Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, October 21, 2021
With demands for language modeling soaring, SambaNova Systems has integrated an enterprise-ready Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) language model into its flagship Dataflow-as-a-Service extensible AI services platform with the aim of making it easier for enterprises to add the needed services to their critical business workflows. Presently, many enterprises that want to perform language model training ... Full article
The impacts of the chip shortage can be spotted everywhere: from higher prices on home appliances to empty new car lots to higher prices for consumer devices. Processor-hungry AI applications are feeling the pinch, but according to SambaNova’s CEO, hardware alone isn’t a determining factor in AI’s success. The roots of the current bottleneck in ... Full article
As IoT has soared in adoption and use, the IoT development process has stubbornly fallen behind, still requiring up to five years between a product concept and its eventual development and release on the market. That is not helping Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers and developers release new products, but it has been a ... Full article
With more and more enterprises turning to AI for a myriad of tasks, companies quickly find out that training AI models is expensive, difficult and time-consuming. Finding a new approach to deal with those cascading challenges is the aim of a new startup, MosaicML, that just came out of stealth and is now preparing to ... Full article
Four years after launching its AI chip business for edge uses such as autonomous vehicles and IoT devices, Israel-based Hailo just secured another $136 million in Series C funding to help continue to grow the company. The latest funding round, which brings the company’s total funding to $224 million, was led by Poalim Equity and ... Full article
Working together to bolster the security of open source software for enterprises in the U.S. and around the world, a group of technology and financial companies has amassed $10 million in new investments to raise their game, particularly in the battle against devastating supply chain cyberattacks. The money, which will come from companies including Amazon, ... Full article
The first time I saw old, original “Star Trek” episodes, I thought the show was stupid. But that was then. Decades later, I came to appreciate the original “Star Trek” and its characters, adventures, its mission and its brilliance. And now today, as Captain James T. Kirk goes back to space – OK, actually it ... Full article
As destructive global warming trends continue to dramatically affect businesses around the world, IBM is bringing together AI data, weather data and climate risk analytics to give enterprises hardier tools to prepare for and respond to changing environmental conditions that affect them. With its new IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite, which was announced by the company ... Full article
AI techniques to better predict hurricane intensity compared to the most widely used existing U.S. hurricane models are being deployed by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to give affected residents better information about preparing or evacuating for strong storms. The AI analysis is being conducted because hurricane prediction still poses challenges for ... Full article
For several years, AI model building has been centered on creating better models to further push the envelope of increased performance and broader AI capabilities in enterprise computing and research. But new approaches may be needed, including a dramatic, 180-degree shift to the idea that cleaning and refining the huge amounts of critical data used ... Full article
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community – promotions, new hires and accolades: Beena Ammanath Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute, joined the board of trustees at AnitaB.org, the global nonprofit company focused on intersectional gender and pay parity ... Full article
One of the biggest challenges in AI development is to efficiently allocate and utilize the available power and performance of GPUs that are crunching AI models. Running those workloads on GPUs is expensive and companies want to make the process as streamlined and cost-effective as possible. To help enterprises reach those goals, two-year-old Israel-based AI ... Full article
Since July, semiconductor maker GlobalFoundries has been the subject of rumors and news reports that said the company was the takeover target of market leader Intel Corp. or that it might be pursuing an IPO. Well, while no Intel takeover attempt has officially surfaced, GlobalFoundries confirmed the IPO rumors on its own by filing the ... Full article
From new enterprise cloud capabilities to deeper features for edge computing applications to broader Kubernetes usability, there is something to help every business at this year’s VMworld 2021 virtual technology conference. Opening the event are announcements from VMware and partners Nvidia and Dell aimed at offering enterprise customers easier, stronger and more secure ways to ... Full article
All organizations are notorious for hoarding data. Whether it is research data, customer data, marketing data or another type of data, businesses are savvy to the power of data-driven insights and are keen to hold onto whatever data they can glean in case it could provide business value through analytics. However, with so many datasets ... Full article
When machines can truly think for themselves, one of the greatest hopes for AI will be realized. At Nvidia, where massive amounts of compute power and a wide range of GPUs and related hardware and software are regularly being engaged for this work, recent experiments with language translation are showing fascinating results and promise to ... Full article
The industry-wide hiring wars have taken their latest toll at Intel and VMware, which each recently lost an experienced cloud executive to competitors AMD and HPE. After more than 22 years at Intel, Lynn A. Comp has joined AMD as a corporate vice president of the cloud business group in the AMD server business unit, ... Full article
Three-year-old connectivity chip startup Astera Labs just secured $50 million in new Series C funding to help the company add two upcoming products to its portfolio while building out its development, support and sales teams. Astera Labs presently offers its Aries Smart Retimer products, which are PCIe and Compute Express Link (CXL) cards and connectivity ... Full article
For many enterprises, managing their large stores of critical company data across multiple locations, from on-premises to various destinations in the cloud, can be difficult and precarious. To make it less complicated, HPE has introduced its new HPE Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Framework, which is designed to allow organizations to assess the maturity levels of their infrastructures ... Full article
While the U.S. is making strides in the advancement of AI use cases across industries, we have a long way to go before AI technologies are commonplace and truly ingrained in our daily life. What are the missing pieces? Better data access and improved data sharing. As our ability to address point applications and solutions ... Full article
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