Microsoft Cloud Computing Scale Holographic Storage Project

Cloud Computing is eating the IT world and 125 zettabytes of data will be generated annually by 2024. Microsoft Research Cambridge and Microsoft Azure are developing new cloud-first optical storage technologies. For a few years, Microsoft Project Silica has been developing an optical storage technology that uses glass storage media. Glass media would be used …

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Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Military Cloud Computing Contract

Microsoft won the Department of Defense JEDI ten year cloud computing contract. Amazon Web Services was believed to be the favorite to win the contract. azon owns nearly half of the world’s public-cloud infrastructure market Gardner reports the worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market -cloud computing/ grew 31.3% in 2018 reaching $32.4 billion, up …

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IBM 53 Qubit Cloud Accessible Quantum Computer and Nextbigfuture Interviews Bob Sutor, VP – IBM Q Strategy

IBM opened the IBM Quantum Computation Center in New York State. The new center expands the world’s largest fleet of commercial quantum systems existing beyond the confines of experimental lab environments. This includes five 20-qubit systems with a Quantum Volume of 16 – a measure of the power of a quantum computer – demonstrating a new milestone in quality and reproducibility. Within one month, IBM’s commercially available quantum fleet will grow to 14 systems, including a new 53-qubit quantum computer, the single largest universal quantum system made available for external access in the industry.

Do 2018 US Productivity Numbers Show Start of a New Boom?

The Us Bureau of Labor reported a 1.0% labor productivity gain in 2017-2018. This number was better across the country than the 0.4% per year gain from 2007-2017. However, labor productivity was still only 1.3% versus the 2.8% labor productivity of the PC-Internet productivity boom from 1995-2007. The lack of a labor productivity boom that …

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The Human Impact of AI #EmTechDigital

Leaders in the field are looking beyond cutting-edge research to examine the impact that AI technologies are having in the world. Putting humans at the center of the discussion is critical to ensure that society will benefit from fair, unbiased tools. Fei-Fei Li is the speaker. Professor, Computer Science Department and Co-Director, Human-Centered AI Institute, …

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Udacity Offering Free TensorFlow 2.0 AI Course

Nextbigfuture interviewed Dr. Mat Leonard of the Udacity School of AI. Udacity and Google have created a free course to help software developers to learn code AI applications. There will be 3 to 4 lessons released every few weeks. The 14 lessons can be completed over 2 months. The coursework will take about 5 to …

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Quantum Computing on the Cloud

Quantum computing has emerged as one of the most talked about emerging technologies in Silicon Valley and beyond–but it is also perhaps one of the most poorly understood. The most pressing questions about quantum computing come from the enterprise user community, which is searching for clarity on the following points: What types of real-world problems …

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Interview with Rackware about the IBM purchase of Redhat

Nextbigfuture interviewed Sash Sunkara, Co-Founder and CEO, RackWare, about the IBM purchase of Redhat. IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion in order to get a better position with hybrid cloud computing. RackWare provides an intelligent highly automated Hybrid Cloud Management Platform that extends across physical and virtual environments. RackWare is a private company supporting …

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Puranik CEO of Atlantic.Net validates space based cloud operations

Space could represent a new frontier for cloud infrastructure. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle battle for business from companies that are offloading their data center computing and storage needs. Marty Puranik, CEO and Founder of Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud hosting solutions provider interviewed with NextBigFuture. Marty indicated that Amazon’s venture to expand cloud operations …

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Starting 2019, Iridium satellites providing Amazon cloud for internet of things

Iridium Communications announced Sept 27, 2018, it joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and has been collaborating with AWS on the development of Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that offers truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Enabled by the Iridium® network, and planned for launch …

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