Eclypsium: Defending the hardware attack surface

CTOvision

Eclypsium protects DoD and federal agencies and contractors from the foundation of your computing infrastructure upward, controlling the risks and stopping threats to the firmware and hardware inside every laptop, server […].

3 Types Of AI Hardware

CTOvision

As AI chips become more pervasive, three primary approaches are moving to the forefront. Bradley Geden, director of product marketing at Synopsys, looks at how to take advantage of repeatability, […].

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Broadcom Inc: Hardware and Software For The Modern Age

CTOvision

Broadcom Inc. is an American designer, developer, manufacturer and global supplier of a wide range of semiconductor and infrastructure software products. Broadcom’s product offerings serve the data center, networking, software, […]. Company Tech Titans Broadcom

The Hardware and Software Used in Space

The New Stack

Here’s a look at the hardware and software that made the grade for the mission — and the special considerations involved for building and maintaining mission-critical operating systems that will run in a high-radiation zero-gravity environment.

Linus Torvalds Sees Lots of Hardware Headaches Ahead

DevOps.com

Linux founder Linus Torvalds, today at the KubeCon + CloudNative + Open Source Summit China conference, warned attendees that managing software is about to become a lot more challenging, largely because of two hardware issues that are beyond the control of DevOps teams. The post Linus Torvalds Sees Lots of Hardware Headaches Ahead appeared first on DevOps.com.

TechSoup's Growing List of Hardware Offers

TechSoup

TechSoup continues to expand our offerings of affordable new and remanufactured IT hardware. HardwareWe've got laptops, desktops, servers, monitors, networking equipment, hotspots, hard drives, audiovisual gear, headphones, and even flash drives you can brand with your logo. We think it's a good time to show you all we have for you to choose from when you need to upgrade your IT.

Specialized hardware for deep learning will unleash innovation

O'Reilly Media - Data

In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Andrew Feldman, founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems , a startup in the blossoming area of specialized hardware for machine learning. A lot of the work to date happened primarily on general purpose hardware (CPU, GPU). Continue reading Specialized hardware for deep learning will unleash innovation The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Andrew Feldman on why deep learning is ushering a golden age for compute architecture.

Designing computer hardware for artificial intelligence

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Michael James examines the fundamental drivers of computer technology and surveys the landscape of AI hardware solutions. Continue reading Designing computer hardware for artificial intelligence

Exinda Network Orchestrator Hardware Update

TechTalk

The Exinda Network Orchestrator appliance is purpose built for Network Managers and Administrators who want one solution to manage the way users, traffic, devices, and applications behave on the network. With Exinda Network Orchestrator, organizations can ensure reliable application performance, identify and control bandwidth usages, and understand network activity. The newest model (4062v2) is a […]. Network

Use Scrum to Say Goodbye to Risk in Hardware Development

Scrum.org

Companies who build hardware often ask if it’s possible to benefit from Scrum. In this blog, I will explain how Risk shows up in hardware development and how Scrum can help keep him at bay. Risk doesn’t care if you’re building software, hardware, clothing, or cookies. You have vendor and supplier risks delivering late parts or services, defective hardware or an end product that doesn’t integrate as planned with yours. Software cannot be written without target hardware.

The Dangers of Hardware Vendor Lock-in

Apstra

Hardware Vendor Lock-In: A Long and Messy Past. If you think about the beginnings of networking, hardware lock-in was the norm. Customers demanded interoperability between hardware vendors, and so came Ethernet which promised to be an open, interoperable standard. Yet hardware vendors convoluted the standard, and came out with proprietary routing protocols such as IGRP which were designed to lock customers into the hardware vendor’s equipment exclusively.

Why Does Hardware Matter in a Software-Defined Data Center?

Dell EMC

Today, organizations with a modernized infrastructure (aka “modernized” firms) are much better positioned to handle emerging technologies than their competitors with aging hardware. Modernized firms can quickly scale to meet changing needs. They understand the importance of flexibility, especially when it comes to handling demanding applications and processing the insane amount of data inundating us from all angles!

