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.

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.

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.

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.

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

scruminc

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Once the user’s intent is specified, the user has the flexibility to choose specific hardware devices and operating systems.

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

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.

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

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

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

Beyond Software: When Agile meets Defense Systems and Hardware

Agile Alliance

Many defense systems are very complex and include hardware designed specifically for that system. As Government and Defense organizations embrace Agile development, one of the stickiest issues is how to integrate Systems Engineering and Hardware organizations into an Agile program. This paper describes the experience launching an agile development project and adapting Systems Engineering and Hardware Design teams to this environment.

Addressing Global Environmental Issues, One Refurbished Computer at a Time

TechSoup

HardwareAmong the many environmental changes we face today, proper disposal of electronics and other technologies has become a priority for nonprofits, technology organizations, and local communities alike.

The Linux Foundation Announces New Open Hardware Technologies and Collaboration

DevOps.com

The post The Linux Foundation Announces New Open Hardware Technologies and Collaboration appeared first on DevOps.com. OpenPOWER to become Linux Foundation project to advance development of data-driven architectures required for hybrid cloud environments and increasingly intensive workloads.

KernelCI Joins Linux Foundation to Accelerate Linux Kernel Hardware Testing

The New Stack

Testing software can present difficulties enough on its own, but when you’re talking about the Linux kernel — that piece of software that directly interfaces with hardware — there are innumerable more complexities added to the scenario.

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The Reality of Hardware-level Security: Companies Need It and They Need It Now

Dell EMC

Attacks at the hardware-, firmware- or silicon-level can expose organizations to systemic damages. To study the effects of these types of intrusions, the Dell Technologies Hardware Security study conducted by Forrester.

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5 Ways Wireless Technology Will Evolve in 2019

DevOps.com

2019 will be a transformative year for the wireless world, with landmark developments in 5G, cloud computing and hardware. Blogs Business of DevOps DevOps in the Cloud DevOps Practice 5G Cloud Computing edge computing hardware wireless technologyFrom stadiums and retail buildings to airports and even street corners, there’s no place that won’t be affected by the rapid evolution of wireless technology. And if you’re not up on the edge, you’re sleeping on […].

How One Nonprofit Saves Time and Money with Help Desk Services

TechSoup

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.

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 ).

New Dell EMC ECS Software and Hardware Innovation Helps You Do More with Data

Dell EMC

Object storage is quickly climbing its way to the top of the priority list for IT decision makers.

Hardware Platform Updates – Haswell Refresh and Configure to Order Support for NX-3000 Series

Nutanix

We are excited to announce a couple of big changes to Nutanix’s line of hardware platforms. Starting March 15th 2015, we will support Intel’s Haswell processors

Dell Technologies Drives Automation Deeper into Platforms

DevOps.com

DevOps Toolbox News appliances automation cloud services Dell Technologies devops hardware platform-as-a-service servers vmwareDell Technologies this week launched a series of initiatives intended to provide IT organizations with multiple deployment options for Dell EMC appliances and servers, including forthcoming managed service offering through which Dell will manage private cloud platforms based on VMware software on behalf of customers.

How a BDR Can Be an MSP’s Most Profitable Piece of Hardware

Storagecraft

Read more » The post How a BDR Can Be an MSP’s Most Profitable Piece of Hardware appeared first on StorageCraft Technology Corporation. In the realm of IT services, backup and disaster recovery (DR) are among the most essential, but also some of the most profitable.

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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

Toptal

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