Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Kubernetes Tools Keep Coming

Kubernetes Tools Keep Coming

The Kubernetes ecosystem continues to expand with the launch of a new open source project to develop ...

BofA CTO to Run IBM Cloud, Other Management Changes at Big Blue

BofA CTO to Run IBM Cloud, Other Management Changes at Big Blue

The January retirement of Ginni Rometty as CEO and President of IBM – with Arvind Krishna, formerly ...

Kubernetes Everywhere: Rancher Labs’ ‘Lightweight’ Version Scales to the Edge

Kubernetes Everywhere: Rancher Labs’ ‘Lightweight’ Versio...

As enterprise distributions of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator stabilize, and more features are added with each quarterly ...

Kubernetes Gains Stability, New Features

Kubernetes Gains Stability, New Features

This year’s first update of the de facto standard Kubernetes cluster orchestrator includes 38 enhancements, of which ...

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April 7, 2020
The Kubernetes ecosystem continues to expand with the launch of a new open source project to develop tools for running and managing native workflows and applications on the de facto standard cluster orchestrator. Elsewhere, a cloud-based platform rolled out this week is intended to automate development and security for DevOps teams struggling with complex Kubernetes provisioning. The Cloud Native ... Full article
April 6, 2020
The January retirement of Ginni Rometty as CEO and President of IBM – with Arvind Krishna, formerly head of IBM Cloud, promoted to CEO, a post he officially adopted today – has kicked off significant management changes at Big Blue. Bank of America CTO Howard Boville has been named to run IBM Cloud, and Red Hat – acquired by ... Full article
April 3, 2020
Deep neural networks are being mustered by U.S. military researchers to marshal new technology forces on the Internet of Battlefield Things. U.S. Army and industry researchers said this week they have developed a “confidence metric” for assessing the reliability of AI and machine learning algorithms used in deep neural networks. The metric seeks to boost reliability by limiting predictions ... Full article
March 31, 2020
As enterprise distributions of the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator stabilize, and more features are added with each quarterly version release, the expanding community of platform vendors are attempting to extend deployments of the de facto standard container manager beyond datacenters and cloud-native deployments. Among them is Rancher Labs, which on Tuesday (March 31) unveiled the latest iteration of its Kubernetes ... Full article
March 30, 2020
As the rise in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm healthcare facilities in areas hard hit by the coronavirus (including New York City, where the USNS Comfort, pictured below, has been sent to relieve crowded hospitals), there is an urgent need to identify the relatively few patients who will become critically ill. Researchers at New York University, working with COVID-19 ... Full article
March 30, 2020
Proliferation of hybrid and multi-cloud architectures has resulted in rapid and remarkable technological advances. But it has also introduced monumental, multi-faceted complexities into IT infrastructure management, including: Managing multiple on-premises, private and public cloud resources Complicated and lengthy provisioning processes for resource deployment Continually evolving challenges maintaining visibility into multi-cloud ecosystems Ongoing concerns around governance, cost control and security ... Full article
March 27, 2020
This year’s first update of the de facto standard Kubernetes cluster orchestrator includes 38 enhancements, of which nearly half have been declared “stable” features. Kubernetes 1.18 released this week is billed by maintainers as a “fit and finish” release that includes 15 stable enhancements, 11 moving to beta testing and 12 at the “alpha” stage of development and testing. ... Full article
March 26, 2020
If the global economy is to recover from a pandemic that has so far killed tens of thousands while disrupting supply chains and causing widespread unemployment, the technology sector must play a key role. Investors are beginning to put more of their money where their mouth is, at least for now. This week brought a spate of sizeable venture ... Full article
March 25, 2020
Ten thousand dollars in prize money is available to data scientists with natural language processing expertise competing in a contest designed to help rid the world of coronavirus. Kaggle, a web-based information sharing site and public arena for data scientists out to prove they’re the smartest of the smart, has initiated new challenges designed to advance machine learning-based analysis ... Full article
March 25, 2020
President Trump’s stated desire that the country be “opened up” from social distancing by Easter (April 12) is a hotly debated coronavirus issue in political, media and healthcare circles. But an AI-driven answer to the controversy may come in part from the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute, whose digital twins simulation platform could help state and local governments better ... Full article
March 24, 2020
Most companies and consumers are familiar with AI bias and how it can manifest. Whether it’s AI-powered facial recognition technology that fails to accurately identify minorities and women, or automated loan review that continually rejects applications from historically less wealthy zip codes, biased AI unfairly harms a wide swath of the population. There are significant technological advances to address ... Full article
March 18, 2020
Google and a host of other technology companies are in discussions with the federal government and health experts over the use of Americans’ cell phone tracking data to analyze where coronavirus hot spots are happening and to predict where the next ones will occur. According to a story in the Washington Post today, analysis of the movements of smartphone ... Full article
March 17, 2020
This article is an updated version of a story first published on March 17.  In the face of a report warning that COVID-19 could kill more than 2 million Americans if social distancing and other precautions are not adopted, big tech companies are joining forces and issuing guidelines restricting employees to work at home while also putting in place ... Full article
March 17, 2020
For gamers, fighting against a global crisis is usually pure fantasy seen in a console – but now, it’s looking more like a reality. As supercomputers around the world spin up to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the crowdsourced distributed computing platform [email protected] is setting its sights on coronavirus research, spurring a global movement to commit powerful home computers and ... Full article
March 12, 2020
As enterprise adoption of open source software soars, so too do the number of vulnerabilities inevitably exposed as deployments scale and security awareness grows in response to high-profile data breaches. An audit of security advisories, vulnerability databases and other security trackers found that open source software vulnerabilities jumped in 2019 to more than 6,000. That total represents a 50 ... Full article
March 11, 2020
IBM has upgraded its Watson AI platform to boost the ability to understand business lingo that could be used to analyze the English language text and conversations. The natural language processing capability represents the first commercialization of IBM Research’s Project Debater, billed as an AI system capable of debating humans. The tool is designed to help develop arguments that ... Full article
March 11, 2020
In the banking, financial services and insurance industries, data privacy compliance is an eternally daunting challenge, and now data management consultancy Vaco and NEC X, the "innovation accelerator" arm of NEC, have integrated AI with high performance computing to handle PII (personal identification information) operations redaction within GDPR and other data privacy workloads faced by BFSI organizations. NEC X, ... Full article
March 11, 2020
It’s no secret that deep learning lets data science practitioners reach new levels of accuracy with predictive models. However, one of the drawbacks of deep learning is it typically requires huge data sets (not to mention big clusters). But with a little skill, practitioners with smaller data sets can still partake of deep learning riches. Deep learning has exploded ... Full article
March 10, 2020
HPE today announced the general availability of the HPE Container Platform, its new Kubernetes-based offering for running applications in cloud-native Docker containers. The offering is based on technology acquired from BlueData. But in its latest incarnation, in addition to featuring the Kubernetes orchestrator, it also supports Hadoop applications thanks to the addition of the MapR File System. BlueData had ... Full article
March 6, 2020
Promising Wall Street a 20 percent CAGR and an aggressive CPU-GPU product roadmap, AMD delivered a confident self-portrait at its financial analyst day in Santa Clara yesterday that’s at odds with a world economy fearful of a potential pandemic -- and also at odds with nemesis Intel, the chip industry overlord that let AMD steal a price/performance march into ... Full article

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