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Tabor Communications Announces Rebranding of EnterpriseTech: EnterpriseAI

Tabor Communications Announces Rebranding of EnterpriseTech: EnterpriseAI

Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech has ...

At GTC: Nvidia Expands Scope of Its AI and Data Center Ecosystem

At GTC: Nvidia Expands Scope of Its AI and Data Center Ecosystem

In the high-stakes race to provide the AI life-cycle solution of choice, three of the biggest horses ...

Guidelines for Getting Going with AI and Advanced Analytics

Guidelines for Getting Going with AI and Advanced Analytics

These are exciting times for anyone yearning to drive significant business value from masses of data collected ...

Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance ...

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang ...

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March 19, 2019(0)
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(0)
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(0)
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 13, 2019(0)
Another front has been opened in the long campaign to enable any-to-any connectivity in high performance data center computing. The Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium – with tech heavies Intel, Google, HPE, Dell EMC, Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Huawei and Alibaba – has ratified version 1.0 of the CXL specification, an open interconnect CPU-to-device and CPU-to-memory ecosystem designed to remove ... Full article
March 13, 2019(0)
The McCloud HPC service being built by Australia’s DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) outside Houston is set to become the largest oil and gas cloud in the world this year, providing 250 single-precision petaflops for DUG’s geoscience services business and its expanding HPC-as-a-service client roster. Located on a 20-acre datacenter campus in Katy, Texas, the liquid-cooled infrastructure will comprise the largest ... Full article
March 11, 2019(0)
The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chip maker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance network interconnect maker for $6.9 billion – outbidding a reported $6 billion offer by Intel in late January. Reports surfaced yesterday on the Israeli technology news site CTec, that Nvidia had entered the Mellanox bidding, which reportedly ... Full article
March 7, 2019(0)
Optalysys, Ltd., a U.K. company seeking to advance it optical co-processor technology, moved a step closer this week with the unveiling of what it claims is the first commercial optical processor aimed at emerging AI applications. Yorkshire-based Optalysys on Thursday (March 7) announced commercial availability of its FT:X 2000 optical processor, which the company promotes as a post-Moore’s Law alternative. ... Full article
March 6, 2019(0)
The Trump Administration’s release last month of the “American AI Initiative,” aimed at prioritizing federal R&D investments in machine intelligence, has stirred major debate in Washington and the technology industry. Intel has jumped into the discussion, issuing a lengthy reaction to the White House order that, in common with other responses,  calls for more details and  for spending commitments. ... Full article
February 28, 2019(0)
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 26, 2019(0)
The 2017-2018 winter season was hit with brutal storms: in March 2018 alone, four powerful nor'easters hammered the U.S. and eastern Canada. 2019 has so far followed a similar pattern with mid-April (the approximate end of the snowstorm season) still nearly two months away. Preparing for winter storms is a paramount issue for data center operators and IT leaders, who must be ... Full article
February 25, 2019(0)
Intel unveiled an FPGA-based programmable acceleration card aimed at 5G wireless service providers handling growing volumes of virtualized workloads. The N3000 acceleration card was rolled out during the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The chip maker is betting the ongoing 5G rollout and a shift toward network functions virtualization (NFV) will place a premium ... Full article
February 22, 2019(0)
Out of the box, AI is a tabula rasa, unknowing as a babe unborn. Only after laborious and data-intensive training by data scientists can AI do anything. But what if AI came pre-loaded with specialized knowledge covering 60 or 70 percent of the training and development needed for its assigned task? That’s the idea behind Espressive, Inc.'s natural language ... Full article
February 21, 2019(0)
Following on its Neoverse roadmap announcement last October, Arm today revealed its next-gen Neoverse microarchitecture with compute and throughput-optimized silicon designs catered to general-purpose cloud and edge computing. The Arm Neoverse N1 platform, the first built on the 7nm “Ares” core, scales up to 128 cores and delivers a 2.5x performance improvement on key cloud workloads, according to Arm. ... Full article
February 20, 2019(0)
Sooner or later, every home needs updating.  Styles come and go, needs evolve, core attributes come to the end of their lifecycle. But tearing down the house, or taking it back to the studs, usually isn’t the right approach.  This may be because of the expense involved, but more often, the owner determines a complete overhaul isn’t required.  In ... Full article
February 13, 2019(0)
The demands of training soldiers and pilots, a domain that is gradually incorporating AI-enabled technologies, has heightened the U.S. military’s need for far greater computing power. Hence, the Pentagon’s top research office is turning to HPC technologies to power souped-up simulators that could provide a far more realistic view of an increasingly electronic battlefield. The Defense Advanced Research Projects ... Full article
February 13, 2019(0)
IBM continued to make inroads into the big bank sector, announcing this morning at its annual Think conference in San Francisco that Banco Santander, the fifth largest bank in Europe with approximately US$1.4 trillion in total assets (as of 2017), has signed a $700 million, five-year global technology digital transformation agreement focused around implementing the bank’s hybrid cloud strategy. ... Full article
February 12, 2019(0)
As IBM kicked off its annual Think conference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims ... Full article
February 7, 2019(0)
For now, AI systems are mostly machine learning-based and “narrow” – powerful as they are by today's standards, they're limited to performing a few, narrowly-defined tasks. AI of the next decade will leverage the greater power of deep learning and become broader, solving a greater array of more complex problems.  In addition, the general-purpose technologies used today for AI ... Full article
February 5, 2019(0)
Cloud computing has evolved to the point where most enterprises have, to one degree or another, deployed cloud workloads. Our 2018 Cloud Survey found 70 percent of over 900 IT professionals use cloud services. But as enterprises see the benefits – namely business continuity, IT efficiency, elasticity and the pay-as-you-go billing model – business challenges remain. According to the ... Full article
February 1, 2019(0)
 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

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