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).

Scrum Hardware: eXtreme Manufacturing Explained


Scrum Hardware: eXtreme Manufacturing Explained. A continuously improving blast of new, high-quality products which get the marketplace excited, tests assumptions and makes money; That is the goal of Scrum Hardware. To Scrum hardware, we need fast design.

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.

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. Chip vendors like Micron, Intel, Nvidia and AMD are all selling hardware optimized for AI/ML workloads.

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

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., Sidney Rabsatt.

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


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

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


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.

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


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


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

Boost Your Productivity With Clever Travel Hardware


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.

Open Source Hardware

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

What is you could do the same when it comes to hardware design for electronic devices? If you've used Lego Mindstorms, you will understand the Bug Labs open source hardware concept immediately. It may be 6:30 a.m., but I have not gone crazy! Anyone who thinks the idea of open sources software and Lego Mindstorms are both great ideas, needs to listen to Peter Semmelhack's podcast from O'Reilly's eTech Conference ( all podcasts ).

How One Nonprofit Saves Time and Money with Help Desk Services


TechSoup Impact Stories HardwareIn a small village up the Hudson River in New York, one small nonprofit is making a difference in the lives of local residents.

IO Improvement: Making Your Computer Perform Better Than New

Strategy Driven

There are loads of guides around the web which can be used to make this easier, and you should always aim to find ones which cover your exact hardware. Boosting your storage with a hardware upgrade, though, can be a great way to see something more permanent.

How times change!

I'm Programmer

Programming Funny Images Programming Jokes data storage hardware integrated circuits internal memory of the CPU RAM random access memoryThe post How times change! appeared first on I'm Programmer.

Cheap Ways To Connect Data Centers

The Accidental Successful CIO

The challenges that Facebook has been facing when it comes to interconnecting data centers is that when they went looking for hardware that they could use to link their data centers using high bandwidth connections, all they could find were the major equipment vendors.

MIDI Tutorial: Creating Browser-Based Audio Applications Controlled by MIDI Hardware


Modern web browsers provide a rich set of APIs; some of which have been around for a long time, and have since been used to build powerful web applications. Web Audio API has been popular among HTML5 game developers, however, the Web MIDI API and its capabilities have yet to be utilized. In this article, Toptal engineer Stéphane P. Péricat guides you through the basics of the Web MIDI API, and shows you how to build a simple monosynth to play with your favorite MIDI device

Evaluating Partner Platforms

Cloudera Engineering

As a member of Cloudera’s Partner Engineering team, I evaluate hardware and cloud computing platforms offered by commercial partners who want to certify their products for use with Cloudera software. CDH Hardware How-to Performance apache hadoop benchmarks cloud computing networking partner performance platform storage

How-to: Deploy Apache Hadoop Clusters Like a Boss

Cloudera Engineering

Previously, we published some recommendations on selecting new hardware for Apache Hadoop deployments. Learn how to set up a Hadoop cluster in a way that maximizes successful production-ization of Hadoop and minimizes ongoing, long-term adjustments.

BigBench: Toward An Industry-Standard Benchmark for Big Data Analytics

Cloudera Engineering

To address this concern, numerous hardware and software vendors are working together to create a comprehensive end-to-end big data benchmark suite called BigBench. Learn about BigBench, the new industrywide effort to create a sorely needed Big Data benchmark.

Penn & Teller and GoogleGlass: Legendary performers now pioneers of wearable computing


Big Data Cloud Computing Data Events Gadgets Computer data storage Google Google Glass Hardware Penn Penn & Teller Public space wearable computer By Bob Gourley Pasted below and at this link is an interesting Google Glass video.

Monitoring Series: Dimensions of Monitoring


One axes represents the architectural layers of modern systems and applications from the underlying hardware all the way through to the end-user experience. Hardware – The physical hardware such as computers, storage arrays and network equipment.

The Truth About MapReduce Performance on SSDs

Cloudera Engineering

Hadoop Hardware MapReduce Performance analysis apache apache hadoop Apache HBase beta Big Data CDH cloudera cloudera enterprise configuration data HBase HDFS impala mr2 platform questions Search Testing use cases

What Can CIOs Learn From The Evolution Of Smartphones?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The growth of the market for smartphone has stalled because everyone already has a smartphone and there are no new hardware features that are compelling everyone to go out and get a new phone. Smartphones have matured and CIOs can learn from this Image Credit: Nokia Connect.

