IBM, Google, Others to Unveil Open Data Centre Interface to Take on Intel

IBM, Google, Others to Unveil Open Data Centre Interface to Take on Intel

IBM, Google, Others to Unveil Open Data Centre Interface to Take on Intel
OpenCAPI will provide a high bandwidth, low latency open interface design
Will help speed up big data, machine learning, analytics
Consortium plans to make OpenCAPI available before the end of the year
Technology giants IBM Corp, Google and seven others have joined hands to launch an open specification that can boost datacenter server performance by up to ten times, to take on Intel Corp.

The new standard, called Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI), is an open forum to provide a high bandwidth, low latency open interface design specification.

The open interface will help corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics and other emerging workloads.

The consortium plans to make the OpenCAPI specification available to the public before the end of the year and expects servers and related products based on the new standard in the second half of 2017, it said in a statement.

Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, is known to protect its server technologies and has chosen to sit out of the new consortium. In the past also, it had stayed away from prominent open standards technology groups such as CCIX and Gen-Z.
“As artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics become the price of doing business in today’s digital era, huge volumes of data are now the norm,” Doug Balog, general manager for IBM Power, told Reuters.

“It’s clear that today’s datacenters can no longer rely on one company alone to drive innovation,” Balog said.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, Mellanox Technologies Ltd, Micron Technology Inc, NVIDIA Corp and Xilinx Inc are also members of the the OpenCAPI consortium.

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Delhi excessive court docket Asks Centre, Google approximately ‘right to Be Forgotten’

Delhi High Court Asks Centre, Google About 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Does proper to privacy include proper to delink from the net the irrelevant facts, the Delhi excessivecourtroom has asked the Centre and Google.

Justice Manmohan sought the responses of the Ministry of verbal exchange and records technology (MOC & IT), Google Inc., Google India Pvt Ltd and IKanoon software program improvement Pvt Ltd on a plea of an NRI in search of that he be “delinked” from statistics regarding a criminal case related to his spouse in which he turned into now not a celebration.

The petitioner has sought the comfort saying it might affect his employment possibilities asorganizations regularly seek about prospective employees on the internet and because the criminalcase pops up on searching his call, it’d deliver an affect that he changed into concerned in it.

His petition has raised the questionwhether or not information controllers or intermediaries such asGoogle, are required to delete records this is insufficient, inappropriate or now not relevant in the event that they acquire a request for removal of such statistics“.

The petitioner, in his plea filed via advocates Rohit Madan and Akash Vajpai, has said the crook caseregarding his spouse and his mom against every different pops up when his name is searched on theinternet.

“Petitioner got to realize that all and sundry who searches his name on Google will locate the aforesaid judgment (of the crook case) on the second variety of seek result and consequently giving the impact toanybody that become worried in some type of crook proceeding in India,” the plea stated.

The plea has additionally said, “petitioner tried to touch Respondent four (IKanoon) and made a request for taking down the aforesaid judgment thru letter dated January 25, 2016 as petitioner wanted this order to be expunged, from website of Respondent four.”

It additionally said that the petitioner had contacted Respondent 2 and three (Google Inc and Google India) and sent an e mail for doing away with the concerned Uniform aid Locator (URL) from the hunt result.

in line with the petition, it become asked in the email that “fabric negative to the petitioner have to not bethe primary hit in the search result as he has no role in the aforesaid case and as it become giving a badcall to the Petitioner in order to further jeopardize his prospective employment possibilities, being an NRIresiding in Dubai employed with prestigious organisation.”

“This problem relating the crook case in which his call has appeared have been absolutely resolved andconsequently that connection with his call within the aforesaid criminal case is now totally irrelevant,” the petition has contended adding that no longer getting rid of the same “violates his proper toprivateness” and also “creates a horrific social photoabout him.

The petition has also stated a eu courtroom of Justice verdict ordering Google “to put off the linksassociated with a person on its internet site and efficaciously examine a ‘proper to be forgotten’ or ‘rightto delink’ into present ecu Union information safety law“.

right to delink broadly, offers that an character can be allowed to manipulate the statistics availableabout them on the internet by means of putting off such records in certain situations,” the petition hassaid.

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Centre plans to revise tea garden wages

Weeds grow amongst the tea shrubs at the closed Bundapani Tea Garden in Alipurduar district, some 145 kms from Siliguri on January 3,2016.
– photo: AFP

Weeds grow amongst the tea shrubs at the closed Bundapani Tea Garden in Alipurduar district, some 145 kms from Siliguri on January 3,2016.

The State and the Union government will take steps to reopen tea gardens in West Bengal.

Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a revised minimum wage for tea garden workers in West Bengal as the government and the State reached an agreement to reopen the gardens, a trade union official said.

A majority of the workers accepted the government’s offer for a minimum wage of about Rs. 250.

“The proposal made in the meeting was that along with Rs. 122.50 a fringe benefit of Rs.109 will be added and the minimum wages will be fixed near Rs. 250,” a senior political leader present at the meeting told The Hindu on Tuesday.