Agile Hardware with Embedded Software Development

Toptal

Agile has taken the world of software development by storm and has now started to creep into the hardware space. However, less flexibility, more certification requirements, longer development times, and other challenges require a managed agility approach to being successful in managing hardware products

Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistant

CTOvision

Spotify is about to begin publicly testing its first hardware: a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars, meant to help Spotify learn how people consume audio while they’re driving. As part of the test, some Premium users will receive the device for free. The device, called Car Thing, plugs into a vehicle’s 12-volt outlet (aka a cigarette […]. CTO News

Microsoft Hires Ex-Apple Exec in Charge of Wireless for Hardware

CTOvision

s former executive in charge of wireless technologies to work on mixed reality hardware and artificial intelligence technology. Caballero is working on hardware such as the HoloLens mixed-reality headset, according to […]. Microsoft Corp. hired Apple Inc.’s The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant appointed Ruben Caballero to a role as a corporate vice president, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Open Source Hardware: The Rise of RISC-V

The New Stack

While open source software is taking over the world, a push for open source hardware has been quietly building. The post Open Source Hardware: The Rise of RISC-V appeared first on The New Stack. The RISC-V Foundation has been pushing its open sourced instruction set architecture for chips based on the long-established paradigms for reduced instruction set computing.

What Is Hardware Root of Trust?

Dell EMC

An explainer on the game-changing security feature inside every new PowerEdge server. As part of the PowerEdge server team, we use the words Root of Trust frequently. It’s such an important concept rooted in the foundational security and protection of each PowerEdge server. And, it is a key component in our Cyber Resilient Architecture. But, do you understand what it means and how it works? I didn’t. So, I sought out experts here at Dell and researched it online.

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

CTOvision

telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. A major U.S. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company. The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Agile for Hardware Development and other non-Software Development Activities

Agile Alliance

In this Lightning Talk Neal Herman described how our company uses Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile to develop complex medical instruments and clinical assays. Process

We love ideas like this: Open-source hardware could defend against the next generation of hacking

CTOvision

Pearce argue that open-source hardware could be the ultimate key against cyber attacks that companies are trying hard to find on The Conversation : You must have heard about open-source software helping in fighting cyber attacks but imagine open-source hardware doing the same job for you in much better way. Read Prof. Joshua M.

Hardware VPNs or Software VPNs? What’s the Best Option?

Strategy Driven

When talking about VPNs, you might hear people referring to either “software VPNs” or “hardware VPNs.”. What Is a Hardware VPN? Hardware VPNs are devices with dedicated processors that offer VPN, and firewall features. To give you an idea of how hardware VPNs look like, here’s a good example – the hardware VPN from Zyxel. Let’s get one thing straight – hardware VPNs are not budget-friendly at all. Setting Up the Hardware VPN Is No Walk in the Park.

You have always known there is a threat of hardware attacks: Get ugly details here

CTOvision

It is important to remember the threat of hardware based attacks. Bloomberg Businessweek has just run a well researched story into a hardware attack that is incredible in scope. They have always been a threat vector, but hardly ever in the news. Now that part has changed. The overall theme of the attack will not […]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

The history of PC hardware, in pictures

I'm Programmer

Here we know the history of PC hardware in pictures. See more: Awesome computer hardware chart. The post The history of PC hardware, in pictures appeared first on I'm Programmer. Blogs in pictures THE FIRST COMPUTER MOUSE THE FIRST IBM PC THE FIRST LASER PRINTER THE FIRST PORTABLE COMPUTER The history of PC hardwareThis article takes a look at the time when the computer apparatus we now take for granted was fabricated and what it looked like back then.

The Dangers of Hardware Vendor Lock-in - Part 2

Apstra

Avoiding Hardware Vendor Lock-in with “Software First” Intent-Based Networking. So how to avoid hardware vendor lock-in? Abstracting Away Hardware (and Offering Hardware Vendor Choice) Through Intent. Requirement and services definition is done at the system level without any dependency or selection of a specific hardware platform or device operating system. In Apstra’s case, we act as the “one throat to choke” without forcing hardware vendor lock-in.

