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Three ways to fix DRAM's latency problem


In a brilliant PhD thesis, Understanding and Improving the Latency of DRAM-Based Memory Systems, Kevin K. Chang of CMU tackles the DRAM issue, and suggests some novel architectural enhancements to make substantial improvements in DRAM latency.

New InfiniteIO Platform Reduces Latency and Accelerates Performance for Machine Learning, AI and Analytics


AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InfiniteIO, the world's fastest metadata platform to reduce application latency, today announced the new Application Accelerator, which delivers dramatic performance improvements for critical applications by processing file metadata independently from on-premises storage or cloud systems. The new platform provides organizations across industries the lowest possible latency for their mission-critical applications, such as AI/machine learning, HPC and genomics, while minimizing disruption to IT teams. "Bandwidth and I/O challenges have been largely overcome, yet reducing latency remains a significant barrier to improving application performance," said Henry Baltazar, vice president of research at 451 Research. "Metadata requests are a large part of file system latency, making up the vast majority of requests to a storage system or cloud. InfiniteIO's approach to abstracting metadata from file data offers IT managers a nondisruptive way to immediately accelerate application performance."

5G: The Next Generation of Mobile Connectivity


Just before the smartphone revolution, Nokia was by far the world's most popular mobile handset manufacturer. However, despite selling 250 million units of its two most popular block-shaped models in the mid-2000s, the Finnish company ended up being woefully late to the smartphone party. Not only was the company ill-equipped to match the iPhone and Blackberry in terms of technology and design features, but Nokia also failed to foresee how exponential advances in mobile connectivity would change how people ultimately used their devices. As true broadband connectivity shaped the mobile experience, the phone was no longer just a phone – it was transformed into a seamless hub for any and all digital activity. In the coming years, the newest generation of mobile connectivity – 5G – will roll out and change what is possible again.

Oculus reduces latency with shiny new tech


ATW not only renders a scene before it hits your eyes, but it also takes into account head movement and shifts that image before you see it. The result is lower latency, smoother movements and improved efficiency. Oculus says it also reduces judder (shaking and vibration) that's produced when a frame is displayed out of sync because the hardware was unable to render a frame quick enough. The company worked with Microsoft, NVIDIA and AMD to maximize GPU preemption (rendering a scene before it's needed) for its updated SDK. The best part for users and developers is that they won't have to do anything to support ATW.

5G is coming in 2019, and it's going to change your life


It's hard to imagine life without smart phones and mobile devices. But it wasn't until 3G that smart phones began to resemble the user experience now so ingrained in our daily lives. Since then, faster network speeds have been one of key enablers of the creation and widespread use of cloud technology enabling transformative services like ride-sharing apps, HD entertainment, and video calls that have become mainstream. While 3G and 4G powered these services, 5G represents another connectivity leap beginning this year. It is envisioned – per ITU-R's IMT-2020 requirements -- to support blazing-fast speeds of up to 20 Gbps, low latency as low as 1 millisecond, and 100x more capacity as compared to 4G, 5G is setting the stage for immediate improvements to existing experiences as well as the development of new, yet-to-be-imagined technological advancements.