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Industrial-Strength Private Wireless Nets Emerge

Industrial-Strength Private Wireless Nets Emerge

Network equipment makers are zeroing in on emerging 5G wireless capabilities increasingly seen as the backbone for ...

Edge Computing Seen Transitioning to ‘Intelligent Edge’

Edge Computing Seen Transitioning to ‘Intelligent Edge’

The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as ...

HPC + AI Wall Street Spotlights Cryptocurrencies, Infrastructure, More

HPC + AI Wall Street Spotlights Cryptocurrencies, Infrastructure, More

High performance computing has long been a driver of competitive advantage in banking and finance. Some of ...

The Opening of 5G Networks Takes Shape

The Opening of 5G Networks Takes Shape

Momentum is building to pull apart and expose 5G network interfaces in hopes of developing open source ...

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September 21, 2020
Network equipment makers are zeroing in on emerging 5G wireless capabilities increasingly seen as the backbone for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Those 5G equipment vendors are shifting their focus from consumer to enterprise applications as manufacturers implement 5G-based private wireless networks to support Industry 4.0 and other data-driven applications. The next-generation factory floor “is full of technology,” ... Full article
September 10, 2020
The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as a connected device, appliance or a network gateway, is morphing into something more than edge computing. With the addition of AI, edge cloud computing is approaching what promoters dub the “intelligent edge,” a construct that can be implemented according to application, while ... Full article
August 25, 2020
Momentum is building to pull apart and expose 5G network interfaces in hopes of developing open source software for key components like radio access networks, or RANs. Among the goals is expanding the ecosystem of 5G developers as the race heats up to deploy the low-latency broadband pipes for emerging enterprise applications. The latest push comes from the Open ... Full article
August 19, 2020
The technology lines are being drawn in the race to deploy 5G wireless networks that would underpin emerging enterprise applications ranging from the Internet of Things a host of software-defined services. The opening of interfaces on those costly networks could also attract new hyperscale players such as pubic cloud giants, network equipment vendors say. While hardware in the form ... Full article
August 17, 2020
Earlier this year a new initiative to create standards for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the cable telecommunications industry was launched. The working group, which draws members from both inside and outside of cable including giants like IBM, is exploring how AI and ML can be leveraged to make the network more efficient. Success of this ... Full article
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

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