Supercomputing Predictions for 2016


Wondering where supercomputing is heading in 2016? This is something to keep an eye on throughout 2016. Cray’s DataWarp products are a few examples of attempts to combine software and hardware innovation around data-tiering. As 2016 moves forward, we will see the coherence between analytics and supercomputing develop. Katie Kennedy. Here are some well informed assessments brought to you by Cray. New Processor Technologies.

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How Far has Face-Tracking Technology Come in 2016?


This is the technology behind Snapchat’s filters, impressive on mobile hardware, and it points to the most promising aspect of face-tracking technology: its implications for socializing in the digital sphere. Where do you think face-tracking technology will go towards the end of 2016?

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Unprecedented hardware problem brings down Australian Stock Exchange

Computer Weekly

Financial regulator launches probe after hardware failure in main database led to problems for stock exchange market system

Traditional datacentre hardware revenues hit by digital transformation efforts

Computer Weekly

Technology Business Research report sheds light on the impact that cloud, virtualisation and hyper-convergence are having on traditional datacentre hardware revenues

Microsoft debuts Project Olympus to boost open source datacentre hardware development

Computer Weekly

Microsoft wants to give open source datacentre hardware developers earlier access to its designs to speed up the time it takes to bring new products to market with Project Olympus

Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage

Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 2

IT Toolbox

Starting at the Data Link layer, ARCNET, IEEE 802, or Ethernet LANs have been frequently implemented for network access

Hyperscale datacentre growth sees demand for OEM hardware soar, research shows

Computer Weekly

Synergy Research Group lifts the lid on how the growth of hyperscale datacentre operators is developing around the world, as well as the impact this is having on demand for hardware from legacy IT suppliers

Cisco Signals Success in Focus Shift from Hardware to Software

Data Center Knowledge

Optimistic forecast indicates strategic focus on software to compensate for slumping hardware sales is paying off Read More. Cisco Networking Technology

TechNet Augusta 2016 “Cyber in the Combined Arms Fight”


Exponential growth in software (while Army is still a hardware based organization). ChrisScott. This is the first in our series of posts based on our attendance at AFCEA’s TechNet in Augusta. Other coming posts will dive into details of Army Mission Needs for Networking, Integrated Electronic Warfare, Tactical Radios, Defensive Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Training, and the Army’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Can Open19 take hold given OCP’s wide support, including by Microsoft? Read More. Blades Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Infrastructure LinkedIn Open Compute Racks and Enclosures

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Data Center Knowledge

IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage

Spirit of Competition: Nutanix Certifies Cisco USC Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

No deal or joint product, but channel partners can now offer certified Nutanix-on-UCS solutions Read More. Cisco Convergence Featured Nutanix certification Greg Smith (Nutanix) ucs Virtualization

Amazon unveils new data center hardware to get you securely into the cloud

Tech Republic Data Center

At the 2016 re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled two new products, the Snowball Edge and Snowmobile, to make it even easier to get your data into the cloud

Tech Vendors Must Evolve Or Crumble: The Report You Must Read

Forrester IT

The Evolve Or Crumble: Prepare For The Fate Of The Hardware Incumbents report will make you think and prepare you to make what may be difficult, but necessary decisions about your own future! hardware. IT Infrastructure Infrastructure Software cloud disruption evolution hardware vendorsWhich companies do you feel are the dominant players in the technology industry?

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12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Network World

It's not a stretch to say that most organizations have at least some old hardware and software still in use. Walker White, president of BDNA, a company that tracks and analyzes end-of-life (EOL) data for hardware, software and medical devices, says that the main problem with out-of-date software and legacy hardware is that once they pass their EOL cycle, the vendor no longer maintains or supports the products, resulting in security vulnerabilities and risk to organizations.

Server shipments fall as firms use cloud and virtualisation to cut hardware costs

Computer Weekly

Gartner’s latest global server sales tracker highlights the toll that cloud and virtualisation are taking on the market

Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Network World

Microsoft is rolling out a change in minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply in order to make their devices more secure. Starting Thursday, PC makers should include a hardware-based security feature called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0

It's just like hardware, only softer, right?

ComputerWorld IT Management

But one of the network/hardware guys decided to apply, and received the promotion to IT/software manager based on his years with the company." IT/software manager is leaving this company, and that means an opportunity for someone who already understand the business's IT issues from the inside, reports a pilot fish on the scene. Some in the department put in for the position, believing they were qualified to be the next IT/software manager," fish says. "I

7 Ways of Reducing Your Business Expenses in 2016


Given below are the 6 major different ways of reducing your business expenses this 2016. Consider Hardware Updates. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post 7 Ways of Reducing Your Business Expenses in 2016 appeared first on Information Technology Blog.

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Solarflare: Revolutionizing the way enterprises scale, manage and secure data centers


Solarflare is a leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that facilitate the acceleration, monitoring and security of network data. Research Team. With this post we are initializing our coverage of Solarflare.

HPE Bets on Core Data Center Hardware Sales to Drive Profits

Data Center Knowledge

Getting out of low-margin services business, company now has to boost hardware sales volume Read More. Blades Hewlett-Packard Infrastructure

Nvidia Surges in 2016 Using Graphics Chips to Challenge Intel

Data Center Knowledge

CEO Huang says performance result of years of investment in hardware, software aimed at enabling computers and cars to think for themselves Read More. Blades

Snakes in the Satellites: PassiveTotal provides an update on a massive adversary infrastructure


in hardware plus engineering time. Perhaps more interesting was an update in August 2016 where PassiveTotal revealed that before publishing their report they set up alerts in their datasets to see if their report would cause any action by the adversary. Bob Gourley.

