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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 ...

Intel Launches Cascade Lake Xeons — Up to 56 Cores

Intel Launches Cascade Lake Xeons — Up to 56 Cores

At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable ...

Systems Vendors Refresh Product Lines as Intel Launches New Xeon, Optane Server Technologies

Systems Vendors Refresh Product Lines as Intel Launches New Xeon, Optane Se...

Five of the biggest systems vendors – Dell EMC, Lenovo, Supermicro, Cisco and Cray – in concert ...

Killing Cloud Latency with Hot Data at the Edge

Killing Cloud Latency with Hot Data at the Edge

High latency is an annoyance to consumers, a serious problem to businesses that want to leverage advanced ...

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April 4, 2019
At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) family and debuted its Optane persistent memory module, along with other products (more below). Notable for high-end computing watchers was the launch of Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance), now known as the Xeon Platinum 9200 processor, designed for high-performance computing, advanced ... Full article
March 28, 2019
High latency is an annoyance to consumers, a serious problem to businesses that want to leverage advanced infrastructure services via the cloud and a roadblock to the rollout of advanced IoT-powered capabilities, such as autonomous vehicles. Aversion to high latency is understandable — after all, public cloud storage means the data is likely in a facility located hundreds or ... 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 6, 2019
By decoupling storage controller software from hardware, software-defined storage (SDS) has the potential to unleash a number of possibilities, including massive storage scalability to handle massive amounts of data. Companies can also gain greater flexibility as they can upgrade or downgrade storage as necessary--a benefit that can result in significant cost savings especially as storage utilization has been trending ... Full article
February 28, 2019
In its return to publicly traded markets, Dell Technologies announced a mixed bag of final quarter and fiscal year financial results: fourth quarter (period ending February 1) revenue totaled $23.8 billion, up 9 percent YoY, with earnings of $331 million versus an operating loss of $69 million for the prior fourth quarter. For the fiscal year ended the first ... Full article
February 27, 2019
High performance storage supplier Panasas, maker of scale-out NAS appliances, has announced a funding round and an expansion to its board of directors that it says will enable the acceleration of its technology roadmap. The funding round, of an unspecified sum, comes from the investing arm of KEWA Financial, a U.S. insurance company, and Dowroc Partners, a private investment ... Full article
February 25, 2019
 Search for “workplace collaboration” and you’ll find self-improvement websites with recommendations covering how to brainstorm as a team, collectively work toward a common goal, manage participation levels from various contributors, and so forth. All good advice, but the impression is that these teamwork skills are nice-to-have personal capabilities. In today’s business world, workplace collaboration is no more an option ... Full article
February 1, 2019
 AI is all the rage and so is AI democratization. Having developed an AI stack only science-level technologists could love, vendors are now courting customers with integrated hardware that would otherwise require a computer scientist and enormous data center investment, and with software that automates data science tasks. In the thick of AI democratization is GPU leader and AI ... Full article
January 31, 2019
The AI chip market continues to heat up with the recent release of a series of AI accelerators with embedded memory that target the booming edge computing sector. Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) said its “production-ready” ASIC, dubbed the Lightspeeur 2802M, incorporates low-power embedded MRAM as the Silicon Valley startup zeroes in on what it calls “Edge AI.” Taiwanese chip foundry TSMC ... Full article
January 29, 2019
Google Cloud introduced an API platform last July designed in part to give developers better visibility into the interconnections between, and the inner workings among, enterprise applications and data hosted in hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The Apigee platform developed with partner Informatica, an integration services specialist, is billed as a “cross-cloud API management platform.” Among other goals, Apigee seeks to ... Full article
January 28, 2019
Today, there are more vendors and solutions than ever for IT infrastructure buyers to choose from. Despite the confusion this causes, decision makers are certain of two things: In the next five years, their infrastructure will resemble a hybrid cloud. They need to start building tools, processes and entire businesses powered by AI and machine learning before a digital-native ... Full article
January 17, 2019
GDPR compliance requires ongoing data management of customer data, and if your organization hasn’t been fully attentive to this matter, consider these five best practices for data migration, data management and long-term data retention: 1: Integrated Archiving and Backup Regarding backups, your company may face higher risk if it doesn’t use an integrated archive and backup that ensures only ... Full article
January 10, 2019
If 2019 is anything like the previous year, there will be a renewed push for modernization in the data center to alleviate the management complexity, handle the scalability requirements and achieve an improved ROI. We will see storage systems improve to handle the rise in containerized environments, an uptick in software-defined storage solutions and a return to a tried-and-true ... Full article
January 7, 2019
Momentum around ARM’s breakout into mainstream computing continued today as Huawei unveiled what the Chinese tech giant touted is the industry’s highest performing ARM-based CPU, targeting big data, distributed storage and ARM-native application scenarios. Called Kunpeng 920, the Huawei-designed 7nm-process chip is based on the ARMv8 architecture license. At typical frequency, it scores more than 930 in the SPECint ... Full article
December 11, 2018
IBM and Nvidia today announced a new turnkey AI solution that combines IBM Spectrum Scale scale-out file storage with Nvidia’s GPU-based DGX-1 AI server to provide what the companies call “the highest performance in any tested converged system” while supporting data science practices and AI data pipelines (data prep- training- inference- archive) in which data volumes continually grow. Called ... Full article
November 29, 2018
Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with Lustre and Spectrum Scale worldwide? Frank Herold’s unsurprising answer is yes. Herold is CEO of ThinkParQ, the company created in 2014 to commercialize BeeGFS. You may remember that BeeGFS got its start as an in-house project (2005) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) and ... Full article
November 27, 2018
AWS, a macrocosm of the emerging high-performance technology landscape, wants to be everywhere you want to be and offer everything you want to use (or at least try out). As such, the cloud computing services giant has furthered the spirit of technology disaggregation – processor diversity – with new Amazon Elastic Container Service (EC2) A1 instances powered by AWS ... Full article
November 27, 2018
With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat continues to snap up cloud startups as it builds its hybrid cloud management portfolio. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Red Hat announced its acquisition of software startup NooBaa, which specializes in managing data storage services across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The acquisition along ... Full article
November 26, 2018
Video and rich media content is growing exponentially. Video now constitutes 50 percent of all data, and a rich media explosion is driving performance and capacity gains across countless markets. This content enhances the capabilities of businesses across the globe. So, what’s the issue? The lack of infrastructure and management tools for video and rich media creates major performance ... Full article

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