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Good Survey of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 1

I wish I could handle MAC, but I’ve been a PC guy since abandoning Unix (not Linux) in 1995. Because MAC OS X is based on Unix, I would like to move my computing platform there some day. That won’t be an easy task, never mind the additional investment on hardware. However, iPhone and iPad [...]

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Positioning of Future Facilities in the Data Center Market

I met and talked with Sherman Ikemoto four years ago at the mini Future Facilities (FF) conference in 2011. Before that, my understanding was that FF was a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) company focused on the data center market. It is well known that cooling takes a significant portion of energy (roughly 33%) in data [...]

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Future Computer Architectures for AI

I borrowed this blog title from a session at the recent Fujitsu Laboratories of America Technology Symposium 2015. As we know, software gets more attention than hardware does these days. Marc Andreesen said that software was eating the world. Some even say data is eating the worldinstead, as data is being given more attention. In [...]

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Is Artificial Intelligence Going to Make It This Time?

In the past, AI was talked about for its potential in the computing market, but it was deemed not usable or applicable for a long time. Now AI is being seen in a new light. Some people, like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, have warned that AI may take control over humans and [...]

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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 3

This is a continuation of IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 2. Stakeholders’ view of standards Guy also talked about stakeholders’ view of the standards, that of consumers, developers, and device makers. Because they are self-explanatory, I simply show his slides for these three views. Consumers Consumers’ interests are in applications, and part of [...]

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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 2

This is a continuation of IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 1. Network Transports Standards Organizations Wi-Fi Alliance “Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. In 1999, several visionary companies came together to form a global non-profit association with the goal of driving the best user experience with a [...]

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IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 1

There are several standards and standards organizations for the Internet of Things (IoT), and I’ve discussed some of them in past blogs (here and here). Quite frankly, there are too many to understand each of them and their differences. Some people include certain organizations, while others do not. This blog and my previous blogs may [...]

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IoT and Communications Standards

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. From the standards point of view, there are several aspects. One is networking and communications. There was a timely meetup by IEEE Communications Society Santa Clara Valley (SCV) to discuss IoT standards in networking and communications. One of the two speakers was [...]

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A Summary of the Difference between IoT and IoE according to ABI Research

Like many people, I hear a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). Is IoT a different name for Machine to Machine (M2M)? When a new technology is introduced, its market is sometimes muddled with misinformation, some of it intentional. For example, products that were pushed with a certain [...]

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Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 2

Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Computing environment specification with GUI Quali’s GUI is an entry point to Quali’s ClodShell orchestration platform, which is a powerful tool for specifying a development and testing environment. The GUI allows a user to draw his/her development and testing environment by selecting and placing icons. There are three [...]

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