Industry News - Week of Apr. 8, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: ASUS Server Hacked; Google DeepMind Flunks Basic Math; Boston Dynamics Gets 3D Vision; Intel's 56-Core Xeon; MIT, NASA Build Adaptable Wing; Enterprise-class Raspberry Pi

 

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ASUS Update Server Hacked to Spread Malware

More than a million systems were reportedly inflected between June and November, 2018, before the malware was discovered. Dubbed Operation ShadowHammer, the attack was apparently targeted at 600 specific computers, whose MAC addresses were coded in.

 

Google's DeepMind Nearly Flunks Simple Math Test

Artificial intelligence clearly needs more schooling.

 

Boston Dynamics Robots Getting 3D Vision

In case its humanoid robots weren't creepy enough, Boston Dynamics has acquired Kinema Systems​, a Silicon Valley startup that uses 3D vision systems to apply "deep learning" technologies to unload palettes and perform other order-picking duties.

 

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Intel Ships 56-core Xeon Chips

The race between Intel and AMD continues apace. Intel last week unveiled the Xeon SP Platinum 9200, its answer to arch-rival AMD's 32-core Epyc server-class processor. At the high-end, the Platinum chip doubles Intel's previous core count of 28 and can address up to 4.5TB of DDR4 memory.

 

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MIT, NASA Develop Efficient Airplane Wing

In the perpetual quest to build "a better mousetrap," engineers at MIT and NASA have developed a new type of airplane wing that they say can reconfigure its shape to adjust aerodynamics based on changing conditions or the needs of the aircraft.

 

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SUSE Boasts Raspberry Pi in the Enterprise

Hard as it might be to believe, SUSE Linux claims that three companies have deployed its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Raspberry Pi 3​, the latest incarnation of the popular development platform that apparently has set its sights on industry.