Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-10-12

Applications

A pair of Clemson University scientists is using high-tech computer modelling and experimental validation techniques to unveil the intricate molecular causes of adult-onset diabetes, one of the world's most widespread, damaging and costly diseases. Read further...

Industry news

NVIDIA and FANUC Corporation have signed a collaboration to implement artificial intelligence on the FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system to increase robotics productivity and bring new capabilities to automated factories worldwide. Adding AI to the FIELD system will give robots the ability to teach themselves to do tasks faster and more efficiently. By learning together, what used to take a single robot 8 hours can now be done by eight robots in an hour. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has made available standard Linux kernel driver for the company Open Ethernet, Spectrum switch platforms. Developed within the large Linux community, the new driver enables standard Linux Operating Systems and off-the-shelf Linux-based applications to operate on the switch, including L2 and L3 switching. Open Ethernet provides data centers with the flexibility to choose the best hardware platform and the best software platform, resulting in optimized data center performance and higher return on investment. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Reflecting the significant investment Microsoft Corporation is making in Cloud computing in Europe, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith have shared new details about how this momentum is taking shape. Satya Nadella stated that Microsoft has more than doubled its Cloud capacity in Europe in the past year, noted that the company has invested over $3 billion (USD) across Europe to date, and shared that Microsoft intends to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from data centres in France, starting in 2017. These new investments in Cloud are helping customers - including the UK Ministry of Defence, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Ireland's Health Service Executive and ZF from Germany - to innovate in their industries and move their businesses to the Cloud while meeting European data sovereignty, security and compliance needs. Furthering its commitment to make the Cloud more trusted, responsible and inclusive, Microsoft also released a new book titled "A Cloud for Global Good". Read further...