Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud - 6時間前  InfoWorld

Two leading analysts’ reports, from Intersect360 Research and Hyperion Research, show the high-performance computing market has reached an inflection point. The cloud segment includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google.Intersect360 says high-performance cloud spending by high-performance computing customers grew by 44 percent from 2016 to 2017, to about $1.1 billion—much faster than the growth in the total high-performance computing market, which is still mostly traditional on-premises hardware clusters.The two related reasons for the faster cloud adoption of high-performance computing...more
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What’s new in Google’s Go language - 18時間前  InfoWorld

The team behind Google’s Go language, aka Golang, has released the beta version of Go 1.11, the next version of the popular open source language. Go 1.11 is expected to be in production release in August 2018. The most recent beta adds preliminary support for modules.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Powering AI: The explosion of new AI hardware accelerators - 1日前  InfoWorld

AI’s rapid evolution is producing an explosion in new types of hardware accelerators for machine learning and deep learning.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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BrandPost: Games, Graphics, and the ‘Gamification of IT - 2日前  InfoWorld

For game designers, graphics performance can make the difference between a best-seller and a clunker, weighed down by bad reviews. That’s why virtually every game designer tries to ensure they’re getting the most out of the hardware their code runs on, and that bottlenecks are found and fixed before a game’s general release.And while graphics performance has been largely a secondary issue for business applications, the increasing “gamification” of IT apps, including splash screens and Easter eggs for completing tasks, means that even business code is more susceptible to graphics performance hi...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Data lakes: Just a swamp without data governance and catalog - 2日前  InfoWorld

The big data landscape has exploded in an incredibly short amount of time. It was just in 2013 that the term “big data” was added to the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary. Fewer than five years later, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is being generated every day. In response to the creation of such vast amounts of raw data, many businesses recognized the need to provide significant data storage solutions such as data warehouses and data lakes without much thought.On the surface, more modernized data lakes hold an ocean of possibility for organizations eager to put analytics to work. They off...more
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What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python - 2日前  InfoWorld

Anaconda, the Python language distribution and work environment for scientific computing, data science, statistical analysis, and machine learning, is now available in version 5.2, with additions to both its enterprise and open-source community editions.[ Tutorial: How to get started with Python. | Go deeper with the InfoWorld megaguide: The best Python frameworks and IDEs. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Where to download Anaconda 5.2 The community edition of Anaconda Distribution is available for free download directly from Anaconda’s we...more
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Build and test microservices applications with Azure Dev Spaces - 3日前  InfoWorld

Azure’s service platform’s adoption of Kubernetes and containerschanges how you build, deploy, and manage cloud-native applications, treating containers and services as the targets of your builds, rather than the code that makes up those services.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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IDG Contributor Network: Insights driving action: the quiet revolution - 3日前  InfoWorld

In IT, we’ve traditionally had different tools for collecting information and for acting on that information. Monitoring systems, log aggregators, and configuration management databases (CMDBs) collect information about your IT estate, while remote execution frameworks and configuration management systems help you take action on that estate.IT professionals have been the glue between these systems, manually bridging between information and action. But now, we’re in the middle of a quiet revolution in how these systems are becoming connected to each other, with the insights derived from all of ...more
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Understand parameter binding in ASP.Net Web API - 4日前  InfoWorld

ASP.Net Web API is a lightweight framework that can be used for building RESTful HTTP services. When working with controller methods in Web API, you will often need to pass parameters to those methods. A “parameter” here simply refers to the argument to a method, while “parameter binding” refers to the process of setting values to the parameters of the Web API methods.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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PyTorch review: A deep learning framework built for speed - 4日前  InfoWorld

Deep learning is an important part of the business of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook, as well as countless smaller companies. It has been responsible for many of the recent advances in areas such as automatic language translation, image classification, and conversational interfaces.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM - 6時間前  InfoWorld

With plans to deprecate the Nashorn JavaScript engine in the upcoming Java Development Kit (JDK) 11, Oracle is encouraging developers to take a look at GraalVM virtual machine instead. Oracle says it’s more capable than Nashorn, and it has laid out a migration path from Nashorn to GraalVM. Oracle does plan to support Nashorn for a few years to provide time to migrate.To read this article in full, please click here
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BrandPost: Partner Software Integrations Provide Bridges That Help Businesses Move Faster - 22時間前  InfoWorld

