Quantum computing is coming (ready or not)

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Quantum computing holds the promise of providing levels of computing power that we can only imagine today. But what is quantum computing? It’s a complicated topic that sort of makes my head hurt, to be honest. Quantum computing’s key ingredient is qubits, which are explained by Larry Greenemeier in Scientific American: A qubit can represent a […]

Meltdown and Spectre bring a world of hurt to the cloud

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Meltdown and Spectre represent a new class of security problem and the cloud — based as it is  on virtual machines — is uniquely vulnerable. The good news is patches are either already in place or coming soon to all major cloud platforms and server operating systems. The bad news is that your data may […]

What’s going on with Intel and OpenStack?

Is Intel backing away from the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud? Good question, but I don’t see it happening myself. The story that questions Intel’s commitment to OpenStack was sparked by news that Intel was pulling out of its Rackspace partnership, the OpenStack Innovation Center. This was a software-testing project meant to encourage the use of OpenStack in the enterprise. […]