Aging Hardware Could Corrupt Evidence in Megaupload Case

Data Center Knowledge

Defendant's former service providers Cogent and Carpathia refuse to be responsible for preserving data on DOJ's behalf Read More. Shared

The US Leads In Public Cloud Services, But Other Regions Are Catching Up

Forrester IT

In September 2016, my colleagues Andrew Bartels , Dave Bartoletti , and John R. The pure-play public cloud players continue to report fantastic growth: Amazon Web Services' revenue grew 58% year-over-year in Q2 2016, and Microsoft Azure reported 116% year-over-year revenue growth in Q1 2017 (September). In response, traditional software and hardware vendors are moving to the cloud via both acquisitions and launches of new cloud services.

A Flicker Of Light: A new security stack points the path to safety


Before connectivity is provisioned, the hardware identity and software hashes from the user’s device are checked. Conceptually the new security stack is a hardware-based virtual enclave. Junaid Islam. The last few years have been a difficult time for those who protect data.

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. The post Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh


Businesses are in a position where they need to be able to leverage the “latest and greatest” in terms of hardware and software to maintain a competitive advantage, but are also balking at the upfront investment normally required at the same time.

HyperGrid launches HyperCloud containerised hybrid cloud platform

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged appliance maker HyperGrid promises full two-way workload portability between on-premise hardware, private cloud and public cloud services in HyperCloud launch

Gaming Trends of the Past, 2016 and Beyond


With improved hardware capabilities, 3D technologies and virtual reality is becoming more and more popular in gaming. The post Gaming Trends of the Past, 2016 and Beyond appeared first on Information Technology Blog. As technology evolves, so does the advancement of gaming technology.

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Android gets patches for serious flaws in hardware drivers and media server

Network World

The June batch of Android security patches addresses nearly two dozen vulnerabilities in system drivers for various hardware components from several chipset makers. The largest number of critical and high severity flaws were patched in the Qualcomm video driver, sound driver, GPU driver, Wi-Fi driver, and camera driver. Some of these privilege escalation vulnerabilities could allow malicious applications to execute malicious code in the kernel leading to a permanent device compromise.

On-Premise Hadoop Just Got Easier With These 8 Hadoop-Optimized Systems

Forrester IT

Unlike generic hardware infrastructure, Hadoop-optimized systems are preconfigured and integrated hardware and software components to deliver optimal performance and support various big data workloads. Noel Yuhanna and me published Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016 where we evaluated 7 of the 8 options in the market.

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Infrastructure as code: What does it mean and why does it matter?

Computer Weekly

The emergence of software-defined hardware has given rise to the phrase “infrastructure as code” to describe the way these environments are managed

Comprehending Machine Intelligence: Research and Graphic by Shivon Zilis


Human-computer interaction: Hardware companies with network effects. Figure 1 showcases the new landscape of machine intelligence as we enter 2016: Despite the noisy hype, which sometimes distracts, machine intelligence is already being used in several valuable ways. Bob Gourley.

Hypergrid adds metered usage and networks to hyper-converged kit

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged appliance maker will allow customers to pay for what they use in hardware that will now add networking

Self-checking chips could eliminate hardware security issues

Tech Republic Security

Researchers may have found a way to validate chips, so all concerned parties are satisfied the silicon is backdoor-free

Mirai botnet hits Post Office Broadband and Kcom customers

Computer Weekly

Broadband providers Post Office Broadband and Kcom are among a number of operators to have been hit by a hack targeting Zyxel routing hardware

Bright OpenStack and Bright for Big Data with Mark Sargeant


The environment is easily managed by Bright OpenStack , which empowers faster and more efficient development cycles and better utilization of hardware, leading to faster, more effective development process. Leading Tech Authors to Participate in Gary's Book Club at CES 2016 (

Naturally Better Security: Leveraging the power of nature to enhance Internet security


The escalation of these attacks in 2016 is raising fears that cyberattacks against electoral systems will threaten democracy itself. Engineers in academia, industry and government have designed approaches to address these challenges, including mechanisms like Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to safeguard and manage security keys for authentication and conduct encryption and decryption. Bob Gourley.

Best Laptops Under $200 in 2016-2017


Today you can get a $200 laptop and get useful functions and hardware like an HD display, Windows 10, HDMI port, a decent hard drive, and sometimes even touch screen. HP Stream 11 (2016). Hardware Tech Gadgets

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APM Is Hot. Don't Laugh, I'm Serious.

Forrester IT

In September Forrester published The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management, Q3 2016. For a bigger list of vendors, see the Forrester report Vendor Landscape: Application Performance Management, Including Mobile APM, Q2 2016. · of software, hardware, virtual-ware, and cloud. I cover the APM market for I&O professionals, and it seems that every week I am briefed by yet another vendor entering the APM market. I wonder "What's the attraction?

SolarFlare’s Capture SolarSystem


SolarFlare's Capture SolarSystem provides high performance hardware time-stamped Ethernet packet capture, persisted storage, indexed query and network analytics on customer-supplied and specified off-the-shelf server hardware. Marty Meehan. Furthermore, Capture SolarSystem provides real-time interfaces enabling integration with third party analytics applications, both coexisting with Capture SolarSystem within the server as well as running and being fed remotely.