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The OrionX Deep Dive Industry Survey
OrionX Research has completed one the most comprehensive surveys to date of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. With over 300 respondents in North America, representing 13 industries, our model indicates a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 6%. Covering 144 questions/data points, it provides a comprehensive view of what customers are doing and planning to do with AI/ML/DL.
The survey results can help you:
- Gain a thorough understanding of the state of AI/ML/DL market
- Set strategy
- Guide investments
- Validate assumptions based on industry pulse and customer sentiment
- Identify existing strengths of offerings, and areas of opportunity or concern
- Gain customer perspective to position future offerings
- Use credible and compelling content to fill gaps between product launches
The following topics are covered:
- Survey Goals
- Survey Logistics / Statistical Summary
- Respondents’ Organization
- Respondents Role in Organization
- Respondents Understanding and Involvement with AI
- Perspective on AI Taxonomy
- Current and future AI Budgets – Hardware
- Current and future AI Budgets – Software & Applications
- Current and future AI Budgets – Services, Consulting, Maintenance
- Current and future AI Budgets – Training, Staffing
- Why/How AI? Which departments are driving?
- Who are the AI Decision Makers
- Current AI Project’s Attributes
- AI Framework Ranking
- AI Visual Models
- On-premises or Cloud?
- Hardware Ranking
- Data Attributes, types, quantities
- App Development Model
- Top Challenges
- App Size and Scale
- Cluster Configurations: cluster, interconnect, node
- Selection Criteria: Key Requirements
- Selection Criteria: Vendor Requirements
- Desired Solution Attributes
This OrionX Research offering includes the slide presentation with tens of charts and a phone briefing for your team by OrionX analysts.
Our Research team is open to preparing special reports that drill down into specific aspects of this research, and the OrionX Customer Engagement team can work with you to create and execute campaigns.
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Talk given at the Stanford HPC-AI Conference. We discuss the digital infrastructure of the future enterprise and the state of critical technology trends. OrionX works with clients on the impact of Digital Transformation on them, their customers, and their messages. Generally, they want to track, in one place, trends like IoT, 5G, AI, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing. And they want to know what these trends mean, how they affect each other, and when they demand action, and how to formulate and execute an effective plan. This talk is a somewhat technical summary of such discussions.
Report Type: Evolution
Security threats come from multiple directions, external and internal. Over the years, several approaches have been devised to protect data and/or to avoid service disruptions. In general, OrionX formulates three dimensions of cybersecurity:
- Regulate who gets in: Network Access Control
- Regulate what gets in: Malware Detection & Deep Packet Inspection
- Regulate behavior: Behavioral Analytics & Wide Packet Inspection
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts have emerged as unignorable technologies, with potentially far-reaching implications. The talk covered the essence of these technologies, focusing on what is real, what is a promise, impact on other key trends such as IoT, AI, and Quantum Computing, and why they might or might not deliver on their promises. Smart contracts and ICOs will be covered in a future presentation. Contact us if you’d like to request a speaker.
(This is the full slide deck supporting a keynote speech given at the Advanced Scale Forum conference in 2018.)
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Report Type: Event
In this futuristic talk, we look at how information revolution is changing everything and provide a snapshot of some critical technologies that are currently driving that change: IoT, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, AI, Cybersecurity, 5G,… all resting on a foundation of Mobility, Cloud, and HPC.
This talk has evolved since 2011. Most recently, it was presented at the HPC-AI Advisory Council conference held at Stanford University in Feb-2018. A video of the talk is available on InsideHPC.com. Contact us if you’d like to request a speaker.
Critical Technologies of the Future
Report Type: Event
AI, HPC, and Grand Challenges
The intersection of HPC and AI has created a vibrant new market: “High Performance Artificial Intelligence” (HPAI).
HPAI combines HPC (numerically intensive statistical analysis and optimization) with traditional AI (search algorithms and expert systems) to profoundly impact the IT industry and customer investment priorities, to influence every aspect of human life, and to pose its own grand challenges.
