Archivo mensual: febrero 2018

Packet Deploys AMD EPYC Processors in its Global Bare Metal Cloud Packet, a leading bare metal clo…

Packet Deploys AMD EPYC Processors in its Global Bare Metal Cloud
Packet, a leading bare metal cloud for developers, today expanded its lineup to include the no-compromise single socket, high-performance AMD EPYC processor. Packet’s new “c2.medium” configuration is based on the AMD EPYC 7401P processor, and features 24 physical cores that can be up and running in as little as eight minutes for just $1.00 / hr. The system, built on Dell EMC’s new PowerEdge R6415 platform, includes 64GB of RAM and dual 480GB SSD’s. It is available via API, portal or developer tools like Terraform at Packet’s Parsippany (NJ) and Sunnyvale (CA) locations. Private deployments of customized AMD-based configurations are available at any of Packet’s 15 global datacenters…

Packet Deploys AMD EPYC Processors in its Global Bare Metal Cloud

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 — Packet, a leading bare metal cloud for developers, today expanded its lineup to include the no-compromise single socket, high-performance AMD EPYC processor. Packet’s new “c2.medium” configuration is based on the AMD EPYC 7401P processor, and features 24 physical cores that can be up and

Intel’s Spectre fix for Broadwell and Haswell chips has finally landed Chips that sparked Intel’s …

Intel’s Spectre fix for Broadwell and Haswell chips has finally landed
Chips that sparked Intel’s recall of microcode for Spectre Variant 2 attack now have stable fixes…

Intel’s Spectre fix for Broadwell and Haswell chips has finally landed | ZDNet

Chips that sparked Intel’s recall of microcode for Spectre Variant 2 attack now have stable fixes.

La UBA sobresalió en un ranking internacional: qué posición logró en cada carrera

La UBA sobresalió en un ranking internacional: qué posición logró en cada carrera
La Universidad de Buenos Aires acapara 31 de las 43 disciplinas nacionales que figuran en un listado prestigioso. Arte y Diseño es una de las áreas más fuertes del país…

La UBA sobresalió en un ranking internacional: qué posición logró en cada carrera
La Universidad de Buenos Aires acapara 31 de las 43 disciplinas nacionales que figuran en un listado prestigioso. Arte y Diseño es una de las áreas más fuertes del país

Mineros de criptomonedas compraron tres millones de GPUs en 2017

Mineros de criptomonedas compraron tres millones de GPUs en 2017
Los mineros de criptomonedas fueron la causa principal por la que los precios de las tarjetas de video se dispararan en 2017. Ahora un reporte de Jon Peddie Research ofrece datos específicos de este fenómeno. De acuerdo a la firma, los mineros de criptomonedas compraron tres millones de GPUs en 2017, equivalentes a 776 millones de dólares…

Mineros de criptomonedas compraron 3 millones de GPUs en 2017
Los mineros de criptomonedas gastaron más de 775 millones de dólares en tarjetas de video durante el año pasado, de acuerdo con JPR.

Bill Gates dice que las criptomonedas han generado muertes de forma directa

Bill Gates dice que las criptomonedas han generado muertes de forma directa
Hace unas horas tuvo lugar un Ask Me Anything (AMA) en Reddit, nada menos que con el cofundador de Microsoft, Bill Gates. El magnate respondió las preguntas de los usuarios, que apelaron a Snapchat, su fundación, pero sobre todo un tema: criptomonedas…

Bill Gates dice que las criptomonedas han generado muertes de forma directa
Participó en un cuestionario abierto de Reddit y no escatimó en manifestar su oposición a las criptomonedas.

