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Nvidia and Google are still kings of AI hardware

Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More


Cisco announces acquisition of Acacia for $2.6bn

Cisco buys optical interconnect specialist to develop intent-based networking portfolio Cisco has announced it is to buy one of its suppliers, optical interconnect specialist Acacia Communications, for $2.6bn (£2.08bn) in cash. The networking giant said the deal will strengthen its software, silicon and optics capabilities, helping the company to make networks smarter, simple and more… Read More


Bosch’s cloud-based EV battery service uses AI to extend service life

Cloud-based battery management to improve electric vehicle battery performance and reduce cell ageing Bosch has announced a cloud-based service aimed at extending the life of electric vehicle batteries. The German company said the cloud service — dubbed ‘Battery in the Cloud’ — will supplement vehicles’ onboard battery management systems by combining data and machine learning… Read More


Schneider Electric launches 30kW in-row DX cooling unit

Energy management giant releases in-row cooling unit for the next-generation of small and medium data centres Schneider Electric has launched a 30kW in-row cooling unit designed to address the need for dedicated high-density rack cooling. The compact 30kW “InRow DX” unit is designed for data centres that are being modernised or retrofitted, or where IT… Read More


Google Cloud to deliver managed Oracle data centre service with Atos

New offering will be available in the second half of 2019  Google is expanding two of its data centres in Germany and North America in order to provide its cloud customers with local access to managed, cloud-based versions of Oracle database services. Google is partnering with technology partner Atos on the expansions, equipping the facilities… Read More


Equinix and Singapore’s GIC target hyperscalers with $1bn venture

The colocation giant is ramping up hyperscale business model Colocation company Equinix has entered into a $1bn (£0.79bn) joint venture to develop and operate data centres in Europe exclusively for hyperscale customers. The company has obtained the funding from a joint venture with GIC, the sovereign fund of Singapore. The fund will own an 80… Read More


Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in Data Center Network Manager

Critical flaws found in Cisco’s network management software for data centres A security researcher has found critical vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) software that if exploited could allow attackers to upload files and execute code with root privileges. Four bugs were found in total, all exploiting vulnerabilities in the web-console of DCNM…. Read More


Extreme Networks snaps up rival Aerohive for $272 million

Extreme looks to Aerohive’s automation capabilities to expand edge-to-cloud networking offering Networking equipment vendor Extreme Networks has announced it will acquire rival Aerohive. In a press release, Extreme said the acquisition will add important cloud management and edge capabilities to the company’s portfolio, as customers increasingly demand connectivity from the edge to the cloud. Extreme… Read More


Hyperconverged infrastructure sales pick up steam in Q1

Hyperconverged infrastructure sales boosted by hybrid IT popularity The converged infrastructure market grew by 19.3 percent year on year to $3.75bn (£2.96bn) during Q1, with Dell Technologies far and away the market leader, according to new IDC research. The market was helped by strong hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) sales – infrastructure that packs networking, compute, storage… Read More


The single biggest challenge facing data centre professionals today

Edge configuration, deployment and management will define data centre success between now and 2025, says Vertiv Vertiv has released a midpoint update to its widely cited data centre 2025 forecast, revealing the dramatic rise in prominence of edge computing in the data centre ecosystem. The initial report asked data centre professionals to predict the market… Read More


Raspberry Pi 4 ups the ante with 4K display output

The latest low-cost computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation now comes with a Desktop Kit for the first time The newest version of the Raspberry Pi computer has been announced, with its makers claiming it is the world’s most affordable multimedia desktop PC. The Raspberry Pi 4, which starts at £34, is capable of driving… Read More


Universal Memory breakthough: Patented device uses 100 times less energy than DRAM

The world of flash drives and DRAM could soon be a distant memory Researchers at the University of Lancaster have created the world’s first Universal Memory device, which could spell the end of the $100bn market for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). The quest for the first Universal Memory device has preoccupied scientists and engineers… Read More



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