The Computer Scientist Who Wants To Put a Name to Every Face in Civil War Photographs
With a camera in every pocket and facial recognition software built into our smartphones and social networks, it’s sometimes easy to forget that taking photos and identifying faces in them was not always so simple. Whether lost, damaged or simply unlabeled, the process of identifying the people in old photos can be tedious. But, as Kurt Luther, assistant professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, found out, the experience can also be quite moving. Luther was at the "Pennsylvania’s Civil War" exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Senator John Heinz History Center in 2013 when he stumbled across a pho...
Mar 19, 2019 18:48 UTC Computing Read More
CTERA Partners With HPE For X Series Hyperconverged Infrastructure For Edge Computing
CTERA has partnered with HPE to launch what it is calling the X Series appliance, designed to provide an easy-to-acquire edge presence of its global file services software. The CTERA software runs as a virtual machine running on a SimpliVity based appliance using VMware as the hypervisor. The CTERA software then provides cloud-connected file services to systems running locally, either on the X Series appliance itself, or elsewhere in the local datacenter. The CTERA Edge X Series Architecture This setup is aimed squarely at remote office/branch office (ROBO) configurations where having a sep...
Mar 19, 2019 12:02 UTC Computing Read More
NVIDIA Launches Jetson Nano A Competitor To Google Coral And Intel Up Squared
At the GTC conference in San Jose, NVIDIA has announced Jetson Nano, an edge computing platform to run machine learning and AI models. With a price tag of $99, Jetson Nano developer kit is the most affordable GPU platform from NVIDIA. The compatible module meant for production scenarios costs only $129. NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang announcing Jetson Nano Nano is the latest to join the Jetson platform. The other products of this portfolio include Jetson TX2 and Jetson Xavier. Jetson TX2 is preferred for vision computing projects while Xavier module is typically used for autonomous mac...
Mar 19, 2019 11:51 UTC Computing Read More
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