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Russia can be unplugged from World Wide Web, but it’s not quite ready – co-founder of Kaspersky Lab

Russia can be unplugged from World Wide Web, but it’s not quite ready – co-founder of Kaspersky Lab
By passing a draft law on its Internet, Russia isn’t isolating itself from the rest of the world but is making sure that national networks don’t go down if they are disconnected from the outside, Kaspersky Lab co-founder told RT…

Russia can be unplugged from World Wide Web, but it’s not quite ready – co-founder of Kaspersky Lab
By passing a draft law on its Internet, Russia isn’t isolating itself from the rest of the world but is making sure that national networks don’t go down if they are disconnected from the outside, Kaspersky Lab co-founder told RT.

Targeted malware attacks against Elasticsearch servers surge – Old vulnerabilities are proving to be…

Targeted malware attacks against Elasticsearch servers surge – Old vulnerabilities are proving to be successful.
Unsecured Elasticsearch clusters are being targeted in a fresh wave of attacks designed to drop both malware and cryptocurrency mining software. This week, cybersecurity researchers from Cisco Talos warned of a spike in recent strikes against these systems, with six separate cyberattack groups believed to be involved…

Targeted malware attacks against Elasticsearch servers surge | ZDNet
Old vulnerabilities are proving to be successful.

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Arm Serves Up Neoverse N1

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Arm Serves Up Neoverse N1
Arm is upping its server game with the Neoverse N1. The first CPU under this new brand heralds the next phase in the company’s years-long effort to take on Intel in the lucrative market for server and infrastructure processors. The N1 supports the larger applications and greater reliability that these customers demand. In addition to the new CPU, the company offers all the intellectual-property (IP) cores necessary to build high-performance processors that scale to 64 cores and beyond.
By Linley Gwennap
Despite the new brand, the N1 is similar to the recent Cortex-A76 smartphone CPU. It primarily upgrades the memory subsystem, enlarging the caches and improving the prefetcher. The new design also improves error handling and performance monitoring. The company expects customers will be able to combine 64 of the CPUs on a processor chip having a TDP of just 105W, about the same as a 14-core Xeon Gold 5120. Arm expects its 64-core design to achieve more than double the 5120’s SPECint performance and even outrun the 22-core Gold 6152. But the N1 still lags in single-thread performance by at least 30%.
In year nine of its server efforts, Arm achieved modest progress. Amazon recently created a 16-core Arm server processor, Graviton, which it offers as an AWS “instance” to cloud customers. It hasn’t indicated that it uses Graviton for its own services, though. Huawei developed the Kunpeng 920, a 64-core processor based on its own Arm-compatible CPU that it will sell in servers later this year. The first two Arm-based supercomputers, employing Marvell ThunderX2 chips, are operational at the Sandia and Los Alamos national labs; boasting two petaflops, the Sandia system ranks among the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers. VMware and other popular server software is now available on Arm.

The Linley Group
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[ From Linley Newsletter ] Helios Expands Arm’s Neoverse

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Helios Expands Arm’s Neoverse
Arm code-named its new CPU architecture Helios after the Greek god of the sun. Although the core can’t fuse atoms to create energy, it does fuse two processing threads to boost throughput. It’s the first Arm design with simultaneous multithreading (SMT), joining Ares in the company’s Neoverse lineup. Helios appears in Arm’s Neoverse E1 CPU, which targets high-bandwidth edge gateways and infrastructure, and in Cortex-A65AE, a multithreaded CPU for automotive systems.
By Mike Demler
Helios is a successor to the architecture in the “little” Corex-A55, but it has features previously available only in the “big” Cortex-A CPUs, including out-of-order (OOO) execution and a three-wide instruction-issue queue. The OOO capability works with a nonblocking-cache subsystem, reducing the effect of pipeline stalls caused by cache misses. On typical data-transport workloads, a single-thread Neoverse E1 incurs 20-30% fewer stalls than a Cortex-A55, and multithread operation eliminates an additional 10-25%.
The A65AE employs essentially the same architecture as the Neoverse E1, but it adds a new split-lock mode that Arm introduced in 3Q18 with Cortex-A76AE. Split-lock enables two CPUs in a cluster to run the same instructions in lockstep, meeting the redundancy requirement for ISO 26262 ASIL D safety, or to operate independently after a system reboot. System designers can use this mode to retain some functions after a CPU failure or to increase performance for non-safety-critical functions.

