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The voice of Amazon, Alexa, is leaving the confines of bedrooms and kitchens around the globe to give the world’s ever-expanding fleet of IoT devices the gift of speech.
Alexa Voice Service, announced ahead of December’s AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas, makes Alexa available on IoT devices with limited local processing power and storage.
Previously, devices required at least 100MB of RAM and an ARM Cortex A-class processor to support the voice assistant. Now, manufacturers will be able to integrate Alexa into devices with low-powered chips and just 1MB of RAM.
When DCIM first arrived, expectations and enthusiasm were high. Yet despite early industry exuberance, first generation solutions failed to meet customer expectations and enthusiasm waned. At one point, data centre infrastructure juggernaut Schneider Electric, themselves an early DCIM investor, considered pulling the plug on DCIM completely. But in May last year, the company returned with Ecostruxure IT Advisor, touted as a “next-gen” DCIM that addresses previous customer pain points and accommodates today’s realities of distributed and hybrid IT. Is it time for DCIM to shine? At Data Center Dynamics London in November, Techerati’s deputy editor James Orme spoke to Kevin Brown, SVP Innovation and CTO, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, to discuss the changing face of DCIM
Nvidia has unveiled an AI supercomputer the size of a credit card for edge computing devices.
Dubbed Xavier NX, the diminutive device delivers performance of up to 21 TOPs and can consume as little as 10 watts of power when running modern AI workloads.
Nvidia claimed the micro module is the “world’s smallest, most powerful AI supercomputer” for devices at the edge.
The supercomputer will serve high-performance applications constrained by size and weight, such as small commercial robots drones, or high-resolution industrial IoT sensors.
Schneider Electric and NetApp have announced they are teaming on plug-and-play hyperconverged solutions (HCI) for the edge, following a previous tie-up the data centre energy specialist made with Cisco.
Schneider is pre-engineering infrastructure integrated with NetApp’s HCI hybrid cloud platform, which will vary for enterprise, remote offices, and small to medium-sized business spaces. The idea is that each customer segment will be able to receive and install infrastructure quickly without having to worry too much about on-site or remote management.
Storage specialist Cloudian is spinning out a new Japan-based subsidiary dedicated to large-scale analytics and AI processing at the edge.
Dubbed, Edgematrix the new company is a majority-owned subsidiary led by Hiroshi Ohta, Cloudian co-founder. The spinoff has raised $9 million in Series A funding from strategic investors NTT DOCOMO, Inc., SHIMIZU CORPORATION and Japan Post Capital Co., Ltd. as well as Cloudian CEO and co-founder Michael Tso and Cloudian board director Jonathan Epstein.