As part of its exhibition at GTC 2016, the worlds largest GPU conference, Boston Limited is showcasing Boston ANNA, the worlds fastest deep learning training accelerator. Expert scientists in the field of machine learning have leveraged the power of the GPU to make huge strides in improving a multitude of applications. Deep Learning is the fastest-growing field within this sphere and today's advanced deep neural networks use algorithms, big data, and the computational power of GPUs to reduce time-to-solution or to improve the accuracy of results. Deep learning is used in the research community and in industry to help solve many big data problems such as computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing. Models can take days or even weeks to train, forcing data scientists to make compromises between accuracy and time to deployment.
A 10 Networks, a technology leader in application networking and security, has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2016 where it will showcase the company's A10 Harmony solution architecture. The first of its kind solution empowers businesses to deliver secure application services across traditional data centers, private, public and hybrid clouds, helping them become more secure, responsive and operationally agile as they bridge traditional and cloud-based application environments. Henk Jan Spanjaard, vice president of EMEA Sales at A10 Networks, said "A10 Harmony was an architecture introduced in early 2015 that lays the foundation of a rapid services integration platform for enterprise, cloud, and service provider networks. With A10 Harmony, developers can integrate intelligent application networking services more easily with high-performance A10 Thunder Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). Our recent acquisition of Appcito, a multi-cloud application delivery expert, adds to A10 Networks' existing momentum around providing secure application service solutions that meet several key demands.
The global technology sector is on the brink of an explosion of data, according to top executives at Intel, who say the growth of cloud computing will be accelerated by new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, virtual reality, drones, robots and autonomous vehicles. "This explosion of data will usher in an era of profound transformation," said Murthy Renduchintala, President of Intel's IoT and Client Businesses. "It will create a need for new infrastructure and drive demand for a new interconnectedness of everything." At the heart of this revolution is the data center. At its Analyst Day Thursday, Intel outlined a "Data Center First" strategy that looks beyond the CPU to a product portfolio that spans the data center, including memory, networking and emerging technologies like the IoT and AI.
Companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google continue to compete fiercely in the area of cloud services for consumers, developers and enterprises, and today Microsoft made its latest moves to lay out its bid to lead the race, while also launching a new mission to position itself as the cloud provider that you can trust. Microsoft announced it would build its first Azure data center in France this year, as part of a 3 billion investment that it has made to build its cloud services in Europe. At the same time, the company also launched a new publication, Cloud for Global Good, with no fewer than 78 public policy recommendations in 15 categories like data protection and accessibility issues. The new expansion, investment and "trust" initiative were revealed by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who was speaking at an event in Dublin, Ireland. He said that the expansion would mean that Microsoft covers "more regions than any other cloud provider… In the last year the capacity has more than doubled."
When you think about the last two decades of data center innovation that has been driven on a foundation of Intel architecture, all of the technology advancements that have been driven from virtualization to, advances in supercomputing and advanced analytics have one thing in common: they were most likely discussed at the Intel Developer Forum prior to achieving broad market adoption. Today, the next chapter of Intel's vision for the data center was unveiled by Diane Bryant, Intel Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group. The foundation of the next wave of compute innovation is the delivery of thousands of clouds delivering millions of services and connecting billions of consumers and businesses worldwide. This is the vision of Intel's Cloud for All initiative, working to accelerate easy to deploy cloud solutions that are self-service, self-managed and self-aware. Diane shared the advancement in enterprise cloud deployments from 12% of enterprises in 2014 to 20% this year.