The Return of Vector Processing
Digital transformation, cloud computing and application elasticity, open source software, and new app areas like AI and IoT are driving a renaissance in system architecture. This is an area of interest and research for us at OrionX.
Vector processing was an interesting topic to re-emerge recently. First during the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), and again in various announcements in implicit and explicit ways.
Mktg_Podcast-30: AI for Market(ing) Mix Modeling
– Cookies and “sketchy data”
– WARC WARNS: AI for Market(ing) Mix Modeling
– GM’s new CMO hailing from digital; and CVS?
@HPCpodcast-66: Argonne AI Testbed w Venkat Vishwanath
The Cambrian explosion of AI chips has made it hard to tell what chip is good for what. Venkat Vishwanath, Data Science Team Lead at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), and a Gordon Bell finalist, joins us to discuss the ALCF AI Testbed. Currently working with systems such as Cerebras, Graphcore, SambaNova, Habana, Groq, Untether, Tenstorrent, Esperanto, and others, the Testbed evaluates accelerators from a usability and performance standpoint.
Mktg_Podcast-28: AI, Product (4 Ps of Marketing)
Cartoon of the week leads to the looming rise of AI and what it means for marketing and how businesses should be responding to the new technology in a way that serves them. Then it’s time to discuss Product, the first of the 4 Ps of marketing.
@HPCpodcast-56: Generative AI, w Tim Crawford
Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor and founder of research and advisory firm AVOA, joins us in a discussion of generative AI, data sources, emerging uses of AI in the enterprises, and the complexities of managing and regulating AI.
OrionX Download Podcast: Future System Architecture
Adrian Cockcroft, Stephen Perrenod, and Shahin Khan get together in a free-flowing coffee-shop style discussion of future system architecture in supercomputing.
@HPCpodcast-52: AI iPhone Moment, Virtual Quantum, Silicon Photonics
In what might become a regular segment, we cover important advances in tech that signal changes in markets and policies. This time, we discuss the iPhone moment in AI and the ensuing AI gold rush, virtual quantum computers, and how silicon photonics can change the chip industry.
@HPCpodcast-50: Quantum, AI Chatbots, IBM Cloud’s AI Supercomputer
The latest news in Quantum Computing, as well as Google’s response to ChatGPT, Bard, IBM cloud’s new AI supercomputer, which also leads to a discussion of IBM.
Mktg_Podcast-23: AI in Marketing, Tie-ins, Add-ons, Science of
We discuss add-on marketing (ice cream cones), tie-in marketing (Nike-Tiffany campaign) and the risks of “rebranding”, and then marketing as a science, and the use of AI in marketing given all the new advances.
@HPCpodcast-49: 12 Myths & Legends with Satoshi Matsuoka and Torsten Hoefler
We caught up with Prof. Matsuoka and Hoefler to discuss Myths and Legends in High-Performance Computing” which tackles 12 important topics, helps formulate the right questions, and instigate the important discussions.
@HPCpodcast-48: Handel Jones on China and the AI Race
Join us for an insightful discussion with Dr. Handel Jones, author of the recent book When AI Rules the World: China, the U.S., and the Race to Control a Smart Planet, and CEO of International Business Strategies, Inc. Subjects covered include where the United States stands compared to China in advanced technologies, trade wars, chip fabrication economics and capacity, battery technologies, demographics, Taiwan, rare earths, Covid, and what the future might hold.
@HPCpodcast-47: New Chips from Intel, 2023 Predictions, AI
In the first episode of 2023, Shahin and Doug discuss the recent chip announcements and their implications for HPC. Also covered are industry predictions for the year to come that were featured in the InsideHPC article, An AI-Flavored Set of HPC Predictions for 2023, AI for public use, and a promise to invite Prof. Matsuoka to discuss his recent paper on common myths in HPC.
@HPCpodcast-46: Year in Review 2022
Year-in-review double-issue episode covering some of the notable topics of the past year including: HPC market growth, China, exascale and future of supercomputing, quantum tech, SC22, AI, ACM Turing Award, interconnects, Nvidia-Arm deal, Chips and Science Act, HPC software, and fusion energy.
