Vast Data: A smart new architecture for cloud scale storage
As enterprise capacity requirements continue their inexorable rise into the exabyte range, the problem of persisting data economically grows more pressing. Vast Data is pioneering a smart new architecture that goes beyond advanced erasure codes to ensure storage reliability, low-cost, and high performance.
With Silicon Macs, Apple leaves the PC industry behind
Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. Especially when the trees are the form of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. With Apple Silicon Macs - Mr. Schiller, how about a shorter name? - some pundits are fretting about the platform's future. I'm not. Here's why.
Why aren't people smarter? The dubious benefits of intelligence, real or artificial
Intelligence -- real or artificial -- is supposed to be a big advantage. But we've had millions of years to evolve real intelligence and dumbness is rampant. Which raises the question: If intelligence is so good, why aren't we more like Mr. Spock and less like Captain Kirk?
It's time to spin AWS out of Amazon: They regulate utilities, don't they?
The world is learning that the big web companies have too much power and too little accountability. They are now utilities, essential to people's daily lives, and should be regulated as such. An easy place to start: Amazon Web Services. Here's why.