Singularity University Exponential Innovation Program


During an action-packed three days, we’ll take you on a journey through exponential technologies, innovation, and leadership through a combination of lectures, hands-on learning, case studies, and peer networking.

When: March 5-7, 2018
Where: Silicon Valley, CA

Source: Singularity University Exponential Innovation Program

Automation Everywhere


Light Reading’s new event, AUTOMATION EVERYWHERE, for the first time brings together all of the key players in the automation revolution in a forum that allows service providers to get to grips with some of the most demanding technologies ever developed, and use them to build an automation strategy that will deliver huge increases in service reliability and provisioning speed, as well as massive reductions in opex.

The two events – taking place in Dallas, Texas in April, and London, UK in September.

When: April 4, 2018
Where: Dallas, TX

Source: Automation Everywhere

Digital Signage Expo 2018


DSE is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing innovative digital display and interactive technology solutions for customer and employee communications.

Digital signage and interactive technology networks are revolutionizing communications all across the globe and DSE is the one event where you can see it all and experience it up close and personal.

Professional attendance at DSE is comprised of decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, digital out-of-home networks, transportation and systems integration/installation, to name a few.

When: Tue Mar 27-30
Where: Las Vegas, NV

Source: Digital Signage Expo 2018

The Global Connected Aircraft Summit


The Global Connected Aircraft Summit brings together the world’s largest airlines and companies from all across the aerospace and avionics industries to assess market lessons, potential demand and best practices in global connected solutions for the passenger, airline efficiency, and cutting edge services.

When: June 4-6, 2018
Where: San Diego, CA

Source: The Global Connected Aircraft Summit

Layer123 | SDN NFV World Congress 2018


Established in 2012, SDN NFV World Congress creates the principal market focus for network innovation, and has grown to become the world’s largest meeting place for carrier Network Transformation industry leaders.

1,700+ executives, decision makers, leaders and activists meet, learn and exchange knowledge face-to-face in The Hague, watched by a global audience via live webcast.

When: 8-12 October 2018
Where: The Hague, Netherlands

Source: Layer123 – Book Now for SDN NFV World Congress 2017

Artificial Intelligence: Where FPGAs Surpass GPUs


Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform how we engage with the world and is already the fastest growing workload for data centers. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can accelerate AI-related workloads. It makes perfect sense that Intel purchased Altera, a leading company specializing in FPGAs, in December 2015 (for $16.7 billion).

Intel has integrated Altera’s IP to improve performance and power efficiency and to enable reprogramming for custom chips that account for a more significant share of server chip shipments.

Intel’s Data Center Group is the most profitable group at Intel, driven by the growth in “big data” and cloud servers. AI is one of the fastest growth drivers for cloud services.

Source: Artificial Intelligence: Where FPGAs Surpass GPUs (pdf)

Managing the Growth of Scientific Data


All speculation aside, the growing volume of data is a fact, and one that can’t be ignored. International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates the amount of data in the world will reach 163 trillion gigabytes by 2025. Every industry—from transportation to manufacturing, healthcare to consumer products, financial services to research and development and all the others—is looking for new ways to harness and to use the growing volume of data.

Data is not stagnant. It has a lifecycle; it grows and ages. In addition, it must be managed. Once data is created, it must be stored, accessed for computational analysis and collaboration, archived for future use, and protected at every step against the risk of loss. As the amount of scientific data at research institutions grows, these tasks become more difficult.

High performance is important in research. Faster computing power means more data can be analyzed in less time, which can accelerate the research process. Storage infrastructure plays a significant role in the performance of computing environments. High performance requires an infrastructure capable of fast I/O operations without bottlenecks. When storage capacity reaches the multiple petabyte level, maintaining high performance access is a challenge.

Source: Managing the Growth of Scientific Data

Scientists Captures Images of Ultrafast Energy-Time Entangled Photon Pairs


A team from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo have captured the first images, a development that could lead to the possibility of establishing highly secure communication channels over long distances.

“This technique will allow us to explore all sorts of quantum effects that were inaccessible because the detectors were simply too slow,” Jean-Philippe MacLean, a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science and lead author of the study, said in a statement.

Energy-time entanglement is a feature of quantum light that occurs when a pair of photons are strongly correlated in both their frequency and time of arrival. Scientists have been exploring exploiting energy-time entanglement for quantum information but lacked the resolution in both energy and time to directly observe it.

Source: Scientists Captures Images of Ultrafast Energy-Time Entangled Photon Pairs

DoE Research Into Motion of Water Molecules Paves Way for Liquid-Based Electronics | Design News


A team of researchers led by the DoE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used an advanced high-resolution X-ray technique to measure the strong bond involving a hydrogen atom sandwiched between two oxygen atoms—which is the essential chemical make-up of water.

The bond is a quantum-mechanical phenomenon responsible for various properties of water, including viscosity, which determines a liquid’s resistance to flow or to change shape.

Using an advanced, high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering technique, however, researchers were finally able to visualize the bond dynamics of water, discovering that it is the atomic bonding, not collision, that controls the dynamics, he told Design News.

Source: DoE Research Into Motion of Water Molecules Paves Way for Liquid-Based Electronics | Design News

The First Steps Toward Robot Automation | Design News


One obvious aspect of that first step is choosing an automation application that will deliver a clear return on investment (ROI). Yet not all ROI-based automation moves are the same. Some are fairly easy, while others are very difficult.

“Frist off, start simple,” Rick Brookshire, senior manager at Epson Robotics, told Design News.

“Typically, we’ll go into a factory that has no robots, no automation, and there are lots of opportunities. Some look for the best ROI, but if it’s going to be really hard, that could be a poor choice. It’s best to choose something simple. If you do it well at the beginning, management will say ‘Let’s go.’ If it’s difficult, management will lose confidence.”

Source: The First Steps Toward Robot Automation | Design News