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AMD unveils Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators for AI and HPC

AMD on Tuesday unveiled the Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50, a pair of accelerators designed for next-generation deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications. AMD says they are the world’s first 7nm data center GPUs. ALSO: AWS intros new EC2 instances with AMD EPYC processors The MI60 delivers up to 7.4 TFLOPS of peak FP64 performance, which should allow… Read more →

Hidden iOS 12.1 iPhone shortcuts and tricks you need to know

Apple, you really need to fix these stupidly outdated iOS design decisions iOS was first released 11 years ago. Now that it’s hit iOS 12 you’d expect that it would be a mature platform, but it contains some really crazy, outdated user interface design choices … Source Article from iOS 12.1 iPhone shortcuts and tricks you need to know… Read more →

AWS intros new EC2 instances with AMD EPYC processors

Amazon Web Services on Tuesday announced new EC2 cloud instances featuring AMD EPYC processors, pitching them as lower cost options for customers looking to cut down on compute spending in certain workloads. The cloud giant said the new M5 and T3 general purpose instances and R5 memory optimized instances are 10 percent less expensive than the current M5, T3, and… Read more →

5G network infrastructure spending to surge through 2022, says IDC

Spending on 5G network infrastructure is expected to jump from $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022 good for a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent, according to IDC. IDC’s inaugural 5G network infrastructure forecast highlights the network boom that 5G will bring. Wireless carriers ranging from Verizon to AT&T to T-Mobile have aggressive 5G build out… Read more →

Microsoft’s Cortana boss Javier Soltero is leaving the company

More fine-tunings from Microsoft’s big reorg earlier this year involving Windows are continuing. The latest moves, announced internally at Microsoft on November 6, my sources say, include the departure by year-end of Corporate Vice President of Cortana Javier Soltero. Credit: CNET Soltero joined Microsoft when it bought at the end of 2014 Acompli, a mobile mail startup in San Francisco… Read more →

Ahead of US midterms, Facebook removes 30 accounts and 85 Instagram profiles

Facebook announced on Monday that it removed 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram profiles for what the company has called “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook, said the company acted after receiving a report from US law enforcement on Sunday. Gleicher said US authorities believed the online activity surrounding the reported accounts “may be linked… Read more →

The Evolved Executive, book review: Banishing fear from the workplace

The Evolved Executive: The Future of Work Is Love in Action • by Heather Hanson Wickman • Lioncrest • 235 pages • ISBN 978-1544511375 • £12.99 / $15.99 Even with the recent emphasis on company culture, you don’t expect to see the word ‘love’ on the cover of a book about the future of work. But given the levels of… Read more →

ScyllaDB achieves Cassandra feature parity, adds HTAP, cloud, and Kubernetes support

ScyllaDB promises something simple, alluring, and hard to believe: Keep your codebase, replace Cassandra with ScyllaDB, get up to 10-times boost in performance. How can this be? In a nutshell, different implementation language (C++ rather than Java), more low-level programming paradigm (such as memory or socket allocation) via Seastar, and auto-tuning capabilities. Also: Neuton: A new, disruptive neural network framework… Read more →

VMWare acquires Heptio in enterprise Kubernetes adoption push

VMWare has announced the acquisition of Heptio in a bid to ramp up the adoption of Kubernetes services in the enterprise. On Tuesday at the VMworld 2018 Europe summit in Barcelona, the tech giant said that Heptio will “open new channels for VMware to further engage the open-source community and harden upstream Kubernetes as well as support the cloud-native needs… Read more →

VMware ramps up VMware Cloud on AWS, updates Cloud Foundation

This week at VMworld Europe in Barcelona, VMware is announcing a stepped up rollout of VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as updates to Cloud Foundation, its software defined data center (SDDC) platform that enables hybrid cloud deployments. The updates further VMware‘s vision of “providing flexibility to customers to leverage any cloud, run applications where they want to run them… Read more →

Oracle confirms China Telecom internet traffic ‘misdirections’

Oracle’s Internet Intelligence division has confirmed today the findings of an academic paper published two weeks ago that accused China of “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries.” The research paper was authored by researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University and it made quite a few waves online after it was published. Researchers accused… Read more →