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. […]

Intel is getting ready for a post-PC world

Moore’s Law — which states that processing power doubles every two years — has been a guiding principle of computing for decades. But technological progress finally may be outpacing Moore’s Law, and chipmaker Intel wants to be ready. As IDG News Service reports, Intel is spending money developing “technologies to drive computing beyond today’s PCs […]

Intel invests in the OpenStack cloud with CoreOS

I don’t know about you, but I still think of Intel as a chip company. Things have changed. Intel, in partnership with CoreOS, the Linux and container company, has announced a plan to deploy and manage OpenStack cloud with Kubernetes. Here’s how this will work: CoreOS and Intel will integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack into a […]