Intel says goodbye to the Intel Developer Forum

After 20 years, Intel is closing its doors on its annual developer gathering, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF). The forum was created to brief developers and technologists about Intel products and solutions. In the past, the company has used the IDF event to announce big projects such as the Intel Developer Zone, Internet of Thing … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

Intel to acquire Mobileye, Governor Cuomo’s tech fund, and Open-Silicon’s new IoT Gateway SoC Platform—SD Times news digest: March 13, 2017

Intel is acquiring Mobileye so it can continue to further accelerate the future of autonomous driving. Intel will acquire Mobileye, a company that specializes in the development of computer vision and machine learning, for an equity value of approximately US$15.3 billion and an enterprise value of US$14.7 billion. “By pooling together our infrastructure and resources, … continue reading

Netflix open-sources Stethoscope, Ericsson and Intel create 5G Innovators Initiative, and NVIDIA GPU-based VMs available in GCP regions—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2017

Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches. Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems. “If we provide employees with focused, … continue reading

Google DeepMind multi-agent research, Apache Spot, and Yahoo’s TensorFlow on Spark—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2017

Google DeepMind is pinning artificial intelligent agents against each other to see how they cooperate. To research this, the team is using a game known as Prisoner’s Dilemma to test its willingness to compete and cooperate. According to the research, at times the agents worked peacefully together, but were less cooperative in complex situations or … continue reading

Announcements, gizmos and gadgets from CES 2017: Day 1

The new year is off to a good start, especially for fans of the latest and greatest in gadgets. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas kicked off today, debuting the latest computers, smartphones, and other innovative electronics like virtual reality glasses and Alexa-related technologies. SD Times looked at some of the popular … continue reading

Checking in with OpenACC

The SC16 conference in Salt Lake City this week highlighted the future of the high-performance, highly scaled application. That future, it would appear, involves at least the PCI bus, if not explicitly GPUs. At the event, Cray, NVIDIA and PGI discussed the future of the OpenACC standards, which are beginning to turn toward Intel’s hardware, … continue reading

Stackanetes brings OpenStack to Kubernetes

CoreOS is making it possible to deploy, monitor and manage OpenStack with Kubernetes in the technical preview of Stackanetes. CoreOS first announced plans to bring OpenStack to Kubernetes with the help of Intel back in April. The idea of Stackanetes is to make operating OpenStack as easy as running apps on Kubernetes. “Kubernetes’ features, flexibility … continue reading

Intel to acquire Movidius, Microsoft’s gag order fight, and Qualcomm and Verizon’s IoT plan—SD Times news digest: Sept. 6, 2016

Intel is looking to extend its depth-sensing technology RealSense in order to enable autonomous machines to see in 3D and understand the environment around them. The company announced it is acquiring Movidius, a computer vision company. “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance [system on a chip] platforms for accelerating computer vision applications,” wrote Josh Walden, … continue reading

Virtual reality’s expanding horizons

For fans of the virtual, reality has come a long way. In 2016, we’re living in a reality where not only virtual reality, but also augmented reality applications are commonplace, and hardware for supporting these types of applications is everywhere. As is typical of new technologies, only after they have arrived in the marketplace has … continue reading

Intel courts IoT, AR developers

The Intel Developer Forum continued in San Francisco yesterday with a second keynote detailing new products and plans from the chip company. In addition to IoT and chip road maps, Intel hinted at plans for a machine learning-focused version of the Xeon Phi coprocessor sometime in 2017. Diane Bryant, executive vice president and general manager … continue reading

Intel Aero drone targets developers

Intel wants to get developers more interested in its drones. At the company’s annual Developer Forum, it announced the Aero ready-to-fly drone that specifically targets developers. “Intel’s Aero Platform is available today for developers to build their own drones,” the company wrote in a statement. The development kit is powered by Intel’s Atom quad-core processor, … continue reading

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