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‘Data Scientist’ Title Evolving Into New Thing

‘Data Scientist’ Title Evolving Into New Thing

Who is a data scientist, and what do they do? It’s a worthy question, and one that’s ...

AI and Enterprise Data Centers Boost HPC Server Revenues Past Expectations – Hyperion

AI and Enterprise Data Centers Boost HPC Server Revenues Past Expectations ...

Building on the big year of 2017 and spurred in part by the convergence of AI and ...

Nvidia Doubles Down on Medical AI

Nvidia Doubles Down on Medical AI

Nvidia is collaborating with medical groups to push GPU-powered AI tools into clinical settings, including radiology and ...

ML and Hybrid Cloud Security: ‘4 P’s’ Predictions

ML and Hybrid Cloud Security: ‘4 P’s’ Predictions

Enterprises are data-rich and insight-poor as it relates to security for multi-cloud, hybrid infrastructure. Machine learning approaches ...

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April 18, 2019
We've entered a new phase in IT -- in the world, really -- where the combination of big data, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing is pushing the bounds of what's possible in business and science, in work and play. What new creations this virtuous circle will yield has yet to be seen, but if what we've seen up ... Full article
April 17, 2019
Who is a data scientist, and what do they do? It’s a worthy question, and one that’s been asked an untold number of times over the years. But now it appears the job definition of the data scientist is changing into something new. The big question, then, is what replaces it? The traditional definition of a data scientist is ... Full article
April 10, 2019
The insatiable appetite for higher throughput and lower latency – particularly where edge analytics and AI, network functions, or for a range of data center acceleration needs are concerned – has compelled IT managers and chip makers to venture out, increasingly, beyond CPUs and GPUs. The “inherent parallelism” of FPGAs (see below) to handle specialized workloads in AI- and ... Full article
April 10, 2019
Google is filling out its roster of hardware partners for its new cloud services platform called Anthos as its pushes home-grown technologies like its Kubernetes cluster orchestrator across hybrid and cloud-native deployments. Anthos, formerly Google’s cloud services platform, combines Kubernetes, the Istio service mesh and related open-source components into a framework aimed at achieving interoperability between the Google cloud and ... Full article
April 8, 2019
Nvidia is collaborating with medical groups to push GPU-powered AI tools into clinical settings, including radiology and drug discovery. The GPU leader said Monday (April 8) it will collaborate with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to provide clinicians with its Clara AI tool kit. The partnership would allow radiologists to leverage AI techniques for diagnostic imaging using their ... Full article
April 8, 2019
Enterprises are data-rich and insight-poor as it relates to security for multi-cloud, hybrid infrastructure. Machine learning approaches are relatively well-established for email security, data loss prevention and malware detection. But for infrastructure security, ML is largely untapped, yet it can unlock the data jam and delight SecOps users, if applied correctly. The 4 Ps In our analysis, most successful ... Full article
April 5, 2019
An ethical debate over membership on Google’s AI ethics advisory board has shut down the controversial panel before it ever convened. Google also lost a top AI researcher to rival Apple. Announced last week, Google confirmed to the web site Vox it is ending its Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC). The decision reportedly comes in response to an internal ... Full article
April 1, 2019
AI workloads are becoming ubiquitous, including running on the world’s fastest computers — thereby changing what we call HPC forever. As every organization plans for the future, AI workloads are on our minds — how do they affect programming, software needs, hardware demands, and training needs? In the upcoming year, specialists and AI experts will continue to come together to ... Full article
April 1, 2019
Many believe that 2019 will be a watershed year for digital transformation. There are practical objectives and operational challenges that are forcing executives to rethink previous IT strategies. The primary business driver tends to be variable (e.g., greater business agility through DevOps, operational cost savings through new models like hybrid IT, and improved access, security and governance) but the ... Full article
March 28, 2019
Growing unease about the arc of AI technology is prompting companies to step back from their breakneck development efforts to consider the ethical implications of AI and how to foster responsible development of future products. The latest is AI leader Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL), which this week announced an outside advisory council to consider issues ranging from avoiding bias in ... Full article
March 27, 2019
The latest version of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator moved a step closer to becoming operating-system agnostic with the addition of support for Windows Server-based workloads, reflecting ongoing efforts to expand the application container ecosystem by stabilizing management of Windows containers. Container pioneer Docker, which has worked closely with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) over the past five years on container development, ... Full article
March 27, 2019
The Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium was Friday, February 15, 2019 in the University of Iowa (UI) College of Public Health building. UI3 Director Greg Carmichael and UI Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Engineering Initiative for AI Milan Sonka (UI-College of Engineering) welcomed participants. More than 200 informatics professionals from UI and regional ... Full article
March 22, 2019
Concerns about the security of application containers have reemerged as the micro-services technology spreads across the enterprise. Those worries are fueled by recent reports of a “breakout” vulnerability in the container runtime known as runC. In response, providers of container data services used by DevOps teams are again stressing security features such as isolation of individual containers as more companies ... Full article
March 22, 2019
We already knew that GPUs are useful for lots of things besides making Fortnite uncomfortably realistic. All the biggest supercomputers in the world use GPUs to accelerate math, and more recently they’ve been used to power deep neural networks in public clouds. But judging from Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference held this week in San Jose, Nvidia sees GPUs and ... Full article
March 19, 2019
Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech has been re-branded as EnterpriseAI. The new name reflects the publication’s increased focus on AI in recent years and increased interest in AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics and other AI-related technologies among enterprise IT strategists. “EnterpriseTech, focused since its founding on enterprise ... Full article
March 19, 2019
In the high-stakes race to provide the AI life-cycle solution of choice, three of the biggest horses in the field are IBM, Intel and Nvidia. While the latter is only a fraction of the size of its two bigger rivals, and has been in business for only a fraction of the time, Nvidia continues to impress with an expanding ... Full article
March 15, 2019
These are exciting times for anyone yearning to drive significant business value from masses of data collected on the cloud. We finally have the processing power, software frameworks and appetite of the masses to conduct most of their daily transactions on the internet. But there are pitfalls to beware of when using AI to extract full value from data. ... Full article
March 15, 2019
NASA is using flow simulations running on its Pleiades supercomputer to help design the agency’s next manned spacecraft, Orion. Crew safety is paramount, so NASA engineers are using the HPC cluster to simulate and visualize Orion’s launch abort system that would carry the spacecraft away from its booster during a launch pad or ascent abort. The flow simulations also ... Full article
March 13, 2019
As container technology moves into the mainstream, users are concerned about the next step: container optimization. Typically, conversations with customers focus on production environments., but recently they’ve become more focused on how to optimize container spending.   Kubernetes – which seems to be the most popular of container services among our customer base – does allow for several ways to optimize for ... Full article
March 8, 2019
Though in its infancy, AI already is powerful – or potentially powerful – enough to have raised not only public awareness but also anxiety, spurring responses from policy makers, politicians and public intellectuals concerned about those who could be hurt or left behind by oncoming AI omnipresence. For AI-related technology companies, the risk in all this is regulatory intervention ... Full article

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