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.

Successful Hardware Strategies for a Software-Dominated World

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Now, enterprises could quickly update and upgrade networking functions without the need for expensive hardware swaps.

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


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.

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

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

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 ).

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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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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.

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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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.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning adoption in European enterprise

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Coincidentally, we are also beginning to see specialized hardware for intelligence on edge devices. How companies in Europe are preparing for and adopting AI and ML technologies.

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.

ARCore 1.7 with a new Augmented Faces API


ARCore is Google’s platform for mobile augmented reality which does not require specialized hardware. As of December, it’s available on 250 million devices and powers features like Playmoji on the Pixel 3. The latest developer release today introduces a new Augmented Faces API and an ARCore Elements app for learning about basic principles. ARCore 1.7 features […]. CTO News

Trying to secure the 21st century ID card (Q&A)

The Parallax

In our discovery, the issue was not with the hardware but rather with the software library included in these chips. The smart-card industry is more like the regular hardware industry. Changing the mentality of hardware manufacturers at large, with respect to security, will take time.

Web 2.0 Expo In Berlin - Day 2 Highlights

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

Continuing further with the series of blog posts from the highlights of the Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin, here we go with Day 2

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

Meltdown and Spectre: What they are, and what to do

The Parallax

The bad news is that because the vulnerabilities are in the hardware architecture of the chips that power them, patched devices may run slower. And one of the few remedies available is for the affected software and hardware makers to release security patches.

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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.

What is Web Hosting? And Why Do I Need it?

The Crazy Programmer

In this hosting, cloud servers divide up the hardware resources with other cloud servers, however, they are listed in their own hosting category. In spite of sharing the same hardware resources, they are given the environment of a dedicated server.

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Cloud, Agile and What Startups Can Teach the Enterprise


Until the Agile Manifesto challenged the accepted waterfall-based development model, software creation borrowed most of its processes from that of hardware. But those older, hardware-like methodologies failed to take advantage of software’s biggest benefit: that it’s soft. Software engineering is still a young discipline. What has emerged in the last 15 to 20 years is […]. CTO News

Managing risk in machine learning

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The main bottleneck here is speed: many researchers are actively investigating hardware and software tools that can speed up model inference (and perhaps even model building) on encrypted data. Considerations for a world where ML models are becoming mission critical.

Get Started with IoT Development: An ESP8266 Arduino Tutorial


Kosinski will demonstrate a simple Amazon Alexa hack using quintessential Arduino skills and basic hardware In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer John R.

Four short links: 16 January 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Compromised Hardware, Decision Tree Visualization, Calculus and Neural Networks, and Engineering Management. Modchips -- detailed talk exploring how plausible the Bloomberg-reported compromised hardware story is. dtreeviz -- A python library for decision tree visualization and model interpretation.

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