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SambaNova Brings Custom Silicon To Bear on High-End AI Workloads

With its own custom silicon for AI workloads and a $5 billion valuation, it seems likely you’ll be hearing more about the Silicon Valley startup SambaNova Systems and its complete AI stack in the years to come. Samb Read more…

AI Adoption Surges During COVID-19, KPMG Finds. So Do Ethical Concerns

Real-world AI deployments surged over the past year as companies sought to remain competitive during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study released today by KPMG. However, even as they expanded and accelerat Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. But big strides have also been made for those pursuing Read more…

The Maturation of Data Science

Data science used to be somewhat of a mystery, more of a dark art than a repeatable, scientific process. Companies basically entrusted powerful priests called data scientists to build magical algorithms that used data to Read more…

The Object (Store) of Your Desire

As the data explosion continues to reverberate across the land, organizations are turning to object storage systems to keep it tidy and organized. Public clouds run the biggest and most popular object stores, but there a Read more…

News In Brief

UF’s AI Supercomputer Works on Improving Cattle Yields

The average American consumes over 58 pounds of beef and 141 pounds of milk per year, but cattle farming is a deeply resource-intensive process with significant impacts on land use and carbon emissions – so any gains i Read more…

UK to Leverage Cloud-Predicting AI to Anticipate Solar Energy Supply

Solar and wind plants provide clean, affordable electricity on large scales, but they have one major bugbear: intermittency. Essentially, intermittency refers to the fact that wind and solar energy are both, to some degr Read more…

Big Data Tool Enables Real-Time Disaster Recovery Monitoring

The Southeast is bracing for a heavier-than-normal hurricane season while California continues to face down its second largest wildfire in recorded history – and with climate change continuing to worsen, that’s just Read more…

Machine Learning Illuminates Extreme Flooding in the Midwest

Floods just ravaged western Europe, fires are devastating the West Coast, and forecasters are projecting a busier-than-normal Atlantic hurricane season: extreme weather is on the rise, and it’s not going away any time Read more…

Berkeley Lab Makes Strides in Autonomous Discovery to Tackle the Data Deluge

Data production is outpacing the human capacity to process said data. Whether a giant radio telescope, a new particle accelerator or lidar data from autonomous cars, the sheer scale of the data generated is increasingly Read more…

This Just In

NYU Scientists Invent a New Information Storage and Processing Device

Aug 3, 2021 |

Aug. 3, 2021 — A team of scientists has developed a means to create a new type of memory, marking a notable breakthrough in the increasingly sophisticated field of artificial intelligence. Read more…

NASA Expands Access to Planet Data to All US Federal Civilian Agencies

Jul 22, 2021 |

July 22, 2021 — Planet is excited to announce that NASA has expanded our contract with their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program to provide access to PlanetScope imagery for scientific research use for all U.S. Read more…

NASA Selects StorONE and Storbyte for Mission-Critical Storage

Jul 20, 2021 |

NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 — StorONE, a leading software-defined enterprise storage company, today announced NASA is migrating back to On-Premises using high-density storage technology consisting of StorONE’s software-defined S1 platform combined with an ECO*FLASH hardware-defined storage array built by Storbyte. Read more…

DiRAC Relies on Spectra Logic to Preserve Galaxy Simulation Data

Jul 8, 2021 |

BRACKNELL, England, July 8, 2021 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, announced that the DiRAC Memory Intensive Service based at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology in the UK has deployed a Spectra T950 Tape Library with LTO tape drives for the long-term storage of multiple petabytes of cosmological data, representing simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. Read more…

Esri User Conference to Showcase How Organizations Use GIS to Create a More Sustainable Future

Jul 6, 2021 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 6, 2021 — Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, will present the virtual, 41st annual Esri User Conference July 12–15, 2021. Last year, tens of thousands attended the first-ever virtual User Conference, which was the largest virtual gathering of GIS professionals. Read more…

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