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Mozilla’s open voice-recognition library now includes 18 languages

Mozilla’s open voice-recognition library now includes 18 languages
Over the past year, Mozilla worked on expanding its Common Voice initiative to include open source voice recognition datasets in more languages. Now, the organization has released the largest collection of human voices available for use in 18 different languages…

Mozilla’s open voice-recognition library now includes 18 languages
Mozilla’s Common Voice project has released its largest open source dataset in various languages.

La investigación científica está expuesta a un espionaje inesperado

La investigación científica está expuesta a un espionaje inesperado
Investigadores norteamericanos han sido capaces de descubrir lo que investiga un laboratorio de biotecnología analizando el ruido de las máquinas utilizadas. El método ayudará a prevenir el bioterrorismo, pero también podría ser utilizado para interceptar secretos biológicos…

La investigación científica está expuesta a un espionaje inesperado
Investigadores norteamericanos han sido capaces de descubrir lo que investiga un laboratorio de biotecnología analizando el ruido de las máquinas utilizadas. El método ayudará a prevenir el bioterrorismo, pero también podría ser utilizado para interceptar secretos biológicos.

Making Performance A Priority With Virtualized GPUs

Making Performance A Priority With Virtualized GPUs
VMware is not the first company that comes to mind when you think of GPU computing, but the company has quietly been developing technologies that enables performance-minded users to get the most out of these born-again vector processors. A presentation at the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, showed how VMware’s ESXi hypervisor is able to run machine learning workloads on virtualized GPUs, while running at speeds that approach that of bare metal…

Making Performance A Priority With Virtualized GPUs
VMware is not the first company that comes to mind when you think of GPU computing, but the company has quietly been developing technologies that enables

There’s Even More Evidence Planet Nine Is Out There. Here’s Where It Might Be Hiding

There’s Even More Evidence Planet Nine Is Out There. Here’s Where It Might Be Hiding
Remember when the Solar System was simple? When you learned to say My Very Easy Method Just Sped Up Naming Planets? Astronomers just had to go mess it up, didn’t they. Now our Solar System is littered with dwarf planets and comets masquerading as asteroids and ridiculous sounding ‘moon moons’ and we can’t deal. Thankfully the case for returning a ninth planet to the list is looking solid, and we might not need to wait long to see it…

There’s Even More Evidence Planet Nine Is Out There. Here’s Where It Might Be Hiding
Remember when the Solar System was simple? When you learned to say My Very Easy Method Just Sped Up Naming Planets? Astronomers just had to go mess it up, didn’t they.

A Rover Has Found Strange Bacteria in One of Earth’s Most Alien Places

A Rover Has Found Strange Bacteria in One of Earth’s Most Alien Places
When it comes to finding life outside of Earth, it’s hard to know where to look. The dark and icy oceans of Enceladus and Europa offer one kind of hypothetical habitat. Meanwhile, the dusty, arid landscape of Mars looks to be almost the opposite – but scientists have just found a clue that gives hope for its dry deserts yet…

A Rover Has Found Strange Bacteria in One of Earth’s Most Alien Places
When it comes to finding life outside of Earth, it’s hard to know where to look.

Fortnite Season 8 is now available, and it includes pirates, cannons and volcano lava

Fortnite Season 8 is now available, and it includes pirates, cannons and volcano lava
Fortnite, the world’s most popular game right now with some 200 million players, has just announced that its much anticipated Season 8 is available…

Fortnite Season 8 is now available, and it includes pirates, cannons and volcano lava – TechCrunch

Here are the most in-demand programming jobs and languages, according to Hired

Here are the most in-demand programming jobs and languages, according to Hired
Looking for a high-paying, in-demand job as a programmer? Learning to code for blockchain applications is the way to go, according to a survey from the job placement organization, Hired…

Here are the most in-demand programming jobs and languages, according to Hired – TechCrunch

More support for Planet Nine

More support for Planet Nine
This illustration depicts orbits of distant Kuiper Belt objects and Planet Nine. Orbits rendered in purple are primarily controlled by Planet Nine’s gravity and exhibit tight orbital clustering. Green orbits, on the other hand, are strongly coupled to Neptune, and exhibit a broader orbital dispersion. Updated orbital calculations suggest that Planet Nine is an approximately 5 Earth mass planet that resides on a mildly eccentric orbit with a period of about ten thousand years…

More support for Planet Nine
Corresponding with the three-year anniversary of their announcement hypothesizing the existence of a ninth planet in the solar system, Caltech’s Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin are publishing a pair of papers analyzing the evidence for Planet Nine’s existence.

Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech

Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech
One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become so inextricably linked that their collective state can’t be determined by observing each element individually. Now Yale researchers have developed a “universal entangler” that can link a variety of encoded particles on demand…

Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech
One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become so inextricably linked that their collective state can’t be determined by observing each element individually. Now Yale researchers have developed a “universal entangler” that can link a variety of encoded particles on demand.

How to move to a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

How to move to a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption
Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don’t let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities…

How to move to a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption
Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don’t let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities.

Machine learning boosts wind farm efficiency

Machine learning boosts wind farm efficiency
A big challenge for wind farm operators is that the variable nature of wind makes this type of energy generation unpredictable. To help combat that unpredictability, DeepMind and Google have applied deep learning algorithms to 700 megawatts of wind power in the central US. Research is going on around the world when it comes to making renewable energy more efficient. Wind power is one of the green energy generation methods that are being worked on, and wind farms are a big part of the carbon-free energy generation scheme. But they come with challenges…

Machine learning boosts wind farm efficiency
Research is going on around the world when it comes to making renewable energy more efficient. Wind power is one of the green energy generation methods that are being worked on, and wind farms are …

MariaDB CEO accuses large cloud vendors of strip-mining open source

MariaDB CEO accuses large cloud vendors of strip-mining open source
Michael Howard, MariaDB CEO, adds Amazon and Oracle lock in customers. He also wonders if Amazon Web Services might cripple its AWS MariaDB instances to make AWS’s own DBMS, Aurora, look better…

MariaDB CEO accuses large cloud vendors of strip-mining open source | ZDNet
Michael Howard, MariaDB CEO, adds Amazon and Oracle lock in customers. He also wonders if Amazon Web Services might cripple its AWS MariaDB instances to make AWS’s own DBMS, Aurora, look better.

TikTok quiere conquistarlo todo: ¡Ya tiene mil millones de descargas!

TikTok quiere conquistarlo todo: ¡Ya tiene mil millones de descargas!
Hace algunos meses les contábamos del verdadero fenómeno que ha significado TikTok en algunos países. La red social china no deja de crecer y ha alcanzado recientemente los mil millones de descargas…

TikTok quiere conquistarlo todo: ¡Ya tiene mil millones de descargas!
El fenómeno de las nuevas generaciones gana cada vez más terreno. Actualmente, TikTok ocupa el puesto número tres en la App Store.

The F(x)tec Pro 1 is a love letter to your old QWERTY keyboard phones

The F(x)tec Pro 1 is a love letter to your old QWERTY keyboard phones
If you’re a geek of a certain age, you probably had some kind of phone with a physical keyboard. For me, it was the BlackBerry Tour. For my younger sister, it was the magnificently chunky Motorola CLIQ…

The F(x)tec Pro 1 is a love letter to your old QWERTY keyboard phones
If you’re a geek of a certain age, you probably had some kind of phone with a physical keyboard. For me, it was the BlackBerry Tour. For my younger sister,…

Se filtra la apariencia completa del Huawei P30 y P30 Pro

Se filtra la apariencia completa del Huawei P30 y P30 Pro
El Huawei P30 y P30 Pro se presentan el 26 de marzo en París, Francia, pero como bien sabemos, las filtraciones en la industria móvil no perdona y hoy ya podemos conocer el que sería su aspecto final. Estos renders llegan cortesía de WinFuture y vienen a confirmar varias sospechas en caso de ser efectivamente el dispositivo, como que tiene cámara cuadruple Leica y lector de huellas bajo la pantalla…

Se filtra la apariencia completa del Huawei P30 y P30 Pro
El Huawei P30 y P30 se presentan en un mes en París, Francia, pero las filtraciones no perdonan y podemos conocer su apariencia hoy.

Dow Jones’ list of risky businesses was left on a public server

Dow Jones’ list of risky businesses was left on a public server
A Dow Jones database detailing more than 2.4 million records of risky businesses and people has been exposed. A third-party company reportedly left the watchlist on a public server without password protection…

Dow Jones’ list of risky businesses was left on a public server
The Dow Jones database has more than 2.4 million entries of risky individuals and businesses.