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Federated learning improves how AI data is managed, thwarts data leakage

Researchers from Penn Medicine are studying new AI models using federated learning to improve how brain tumors are detected and treated.

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Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Power efficiency has plateaued as data-center workloads expand and become more process-intensive.

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Organic data-transfer technology holds promise for IoT

Newcastle University researchers propose using organic LEDs for optical wireless communications because they're cheaper than regular LEDs, easy to distribute and eco-friendly.

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Cisco urges patching flaws in data-center, SD-WAN gear

Cisco has issued a number of critical security advisories for its data center manager and SD-WAN offerings that customers should deal with now.

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Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch will power its giant data centers with massive amounts of solar energy and use Tesla Megapacks to store it.

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Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Omdia survey of North American enterprises finds that on-premises data centers will thrive and IT pros will seek faster switches.

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AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

Graphcore is putting its new AI processor, the Colossus MK2 IPU, up against Nvidia's Ampere A100 GPU.

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Options grow for migrating mainframe apps to the cloud

Mainframe software migration vendor LzLabs is setting up shop in North America to help mainframe users move legacy applications into cloud application environments.

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IDC: Covid-19 hits SD-WAN, data center gear; enterprise impact varies

While the previously hot market around most SD-WAN technology has slowed and IT budgets overall are under pressure in general, the Covid-19 pandemic has created demand for other network capabilities such as improved network management...

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Fannie Mae’s journey to SD-WAN means less reliance on MPLS and VPNs

As mortgage lender Fannie Mae adopts SD-WAN, it’s realizing dramatic improvements in latency and network performance.

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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2020

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 vendors of network gear the biggest power players within the enterprise.

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Nimble tech startups find ways to navigate the pandemic

From remote data-center commissioning to strengthened e-commerce, some tech startups and their investors find opportunity in the COVID-19 global economic disruption.

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Ampere announces 128-core Arm server processor

New chip will be socket-compatible with the 80-core Ampere CPU now on the market.

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The 10 fastest supercomputers are led by one 2.8x faster than the rest

The TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for June 2020 is led by an ARM-powered machine that performs 415.5PFLOP/sec and that can be tuned to handle AI apps at 1 exaFLOP/sec.

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Intel unveils third-generation Xeon Scalable processors

Aimed at HPC and AI, the chips come with new instructions and high-speed interconnects well beyond the previous generation.

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Ambient 'T-rays' could help power IoT devices

Terahertz radiation, some of it generated by Wi-Fi, and converted to DC current could charge batteries for cellphones, IoT devices, medical implants, researchers say

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Cisco bulks-up advanced analytics features in DNA Center

Cisco has added features to is flagship network control platform, DNA Center, that introduce new analytics and problem-solving capabilities for enterprise network customers.

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COVID-19 fallout: Q1 enterprise data center sales dip, but public cloud grows

Q1 saw hyperscalers turning to colocation providers for extra capacity at the edge, while enterprises spent less on data-center hardware and software.

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