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See you soon, TDWI Las Vegas 2018
For the past 7 years, the SAP HANA platform has been powering a variety of data warehousing use cases for thousands of customers. This year, SAP is back at TDWI Las Vegas and excited to showcase our powerful and trusted data warehousing portfolio. Our on-site experts are ready to answer any questions that you may have about trusted technologies such as SAP HANA,…
I’ve been an IT professional for close to 30 years, and over the course of that time, I’ve seen the IT industry undergo remarkable technological advances. However, the pace of the revolutionary changes that we are experiencing today, and their impact on business, are unprecedented.
In the past decade alone, cloud technologies and virtualization have transformed the data center, and data analytics are revealing insights that deliver more efficient business processes and more effective decision-making and customer engagement. Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and prescriptive analytics combine to increase the efficiency and agility of digital supply chains, and developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence are pushing the boundaries of process automation across industries.
This is at once a very exciting—and daunting—time to be CIO at a company like Intel. Not only does Intel IT play a pivotal role in leading Intel’s own digital transformation, our company…
Last summer, I had the unique honor of leading Intel’s product delivery of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform – our biggest data center advancement in a decade, bringing new levels of performance, agility and security to the data center core. Since the introduction of the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, we’ve seen tremendous customer adoption across enterprise and service provider data center customer environments. It has been incredible to see the entire industry deliver innovation founded on the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, and utilize this innovation to fuel new business opportunity.
Today, I’m thrilled to share that we have extended this capability to our Intel Xeon D processor line with the introduction of the Intel Xeon D-2100 processor family, which brings the ground-breaking Intel Xeon Scalable processor architecture to edge applications and other workloads that require power and performance density.
As data-driven services are becoming more pervasive and complex…
Digital transformation is necessary as business and industry data is more and more connected. Businesses have this data everywhere, and it flows freely and continuously. Leveraging that data in real time is essential to making key business decisions, and selecting the right solution makes all the difference. SAP is no stranger to providing a streaming analytics solution for these business partners and administrators. Recently, SAP was named a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave: Streaming Analytics, Q3 2017 report. SAP HANA streaming analytics received a 5 out of 5 score on administration, deployment, acquisition and pricing, ability to execute, implementation support, and…
Mitigating Bias in AI Models
Artificial intelligence (AI) holds significant power to improve the way we live and work, but AI systems are only as effective as the data they’re trained on. Bad training data can lead to higher error rates and biased decision making, even when the underlying model is sound. As the adoption of AI increases, the issue […]
Recently, I was reading the new KLAS Patient Engagement Performance Report [KLAS 2017 Patient Engagement Report]. In the report, the authors defined patient engagement as, ”the process of motivating and enabling patients to participate in their own care with the expectation that, over time outcomes will improve and costs will be reduced.” This is a definition that I believe to be accurate and one that I fully agree with.
They point out the importance of being able to engage patients of all types including; well, episodic, chronic and prospective patients. They also stress the advantages of being able to automate administrative functions.
Their research reinforces the idea that regardless of specialty, care setting or provider type, we are all caring for patients like these every day. Many providers are utilizing fragmented or siloed toolsets and often have multiple solutions in the same…
One year ago the vision for Intel’s memory business was clear, but the task at hand was daunting. Reflecting on 2017, I am encouraged and a bit proud of the advancements our team accomplished. We launched our first Intel® Optane™ technology products breaking storage bottlenecks and delivering new levels of performance in multiple market segments with our leading, innovative customers. We delivered industry-leading areal density with our Intel® 3D NAND storage products enabling our customers to move more of their data from slower hard disk drives to SSDs where it can be analyzed and deliver value for our customers. These advancements in performance and density will be at the foundation of storage and computing architecture that will drive the industry forward in the coming decade.
As Brian Krzanich said at CES, “Data is the unseen driving force behind the next-generation technology revolution.” That’s the opportunity for competitive advantage. Our technologies and products…
In the previous article in this series, we looked at concurrency modes and isolation levels. Here are topics we will cover in the rest of this series:
With 5,700+ members, SAP HANA customers, partners, and experts are part of an exclusive international community supporting your SAP HANA implementations and adoption initiatives. We’re excited to bring many compelling SAP HANA topics to you in 2018!
This community, known as the SAP HANA International Focus Group (iFG), gives you and your team access to face-to-face activities as well as our acclaimed webinar series to help you deliver SAP HANA solutions to your organization.
For February, we have the following webinars (see details below):
- February 15 – Two great sessions. Pick the one that’s best for you!…
It’s our second year at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) event in Amsterdam, which is the largest culmination of audiovisual and collaboration experts in the industry.
We’re excited to engage with our partners and attendees to discuss the latest trends on topics like the integration of IT and AV and the evolution of digital signage from static to multipurpose display for ad-hoc communication. To see and be part of the overall innovation that’s happening is always inspiring.
At Intel, we’re imagining a new world for our partners and customers that creates agile collaboration whether that is in the boardroom or classroom.
We’ll showcase our vision for collaboration which includes breaking down silos and creates new ways to join meetings, which we think will drive newfound simplicity.
Here is a sampling of some of the innovation we’ll feature at ISE with our Intel Unite® solution to modernize how we collaborate:
- Marrying Audio Excellence…
Deep Learning Training Times Get Significant Reduction
Our IBM Research AI team has developed a novel compression algorithm that could significantly improve training times for deep learning models in large-scale AI systems. Using this technique, we show for the first time that it is possible to dramatically reduce communication overheads during training by 40-200X over existing methods. These results, which mark a […]
Tapping Machine Learning to Foster Greater Use of Biomimicry for Innovation
Knowledge transfer across domains leads to significant breakthroughs in science and technology. For example, through biomimicry, innovators get inspiration from nature/biology to solve complex engineering problems. An exciting example of biomimicry is the recent creation of artificial materials that imitate the surface of cicada’s wings and gecko’s skin, which have antibacterial properties due to their […]
Cloud computing has transformed how IT professionals need to think about computing resources and application development. Historically, we have thought about things in an “infrastructure up” manner, focusing more on compute, storage, and network resources than on the application. But in truth, everyone consumes IT from some type of application. At Intel IT, we are transforming our cloud strategy to be better aligned with business needs by taking an “application down” approach – enabling us to maximize the business value of the cloud.
A Healthy Cloud Strategy Includes Application Management and Modernization
We have developed a process for application rationalization – also referred to as application portfolio management – that examines each application from a business need perspective as well as from a workload placement perspective.
We use an internally developed application profiler to inventory all applications in use and determine where the application is…
Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) still leads the rankings among 100 Gbps fabrics in the fastest supercomputers in the world1. Continued high installation numbers of Intel OPA illustrate that application performance at customer sites and the price/performance of Intel’s fabric compel decision-makers at the leading research institutions around the world to choose Intel OPA over InfiniBand* EDR.
Since the last Top500 listing in June of 2017, Intel OPA has increased another 20 percent in total FLOPS and listings in the top 100 systems2, including:
- #7 Oakforest-PACS at JCAHPC in Japan, now the fastest supercomputer in Japan
- #12 Stampede 2 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at University of Texas in the U.S.
- #13 MareNostrum at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain
- #14 Marconi at CINECA in Italy
Additionally, Penguin Computing has…