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Cisco Aims Chips, Optical Links at Next-Gen Internet

Cisco Aims Chips, Optical Links at Next-Gen Internet

Cisco Systems unveiled its networking framework of the future this week aimed at scaling internet performance for ...

Kubernetes Gets a GPU Boost

Kubernetes Gets a GPU Boost

An infrastructure vendor zeroing in on AI and machine learning workloads has added GPU support to a ...

Emerging AI Business Model Promotes Distributed ML

Emerging AI Business Model Promotes Distributed ML

Pausing at the end of 2019 to take stock of where enterprise AI stands, a new business ...

Medical Imaging Gets an AI Boost

Medical Imaging Gets an AI Boost

AI technologies incorporated into diagnostic imaging tools have proven useful in eliminating confirmation bias, often outperforming human ...

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December 11, 2019
Cisco Systems unveiled its networking framework of the future this week aimed at scaling internet performance for emerging enterprise workloads like AI and machine learning along with network routers for Internet of Things and other 5G-driven applications and services. The networking giant (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced a programmable silicon architecture as the foundation of a framework that includes the “un-bundling” ... Full article
December 9, 2019
An infrastructure vendor zeroing in on AI and machine learning workloads has added GPU support to a Kubernetes-based appliance designed to handle those emerging applications in containers while adding GPU horsepower to scale in-house workloads to the cloud. Diamanti, a five-year-old startup that recently closed a $35 million funding round, unveiled this week what it claims is the first ... Full article
December 6, 2019
Pausing at the end of 2019 to take stock of where enterprise AI stands, a new business model floated over the last year encourages distributed model training through the sharing of data. Depending on the project, the critical question raised by the emerging AI model dubbed “federated learning” is whether corporate rivals would ever be willing to share data? ... Full article
December 2, 2019
AI technologies incorporated into diagnostic imaging tools have proven useful in eliminating confirmation bias, often outperforming human clinicians who may bring their own prejudices. Another issue slowing progress is the need for machine learning frameworks that can access patient data without violating strict privacy regulations. Hence, chip vendors such as Nvidia have promoted new AI-powered tools for healthcare in ... Full article
November 25, 2019
IT administrators have complained in recent industry surveys that infrastructure complexity is forcing them to spend more time monitoring systems. Many are looking to outsource monitoring tasks. Among the tradeoffs as emerging tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator begin to scale are ever-greater monitoring requirements. As enterprises go all-in with the Kubernetes deployments, infrastructure monitoring has emerged as the ... Full article
November 18, 2019
HPC and AI in a phone booth: ScaleMatrix and Nvidia announced today at the SC19 conference in Denver a joint offering that puts up to 13 petaflops of Nvidia DGX-1 compute power in an air conditioned, water-cooled ScaleMatrix Dynamic Density Control (DDC) “clean room” cabinet. Built for modular deployments and designed for high-demand AI workloads, ScaleMatrix said its ruggedized ... Full article
November 12, 2019
At its AI Summit today in San Francisco, Intel touted a raft of AI training and inference hardware for deployments ranging from cloud to edge and designed to support organizations at various points of their AI journeys. The company revealed its Movidius Myriad Vision Processing Unit (VPU), codenamed “Keem Bay,” for edge media, computer vision and inference applications. The ... Full article
November 12, 2019
Dell Technologies this week rolled out its data-driven vision of the automated IT infrastructure for the next decade, signaling in the process that it has completed the integration of among the largest technology mergers in history. Emphasizing the “next decade of data” generated by networked platforms and ever-increasing computing power, Michael Dell said the next step is consolidating infrastructure ... Full article
November 11, 2019
Storage based on all-flash NVM Express arrays is gaining a foothold in enterprise datacenters even as the overall server storage market stumbles. The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018. IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. ... Full article
November 6, 2019
Nvidia has launched what it claims to be the world’s smallest supercomputer, an addition to its Jetson product line with a credit card-sized (70x45mm) form factor delivering up to 21 trillion operations/second (TOPS) of throughput, according to the company. The Jetson Xavier NX module consumes as little as 10 watts of power, costs $399 and is designed to be ... Full article
November 5, 2019
The framework for the next industrial phase dubbed Industry 4.0 is taking shape as cloud and networking vendors join forces to accelerate automation on the factory floor. The latest partnership includes Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK), its former mobile phone unit turned infrastructure vendor. The partnership combines Nokia’s 5G network equipment with on-premise Azure cloud components aimed at ... Full article
November 4, 2019
The proliferation of connected devices and Internet of Things sensors is boosting a transformed datacenter market in which service providers are shifting operations closer to the network edge. That trend is influencing everything from network topologies to power management systems required for backup power at remotes sites. It is also expected to nearly quadruple an emerging category dubbed the ... Full article
October 21, 2019
As if there weren’t enough security challenges, a forecast for the coming year warns the brave new world of AI and machine learning brings with it a whole new set of threats as microservices, the Internet of Things and multi-cloud deployments expand attack surfaces for hackers constantly probing for weaknesses. Market analyst Gartner’s list of key technology trends for ... Full article
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

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