AI climate change – a new AI winter brought on by hype and unmet expectations. AI is in a classic phase of the technology life cycle in which vendors, media and industry analysts are out ahead – possibly way out ahead – of the ... Full article
May 15, 2019
VMware continues its push into micro-services for multi-cloud deployments with its acquisition of Bitnami, a provider of server applications and development tools running virtually or hosted in the cloud. The deal for Bitnami announced Wednesday (May 15) follows VMware’s acquisition of Kubernetes startup Heptio last November. Heptio was founded by the creators of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator that has emerged ... Full article
May 10, 2019
SAP continues to push its flagship HANA in-memory database platform higher into the cloud with a range of new analytics, cloud storage, AI and robotic process automation features aimed down-market beyond big companies and “complex scenarios.” As SAP (NYSE: SAP) points HANA toward a mass market, “We want to see all industries in the cloud, the public cloud ... Full article

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