The Engine Of HPC And Machine Learning

The Engine Of HPC And Machine Learning
There is no question right now that if you have a big computing job in either high performance computing – the colloquial name for traditional massively parallel simulation and modeling applications – or in machine learning – the set of statistical analysis routines with feedback loops that can do identification and transformation tasks that used to be solely the realm of humans – then an Nvidia GPU accelerator is the engine of choice to run that work at the best efficiency. It is usually difficult to make such clean proclamations in the IT industry, with so many different kinds of compute available. But Nvidia is in a unique position, and one that it has earned through more than a decade of intense engineering, where it really does not have effective competition in the compute areas where it plays…

The Engine Of HPC And Machine Learning
There is no question right now that if you have a big computing job in either high performance computing – the colloquial name for traditional massively parallel simulation and modeling applications – or in machine learning – the set of statistical analysis routines with feedback loops that can do identification and

‘I got in Microsoft’s way’: Recycler sentenced over free Windows recovery CDs tells RT

‘I got in Microsoft’s way’: Recycler sentenced over free Windows recovery CDs tells RT
Recycling advocate Eric Lundgren, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for making free Windows recovery discs, told RT that he will use his appeal to continue fighting against planned obsolescence by Microsoft and others. “I was very, very shocked when I was given a prison sentence for extending the lifecycle of electronics, practicing recycling and trying to empower people,” Lundgren said of the one year and three months conviction handed to him by a Florida court earlier in February. Lundgren was found guilty of “conspiracy and copyright infringement” after burning 28,000 copies of recovery discs for Windows back in 2016, despite the fact that the CDs, which had absolutely no retail value, were seized by the authorities. He was also slapped with a $50,000 fine but luckily avoided repaying $420,000 that Microsoft sought in restitution for lost sales…

‘I got in Microsoft’s way’: Recycler sentenced over free Windows recovery CDs tells RT
Recycling advocate Eric Lundgren, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for making free Windows recovery discs, told RT that he will use his appeal to continue fighting against planned obsolescence by Microsoft and others.

NASA’s Time-Traveling Space Telescope Marks A New Era For Observation And Technology

NASA’s Time-Traveling Space Telescope Marks A New Era For Observation And Technology
The James Webb Space Telescope will let us peer further back into the history of the universe than we’ve ever seen before. When the time-traveling orbital observatory known as the James Webb Space Telescope reaches its orbit around the Earth (which NASA hopes will happen sometime in mid-2019), it will radically increase how far we can peer into the past, and, scientists hope, unlock some of the greatest mysteries of our universe…

NASA’s Time-Traveling Space Telescope Marks A New Era For Observation

SpaceX Falcon 9 “Block 5” next-gen reusable rocket spied in Texas test site

SpaceX Falcon 9 “Block 5” next-gen reusable rocket spied in Texas test site
SpaceX’s next and final generation of Falcon rockets is nearly ready to complete its biggest milestone yet, second only to operational launch. Known as Falcon 9 Block 5, the upgraded booster arrived at SpaceX’s McGregor, TX test facilities and went vertical on the static fire test stand. Now vertical, that first integrated static fire is likely to occur within a handful of days at most. Once complete, assuming the data it produces do not betray any bugs or serious problems, the booster will be brought horizontal and transported to one of SpaceX’s three launch facilities for its first operational mission…

SpaceX Falcon 9 “Block 5” next-gen reusable rocket spied in Texas test site
SpaceX’s next and final generation of Falcon rockets is nearly ready to complete its biggest milestone yet, second only to operational launch. Known as Falcon 9 Block 5, the upgraded booster arrived at SpaceX’s McGregor, TX test facilities and went vertical on the static fire test stand. Now vertical, that first integrated static fire is […]

New Hubble Data Shows “New Physics” At Work in Space – Astrophysics is never written in stone.

New Hubble Data Shows “New Physics” At Work in Space – Astrophysics is never written in stone.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is known to capture some of the most graceful images of deep space. Its findings are known to enchant space enthusiasts around the world, but its latest discovery could literally change the laws of physics as we know them. On February 22, the Space Telescope and Science Institute (STScl) released a statement on their new research based on Hubble observations, which suggests the universe is expanding much faster than perviously thought. The researchers involved said that currently accepted rules of physics might need to be changed to explain what’s going on. [ And the explanation could be simple, there is no expansion at all, because there is not doppler effect, the light could be shifting towards red, as it “grows old” ]…

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Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor

Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor
Tesla made a significant change to its electric motor strategy with the introduction of the Model 3, switching from an AC induction motor to a permanent magnet motor. Now, Tesla’s principal motor designer, Konstantinos Laskaris, explains the logic behind the move. We recently reported on Laskaris because he went to school at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, like several other top motor designers at Tesla. The automaker recently confirmed that they are building an electric motor R&D group in Greece to tap into strong local electrical engineering talent…

Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor
Tesla made a significant change to its electric motor strategy with the introduction of the Model 3, switching from an AC induction motor to a permanent magnet motor. Now, Tesla’s principal m…

IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning

IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning
For IBM Watson CTO Rob High, the biggest technological challenge in machine learning right now is figuring out how to train models with less data. “It’s a challenge, it’s a goal and there’s certainly reason to believe that it’s possible,” High told me during an interview at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona…

IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning | TechCrunch

Space station trio returns to Earth after record-setting mission

Space station trio returns to Earth after record-setting mission
Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 54 crew returned to Earth on Feb. 27, 2018. Riding in their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, the trio blazed through the atmosphere and landed on the snow-covered Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA returned after spending 168 days in space aboard the ISS as part of Expedition 53 and 54. In the nearly six months since their Sept. 12, 2017, launch, the crew performed hundreds of experiments, including a “record-setting week of research that surpassed 100 hours.” Moreover, the trio was involved in record-setting spacewalks and received cargo from four different visiting vehicles…

Space station trio returns to Earth after record-setting mission
Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 54 crew returned to Earth on Feb. 27, 2018. Riding in their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, the trio blazed through the atmosphere and landed on the snow-covered Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan.

NASA’s new planetary protection officer says she doesn’t want ‘another red Roadster up there in orbit…

NASA’s new planetary protection officer says she doesn’t want ‘another red Roadster up there in orbit’
NASA has a new planetary protection officer: astrobiologist Lisa Pratt. She’s tasked with protecting the Earth from alien invaders, and protecting the solar system from Earth’s trash. Protecting the Earth from aliens is less about keeping away “little green men” and more about making sure that foreign microbes don’t contaminate our planet. Pratt has a “leave no trace” ethic when it comes to the solar system, and she isn’t happy about the idea of red sports cars floating around aimlessly in space…

NASA’s new planetary protection officer says she doesn’t want ‘another red Roadster up there in orbit’
NASA Planetary Protection Officer Lisa Pratt is worried about Elon Musk having sent a Roadster into orbit.

Alibaba to challenge Amazon & Microsoft in Europe

Alibaba to challenge Amazon & Microsoft in Europe
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has strengthened its computing presence in Europe, launching new cloud products around artificial intelligence (AI) and big data that have already been in use in other markets…

Alibaba to challenge Amazon & Microsoft in Europe
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has strengthened its computing presence in Europe, launching new cloud products around artificial intelligence (AI) and big data that have already been in use in other markets.

Meet Mycroft Mark II, an Open-Source Alternative to Amazon Echo and Google Home

Meet Mycroft Mark II, an Open-Source Alternative to Amazon Echo and Google Home
Meet Mycroft Mark II, an open-source intelligent voice-activated personal assistant designed with privacy and security in mind, and ready to rival big names like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo…

Meet Mycroft Mark II, an Open-Source Alternative to Amazon Echo and Google Home
It promises to offer users privacy and data independence

Qualcomm anuncia sus procesadores Snapdragon 700

Qualcomm anuncia sus procesadores Snapdragon 700
Hasta ahora, los chips para móviles más potentes de Snapdragon que no sean los tope de gama estaban restringidos a la serie 600, que si bien son potentes claramente no son los que potencian al Galaxy S9 o similares, por ejemplo. Pero ya no corre más porque Qualcomm ha anunciado la serie faltaba: Snapdragon 700…

Qualcomm anuncia sus procesadores Snapdragon 700 #MWC2018
La compañía creadora de chips para móviles presenta los nuevos Snapdragon 700 que traerán tecnología de procesadores de gama alta a precios más accesibles.

CIMON es el nuevo robot asistente de la Estación Espacial Internacional

CIMON es el nuevo robot asistente de la Estación Espacial Internacional
La Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS) está a punto de convertirse en un lugar extraño. No sólo por los planes de futura privatización, cortesía de la administración de Donald Trump. Sino por el envío de un extraño robot asistente que flota con su forma de gran cabezota…

CIMON es el nuevo robot asistente de la Estación Espacial Internacional
El robot CIMON fue construido por Airbus y puede ser definido como una suerte de Siri o Alexa espacial. El abuelo de HAL 9000 ha nacido.