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Mellanox to stay independent from Nvidia and retain CEO, says Jensen Huang

On a visit to Israel, Nvidia chief says he wants Eyal Waldman to remain as CEO and commits to local expansion Two weeks after Nvidia announced it was to acquire Mellanox for $6.9 billion, Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang visited the chipmaker’s Israeli HQ in Yokniam to give a joint press conference with its… Read More


More diversity within design roles is necessary to ensure inclusive AI

More female, black or ethnic minority computer designers are needed to support artificial intelligence to be inclusive Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley said progress was being spearheaded by white, male, middle-class computer engineers. That can show itself through sensors which find it harder to detect black hands than white, the lecturer in social policy at Ulster University… Read More


US cannabis industry clamouring for data centre high-grade

US design and engineering consultancy PlanNet says its green footprint is in full bloom It’s well known that the benefits of data centre tech innovations are not confined to the IT sector. Uninterruptible power supplies for one, are essential in just about any scenario where unexpected power disruption can result in deaths, injuries or business… Read More


IT employee jailed for deleting ex-employers AWS servers

Former Voova employee jailed for two years for revenge AWS rampage A Manchester employee has been jailed for stealing his ex-employer’s credentials, accessing its AWS accounts and terminating 23 servers. Steffan Needham, 36, of Bury, Greater Manchester was jailed for two years for the costly backend breaches following a nine-day trial at Reading Crown Court,… Read More


A brief history of intelligence, and what it means for the future of AI
In order to develop better AI technologies, we first need to understand what "intelligence" is, say Dagmar Monett and Colin W.P Lewis of the AGI Sentinel Initiative Understanding intelligence is one of the major scientific challenges of our time; however, the science of intelligence is very much in its infancy. By working closely with scientists... Read More

Hundreds of Singapore government credentials up for sale on dark web

Russian cybersecurity specialists have discovered that cybercriminals have escalated their attacks in Asia with Singapore increasingly their victim of choice Speaking at Money20/20 Asia yesterday, experts from Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB revealed that over the course of 2017 and 2018 it discovered hundreds of government ID credentials from Singaporean government agencies and educational institutions for… Read More


Samsung unveils lightening quick Flashbolt DRAM chips

Next generation HBM2E DRAM chip knocks predecessor Aquabolt’s transfer rate and capacity out of the park Samsung has announced new high bandwidth DRAM chips called Flashbolt at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose. Flashbolt is based on Samsung’s new High Bandwidth Memory system (HBM2E), which it says is 33 percent faster than the… Read More


Googles cloud gaming platform is here: say hi to Stadia

While there is no news on an exact release date, Stadia announcement shows true low-latency cloud gaming is finally upon us Google has jumped into the gaming space with a new game streaming service called Stadia, built to run off anything capable of loading a Chrome browser. Graphics intensive 4k 60 FPS PC games will… Read More


Government launches investigation into machine learning bias

The investigation will look into the potential for algorithmic bias in public and private sector decision making The potential for bias in machine learning algorithms that could be used in local government and the justice system is to be investigated by a government advisory body. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is to… Read More


Is the UK data centre industry prepared for Br***t?
Data centres represent complex environments where multiple sectors coexist and a multitude of regulations converge. So how will the most complex challenge in recent UK political history impact the data centre sector? Emma Fryer, associate director of techUK, clarifies Brexit confusion, raises concerns, addresses the risks and hunts for a few silver linings... Is the... Read More

The cloud is the great enabler of open source

Are the major cloud providers risking the future of open source by reselling code as proprietary service? Or are Common Clause tags and SSPL licences undermining open source integrity? On the Techerati stage at Cloud Expo Europe 2019, panellists were asked for their thoughts on the row gripping the developer community AWS, the cloud arm… Read More


Ransomware behind aluminium producers cyber shutdown

Details are emerging about a possible Ransomware attack that has forced Norsk Hydro to shut down “most business areas” Norsk Hydro, a leading producer of aluminium, is in the throes of a cyber attack affecting production facilities, sending its shares plummeting. The attack was first detected on Monday evening but escalated overnight affecting the company’s… Read More



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