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2014 Hot Interconnects: Hardware for Software Defined Networks & NFV – Part II.

September 5, 2014
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Operator SDN and NFV timeline, according to Infonetics.

Introduction: This closing Hot Interconnects session on  Hardware for Software Defined Networks (SDN) & Network Function Virtualization (NFV) was very informative. It revealed very interesting carrier market research and raised quite a few questions/ open issues related to dedicated network hardware to be used in SDN/NFV networks.  It was not, however, a “Venture Capital Forum” as…

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Viodi View – 09/05/14

September 5, 2014
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A security key pad is just an outward view of the importance of having excellent internal controls.

September typically means the start of the fall trade show season. Fortunately for this author, the trade show season started a week early in Viodi’s Silicon Valley home in the form of NTCA’s Finance and Accounting Conference. A big theme of this conference was building a culture…

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2014 Hot Interconnects Semiconductor Session Highlights & Takeaways- Part I.

September 4, 2014
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Introduction: With Software Defined: Networking (SDN), Storage and Data Center movements firmly entrenched, one might believe there’s not much opportunity for innovation in dedicated hardware implemented in silicon.  Several sessions at the 2014 Hot Interconnects conference, especially one from ARM Ltd, indicated that was not the…

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2014 Hot Interconnects Highlight: Achieving Scale & Programmability in Google’s Software Defined Data Center WAN

August 31, 2014
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An image of Google's Andromeda Controller diagram.

Introduction: Amin Vahdat, PhD & Distinguished Engineer and Lead Network Architect at Google, delivered the opening keynote at 2014 Hot Interconnects, held August 26-27 in Mt View, CA. His talk…

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Shared Automation – Up to 90% Reduction in Vehicles

August 25, 2014
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A screen shot from Dan Fagnant's presentation at the July 2014 Automated Vehicle Symposium.

Removing up to 9 of every 10 cars from the road is the promise of sharing automated vehicles, according to University of Texas, Austin research from Dan Fagnant and Dr. Kara…

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Viodi View – 08/22/14

August 22, 2014
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Viodi View – 08/22/14

It’s obvious by the look on their faces, that people could be thinking that this guy is from another planet. This is the feeling I have when talking about my latest obsession, the…

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Law

August 15, 2014
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Ken Pyle interviews autonomous car expert, Brian Walker Smith.

“You can look forward to automation as a similar set of local and national tensions and developments and opportunities,” said Bryant Walker Smith. Smith was comparing the early days of…

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Sony Vegas 13 – Catalyst for a New Computer

August 14, 2014
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When the GPU option is enabled on the NewBlue FX, occasional noise would be introduced, as seen in this screen capture. This noise would be seen in the rendered output. Interestingly, the noise was only visible in the edit line when it was in draft quality. Even if it couldn't be seen in the edit mode, it was still there in the rendered output.

PC hardware manufacturers should love Sony Vegas 13, as it will drive new sales, at least if the experience of this author is typical. Granted, this author’s two-plus year old…

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Tohisba Satellite S55t B5233 as a Video Editing Machine

August 12, 2014
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The Toshiba Satellite S55t B5233 lap-top.

The following post provides a high-level view of the Toshiba S55t B5233 lap-top and its performance as a video editing laptop. The intent isn’t to provide a comprehensive review, but…

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