2-12-23 What I Read Last Week
Weekly Edition of curated news about Digital Infrastructure
Weekly Edition of curated news about Digital Infrastructure:
Brainchip launches a partnership with AI Labs to collaborate on next-generation application development leveraging the AI Labs Minsky™ AI Engine. I enjoy pretending to fully understand the Brainchip technology, but a lot of what they talk about fundamentally makes sense: neuromorphic computing and new edge AI architectures. From their website… “Neuromorphic computing has enabled the development of edge AI silicon that processes data with efficiency, precision, and economy of energy. Untethered from the cloud, neuromorphic edge AI silicon can operate and learn independently with an on-chip processor, multiple neural processing units (NPUs), scalable memory, as well as pixel and data spike converters.”
Market analyst Dell’Oro released a pair of interesting research reports:
The FCC has granted Amazon AMZN 0.00 clearance to launch its Kuiper Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Amazon will launch 6,472 satellites and report the number of collision avoidance maneuvers undertaken by its satellites to the FCC.
Bloom Energy BE 0.00 enhances its Energy Server with support for Combined Heat and Power (CHP). The company says this bolsters its value proposition in support of its international expansion plans, especially in Europe. As a visual learner, I appreciated this picture of typical applications with heat capture.
Increasing the 10.5 million square feet request to 11.55 million square feet, there might need to be a new category above Mega Campus, as Compass files an updated application for the Virginia Prince William County project.
While it is somewhat just marketing for Google GOOG 0.00 Cloud, I found this cloud security post interesting - about cloud as a digital immune system and software-defined infrastructure.
Microsoft MSFT 0.00 posted a Post Incident Review regarding the February 7th Azure outage where a utility voltage dip event occurred on the power grid, affecting a single Availability Zone in the Southeast Asia region. Microsoft noted that power systems were fine, but a subset of chiller units that provide cooling to the datacenter tripped and shut down.
Bonus item: I love maps and the visual representation of data, so I think I’ll throw in a map link to each of these weekly roundups. Take this one to your Business Continuity Planning department and see how they can plan for a meteor hitting your data center site. This fun tool will let you simulate an asteroid impact and tell you the crater size, fireball size, shock wave, peak wind speed and earthquake magnitude.
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