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Huawei bets big on big-data ARM server

Huawei is rolling the dice on server ARM for big data, with a CPU it claims beats the industry benchmark on performance, while slashing power consumption. The Kunpeng 920, unveiled...

Never heard of a ‘mainframe’? Compuware will see you now

Love or loath mainframes, they're always there and the dilemma facing anyone building modern systems down the decades in finance, utilities and manufacturing has been to help the legacy...
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Team Ruby buffs up JIT gem

Ruby’s high-water mark may be long past, but fans keep building and have now released version 2.6.0. Previewed in June last year, Ruby 2.6.0 features an updated Just In Time (JIT)...
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Surviving Blockchain’s Cambrian explosion inside Hyperledger’s big temple

Eyebrows were raised when the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger become associate members of each other’s blockchain organisations in October. With hundreds of companies on each other’s membership...
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Mad, bad and dangerous – not in a good way. Boffins roast serverless

Serverless might be the future but in its present form serverless is not just embarrassing - and could be viewed as a cynical bid to lock-in customers – it’s...
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Facebook releases DeepFocus to open source

Facebook has open sourced DeepFocus, the AI-powered framework inside its Half Dome varifocal headset unveiled earlier this year. DeepFocus works with the Half Dome hardware to follow your eye and...
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Clueless on Kubernetes? You’re not alone, says Heptio

Kubernetes may seem like manifest destiny but just getting started remains one of its biggest hurdles with the single greatest challenge being lack of expertise. The pain of adoption is...
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OpenStack Swift object store makes it a double for AWS S3

OpenStack’s Swift object store has been updated for the second time this year for Amazon’s S3. Version 2.20.0 delivers improved compatibility with S3, the Swift project said, building on the...
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Ready for a go? Facebook opens PyText NLP framework to all

Hard on the heals of declaring its PyTorch tensor and neural network library “production ready” Facebook has open sourced the PyText natural-language processing modelling framework. PyText has been released on...

“Only good AI from now on,” promises Google as it swears off facial recognition

Google, taken to task by employees this year for participating in a US military project on computer vision in drones, has committed to not build general-purpose facial recognition APIs. The...