Imagine a world without bridges. Any body of water or valley would become an obstacle for passage, slowing travel and communication. Fortunately, that’s not the case; millions of bridges all over the world allow people to move from one side to the other quickly and easily.In the world of software development, partner integrations provide the same sort of benefit – a bridge between an enterprise’s infrastructure to developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). The design of this bridge allows ease of access from a variety of software applications to the hardware infrastructure. Due to the...more
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6 usability testing methods that will improve your software - 1日前  InfoWorld

Collette Stumpf is a software designer at Surge. Successful software projects please customers, streamline processes, or otherwise add value to your business. But how do you ensure that your software project will result in the improvements you are expecting? Will users experience better performance? Will the productivity across all tasks improve as you hoped? Will users be happy with your changes and return to your product again and again as you envisioned?To read this article in full, please click here
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3 big data platforms look beyond Hadoop - 2日前  InfoWorld

A distributed file system, a MapReduce programming framework, and an extended family of tools for processing huge data sets on large clusters of commodity hardware, Hadoop has been synonymous with “big data” for more than a decade. But no technology can hold the spotlight forever.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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IDG Contributor Network: The importance of multitouch attribution: Why getting in the data weeds leads to better decision-making - 2日前  InfoWorld

Do you remember what exactly convinced you to catch Black Panther at the movies? Was it a text from a friend? A trailer you watched on YouTube? An interview with Chadwick Boseman that popped up on your Facebook feed? A coupon from your local cinema?Consumers are fed a dizzying amount of information through a variety of channels—Facebook, email newsletters, Instagram, display ads, in-store, mailers, and more—so it’s understandable why companies have a hard time understanding exactly what led them to make a particular buying decision.But here’s the rub: As an organization, it’s critical that you...more
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No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance - 3日前  InfoWorld

How much does you’re public cloud cost month to month? If you don’t know, you’re hardly alone. Most people in IT don’t have a good understand of what a public cloud service costs per month. Most wait to find out what the bill says rather than proactively monitor cloud consumption, much less have cloud cost governance in place.Even if your financial budgeting model can handle uncertain costs, not knowing what you’re spending has a downside. When you moved to the public cloud, your company put a value driver in place when defining the business cases—and part of that was based on ongoing costs pe...more
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GitHub Enterprise adds anonymous Git access, improves configuration visibility - 3日前  InfoWorld

Version 2.14 of GitHub Enterprise, the behind-the-firewall version of GitHub’s code-sharing platform tuned for businesses, improvement configuration visibility and adds anonymous Git read access.Users can configure visibility for new members of an organization, across private or public instances. Administrators also can prevent users from changing their visibility from the default configuration. Default settings can be enforced through a command-line utility.[ So, just what is GitHub, exactly? • GitHub tutorial: Get started with GitHub. • 20 essential pointers for Git and GitHub. • What’s new ...more
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BrandPost: Inside Intel’s Graphics Performance Analyzers Version 2018 R2 - 3日前  InfoWorld

The Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) team describes their tool with this tag line: “Improve your game's performance by quickly identifying problem areas.” Any program that depends on good frame rates will benefit from this free Intel tool. GPA reveals what is really happening at the draw call level for any given frame – allowing a user to see what is affecting framerate. The latest “2018 R2” release is now available, along with an introductory video.GPA is really four related tools: System Analyzer: Isolate common bottlenecks during live gameplay (real-time) with GPU and CPU ...more
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IDG Contributor Network: 4 essential questions to audit your agile process - 4日前  InfoWorld

You check your blood pressure, tire pressure, and your stock prices. But when was the last time you audited your agile?Even experienced agilists can fall into bad habits, and it’s important to catch them early.[ Learn how your enterprise can excel in agile development. | Take your agile career to the next level: How to improve your scrum master skills. | Not sure what “agile” really means? InfoWorld explains the agile methodoology. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] That’s why I recommend auditing your agile process every six months. It might...more
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Get a 299-Piece All-Purpose First Aid Kit For $12 Today - 5日前  InfoWorld

This full-fledged, easy-to-tote first aid softpack is designed to save time and frustration in the midst of an emergency. It's compact and portable, but contains 299 physician-recommended supplies.  Among the items neatly organized inside the zippered kit is a first aid guide, vinyl gloves, bandages, cold compress, gauze pads, trauma pad, cotton-tipped applicators, first aid tape roll, antiseptics and all three common OTC pain medications. The kit is currently a #1 best seller on Amazon, averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 2,230 customers, and its typical list price of has been reduced to ju...more
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