Space, energy, and regulatory concerns prompt suspension of data centre construction The municipal authorities in Amsterdam have suspended the construction of new data centres, despite the city claiming to be Europe’s largest data centre hub. The Dutch capital has seen an influx of facilities in recent years, thanks to the city’s favourable taxes and relatively... Read More
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The company has also combined 64 Loihis into a powerful neuromorphic system Intel has made its neuromorphic chip Loihi available to the research community two years after the specialised semiconductor was unveiled. Loihi’s architecture is inspired by the properties of biological brains and can process information up to 1,000 faster and 10,000 times more efficiently... Read More
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“Spooky action at a distance” captured on camera Researchers from the University of Glasgow have unveiled a breathtaking image of a form of quantum entanglement known as Bell entanglement, capturing the phenomenon on camera for the first time. Quantum entanglement describes a fundamental property of the quantum world, where entangled particles are able to interact... Read More
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Biometric system prevented security personnel from accessing the server room A fire that tore through Ghana’s Ministry of Health headquarters in Accra on Saturday night destroyed the Ministry’s server room and all its equipment. The fire, first reported by the Ghanaian Times, began in the server room, which was secured by biometrics. The security guard... Read More
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Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the... Read More
Cisco buys optical interconnect specialist to develop intent-based networking portfolio Cisco has announced it is to buy one of its suppliers, optical interconnect specialist Acacia Communications, for $2.6bn (£2.08bn) in cash. The networking giant said the deal will strengthen its software, silicon and optics capabilities, helping the company to make networks smarter, simple and more... Read More
Cloud-based battery management to improve electric vehicle battery performance and reduce cell ageing Bosch has announced a cloud-based service aimed at extending the life of electric vehicle batteries. The German company said the cloud service — dubbed ‘Battery in the Cloud’ — will supplement vehicles’ onboard battery management systems by combining data and machine learning... Read More
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Energy management giant releases in-row cooling unit for the next-generation of small and medium data centres Schneider Electric has launched a 30kW in-row cooling unit designed to address the need for dedicated high-density rack cooling. The compact 30kW “InRow DX” unit is designed for data centres that are being modernised or retrofitted, or where IT... Read More
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New offering will be available in the second half of 2019 Google is expanding two of its data centres in Germany and North America in order to provide its cloud customers with local access to managed, cloud-based versions of Oracle database services. Google is partnering with technology partner Atos on the expansions, equipping the facilities... Read More
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