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Feb
02
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Friday 2 February 2018, 09:59

Last week, I attended NRF 2018 in New York, where I had the opportunity to see cutting-edge retail technologies, talk with people throughout retail about how our industry is changing, and show Intel’s efforts to redefine retail. Retail’s Big Show was certainly big this year, and Intel had a large presence.
Our booth featured eight product demonstrations, including many related to AI and computer vision. The retail technology ecosystem we’ve helped create was on display, with over 30 of our partners showcasing retail solutions enabled by Intel technologies. And Intel’s vision for what’s possible for retail through technological innovation was also represented by the vice president and general manager of our Retail Solutions Division, Joe Jensen, on a panel discussion called…

Feb
02
2018
Posted by SAP HANA on Friday 2 February 2018, 09:42

One of the questions I hear most often from customers is “How do I reduce my SAP HANA Hardware Cost?”
We are focused on trying to get the best value for our customers, and I know that hardware can form a significant part of the SAP HANA TCO. Here are a few things you can do, to get the cost of your physical infrastructure down.

1) Size & Architect Carefully

We found a lot of customers don’t spend as much time sizing a HANA system as they should. The best way to achieve this is to talk to your account team about our HANA sizing services. We have a set of services available to all customers, to make sure we intelligently size and architect the environments, and we can share reference architectures for your scenario.
There are also sizing tools available like…

Feb
02
2018

Automating Code Generation for Deep Learning Models from Research Papers

Posted by IBM Blog Research - Feed - Research on Friday 2 February 2018, 06:00

In an upcoming presentation at the 2018 AAAI Conference, our team of deep learning experts at IBM Research India propose a new and exploratory technique that automatically ingests and infers deep learning algorithms in published research papers and recreates them in source code for inclusion in libraries for multiple deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Keras, Caffe). With […]

Feb
02
2018

End-to-End Open-Domain QA via Multi-Passage Reading Comprehension

Posted by IBM Blog Research - Feed - Research on Friday 2 February 2018, 06:00

Recently, impressive progress has been made in neural network question answering (QA) systems which can analyze a passage to answer a question. These systems work by matching a representation of the question to the text to find the relevant answer phrase. But what if the text is potentially all of Wikipedia?  And what if the […]

Feb
02
2018

IBM Research AI at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Posted by IBM Blog Research - Feed - Research on Friday 2 February 2018, 06:00

At the 32nd AAAI conference on artificial intelligence, IBM will share significant progress from its AI research team, including technical papers as well as results from the company’s ongoing collaboration with academic institutions through the MIT IBM Watson AI Lab and the AI Horizons Network. Among the featured IBM AI research projects that will be […]

Feb
02
2018
Posted by SAP HANA on Friday 2 February 2018, 05:56
Feb
01
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Thursday 1 February 2018, 10:40

You’ve heard me say it before – I like technology. And I get really excited about technology when it improves both IT efficiency and the user experience at the same time. Therefore, our recent deployment of a new PC delivery process has been a source of delight for me.
If you’ve worked at a company of any size at all, you’re probably familiar with the dread that comes with getting a new PC. First, you have to take your old PC to the IT department (which is open only during normal office hours – what if you’re working swing shift?). Then you have to wait several hours for an IT technician to configure a new PC – and then you have to redo all your personalization settings, reinstall a bunch of apps, and so on – it can actually take a couple of days before you feel really comfortable with and productive on your new PC!
Some companies, recognizing the inefficiencies associated with this process, have turned a model whereby the OEM pre-installs an OS image…

Feb
01
2018
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Thursday 1 February 2018, 10:21

Somehow, a cache is no longer a cache. Our requirements changed while we were all focused on trying to handle the ever-increasing load -- one application at a time. So what is a cache? Why does it exist? What changed? And why are people replacing Redis?

Feb
01
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Thursday 1 February 2018, 09:00

In a recent blog, I discussed Intel’s work with Thorn, an organization that leverages technology to fight child sex trafficking. Intel and Thorn use machine learning to match online images of children in sexually explicit content with images of known missing children. With the power of artificial intelligence (AI), we hope to accelerate victim identification, disrupt the platforms that host this content and deter predators. This is an excellent example of how technology can be an important weapon in the fight to protect children.
Intel’s work with Thorn combines artificial intelligence and machine vision to help solve business and societal challenges. Human visual perception is an important part of many tasks, especially when success depends on subtle variables that are beyond the reach of simple “if-then” algorithms. On the other hand, humans…

Jan
31
2018
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 08:00
Jan
30
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 13:15

How time flies! It’s been nearly a year since my previous blog to celebrate a Cisco HyperFlex launch. Lots has happened since then for HyperFlex, and Cisco is now launching a new major revision – 3.0. It’s time to extend congratulations again!
To recap - Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) was created to simplify data center infrastructure deployment and use. A unified control plane in software for the infrastructure components enables more efficient resource allocation and management to serve the needs of applications.
HyperFlex 3.0, which is based on Cisco’s UCS M5 server family takes advantage of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors to bring new and exciting capabilities to customers. One of the innovations with this generation of server architecture is the enabling of NVMe technology, enabling SSD storage as a standard over PCIe bus. While NVMe enables higher bandwidth and lower latency even with…

Jan
30
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 11:30

Everyone is talking about the ways healthcare analytics are going to revolutionize healthcare. I have not seen anyone even suggest that the future of healthcare is built on anything but data. Given the widespread acceptance of data and analytics as the future of healthcare, let us take a minute to explore two impediments that could hijack this future or at least dramatically slow its progress. Those two impediments are trust and security.
Trust is a tricky thing and past EHR implementations haven’t done us any favors as they have more often than not eroded trust in technology as opposed to building trust. However, healthcare providers trusting the technology and the data that technology creates will be essential to a successful healthcare analytics program.  Healthcare providers will do nothing that they think could harm their patient or their reputation, so it is absolutely essential to ensure your providers trust the analytics you are providing them.

Building Trust…

Jan
30
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 10:40

IT organizations receive scores of reported problems about system responsiveness—the PC is slow, frozen, or has crashed. We spend significant time trying to understand the causes, but with the myriad symptoms that these issues create, as well as other conflicting priorities, rather than spending days identifying the problem for a single PC, we often resort to rebuilding it. This solution is only marginally effective as every PC and configuration is unique. And if the problem exists within the settings, applications, or configuration, the rebuilt PC may exhibit the same problem.
Understanding the root cause of a single performance issue can help IT organizations solve and prevent thousands of other issues experienced by users. For example, the same cause of system slowness may present itself as blurry text on one PC, yet may exist as an entirely different display problem on another. Manual root-cause analysis can send analysts down a variety of paths while the user waits. And…

Jan
30
2018
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 08:00

As promised in my initial blog post on this matter, GridGain's performance team applied security patches against the notorious Meltdown Spectre vulnerabilities and completed performance testing of general operations and workloads that are typical for GridGain deployments.

Jan
30
2018
Posted by SAP HANA on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 06:00

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In a recent blog, Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board, Products and Innovation at SAP, explored why companies today need a data management suite. I highly recommend you take a look at Bernd’s piece, because it sets the stage nicely for the latest update we’d like to unveil: the SAP HANA Data Management Suite.
Organizations today struggle with two major issues…