Data Centers

Data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers with better performance per watt, and the increasing popularity of cloud computing. Key vendors such as Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, VMware and others are all pushing to make the data center more efficient.

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Machine learning at the edge: A hardware and software ecosystem

Machine learning at the edge: A hardware and software ecosystem

Being able to deploy machine learning applications at the edge bears the promise of unlocking a multi-billion dollar market. For that to happen, hardware and software must work in tandem. Arm's partner ecosystem exemplifies this, with hardware and software vendors like Alif and Neuton working together.

September 21, 2021 by

Is hyperconvergence finally making data centers more efficient?

HCI 1.0 introduced data centers to the notion of managing compute, storage, and memory like commodities for each application. It seemed to be a radical new concept. Then containerization introduced the same concept, but more successfully. HCI 2.0 attempted something of a course change. Then came HCI 3.0, and for some, some subsequent permutations even then. Hyperconvergence looks a lot like container orchestration now, but perhaps it still does the job it set out to do in the beginning. ZDNet's Scott Fulton reports.

July 13, 2021 by

Cerebras claims no cluster of machines can match it

Tiernan Ray explains startup Cerebras Systems of Los Altos, California, has built a computer using a single chip the size of an entire silicon wafer. The company has released a scientific paper claiming it can perform scientific problems in computational fluid dynamics in a speed so fast that no existing clustered computer can match it. Read more:

November 24, 2020 by