FPGAs and the New Era of Cloud-based ‘Hardware Microservices’

by Mary Branscombe In his keynote at the Microsoft Build conference earlier this year, the head of Microsoft’s AI and Research Harry Shum hinted that at some point the Microsoft Azure cloud service will give developers access to field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich also talked about Azure exposing “[FPGAs] as a service […] Read More

People On The Move: Board of Directors

  Brian Marlier Member at Ryft Board of Directors EDUCATION:  University of Illinois at Urbana (Champaign, IL) Malier will leverage his enterprise sales experience and guidance to help the company expand its market to existing customers, and through global software product companies and cloud providers.         Read More

Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings — June 5, 2017

Here are some of the latest executive hirings, promotions, and staff changes. If you’d like SDxCentral to report on your company’s movers and shakers, or if you’ve got a tip about layoffs and restructuring, please send the information to Wyatt Carlson (wcarlson@sdxcentral.com). Intel Gets a New Data Center Leader Navin Shanoy is the newly appointed […] Read More

Cisco Global Sales Executive Brian Marlier Joins Ryft Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ryft, the technology leader in the acceleration of business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, announced the appointment of Brian Marlier, Senior Vice President of Global Architectures and Enterprise Transformation for Cisco Systems, to Ryft’s Board of Directors. Mr. Marlier leads the Cisco team responsible for selling complex technical transformations to […] Read More

Ryft Delivers High-performance Data Analytics Using Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

Combining the powerful Amazon EC2 F1 instance with easy-­to-­use Ryft technology gives organizations the ability to quickly and easily extract critical insights from all their data ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ryft Systems Inc., a leader in powering faster, smarter business analytics applications, announced today that Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers running open source Elasticsearch on AWS […] Read More

Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings — June 5, 2017

Here are some of the latest executive hirings, promotions, and staff changes. If you’d like SDxCentral to report on your company’s movers and shakers, or if you’ve got a tip about layoffs and restructuring, please send the information to Wyatt Carlson (wcarlson@sdxcentral.com). Intel Gets a New Data Center Leader Navin Shanoy is the newly appointed […] Read More

GPU-accelerated computing makes its way into the data center

Once viewed narrowly as a gaming technology, GPUs have made their way into enterprise data centers, fueling initiatives around machine learning, artificial intelligence and more. IT pros struggling with a sluggish data analytics project might find inspiration from an unlikely source: video games. Born to satisfy the demands of gamers, graphics processing units (GPUs) are […] Read More

AWS Details FPGA Rationale and Market Trajectory

At the end of 2016, Amazon Web Services announced it would be making high-end Xilinx FPGAs available via a cloud delivery model, beginning first in a developer preview mode before branching with higher-level tools to help potential new users onboard and experiment with FPGA acceleration as the year rolls on. As Deepak Singh, General Manager […] Read More

Ryft and Edico Genome join growing list of companies offering high-performance cloud apps for Amazon AWS EC2 F1 instance

Was it just two weeks ago that Amazon announced the FPGA-accelerated F1 instance of its AWS (Amazon Web Services) in developer preview form at Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2016 event in Las Vegas, Nevada? The next day at the same event, NGCodec demonstrated its hardware-accelerated RealityCodec 4K video codec running on the Amazon AWS’ FPGA-accelerated EC2 […] Read More

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/12/2016

We also heard of a number of new partnerships, alignments and collaborations starting with Ryft, a leader in fast, simple heterogeneous compute solutions, announcing it has partnered with Amazon Web Services to deliver the speed and simplicity of the Ryft ONE to AWS’ F1 customers. Ryft Virtual, a heterogeneous cloud-based version of its core Ryft […] Read More