13 Dec2018 NVIDIA Wins First AI Benchmarks

Post Image

While the AI market has attracted a large number of would-be NVIDIA competitors for acceleration chips, including Intel, AMD , and dozens of well-funded startups, up until recently, there was not a set of benchmarks to enable apple-to-apple comparisons. The industry was simply too immature and fast-moving to take the time to develop one. That […]

13 Dec2018 Snapdragon 855 Will Power Android Phones in 2019 With Blazing 5G And AI

Post Image

Every year, Qualcomm  releases the newest iteration of Snapdragon, the company’s smartphone platform. This year’s launch event, the Snapdragon Technology Summit, took place in Maui, Hawaii last week. One thing I noticed was that there was a stronger focus this year on connectivity and AI than there has been in the past. I don’t think […]

13 Dec2018 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Adds Big Performance To Its Impressive ACPC Battery Life And Connectivity

Post Image

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui with colleague and analyst Anshel Sag. In a separate column here, I detailed the new Snapdragon 855 smartphone chip, which promises to enable next-generation technologies such as 5G, VR, and AI, on next year’s crop of Android smartphones. The 855 represents […]

12 Dec2018 IBM Spectrum Storage for AI Brings Scalable Storage To Deep Learning

AI and deep learning are invading the enterprise. NVIDIA Corporation is in the midst of an unprecedented run, delivering targeted technology and products that enable companies to learn from their data. These learnings can lead to competitive insights, recognizing new trends, fueling control systems for intelligent infrastructure, or simply providing predictive capabilities to better manage the […]

12 Dec2018 Beyond 10nm: Intel’s New Tech Strategy

Post Image

I had the chance to spend a few days with Intel executives at its recent industry analyst summit held at the company’s Santa Clara headquarters, and it was a real eye-opener as it laid out its new technology strategy for the next decade. Net-net, I believe this strategy is right for Intel and its customers, […]

10 Dec2018 Amazon AWS Builds Toward A Shift In Processor And Server Market Power At Re:Invent

Post Image

AWS recently introduced another impressive list of new and improved capabilities at its annual re:Invent conference. I believe the most important news items from this year’s event are AWS’s entry into the broader hardware market, via vertical integration of its own processors into its cloud infrastructure, and expansion of that cloud infrastructure into private, on-premises […]

10 Dec2018 Qualcomm Differentiates Itself And Smartphone Partners From Apple And Huawei With The Snapdragon 855

Post Image

I spent last week in Maui attending Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit with my colleague and analyst, Anshel Sag. It was a tough assignment in Hawaii, but someone had to do it. I attend about fifty events per year, and the Snapdragon Summit is right there at the top- not just for the location, but […]

10 Dec2018 Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018

Post Image

It has been a bit over a week since AWS re:Invent 2018 ended in Las Vegas. I had the chance to attend Amazon’s premier conference for all things AWS with 50,000 other on-site participants (100,000 online) and it was a great opportunity to see what’s new in its #1 market share cloud services portfolio. The […]

08 Dec2018 Cisco Meraki Eyes Market Disruption Through Simplification

Post Image

I recently spent time at Cisco Meraki headquarters, located in the trendy, up-and-coming Mission Bay district of San Francisco. The spectacular views of the water from the complex nearly sent me tumbling down the stairs. I toured engineering, sales, and support areas with Todd Nightingale, Meraki’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. Nightingale has been […]

07 Dec2018 Even More Smart Home Products For The Holiday Season

Post Image

With about a month left before Christmas, I’d like to provide another round of great tech products worth consideration when doing your holiday shopping. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of these unique, affordable products. TCL 6 Series 65” Smart TV (Model 65R617) stands out in a crowded market Over the past […]

07 Dec2018 3 Offerings That Prove HP’s Printer Business Gets The Smart Home

Post Image

The tech space never ceases to amaze me. The fact that a 79-year-old company like HP  Inc. can reinvent itself and successfully navigate through the complexity and challenges of the smart home is impressive, to say the least. It has done this not by launching whiz-bang gadgets, but by smartly applying its innovation chops and […]

05 Dec2018 Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At Amazon AWS re:Invent 2018

Post Image

Columns/reports: Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018, by Patrick Moorhead (December 10, 2018) Amazon AWS Builds Toward A Shift In Processor And Server Market Power At Re:Invent, by Rhett Dillingham (December 10, 2018) AWS Expands Compute Instances With Graviton A1 And Makes Arm Neoverse Real At re:Invent, by […]

04 Dec2018 AWS Expands Compute Instances With Graviton A1 And Makes Arm Neoverse Real At re:Invent

Post Image

Note: This blog contains contributions from Patrick Moorhead, President, and principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. One major trend we see at Moor Insights & Strategy is for cloud giants to use and sometimes develop their own, specialized silicon to give them a competitive advantage. We’ve seen this at Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and Alibaba. […]

04 Dec2018 Amazon AWS Leaps Forward In Cloudy AI At re:Invent

Post Image

Amazon Web Services  hosted its annual conference last week. Over 50,000 attendees converged on Las Vegas to partake in the massive 4-day agenda of all things cloudy. In the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI), AWS announced over a dozen completely new services for building and running smart applications, adding significantly to what was already a […]

04 Dec2018 Amazon Cloud Moves Up The Storage Stack

Last week Amazon.com  AWS held its re:Invent conference. Amazon always delivers, and as such, it is always one of my favorite events. The company takes the concept of “give the customer what the customer wants” to an extreme when it comes to cloud services. There is nothing that is off-limits. This year was no exception—Amazon […]

29 Nov2018 Xilinx FPGAs: The Chip Behind Alibaba’s Singles Day

Post Image

Most Americans consider Black Friday to be the biggest shopping extravaganza of the year. No doubt it is huge, with an estimated $5B in all U.S. retail sales (online and in-store) on Black Friday 2017. Imagine, though, a single website capable of ringing up over $30B (yes, with a B) in a single day. That’s […]

29 Nov2018 HPE Aruba Turns Green With Artificial Intelligence

Post Image

No, I’m not talking about the Grinch or a Marvel superhero. AI is probably one of the hottest trends in the technology world today. It seems that its application is limitless, and networking is no exception. Many solution providers tout AI’s ability to automate, validate, self-heal, and in general make connectivity smarter. This raises several […]

27 Nov2018 RESEARCH PAPER: Accelerating Data Insights And Actions Across The Enterprise

Post Image

Edge computing is one of the newest trends driving excitement in the industry, but there is significance and depth to it unlike other trends. Edge computing offers greater operational efficiency through the promise of real-time insight and action to organizations of all sizes and types. To achieve greater operational efficiency, organizations should look to adopt […]

21 Nov2018 SC18: Big Iron And GPUs On Stage

Post Image

The annual Supercomputing event took place in Dallas last week, with over 13,000 attendees and miles of isles winding the convention center floor.  The big news this year was that the USA retook the top 2 spots from China on the list of the 500 largest computers. Both of these systems are powered by IBM Power9 […]

20 Nov2018 IoT And Edge Computing: The Wild West Of Cybersecurity

Is it me, or has the cybersecurity landscape been a little bit quiet during this national cybersecurity month? After a wild 2017 and early 2018, the cyber threat landscape seems significantly slower. At the very least, the publicity around it has quieted down. Rest assured though, the threats are still there. Many organizations are still […]