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‘Open Season on Open Source,’ Supply Chain Survey Warns

‘Open Season on Open Source,’ Supply Chain Survey Warns

Open source software development is thriving despite the pandemic, with a new supply chain survey estimating a ...

Huawei Disputes U.S.-Backed Open 5G Push

Huawei Disputes U.S.-Backed Open 5G Push

Huawei Technologies, the 5G leader, is pushing back on concerted efforts to forge an alternative radio access ...

Intel, MediaTek Prep a 5G Modem

Intel, MediaTek Prep a 5G Modem

Asia remains the locus for 5G development and deployment, with wireless carriers deploying based stations by the ...

Virtuous Cycle: AI Helps 5G Deliver Data for New AI Models

Virtuous Cycle: AI Helps 5G Deliver Data for New AI Models

Artificial intelligence and 5G wireless are moving in tandem toward autonomous, self-healing networks able to maximize operational ...

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August 14, 2020
AI chip startup Groq announced this week it had closed its most recent funding round, saying the new investments will help it double in size by the end of this year and double again by the end of next year as it transitions to commercial development. Groq’s new neural network chip – the Tensor Streaming Processor – is well ... Full article
August 12, 2020
Open source software development is thriving despite the pandemic, with a new supply chain survey estimating a record 1.5 trillion downloads this year of open source components and containers. In its annual report on the state of the software supply chain, security specialist Sonatype foresees no let-up in the shift to open source tools, noting that up to 90 ... Full article
August 11, 2020
The U.S. military’s embrace of Silicon Valley-style agile software development now extends to quick turn-around programming required to respond to evolving cyber threats. Among the earliest attempts to break through the byzantine and wasteful Defense Department procurement maze is a U.S. Air Force effort called Unified Platform. The cloud-based, software-defined “code works” is part of a larger Pentagon shift ... Full article
August 11, 2020
While it is still too early to tell how severely COVID-19 will damage the world’s rich economies, some worry that the devastation will be far worse in poor ones, where healthcare and infrastructure lag. Even before the pandemic, poor countries’ traditional path to middle-class prosperity was growing rocky. Historically, people have left small farms to take factory jobs in ... Full article
August 7, 2020
Huawei Technologies, the 5G leader, is pushing back on concerted efforts to forge an alternative radio access network for the next generation of wireless technologies. Western technology companies with a huge stake in the 5G rollout have coalesced around a so-called “Huawei alternative” called OpenRAN. The goal is to deploy software-defined 5G components like transceivers that would operate with ... Full article
August 6, 2020
Asia remains the locus for 5G development and deployment, with wireless carriers deploying based stations by the hundreds of thousands and the number of 5G networks deployed around the world approaching 100, according to wireless industry estimates. Connecting devices to those high-bandwidth, low-latency networks is the focus of a partnership between Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) and Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc. ... Full article
August 6, 2020
Artificial intelligence and 5G wireless are moving in tandem toward autonomous, self-healing networks able to maximize operational efficiency and reliability while leveraging new troves of network data to forecast bandwidth and power demands—all with “killer” low latency. That’s the bullish forecast of AI backers and a leading wireless developer who say the disruptive technologies are moving “side-by-side” toward fully ... Full article
August 5, 2020
The telecommunications sector is embracing enterprise technologies such as server virtualization via an emerging deployment model dubbed universal CPE, for customer premises equipment. CPE generally includes on-premise equipment such as routers, network switches and base stations as well as software-defined wide-area networks and Ethernet access devices. For network vendors, universal CPE and related virtual networking appliances are an emerging ... Full article
August 4, 2020
Among the growing list of pandemic-driven technology segments are programable Ethernet adapters being deployed by cloud service providers as they scramble to meet bandwidth demand generated by homes offices. The server and Ethernet adapter boom also have accelerated deployments of programmable network interface cards (NICs), with Nvidia’s former Mellanox unit alone posting a 96 percent gain in quarterly revenues ... Full article
August 3, 2020
Intel Corp. and Analog Devices Inc. are collaborating on a 5G wireless network design based on an emerging open standard with the goal of developing flexible radio platforms that would help carriers scale 5G network deployments. The wireless partnership announced Monday (Aug. 3) would combine ADI’s RF transceivers with Intel’s Arria 10 FPGAs, giving network developers a set of ... Full article
July 24, 2020
Lightbits Labs, the “originator” of NVM Express over TCP block storage, said the latest version of its LightOS platform integrates cloud-native persistent storage for Kubernetes. The result is said to be improved scaling and availability via clustering. San Jose-based Lightbits’ architecture separates storage and computing while leveraging NVMe/TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). Its software-defined storage framework now targets container-based applications ... Full article
July 24, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a massive impact on the way companies do business, and it goes without saying that the technology is here to stay. An article from Forbes stated that Gartner predicts the business value created by AI will reach $3.9 trillion dollars in 2022. Meanwhile, IDC forecasts worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach ... Full article
July 21, 2020
Public cloud contenders hustling to keep pace with market leaders continue to differentiate their offerings with the rollout of new services spanning hybrid cloud deployments to network orchestration schemes. For example, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and its Red Hat unit announced a partnership this week with Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) covering hybrid cloud deployments along with new cloud-based financial and document ... Full article
July 17, 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to comprise nearly 30 billion connected devices by 2023. These IoT devices create and transfer massive amounts of data over the network. But how do data owners derive intelligence from the data being transferred? That’s where AIoT comes in, the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT. AIoT adds intelligent processing to ... Full article
July 16, 2020
Responding to what they say is a wave of pandemic-driven automation, IBM and Verizon have announced an Internet of Things partnership that combines IBM’s AI, hybrid cloud and asset management tools with the wireless carrier’s 5G and edge computing technologies. The partners said this week they will collaborate to deploy 5G wireless and edge computing for IoT and future ... Full article
July 14, 2020
As enterprise software architectures evolve beyond monolithic applications to delivering micro-services, debugging tools like distributed tracing are emerging to detect cyberattacks against one of the foundations of cloud-native deployments: APIs. With attacks proliferating on the hundreds of APIs used to build individual enterprise applications, AI and distributed tracing tools are being used to monitor micro-services. So, too, are well-heeled ... Full article
July 10, 2020
Software-defined storage and virtualized servers have become key building blocks of hyperconverged IT infrastructure running on commodity equipment. VMware (NYSE: VMW) and its majority shareholder, Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), are among the leaders in the emerging HCI sector, with other infrastructure and networking vendors challenging for a piece of an $11 billion market that is expected to grow to ... Full article
July 9, 2020
A design kit tailored to PCI Express 4.0 data fabrics combines orchestration software from infrastructure platform vendor Liqid and silicon switch giant Broadcom. The goal is accelerating application prototyping, testing and development that would expand enterprise adoption of higher-bandwidth PCIe connectivity in datacenters and hybrid clouds. The reference design kit released this week is aimed at developers deploying next-generation ... Full article
July 2, 2020
The urgency of 5G wireless rollouts has diminished among executives in a monthly survey of global business conditions as enterprises shift their pandemic recovery focus to more pressing matters like securing virtual workforces and ensuring data privacy. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s monthly Global Business Barometer released this week finds that nearly 42 percent of executives surveyed feel 5G is ... Full article
July 2, 2020
According to Microsoft, one particular type of project accounts for close to one quarter of all global IoT initiatives: smart-city projects. In a 451 Research report from February 2020, analyst Johan Vermij notes that escalating interest in smart cities has led to the current situation, in which smart cities now comprise 23 percent of IoT projects on a worldwide ... Full article

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