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THE EXPEDIENT WAY TO BUILD AN ENTERPRISE CLOUD

The promises of the cloud - from agility and scalability to reduced costs and easier access to emerging technologies like artificial...

POWER TO THE KUBERNETES PEOPLE

Big Blue shelled out an incredible $34 billion to buy open source infrastructure software juggernaut Red Hat, and it is determined...

 
 
 

RETHINKING MPI FOR GPU ACCELERATED SUPERCOMPUTERS

In the accelerated era of exascale supercomputing, MPI is being pushed to its logical limits.... Rethinking MPI for GPU Accelerated...

FACEBOOK ARCHITECTS AROUND SILENT DATA CORRUPTION

Silent but deadly: there is nothing more destructive than data corruptions that cannot be caught by the various error capture tools...

 
 
 

CLOUDERA PIVOTS TO DATA MANAGEMENT AS HADOOP FADES

It was only two years ago that Cloudera, once one of the top vendors in what had been a white-hot Hadoop market, found itself fighting...

TAKING A SUPERHYBRID APPROACH TO HPC/AI CONVERGENCE

AMD has been on such a run with its future server CPUs and server GPUs in the supercomputer market, taking down big deals for big machines...

 
 
 

GLAXOSMITHKLINE MARKS QUANTUM PROGRESS WITH D-WAVE

Earlier this year, we projected that 2021 would be the year of quantum computing for drug discovery, positing the idea that this is...

THE DATACENTER IS JUST A BIG GAME FOR NVIDIA

We have a saying around here at The Next Platform , and it is this: Money is not the point of the game.... The Datacenter Is Just A...

 
 
 

INTEL KNOWS: IT'S ALL IN THE PACKAGING

The package is the most compact platform to do heterogenous integration for IP that can't be naturally integrated in silicon but steady...

GIVING SMARTNICS BIGGER FPGA AND CPU BRAINS

The lines between a server, a SmartNIC, and a Data Processing Unit, or DPU, are getting fuzzier, and the good news is that definitions...

 
 
 

HYPERSCALERS ARE PUSHING BIG BANKING INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND

Everyone who can afford it wants to emulate how the hyperscalers operate their infrastructure.... Hyperscalers Are Pushing Big Banking...

ARISTA NETWORKS BRINGS THE BATTLE FOR ROUTING TO CISCO

It's a great thing when an upstart supplier of hardware or software lands one of the hyperscalers or large public cloud builders on...

 
 
 

THE FOUNDER OF CENTOS IS BUILDING THE NEXT PLATFORM

Greg Kurtzer, one of the co-founders of the CentOS Linux distribution, the creator of the Singularity container environment for HPC...

WHY THE FORTUNE 500 IS FINALLY DUMPING HADOOP

Remember how, just a decade ago, Hadoop was the cure to all the world's large-scale enterprise IT problems?... Why the Fortune 500...

 
 
 

THE CITADEL THAT IS STILL CISCO SYSTEMS

The hyperscalers and cloud builders can be split into two camps, but a third one might be emerging.... The Citadel That Is Still Cisco...

IBM GATHERS ENERGY GIANTS FOR QUANTUM NETWORK

The quantum computing race is on to collect as many Fortune 500 companies to sign onto broad research agreements that send a clear...

 
 
 

A SIMULTANEOUS BOOST FOR AI, TRADITIONAL HPC

In our first article in this short series we explored SambaNova Systems' thesis that future advances in AI require a new architecture...

WHAT CHIP STARTUPS CAN LEARN FROM GOOGLE'S TPU DESIGN TEAM

The inception of Google's effort to build its own AI chips is quite well known by now but in the interests of review, we'll note that...

 
 
 

CZECH REPUBLIC STICKS WITH NEC VECTOR ENGINES FOR WEATHER MODELING

There are two different Auroras right now in supercomputing. There is the shape-shifting, legendary, and maybe even mythical “Aurora”...

THE BILLION DOLLAR AI PROBLEM THAT JUST KEEPS SCALING

There is a new challenge workload on the horizon, one where few can afford to compete.... The Billion Dollar AI Problem That Just Keeps...

 
 
 



Mercedes reveals W12 car for 2021 ahead of F1 title defence

Mercedes reveals W12 car for 2021 ahead of F1 title defence

The first render images of the Mercedes W12 car were released on Tuesday morning ahead of an online presentation at 11am GMT featuring drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri... Read more ...

‘Deliberate' explosion at Dutch Covid test centre after surge in cases

‘Deliberate' explosion at Dutch Covid test centre after surge in cases

The building, in the town of Bovenkarspel, had its windows shattered after ‘something metal' blew up outside A coronavirus test centre in the Netherlands was hit by a... Read more ...

Manchester United demand one of two Inter Milan players after failed Romelu...

Manchester United demand one of two Inter Milan players after failed Romelu Lukaku payment

The Red Devils are still owed a massive sum for the Belgian striker Manchester United have asked Inter Milan for either Milan Skriniar or Lautaro Martinez after the Serie A... Read more ...

Daily Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets at Lingfield on Wednesday

Daily Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets at Lingfield on Wednesday

Timeform highlight the three best bets from Lingfield on Wednesday... Read more ...

Inter sale: Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund interested as new bid revealed

Inter sale: Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund interested as new bid revealed

According to reports in Italy, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has shown interest in Inter, while Fortress Investment Group has already placed a bid to buy the club... Read more ...

Scott Disick's dating history as Amelia Hamlin, 19, calls him her 'dream man'

Scott Disick's dating history as Amelia Hamlin, 19, calls him her 'dream man'

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 37, featured in a loved-up Instagram post with Amelia Gray Hamlin, 19, on Valentine's Day. But who has Scott Disick previously dated?... Read more ...

Stacey Solomon says best part of Joe Swash's proposal was getting kids involved

Stacey Solomon says best part of Joe Swash's proposal was getting kids involved

Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon has revealed her fiancé Joe Swash's proposal was made even more special as her children were involved. Read more ...

Ant Middleton blasts 'reckless' Channel 4 after sacking as he denies...

Ant Middleton blasts 'reckless' Channel 4 after sacking as he denies treating female staff badly

Ant Middleton has branded Channel 4's handling of his departure from SAS: Who Dares Wins as 'reckless and desperate' as he dismisses claims he made inappropriate comments to... Read more ...

'Is that acceptable First Minister?' Sturgeon shamed for 'obstruction' in...

'Is that acceptable First Minister?' Sturgeon shamed for 'obstruction' in Salmond hearing

NICOLA STURGEON's Government was accused of obstructing the Committee in their Alex Salmond investigation, a claim she denied. Read more ...

Britons furious as European trawlers plunder British seas: 'Ban EU fishing...

Britons furious as European trawlers plunder British seas: 'Ban EU fishing in UK waters!'

BRITONS have reacted furiously to the news UK fishermen are being bled dry by Europeans exploiting Brexit red tape to pay them a pittance for their catches. Read more ...