Successful Hardware Strategies for a Software-Dominated World

Dell EMC

Now, enterprises could quickly update and upgrade networking functions without the need for expensive hardware swaps. Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed a massive transformation in the telecom industry with a shift away from proprietary, expensive IT equipment in favour of standard, cost-efficient computing blocks.

Whose Hardware Will Run Analytics, AI and ML Workloads?

The New Stack

While not all AI/ML workloads fall into that category, some do require hardware customized to maximize performance when training AI/ML models. Currently, 42 percent of respondents exclusively rely on third-party cloud providers’ hardware built to build AI/ML models, but only 12 percent will do so three years from now. Companies relying exclusively on cloud providers’ hardware to train AI/ML models will drop from 42 percent today to 12 percent three years from now.

The big three in 2019: Apple, Google and Microsoft’s upcoming hardware year

CTOvision

While 2018 was a year of iterative updates, Apple, Google and Microsoft all released some of their best products yet, even if they weren’t as innovative as some would like. While many flagships went without any upgrades – we didn’t even see a new MacBook or Surface Book – devices like the MacBook Air and […]. CTO News

Nutanix Enables Hardware Freedom of Choice With FleX

Nutanix

How Nutanix is able to run on so many platforms, both on-premises and in the public cloud

Boost Your Productivity With Clever Travel Hardware

Toptal

You can buy capri pants, cheap flip-flops, and boonie hats anywhere on vacation, but beachside shops usually don’t carry quality hardware that can help you be more productive on the road or save you time and money for more enjoyable activities. In this post, Toptal Technical Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic takes a look at inexpensive and readily available travel hardware designed to boost your productivity on the road.

The Hardware Virus

The Daily WTF

Jen left her cube to head for the hardware "closet"—really, more of a room crammed full of cables, peripherals, and computer parts. "The hardware virus." " "Hardware virus?" Jen was a few weeks into her new helpdesk job. Unlike past jobs, she started getting her own support tickets quickly—but a more veteran employee, Stanley, had been tasked with showing her the ropes.

Avoiding Hardware Vendor Lock-in with “Software First” Intent-Based Networking

Apstra

So how to avoid hardware vendor lock-in ? Abstracting Away Hardware (and Offering Hardware Vendor Choice) Through Intent. Requirement and services definition is done at the system level without any dependency or selection of a specific hardware platform or device operating system. Once the user’s intent is specified, the user has the flexibility to choose specific hardware devices and operating systems. Enter Intent-Based Networking.

You Haven’t Modernized — You’ve Just Moved Your Problem from Hardware to Software

The New Stack

I spent my days poring over hardware configurations, trying to figure out how to make changes without breaking anything. As the number of core features built into the hardware grew, because centralizing functionality made more economical sense (i.e., That led to more rigor for any change made to that hardware which inevitably slowed things down. The post You Haven’t Modernized — You’ve Just Moved Your Problem from Hardware to Software appeared first on The New Stack.

How to Meet the Hardware Challenge for ML Workloads on Kubernetes

The New Stack

One key difference is how computationally intensive ML applications and tools also have different hardware requirements, compared to traditional if-then computing, which largely involves a shift from CPU configurations to the world of GPUs. Kubernetes is built to abstract out the hardware by taking advantage of the portability of container.”. The post How to Meet the Hardware Challenge for ML Workloads on Kubernetes appeared first on The New Stack.

Building a SQL Server Virtual Lab in Windows: Software & Hardware Requirements

Datavail

Most technical documentations will start reviewing the hardware before the software requirements. However, for the virtual lab, as the hardware requirements depend on the number of VMs and their resources such as CPU, memory, and disk space, hence we will start reviewing the software prior to the hardware requirements. Hardware Requirements. Your virtual lab is limited only by the host computer’s hardware resources.

Why hardware-defined can’t keep up

Nutanix

Learn why proprietary hardware, once essential to protecting a company’s innovations, now hinders – or even destroys – a manufacturer’s ability to compete