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by Adam Armstrong

GTC 2019 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover.  This week the 10th annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) took place in San Jose, California. While we covered the major announcements by the heavy hitters, mainly NVIDIA, there were several other smaller announcements that would have gotten washed away in the deluge. These announcements come from vendors such as Kinetica, Aetina, TYAN, DDN, Cognata, Inspur, SQream, and Samsung.

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by Michael Rink

Formulus Black Debuts De-Duplicating OS

Formulus Black debuted ForsaOs, a Linux-based software stack built specifically to run all applications in memory. Formulus Black changed its name from Symbolic IO last March. At the same time, they switched to an entirely new management team. 

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by Michael Rink

Pivotal Announces Pivotal Greenplum 6

Pivotal recently announced the impending release of Greenplum 6 and Greenplum for Kubernetes. Like previous versions, Greenplum 6 is based on PostgreSQL and runs on Linux. Greenplum is a big data analytics software package. It acquired its current name in 2012 after being acquired by EMC Corporation in 2010.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Cloud Foundation Available On Dell EMC VxRail

Building off of the news from VMware this morning, Dell EMC announced the arrival of VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail. The combination of these two technologies is said to give customers a quick and easy path to deploy and operate hybrid cloud through a fully integrated platform. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unity Technologies & NVIDIA Bring Real-Time Ray Tracing To Automotive, M&E, & Gaming

At GTC 2019, Unity Technologies announced that it is working with NVIDIA to offer production-focused early-access for real-time ray tracing in the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP). Ray-tracing mimics the physical properties of light; seeing it in real-time allows creators to alter their creation in real-time, a big advantage over those that can’t. Unity says that it will blur the difference between real-time and reality.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Announces Updates to Cloud Services

Today VMware is announcing updates to VMware vCloud Director, CloudHealth by VMware, and planned updates to VMware Cloud Foundation. The updates announced center around the company’s vision for delivering a digital foundation on which customers can build their digital transformations. 

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by Michael Rink

Aparavi Announces Active Archive Enhancements

Today Aparavi is announcing enhancements to their Active Archive platform. Aparavi focuses on providing multi-cloud data management services through its Active Archive platform. New features include direct-to-cloud data transfer, new data classification schemes, tagging, full-content search, and adds support for bulk migration to move data from one location to another, including on- or off-premises. Additional cloud destinations have been added and together include AWS, Backblaze B2, Caringo, Cloudian, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Scality, and Wasabi. Data stored in Active Archive is available through C++ and command line APIs in addition to Aparavi's Active Archive platform, which was launched last year. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Introduces CUDA-X AI At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA introduced its CUDA-X AI platform, what it calls the only end-to-end platform for the acceleration of data science. Along with this, several major vendors have announced NVIDIA T4 servers architected to run CUDA-X AI accelerated data analytics, machine learning, and deep learning. NVIDIA T4 GPUs instances paired with NVIDIA CUDA-X AI are coming to AWS Marketplace. And NVIDIA CUDA-X AI Acceleration libraries are now available on Microsoft Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Introduces New High Performance Workstations

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced that it is working with the leading OEMs and system builders to help deliver new workstations aimed at data scientists, analysts, and engineers. The OEM and system builders are led by major names like HP, Dell, and Lenovo, building systems that integrate NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA-X AI. These new technologies will allow businesses to make faster, more accurate predictions, while being more productive. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Unveils Omniverse

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA unveiled a new open, interactive 3D design collaboration platform for multi-tool workflows, Omniverse. This open collaboration platform enables teams to work together, in real-time, on creating and rendering scenes using 2D and 3D software. 

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