The robot-driven data center is closer to reality with the introduction of a robotic system to swap servers from a tank of cooling liquid. Is this another step towards more “lights out” data centers? Rich Miller, explores the past, present and future of robots in the data center.
Insights: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning and artificial intelligence have arrived in the data center, changing the face of the hyperscale server farm as racks begin to fill with ASICs, GPUs, FPGAs and supercomputers. The race to leverage machine learning is led by the industry’s marquee names, including Google, Facebook and IBM. As usual, the battlefield runs through the data center, with implications for the major cloud platforms and chipmakers like Intel and NVIDIA.
Today’s farm is powered by data, along with a variety of devices and technologies, including sensors, GPS satellites, drones, and robots. Here’s a look at precision farming, and the role of AI and data.
Our panel of data center executives from Intel Software, Digital Realty, Cyxtera and Iron Mountain share their takes on the future of data center automation.
Restaurants are experimenting with AI and robotics to automate aspects of their operations, from ordering to preparing and serving your food.
Cerebras Systems has emerged from stealth mode with a wafer-sized chip that completely rethinks the form factor for data center computing. The challenge: Each chip uses 15 kilowatts of power.
Startups are investing heavily in new applications for artificial intelligence in medical imaging, in the hope that algorithms can bring new capabilities to diagnoses and patient care.
Retail chains like Wal-Mart, Giant and Lowe’s are turning to artificial intelligence and robots to help improve customer experiences and assume some of the tedious elements of retail operations.
The rise of AI has brought more hardware to accelerate specific tasks, Our DCF Executive Roundtable discuss whether powerful new AI hardware will bring changes in data center design and operations.
Many of the key trends highlighted by venture capitalist Mary Meeker in her Internet Trends report will boost demand for data centers and cloud computing.
Edge applications will require new thinking, and efficient use of resources. We kick off our “Facets of the Edge” series with a look at how SWIM.AI uses lightweight hardware to power edge AI for real-time traffic management.