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Why the data centre industry should open its doors

Open source is not new. As far back as the early 1900s, engine designs were shared freely between automotive manufacturers. In the spirit of knowledge sharing that encapsulates academia, universities shared computer fixes to software bugs in the 1950s and 1960s.

But when we think of open source our minds tend to focus on the 1990s and the rise of the great Linux Kernel. This changed everythin


How open source is accelerating innovation in AI

No other technology has captured the world’s imagination quite like AI, and there is perhaps no other that has been as disruptive. AI has already transformed the lives of people and businesses and will continue to do so in endless ways as more startups uncover its potential. According to a recent study, venture capital funding for AI startups in the UK increased by more than 200 percent last year, while a Stanford University study observed a 14-times increase in the number of AI startups worldwide in the last two years.


Google Cloud, IBM, Intel, Microsoft join consortium to protect in-use server data

Several of the world’s largest tech companies have joined a new effort aimed at helping organisations utilise encrypted server data in-memory while isolating it from other software and applications, enabling them to more securely run applications on-premise, in remote edge sites or in the cloud.


BT turns to Ubuntu OpenStack for cloud-based 5G delivery

BT expected to complete switch to cloud-based virtualised network by 2022 British telco BT has announced it has chosen Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack as the cloud platform to help deliver 5G connectivity to the UK. Under the deal, Canonical will provide an open source virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) to support BT’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) program…. Read More


Open source vs. commercial parallel file systems: Truth and fiction in a HPC World
In the fast-paced world of HPC, data storage is an essential component in guaranteeing business critical deliverables. HPC data storage systems rely on parallel file systems to deliver maximum performance - but CIOs have two options to choose from, as Jim Donovan explores High-Performance Computing (HPC) and its ability to store, process and analyse vast... Read More


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