a16z’s Benedict Evans gives his annual keynote on the future of tech. He does a great job of showing how we got here in 2017 and what the future holds. If you like charts, then you’ll love this. If you like s curves then you’ll LOVE this.
Amazon continues to innovate at an incredible pace, which seems to accelerate every year. AWS re:Invent 2017 was no exception. Now, organizations have more cloud services to support their business. But they also have many more choices to make. Picking the right combination of cloud services and tools is becoming a real challenge for organizations. Will Amazon do something about it? Or shall we expect hundreds of more service announcements at re:Invent 2018?
VMware’s now added its VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight to Cloud Foundation. Doing so means users can now use a feature called “workload domains” - essentially a reference architecture expressed as software – across clouds.
Nvidia’s Volta GPU architecture is finally coming to PCs in the Titan V, a graphics card designed for deep learning. There’s no telling how many bitcoin this will mine but I imaging we’ll have benchmarks in the next 48 hours.
Nvidia Titan V specs, features, and price
Transistors: 21.1 billion
CUDA cores: 5,120
Tensor cores: 640
GPU clock speed: 1200MHz base, 1455MHz boost
Memory capacity: 12GB HBM2
Memory clock: 850MHz
Memory interface: 3,072-bit
Total memory bandwidth: 652.8GBps
Texture units: 320
Power: 250W TDP via 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin power connectors
“We’ve got work to do on storage. … It’s a big opportunity. We’ve clearly lost share, it’s undeniable, and we’re not satisfied with that. We’re investing in sales capacity and coverage and expertise,” said Clarke during Dell’s third fiscal earnings call with analysts Thursday. “We now have a set of loyalty programs that I believe puts us in a position to walk into customers and say, ‘There is no risk picking us and pulling out the competition, and here’s our guarantee behind it.”
Here’s something HPE is really good at, changing leadership. This time they are doing it in the name of integrating their storage IP. The Nimble acquisition earlier this year has a ton of upside thanks to Infosight and HPE is hoping a fresh leader can integrate Infosight across the lineup.