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AI-HPC Convergence in Financial Services: Getting Real about Real Time

AI-HPC Convergence in Financial Services: Getting Real about Real Time

Intra-day rebalancing of risk portfolios initiated by voice command while at home, central bank-backed cryptocurrencies, transaction clearing ...

Enterprise Networks Still Falling Short

Enterprise Networks Still Falling Short

Network bandwidth and overall performance remain concerns for digital enterprises as they roll out data analytics and ...

Google’s ML Compiler Initiative Advances

Google’s ML Compiler Initiative Advances

Machine learning models running on everything from cloud platforms to mobile phones are posing new challenges for ...

Baidu Embraces Intel Optane for In-Memory Databases

Baidu Embraces Intel Optane for In-Memory Databases

Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu is building a new platform based on Intel Corp.’s Optane DC persistent memory ...

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October 17, 2019
Whether its increased mobility, the migration of critical applications to the cloud or the adoption of SaaS, today’s modern enterprise is all about connectivity. Employees can now efficiently interact with real-time data and applications across the edges of the organization and provide richer customer experiences. Congratulations! But enhanced connectivity is just the first leg of the digital transformation journey. ... Full article
October 17, 2019
Soaring demand for hyperscale data centers and colocation services is having a ripple effect within the value chain that builds and integrates those services, a new survey finds. As edge deployments and software-defined infrastructure drove overall hyperscale data center spending last year to an estimated $120 billion, the survey released by Schneider Electric notes that growing demand also highlights ... Full article
September 17, 2019
Intra-day rebalancing of risk portfolios initiated by voice command while at home, central bank-backed cryptocurrencies, transaction clearing and settlement shortened from three days to a few hours – these and other capabilities could become realities in the financial services industry (FSI) as exascale-class HPC converges with evolving AI, blockchain, IoT and 5G technologies. Discussed at Tabor Communications’ HPC & ... Full article
September 16, 2019
Network bandwidth and overall performance remain concerns for digital enterprises as they roll out data analytics and edge computing efforts. Nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed by management consultant Accenture (NYSE: CAN) said their enterprise networks are not up to the task of handling big data and Internet of Things deployments. A key reason is a “misalignment between IT and ... Full article
September 4, 2019
HPC & AI on Wall Street, one of the most important annual fintech conferences of the year, will take place next week at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York City on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12. The conference this year has added a major focus on the challenges and opportunities AI offers to financial ... Full article
August 29, 2019
Intel announced today it’s begun shipping its 10nm Agilex FPGAs to early access customers, including Microsoft, Colorado Engineering, Mantaro Networks and Silicom. The company said the FPGAs will be the first to support the Compute Express Link (CXL), a cache and memory coherent CPUs-to-anything interconnect announced earlier this year by Intel (along with the 60-plus member CXL Consortium). According ... Full article
August 29, 2019
Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu is building a new platform based on Intel Corp.’s Optane DC persistent memory as a means of upgrading search engine results delivered by its in-memory databases used to feed its streaming data services. The partners also published a case study this week detailing the restructuring of its in-memory database using Optane memory technology introduced last year. ... Full article
August 26, 2019
Dell Technologies joins the growing list of IT vendors expanding support for the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator with the addition of automated Kubernetes infrastructure deployments via its VxRail running in conjunction with VMware’s container service. VxRail, Dell EMC’s hyperconverged infrastructure for the cloud, will now support Kubernetes “right out of the starting gate” running with VMware’s PKS container service on ... Full article
August 23, 2019
The emerging market for storage equipment based on the Open Compute Project is expected to more than double through 2023, according to datacenter storage equipment forecast. IHS Markit said this week it expects global revenues from the purchase of OCP-compliant storage gear to reach $5.4 billion by 2023. The current market is pegged at $2.5 billion, with OCP storage ... Full article
August 15, 2019
AT&T added to its growing list of 5G wireless partnerships this week, announcing collaboration with Dell Technologies to develop “cloud-oriented 5G” wireless infrastructure built upon an open source tools used to automate cloud provisioning. Among the goals of this and other partnerships is leveraging 5G's higher data rates along with infrastructure upgrades to handle high-end workloads at the network ... Full article
August 12, 2019
Recent jockeying within the datacenter networking market underscores the steady shift toward Ethernet-based silicon switching as Intel, Nvidia and others vie to unclog networking bottlenecks and perhaps challenge market leader Broadcom. Those key silicon vendors along with Arista and Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) have all made acquisitions or forged partnerships designed to boost their presence in the datacenter switching market. As ... Full article
August 9, 2019
An open source group is expanding its third-party security audits to include the popular but vulnerable Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced this week it would add Kubernetes to its pilot program of public security audits. Earlier audits of other open-source projects—CoreDNS, Envoy and Prometheus—uncovered security issues ranging from “general weaknesses to critical vulnerabilities,” the group ... Full article
August 8, 2019
From a gala event at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco yesterday (Aug. 7), AMD launched its 2nd generation Epyc Rome chips, based on its 7nm process technology. The new AMD Epyc 7002 series is a follow-on to the first-gen 14nm Epyc Naples CPUs, released in June 2017. The announcement marks a significant competitive step for AMD ... Full article
August 8, 2019
The latest security vulnerability discovered within the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator could allow intruders to access, modify or delete computing and storage resources configured across a cluster. The flaw in the Kubernetes server API, designated CVE-2019-11247, allows access and deletion of those “custom resources.” Intruders could access cluster-wide resources with only standard role-based access control, or RBAC, permissions. In response, ... Full article
August 7, 2019
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Advanced Micro Devices are claiming a batch of benchmark performance records for HPE servers equipped with AMD’s latest Epyc processor. The virtualization performance and power efficiency world records announced this week were achieved on HPE ProLiant DL325 and DL385 servers equipped with the second-generation AMD Epyc Rome processor that launched today (Aug. 7). The partners ... Full article
August 7, 2019
No summer doldrums here. In an intense week for leading chip and server companies, Lenovo today launched two new single-socket servers, the ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655, built with AMD’s new Epyc 7nm 7002 CPU, with up to 64 cores and 128 PCIe lanes. The news follows FPGA launches earlier this week from  Xilinx and Intel, whose new chip is ... Full article
August 5, 2019
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared last December and has been updated to reflect recent developments at Liberty Defense. AI may be on the cusp of making inroads against two menaces of modern life: mass shootings and terrorism. Two start-ups have technologies under development designed to spot bad actors and bad cargo before they can cause harm. Liberty Defense ... Full article
August 1, 2019
Intel Corp.’s plans to make a big splash in the network fabric market for linking HPC, AI and other high performance workloads has apparently belly-flopped. The chip maker confirmed to EnterpriseAI the outlines of an earlier report by the website CRN that it has jettisoned plans for a second-generation version of its Omni-Path interconnect. "Intel will no longer offer Intel ... Full article
July 25, 2019
5G is massively faster than 4G: 5GB/second vs. 100-200MB/second. Impressive, yes, but higher data rates explains only part of 5G's significance. The coming 5G cellular network will bring the network up to speed with faster processing (GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs), interconnects (NVLink, CXL) and communications fabrics (Infiniband, enhanced Ethernet). In turn, this means 5G, in combination with developments across the ... Full article
July 24, 2019
Persistent storage emerged as an early requirement for shifting application containers to full production. Industry standards groups have since taken up the cause by launching so-called “cloud-native” storage projects around key components like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. Among those efforts is Rook, an open-source (Apache 2.0) storage effort launched recently by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Rook is ... Full article

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