OpenStack Foundation releases software platform for edge computing

The OpenStack Foundation, the joint project created by NASA and Rackspace to create a freely usable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform, has announced the initial release of StarlingX, a platform for edge computing. StarlingX is designed for remote edge environments, offering node configuration in host, service management, and perform software updates remotely. It can also warn operators […]

IBM Q’s radical 50-qubit quantum computer will push computing to new frontiers

Characters named Q in film and TV have been portrayed as being exceptional. Q in the James Bond movies served up futuristic gadgets, and Q in Star Trek was omnipotent. A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right. In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum […]

Microsoft Aims at Computing Platforms of the Future

Microsoft made a pitch Wednesday to developers to stay with the US tech giant, saying it remains a force in future technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Chief executive Satya Nadella highlighted Microsoft’s advances with its HoloLens augmented realitygoggles, its Cortana virtual assistant and its progress in cloud computing. This means Microsoft is […]

Cognitive cloud computing can transform companies: Ginni Rometty

Virginia Rometty, chairman, president and chief executive of US information technology giant IBM, said India had the potential to grow at 10 per cent annually for the next two years. This century could, she felt, be India’s. Speaking at IBM’s flagship customer event, ‘Think Forum’, she spoke at length about IBM’s cognitive cloud computing system, […]

India can be a world leader in cognitive computing: IBM CEO

India should bet on cognitive computing to differentiate itself from the rest of the world and to achieve a prominent position in the technology sector, IBM’s president and chief executive officer Ginni Rometty (pictured) said on Tuesday. “The 21st century will be the Indian century and India can leapfrog over others in many areas. We […]