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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation


27 Mar 2018 Los Angeles - OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualization platform for the Cloud, has completed its move to the Linux Foundation and has changed its name to Tungsten Fabric.

Formerly hosted by Juniper Networks, Tungsten Fabric is a scalable and multi-Cloud networking platform. It provides a single point of control, observability and analytics for networking and security. It is integrated with many Cloud technology stacks, including Kubernetes, Mesos, VMware and OpenStack. It supports private Cloud, hybrid Cloud and public Cloud deployments such as AWS and GCE. Tungsten Fabric includes a high performance vRouter that connects container, VM and bare-metal applications, and a controller which orchestrates network overlays, switch fabrics and router gateways.

The project was open sourced by Juniper Networks in 2013 as OpenContrail. Now known as Tungsten Fabric, the platform boasts a vibrant developer and end-user community. It is deployed at massive global scale, across public and private IaaS, CaaS and PaaS environments ranging from hyperscale Cloud providers and telecom operators to enterprises. Tungsten Fabric's mission is to build a ubiquitous, easy-to-use, scalable, secure and Cloud-grade SDN stack that provides a network fabric capable of connecting diverse environments. Contributors and community members include Aricent, AT&T, Bell, Cavium, CertusNet, CloudOps, CodiLime, Intel, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Mellanox, Mirantis, Netronome, Orange, SDN Essentials, TechTrueUp and Yandex.

"We are pleased create Tungsten Fabric with a neutral governance under The Linux Foundation", stated Arpit Joshipura, general manager, networking, The Linux Foundation. "The set up allows Tungsten Fabric to collaborate with other Linux Foundation and Networking projects. We're looking forward to expanded collaboration across a growing software-defined ecosystem."

"Intel welcomes Tungsten Fabric's move to the Linux Foundation. Tungsten Fabric's history with open source and this move will enable faster integration into the growing software-defined networking ecosystem", stated Rajesh Gadiyar, vice president, Intel Data Center Group and CTO Network Platforms Group. "We look forward to continuing to work with the open source community to help this software take advantage of the performance benefits of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and to provide optimizations that leverage hardware acceleration features such as Intel AES-NI and Intel QuickAssist Technology to power important capabilities in critical areas like network services, analytics, security and NFV."

“This move to the LF is a critical step in Tungsten Fabric’s evolution as a ubiquitous network fabric,” said Randy Bias VP Technology and Strategy at Juniper Networks. “Tungsten Fabric’s positioning as an open source, multi-cloud, multi-stack, network fabric that has been proven at scale gives it a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between public, private, VMs, containers and bare metal. Tungsten Fabric provides choice and is committed to helping customers achieve their network and security nirvana while eliminating vendor lock-in.”

“We look forward to continued collaboration on the Tungsten Fabric platform as it completes the move to join The Linux Foundation,” said Chris Rice, senior vice president, Domain 2.0 Architecture & Design, AT&T. “We expect this move to foster greater innovation, and we support Tungsten Fabric’s commitment to open networking.”
Source: The Linux Foundation

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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...