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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

How Tablets Can Make Computing More Accessible for Everyone

TechSoup

Digital Divide HardwareIt's easy for many to think of digital accessibility features as sort of an add-on, a set of features that live off to the side, there for only a small group of people. But that isn't the case.

Best of…: Best Of 2019: 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?"

You Still Have to Make Time for Maintenance

DevOps.com

Blogs DevOps Practice Automated Data Center Data mobility data storage devops hardware maintenance maintenance software maintenanceI’m going to take a side trek today into home computing with applicability to IT. Bear with me. We maintain a pretty complex home network, as home networks go.

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.

Save Money and Time by Going Virtual

TechSoup

Hardware Tech PlanningNo one has to convince you that it's important to operate efficiently. You know that when you reduce costs and make the best use of your staff's time, you can reach more and do more in your community.

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.

HPE Leverages AI for Remote Server Management

DevOps.com

Blogs IT Administration IT as Code ai artificial intelligence hardware HPE IT management remote office/branch office remote server management server

Setting Up Google Authenticator on Multiple Servers

DevOps.com

It’s easy to set up on any type of phone—no specialized hardware or dongles needed. Blogs IT as Code Google authenticator Google Cloud Platform hardware it keys security serversGoogle Authenticator is pretty great.

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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