Applied machine learning at Facebook

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Kim Hazelwood discusses the hardware and software Facebook has designed to meet its scale needs. Continue reading Applied machine learning at Facebook

Using Accelerators to Close the Real-Time Intelligence Gap


An excerpt from the paper discusses how to combine Napatech accelerators, a messaging system like Apache Kafka, and a streams processing system like Apache Storm to accomplish this: Napatech accelerators use hardware, FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), to perform in-line event processing and line rate packet analysis at 1/10/40/100 Gbps speeds. All of this is accomplished within the hardware of the accelerator at line rate. By Charles Hall.

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New Study: Evaluating Apache HBase Performance on Modern Storage Media

Cloudera Engineering

Guest Hardware HBase Performance HDD SSDFor the first time, this new study by Intel software engineers analyzes the performance impact of using Apache HBase on various modern storage technologies. As more “fast” storage technologies (such as SSD and NVMe SSD) emerge, organizations with big data use cases want to make better use of them to achieve better throughput and latency.

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What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

What this means for you is that a great number of your IT support staff are spending their time keeping both your hardware and your software versions up-to-date. Right now hardware is typically allocated for each line of business.

Using Apache Hadoop and Impala with MySQL for Data Analysis

Cloudera Engineering

Guest Hardware Impala Parquet analysis apache apache hadoop cloudera data developer Hadoop HDFS Hive impala log mysql sql SupportThanks to Alexander Rubin of Percona for allowing us to re-publish the post below! Apache Hadoop is commonly used for data analysis. It is fast for data loads and scalable. In a previous post I showed how to integrate MySQL with Hadoop.

Making real-world distributed deep learning easy with Nauta

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Carlos Humberto Morales offers an overview of Nauta, an open source multiuser platform that lets data scientists run complex deep learning models on shared hardware.

From bare-metal to Kubernetes

High Scalability

Hardware infrastructure. This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. This article was originally published here. Early infrastructure. Rackspace. The scalability and maintainability issue.

Difference between Von Neumann and Harvard Architecture

The Crazy Programmer

Hardware requirements. It requires more hardware since it will be requiring separate data and address bus for each memory. In contrast to the Harvard architecture, this requires less hardware since only a common memory needs to be reached.

Open Networking Turns 5 – Looking Ahead

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Five years ago, Dell EMC embraced a radical notion — the disaggregation of networking hardware and software to give customers more flexibility, better investment protection and a clear path to future innovation.

Vulnerabilities In Almost Every Chip: “Could Something Like This Really happen?”


The vulnerability cannot be changed in hardware of course (you would have to buy new hardware that is designed differently), […]. I've been tracking computer security issues, including vulnerabilities for decades, and have never seen anything quite like this. Newly announced vulnerabilities, which were publicly disclosed by the Register on Tuesday, are in almost every modern computer chip.

Open source the secret sauce in secure, affordable voting tech

The Parallax

VotingWorks, Adida told the Context Conversations audience, will “build open-source voting machines on commodity hardware. San Francisco is one of the few voting jurisdictions in the United States that is exploring how to build its own voting machine from off-the-shelf hardware.

Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics


Any artificial intelligence or machine learning has to be backed by a powerful hardware as well as software. Premier chip maker Nvidia is bringing the hardware part to machine learning. It has launched Rapids, an open source platform for data science and machine learning, to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics. Nvidia has tied […]. Artificial Intelligence News

Disaster Recovery as a Service offre un altro modo per semplificare l’IT


È necessario anche un budget per mantenere un insieme di “dark hardware” pronto, per ogni evenienza. Il ripristino di emergenza può essere una strategia di semplificazione IT. Veramente? Puoi scommetterlo. Il ripristino di emergenza richiede un grado di impegno difficile da sostenere. Sai che devi prepararti all’inevitabile, ma richiede disciplina per mantenere i backup.

The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer

Coding Horror

Not really a surprise, since the price of hardware trends to zero over time. Reliable connectivity, plus a nice low monthly price for extremely fast hardware? When we started Discourse in 2013, our server requirements were high: 1GB RAM. modern, fast dual core CPU.

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Four short links: 16 April 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Data Brokers, AI Research Ethics, Overclaimed Science, and Hardware for ML. What Machine Learning Needs from Hardware (Pete Warden) -- More arithmetic; Inference; Low Precision; Compatibility; Codesign. Facebook Transparency Tool (Buzzfeed) -- A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data.

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S10 5G Specifications: Exynos Modem 5100


This morning Samsung confirmed the hardware specifications of the model, along with announcing that the S10 5G […]. As highly suspected a little over a week ago in our reporting of the pricing of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the new 5G model in Korea will indeed come powered by Samsung’s own 5G modem chipset. CTO News