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Dell at the Edge: Servers, Data Centers and Software for Deployment Anywhere

Dell at the Edge: Servers, Data Centers and Software for Deployment Anywher...

Dell Technologies launched servers, a modular data center, telemetry management and streaming analytics software this week designed ...

Coronavirus Seen Slowing 5G Deployments

Coronavirus Seen Slowing 5G Deployments

The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus is endangering global electronics supply chains, raising the possibility that planned ...

Oracle Touts AI Apps, Expands Cloud Partnership with Microsoft

Oracle Touts AI Apps, Expands Cloud Partnership with Microsoft

Corporate finance and IT departments along with supply chain managers are the largest benefactors of AI technology, ...

U.S. Seeks to Jumpstart 5G Software

U.S. Seeks to Jumpstart 5G Software

In an effort to catch up with 5G equipment leader Huawei, U.S. officials and lawmakers are promoting ...

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February 20, 2020
Dell Technologies launched servers, a modular data center, telemetry management and streaming analytics software this week designed for the growing volumes of enterprise-generated data created and processed outside of data centers and the cloud – at the edge. Dell has long touted its integrated edge-core-cloud strategy, with the ultimate goal of supporting a future in which data emanates from ... Full article
February 13, 2020
The unrelenting spread of the coronavirus is endangering global electronics supply chains, raising the possibility that planned 5G wireless deployments could be at risk. The rollout of key components such as next-generation 5G New Radio has begun. Global availability remains limited, analysts note, and could be slowed further if the virus forces key electronics manufacturers in China to slow ... Full article
February 12, 2020
Corporate finance and IT departments along with supply chain managers are the largest benefactors of AI technology, according to an emerging technologies study released this week by Oracle. Separately, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) new cloud-based database infrastructure along with an expanded interoperability partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). The AI research released Wednesday (Feb. 12) during a company event in London ... Full article
February 10, 2020
Today, one need only turn on a TV to be inundated with commercials touting the benefits and potential of AI. Applications that could hardly be envisioned a short time ago are now becoming commonplace, and the outlook is that AI will grow by leaps and bounds. But achieving the promise of AI requires computing platforms that deliver high-performance, robustness ... Full article
February 6, 2020
In an effort to catch up with 5G equipment leader Huawei, U.S. officials and lawmakers are promoting efforts to forge open software standards that would virtualize hardware and allow 5G networks to run on any manufacturer’s equipment. The goal is to blunt reliance on the Chinese telecom equipment maker’s gear that U.S. officials consider a security threat. Among those ... Full article
February 3, 2020
Emerging AI workloads are propelling the booming Chinese server market, particularly those hosting programmable co-processors capable of supporting graphics chips used for parallel processing of machine learning tasks. The chief benefactor has been China’s server leader, Inspur (SHA: 600756). According to datacenter market survey, demand for server co-processors has helped Inspur expand its China market dominance over Huawei, Dell ... Full article
January 29, 2020
AI processors are reinvigorating the global semiconductor industry, prompting at least one market tracker to predict a three-fold increase in AI chip applications over the next five years. In a survey of AI adoption released this week, IHS Markit predicts AI applications will explode to $128.9 billion by 2025, up from about $42.8 billion in 2019. The AI processor ... Full article
January 24, 2020
For all the sniping two tech old timers take, both IBM and Intel announced surprisingly upbeat earnings this week. IBM CEO Ginny Rometty was all smiles at this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, after IBM beat Wall Street earnings and revenue estimates. Intel, meanwhile, last night announced record annual revenue in 2019, $72.0 billion, up 2 percent ... Full article
January 22, 2020
VMware is acquiring network analytics startup Nyansa Inc., expanding its network and security tool chest to include a “self-healing” network capability. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. VMware (NYSE: VMW) said it expects the deal to close by the end of May 2020. Nyansa (“knee-ans-sah”), Palo Alto, Calif., specializes in AI-based network analytics. VMware said Tuesday (Jan. ... Full article
January 17, 2020
2019 was an interesting year for the technology industry – many technologies were hyped heading into the year; however, their paths of adoption took different directions: Adoption of AI/ML continued to increase, with newer breakthroughs and areas of application – especially in biology, medicine and research. 5G, while discussed broadly by technology vendors and industry professionals, encountered a few ... Full article
January 13, 2020
The number of 5G wireless connections is forecast to soar 150 percent over the next five years as infrastructure rollouts gather momentum for connecting sensors and other edge devices. The forecast released this week by Juniper Research estimates the total number of 5G connections will jump from about 5 million subscribers in 2019 to a staggering 1.5 billion globally ... Full article
December 23, 2019
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has been granted unconditional approval by the European Union to acquire Israel networking company Mellanox Technologies, clearing a hurdle for the $6.8 billion deal, announced in March. The EU approval went through without Nvidia having to offer concessions. The European Commission concluded that “the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because the companies mainly supply complementary ... Full article
December 16, 2019
ANSYS, with its Twin Builder software, has teamed with Microsoft, and its Azure public cloud Digital Twins Platform, on a joint product strategy to take on the rapidly emerging digital twins market, which Gartner last year called a top 10 technology trend for 2019. Digital twins software constructs a virtual, multi-dimensional representations of a physical environment, process or machinery, ... Full article
December 16, 2019
Intel continues to expand its push into AI silicon with the acquisition of Israeli-based Habana Labs, a specialist in deep learning accelerators for datacenters—a capability Intel hopes to extend to the network edge. The acquisition announced by Intel on Monday (Dec. 16) is valued at about $2 billion. Additional terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Intel Capital was ... Full article
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

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