The State and the Union government will take steps to reopen tea gardens of the region and ensure that non–functional or abandoned tea gardens function properly.

“Everything concerning the tea gardens was discussed at the meeting. Both the government agreed that the situation needs their intervention and is necessary to open the tea gardens ,” Zia- Ul-Alam, Convenor of Joint Forum of Trade Unions, an umbrella organisation of 24 trade unions working in tea sector told The Hindu.

Ms. Sitharaman held a meeting with West Bengal’s Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and the representatives of different tea garden unions at Siliguri in Darjeeling district. She visited Danguajhar tea garden (run by Goodricke group) in the State’s Jalpaiguri district.

She also met G. P. Goenka, the chairperson of Duncans Group, which owns majority of the abandoned tea gardens of the northern region of the state. “The Union minister categorically said that the provision of minimum wages should be categorically implemented in the tea gardens,” Kiran Kalindi, President of Progressive Plantation Tea Workers Union said.

Amendments to certain Acts in tea plantations which has been raised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi also came up for discussion during the meeting

There are about a dozen closed tea gardens in the region and about 22 of the gardens are either abandoned or non functional.

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ata centre start-up Pi eyes smart city projects

Data access and use of analytics increase sales success

Data centre and enterprise cloud start-up, Pi Datacenters, is developing an Internet of Things (IoT) framework in a data centre standpoint, and is contemplating giving proofs-of-concept to various state governments to participate in their smart city projects, said its founder and Chief Executive Officer Kalyan Muppaneni.

“Data centres form the key infrastructure for providing services to smart cities. We will also be in a position to host the governments on our cloud solutions within the next one year,” he told Business Standard.

Stating that IoT is still an evolutionary technology which has reached only 30% of its full potential, Muppaneni said the company was currently piloting the intellectual property-based IoT framework with three edge data centres in India. The frame work will be released in the market in a couple of months from now.

Pi Datacenters is setting up its first Tier-IV data centre at Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, with an incremental investment of Rs 600 crore over the next four years. Muppaneni said Phase-I of the 500,000-sft data centre, which involved an investment of Rs 60 crore, would be operational by July 2016.

The company had, in March 2015, announced its intent to raise Rs 540 crore from institutional venture capitalists to fund the data centre. Muppaneni, however, said the fund-raising plan was put on the backburner.

“The project will be self-funded as internal revenues will start kicking in from the third quarter of this year. We are also sharpening our focus on catering to customer-premise data centres for which we already have about 15 clients in the pipeline. This will be another source of revenues for us,” he said.

Pi Datacenters has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Arista Networks, a US-based software-driven cloud networking solutions. Under the MoU, Arista and Pi will collaborate to leverage each other in delivering software-defined compute to customers in the Indian market.

Quoting a Gartner report, Muppaneni said the Indian data centre infrastructure market, comprising server, storage and networking equipment, is currently pegged at $3.7 billion. According to him, the company is looking for a suitable location for setting up a disaster recovery centre (DRC), which would be up and running by the end of 2016.


Google to Delhi High Court: No Revenue Earned From Content Uploaded by Centre

Google to Delhi High Court: No Revenue Earned From Content Uploaded by Centre

Google India Pvt Ltd Monday told the Delhi High Court it has not earned any revenue out of the agreement with the government or any other monetary benefit from content uploaded under the deal.

The company also told a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva it has no contractual relationship with the Centre regarding content uploaded by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on YouTube or any other of its sites.

The submissions were made on affidavit in response to the court’s query to it and Google Inc, on an earlier date, as to whether YouTube was generating revenue from contents uploaded by the government.

Google Inc, the parent company of Google Ireland which operates YouTube, in its affidavit stated that “no advertisements appear on the content owned by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and provided/uploaded on the YouTube platform by the ministry”.

The Centre, meanwhile, told the court that it has no “customised agreements” with Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

There are no customised agreements with YouTube (Google) either, except the one (with Google Ireland/YouTube) mentioned above”.

This submission was made by the government in response to the court’s earlier query as to whether the ministry has any agreement with these social media entities.

The affidavits were filed in a PIL by former BJP leader K N Govindacharya raising questions on social media usage by the government.

Appearing for Govindacharya, advocate Virag Gupta told the court that Google Inc was “misleading and silent on the crucial issue of income generated by Google Ireland and if any revenue is shared with the Union of India”.

The bench, thereafter, sought an additional affidavit from Google Inc on whether it is making any money out of the content uploaded by ministry and listed the matter for further hearing on April 27.

On January 27, the government had filed the content licence agreement entered into with Google Ireland in 2013 regarding content put up on YouTube.

The government had earlier in an affidavit told the court that its media wing and IT departments were using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter by entering into standard agreements and not any formal or separate deals.

Gupta had told the court that as per contracts the government has with these companies, it was “transferring/ surrendering” all intellectual property rights of the data being uploaded.

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