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COVID-19 HPC Consortium Expands to Europe, Reports on Research Projects

COVID-19 HPC Consortium Expands to Europe, Reports on Research Projects

The COVID-19 HPC Consortium, a public-private effort delivering free access to HPC processing for scientists pursuing coronavirus ...

Managing the Data Management Maze in Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments

Managing the Data Management Maze in Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments

If your company is like most, it has multi-cloud or hybrid cloud aspirations. But how do you ...

COVID-19 Roundup: Neural Nets Track Readmissions; ML Predicts Spread; Analyzing Brands’ Foot Traffic – & More

COVID-19 Roundup: Neural Nets Track Readmissions; ML Predicts Spread; Analy...

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for ...

Microsoft’s AI Supercomputer on Azure: ‘Combinations of Perceptual Domains’

Microsoft’s AI Supercomputer on Azure: ‘Combinations of Perceptual Doma...

Microsoft has unveiled a supercomputing monster – among the world’s five most powerful, according to the company ...

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May 28, 2020
The COVID-19 HPC Consortium, a public-private effort delivering free access to HPC processing for scientists pursuing coronavirus research – some utilizing AI-based techniques – has expanded to more than 56 research teams and extended to supercomputing centers and programs in Europe. IBM, which in March helped form the consortium with the White House Office of Science & Technology, has ... Full article
May 27, 2020
A business operation hard hit by COVID-19 is the call center. Industries ranging from airlines to retailers to financial institutions have been bombarded with calls—forcing them to put customers on hold for hours at a time or send them straight to voicemail. Data reveals the picture. A recent study from Tethr of roughly 1 million customer service calls showed ... Full article
May 27, 2020
If your company is like most, it has multi-cloud or hybrid cloud aspirations. But how do you manage all your data in a secure and cohesive manner when it’s spread across multiple systems and locations? That’s a topic that is garnering intense interest across multiple sectors. The cloud is nearly ubiquitous at this point. Almost 90 percent of enterprises ... Full article
May 26, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Information Builders helps healthcare organizations apply data against COVID-19 Analytics provider Information Builders has announced enhancements to ... Full article
May 20, 2020
Microsoft has unveiled a supercomputing monster – among the world’s five most powerful, according to the company – aimed at what is known in scientific and philosophical circles as the “emergent property,” or at least a version of it. In AI, this means taking a step beyond “narrow AI,” the current state of things in which AI doing a ... Full article
May 19, 2020
Bias creeps into AI models as they are trained. Hence, experts warn that data sets and model training techniques must to be cleansed of bias at each step in the process. Among the tools promoted to eliminate bias are holistic data sets, so-called because they incorporate historical, out-of-domain and previously unused data. Another approach involves what one vendor bills ... Full article
May 15, 2020
In the world of Bitcoin a “halving” takes place about every four years. This past Monday, May 11, 2020, witnessed the third such event. It’s a big deal. It points to the steady maturing and acceptance of Bitcoin in particular and cryptocurrencies in general. That it happened in the middle of a pandemic and economic shutdown gives it more ... Full article
May 14, 2020
A new set of AI models released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with Nvidia is designed to help clinicians detect and examine novel coronavirus infections using chest CT scan data. The AI models are part of a package of tools and partnerships announced this week by the GPU leader as part of its expanding ... Full article
May 14, 2020
Extending latency-sensitive AI workloads to the edge is the objective of two new products from Nvidia, announced today at the company’s annual (virtual) GPU Technology Conference (GTC), based on its new Ampere GPU architecture and built to run on Nvidia’s EGX Edge AI platform announced last October. Converged with Nvidia Mellanox’s new ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNIC over 5G networks, Nvidia ... Full article
May 13, 2020
Gartner predicts that through 2020, 80 percent of organizations will overshoot their cloud IaaS budgets. Gartner attributes cloud cost management problems to three main causes: Companies are increasingly adapting complex multi-cloud environments, and billing can vary greatly across providers; DevOps teams lack the expertise to manage costs in the cloud; Leaders are struggling to align their organizational cloud strategies ... Full article
May 12, 2020
Memory situated at the center of the computing universe, replacing processing, has long been envisioned as instrumental to radically improved data center systems performance. Combined with accelerated processing (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.), faster interconnects (NVLink, optical) and more powerful networks (5G and its successors), the result will be next-generation, memory-centric compute enabling whole new classes of enterprise AI, HPDA and ... Full article
May 12, 2020
Inspur, China’s server leader, is expanding its AI offerings based on Open Compute Project specifications, including an OCP “cloud optimized” server geared to SAP HANA workloads and running Intel’s Optane persistent memory backed by its latest Xeon Scalable processor. The computing and networking adoption initiative also addresses the increased number of complex AI workloads filling up datacenters. Among the ... Full article
May 7, 2020
Supply chains are increasingly subject to disruption in recent years from trade wars and pandemics, as well as from new demands driven by new technologies, regulations and materials. Modern supply chains have become long and complex and oriented around just-in-time manufacturing and logistics principles. Efficiency has been prioritized over robustness. They are not designed to handle dislocations and shocks; ... Full article
May 4, 2020
Intel Corp. moved this week to expand its Mobileye unit with the acquisition of a transportation data startup while GPU leader Nvidia acquired network software specialist Cumulus Networks as it seeks to make headway in software-defined datacenters relying more heavily on open networking schemes. The CPU leader (NASDAQ: INTC) said Monday (May 4) it is acquiring Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service ... Full article
May 1, 2020
IBM has released a new open source toolkit with AI extensions to the popular Jupyter Notebooks data science development platform. The Elyra AI Toolkit extends the industry standard JupyterLab user interface with the goal of simplifying development of AI and other data science models. IBM said this week the initial release includes a visual editor for building AI pipelines along with the ability ... Full article
April 30, 2020
Machine vision, natural language processing, data analytics and other deep learning applications will propel global AI software revenues over the next five years via a growing list of industry segments spanning automotive and health care to financial services and retail. Market tracker Omdia forecasts AI software revenues will surge through 2025 to $126 billion, a 12-fold increase over a ... Full article
April 29, 2020
The rise of the Linux kernel nearly three decades ago and the open source operating system it begat has fundamentally changed the way enterprises operate, virtualizing IT infrastructure, ushering in the cloud era and, today, moving computing resources to the network edge, where data resides. As dominant—and proprietary—public cloud vendor Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) consolidates its position in ... Full article
April 27, 2020
Microsoft Azure and an AI startup named Riskfuel – along with Nvidia GPUs – have teamed to deliver deep learning based near-time valuations of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, a capability long established in exchange traded stocks, treasuries and currencies but new to derivatives, according to Microsoft. This could be welcomed by traders in this $500 trillion market who typically rely ... Full article
April 24, 2020
The basis of IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy revolves around its assertion that about 80 percent of enterprise workloads have yet to migrate to the cloud. First articulated by ex-CEO Ginni Rometty, that strategy was emphasized again this week by Rometty’s successor, Arvind Krishna, while discussing the company’s quarterly results. Eyeing those mission-critical workloads, IBM’s is leveraging its 2018 acquisition ... Full article
April 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, AI and big data have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here's a collection of news on how AI and related technology is combating COVID-19. Domino Data Lab opens platform for COVID-19 research Open data science platform provider Domino Data Lab is extending ... Full article

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