Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Subscribe to EnterpriseAI Weekly Updates:  Subscribe by email

MemVerge Wants to Make Big Memory Systems More Accessible

MemVerge Wants to Make Big Memory Systems More Accessible

Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners ...

Microsoft Data Sub Yields Reliability Gains

Microsoft Data Sub Yields Reliability Gains

Microsoft said its two-year trial run with an underwater datacenter is a concept that holds water. The ...

List of Kubernetes Tools, Defenses Grows

List of Kubernetes Tools, Defenses Grows

Container tools and security fixes for Kubernetes cluster orchestrator continued to be rolled out as the microservices ...

Google, HCL Expand Cloud Migration Partnership

Google, HCL Expand Cloud Migration Partnership

Google Cloud and HCL Technologies are expanding their partnership to integrate the Indian company’s hybrid cloud data ...

Datacenter

September 23, 2020
Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners of the emerging “big memory” era, says Charles Fan, the CEO and co-founder of MemVerge, which today unveiled new software designed to lower the barrier of entry to big memory systems. Emerging use cases, particularly around streaming analytics and machine learning, are ... Full article
September 23, 2020
All-new Intel Atom e6000E and 11th Generation Intel Core processors aimed at AI, IoT and industrial uses were launched Sept. 23 at the company’s Intel Industrial Summit 2020 virtual event. Built to expand and solidify Intel’s market share in the growing IoT, edge and industrial markets, the new products feature designs and architectures aimed to meet the needs of ... Full article
September 23, 2020
The faster Kubernetes deployments are scaled, the bigger a target they become for hackers probing for security vulnerabilities. With security incidents rising sharply, Kubernetes-native container security platform vendor StackRox reports that 44 percent of respondents to a recent poll are delaying Kubernetes deployments. That pause has allowed time to launch DevSecOps initiatives for securing application containers and cluster orchestrator ... Full article
September 22, 2020
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is bolstering its capabilities for customers with the general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newest GPU, the A100, while also unveiling expanded collaborations with Rescale and Altair. The company also announced plans for its first foray into the Arm world with instances using chips from Ampere early next year. OCI currently offers Intel and AMD ... Full article
September 18, 2020
IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business aspirations for quantum computing – the goal of generating verified, truly random numbers that can be used for a wide range of scientific, research and business tasks. Certified, verified random or nature-based numbers aren't possible using classical computers, which only generate numbers ... Full article
September 18, 2020
Microsoft said its two-year trial run with an underwater datacenter is a concept that holds water. The company commenced Project Natick in 2015 during a proof-of-principle deployment in the Pacific Ocean. It launched its latest prototype in 2018 to determine whether a submerged datacenter the size of a shipping container was reliable, sustainable and economically practical. The data submarine ... Full article
September 17, 2020
Container tools and security fixes for Kubernetes cluster orchestrator continued to be rolled out as the microservices ecosystem evolves. With Kubernetes security concerns growing as deployments scale, container security partners NeuVector and Sonatype this week released centralized container defenses along with open source software security tools. The goal of the integration is providing greater visibility into open source risks ... Full article
September 16, 2020
Google Cloud and HCL Technologies are expanding their partnership to integrate the Indian company’s hybrid cloud data warehouse into the search giant’s public cloud platform. The expanded partnership brings HCL’s Actian Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse to Google Cloud. The business intelligence platform would allow users to migrate legacy data warehouses, including IBM Netezza and Oracle Exadata, to Google ... Full article
September 16, 2020
Technology merger season is upon us, with Pure Storage announcing mid-week it is acquiring Kubernetes data services specialist Portworx. In the wake of Nvidia’s blockbuster deal for Arm Ltd., Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) said Wednesday (Sept. 16) it will pays about $370 million in cash to acquire Portworx. The deal reflects growing enterprise demand for agile storage platforms that ... Full article
September 14, 2020
Nvidia is acquiring chip IP vendor Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the graphics leader to a dominant position in the datacenter while helping troubled SoftBank reverse its financial woes. The deal, which has been rumored for more than a month, will bring together Nvidia’s graphics chips and AI computing platform with ... Full article
September 13, 2020
Update: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8pm ET, Arm and Nvidia announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank in a transaction valued at $40 billion. Additional reporting is forthcoming. Multiple news outlets reported over the weekend that Nvidia is closing a deal with SoftBank to acquire chip IP vendor Arm Ltd. Those reports pegged ... Full article
September 10, 2020
The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as a connected device, appliance or a network gateway, is morphing into something more than edge computing. With the addition of AI, edge cloud computing is approaching what promoters dub the “intelligent edge,” a construct that can be implemented according to application, while ... Full article
September 9, 2020
The shift toward front-end application security continues to gain momentum with DevSecOps vendors attracting investors as new security tools are integrated with enterprise application development workflows. The latest illustration comes from high-flying Snyk Ltd., which announced a $200 million funding round this week led by Addition, a venture capital firm launched last year. Synk’s cybersecurity platform helps application developers ... Full article
September 9, 2020
Google Cloud and AMD unveiled a “confidential computing” initiative over the summer that maintains data encryption in memory and elsewhere outside of the CPU. The scheme utilized hardware-based encryption within AMD’s latest EPYC processor. This week, the partners said they are expanding the confidential cloud computing initiative to cover workloads running on Kubernetes clusters via Google’s Kubernetes Engine. Those ... Full article
September 3, 2020
Arm chip maker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of routers, switches, 5G hardware, IoT devices, appliances and other hardware. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only chip business ... Full article
September 3, 2020
No moss is growing under Arm Ltd. as the technology sector waits to see if and when a buyer emerges for the IP chip vendor. Arm this week unveiled its first 64-bit real-time processor, the latest in its Cortex-R family that includes Linux support along with an emphasis on enterprise storage applications. That strategy reflects the growing need to ... Full article
September 1, 2020
An oft overlooked virtue of virtual machines is the replacement of IT infrastructure like servers with a more energy-efficient abstracted version of hardware. That advance has contributed to sustainability gains over the last decade. Datacenters running huge numbers of machine learning workloads threaten to offset those gains, prompting the National Science Foundation (NSF) and virtualization leader VMware (NYSE: VMW) ... Full article
August 28, 2020
The booming graphics processor market is not immune to pandemic uncertainty, with forecasting metrics such as “seasonality” becoming increasingly problematic. For instance, graphics board shipments jumped 6.6 percent sequentially in the second quarter, up 36.7 percent year-on-year, according to GPU market analyst Jon Peddie. In a normal year, those gains would likely have shown up during the third quarter, ... Full article
August 28, 2020
A blockchain-based effort expected to be launched next month is intended to do nothing less than decentralize and disrupt the highly-concentrated cloud storage market. The Filecoin Network is promoted as bypassing incumbent cloud storage providers and their business model that involves bundling relatively cheap, scalable data storage with costly and proprietary software, application interfaces, servers and other infrastructure. “That ... Full article
August 26, 2020
Pure Storage released the second generation of its all-flash array this week, positioning it as an enterprise-grade storage platform for “capacity-oriented” workloads. The company (NYSE: PSTG) also claimed its storage platform is the first all-QLC storage array, as in quad-level cell technology. QLC stores 4 bits of data on a single cell, and is promoted as delivering high-density storage ... Full article

More articles

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Share This