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The cloud goes “cloudless”

In Portfolio, Uncategorized on June 18, 2019 at 9:22 pm

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Cloudless Computing is the next step in the computing journey. Workloads, computing,and data are free to roam and run where they need to, when they need to. Experts discuss what that might look like.

One of the ways we can trace the development of computing is by charting the movement from bare metal to the Internet, to the web, to virtual machines, and finally to containers. In other words, we have moved from individual machines to networks to virtualization.

The next step in this journey: Cloudless Computing.

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Impossible Problems

In Portfolio, Uncategorized on June 18, 2019 at 9:18 pm

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For the last half-century or more, our computers have had pretty much the same classical computing process of zeroes and ones and pretty much the same structure, the von Neumann architecture. For most of this time, that has not just worked well, it has worked better and better. But that era is coming to an end, along with the observation underlying much of that improvement, Moore’s Law.

Practically since the first transistor-based computer, the number of transistors on a chip has doubled every couple of years. That meant the speed and capacity of the computers we use have doubled along with it. But the price of that doubling has grown increasingly dear. It takes more energy and produces more heat to increase computing speed. So alternatives have proliferated as well.

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AI: promises and perils

In Portfolio, Uncategorized on May 7, 2019 at 1:34 am

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A Q&A with HPE’s Dr. Eng Lim Goh on AI, ethics, and the future

Dr. Eng Lim Goh, vice president and chief technology officer for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has spent his career considering what machines can do, what they might do, and what they shouldn’t do. As AI has become more prominent, he has been asked to play the role of futurist by the customers and partners he deals with daily.

Goh, like most scientists, is unwilling to roll out any sort of crystal ball. But given his long familiarity with computer graphics, machine learning, analytics, and data, he is in a good position to talk about the different viewpoints on the subject. In this Q&A, he outlines the promises and concerns introduced by the ongoing uptick in AI adoption.

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