@HPCpodcast-28: LaMDA and AI Sentience, Crypto Price Collapse
Sentience, consciousness, and personhood, and the urgency of thoughtful social policies based on ethical and legal frameworks. Also the state of Crypto and NFT: technologies that might find valid use cases often manifested as investment vehicles that require close scrutiny.
@HPCpodcast-27: Thomas Sterling, The State of HPC
Dr. Sterling is Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering at the Indiana University (IU) School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and President and Co-founder of Simultac. His many achievements include the creation in 1994 of the “Beowulf cluster” with Donald Becker at NASA, a system that helped drive the scale-out computing architecture.
@HPCpodcast-26: ISC22 Postview: Frontier, Covid, Vendors, Students
ISC22, the annual International Supercomputing Conference was held last week in Hamburg, Germany, meeting in person after two years. This is a “postview” of the notable developments at this news-rich event.
@HPCpodcast-24: Fastest AI Supercomputer, Chips Prices, IBM Quantum
Fastest AI supercomputer according to Google, price hikes by TSMC and Samsung, visualization of a black hole in our own galaxy, and IBM’s ambitious and well-executed quantum computing roadmap.
@HPCpodcast-23: ACM Turing Award Winner Jack Dongarra
We cover the Turing Award, TOP500, the state of HPC benchmarks, China’s Exascale systems, and future directions in algorithms. We also talk about future of supercomputing and AI systems, and discuss proliferation of new architectures. This is another episode you’d want to listen to more than once!
@HPCpodcast-16: AI in Science, a Conversation with Rick Stevens of ANL (part 2)
We continue our discussion of AI in Science with Rick Stevens of Argonne National Lab. In addition to the new ways AI can help advance science, we also discuss ethics, bias, robustness, security,and explainability of AI, and whether AI can replace scientists. We end with a snapshot of Quantum Information Science (QIS).
@HPCpodcast-15: AI in Science, a Conversation with Rick Stevens of ANL (part 1)
A special 2-episode discussion of AI in Science with Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director and leader of Exascale Computing Initiative at Argonne National Laboratory and Professor at University of Chicago. Rick also led a series of Town Halls during 2019 focused on the relevance and applications of AI in scientific research. This is part 1 of our conversation.
@HPCpodcast-14: Cyberwarfare in the Age of AI and HPC
Special guest Richard Stiennon, research analyst and author of Security Yearbook 2021, joins Shahin and Doug to discuss the state of advanced cyberwarfare involving AI and supercomputing, and its potential role in the war in Ukraine.
@HPCpodcast-12: Framework for Top-10 Tech Trends
Web3, IoT/Edge, AI, HPC, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, GPUs and Quantum, Cyber Risk, 5G, and BioTech represent the top-10 tech trends. Why are there so many big technology trends right now? Doug and Shahin discuss a framework to help make sense of why these trends point to important changes, how these trends are related, and what they mean individually and together.
@HPCpodcast-10: HPC Market Size – “Exceptional Growth in 2021”
Doug Black and Shahin Khan are joined by Hyperion Research CEO Earl Joseph to discuss Hyperion’s market findings. Topics include traditional HPC, AI, Cloud, the impact of Covid, industry and global perspective, and what to expect in the future.
@HPCpodcast-8: Intel Points to Zettascale in 2027
After SC21, Patrick Kennedy of Serve the Home online publication got quite the scoop when he met with Intel’s Raja Koduri to discuss Zettascale projections and plans, stipulating a 2027 timeframe. Is that realistic? Tune in and let us know what you think.
@HPCpodcast-6: Year in Review 2021
From COVID to Climate Change, Edge to Exascale, and AI to Autonomy, 2021 was an impactful year for HPC and Supercomputing, leading some of the most notable global technology advances and some of the most exciting business opportunities of our time. This episode is a lightning “year in review 2021” as we look back and look forward. Join us!
@HPCpodcast-3: Metaverse and HPC
Shahin Khan and Doug Black discuss the Metaverse, its consumer and industrial uses, competition for data, avatars and more realistic digital twins, commerce in the metaverse, and why so many parts of it, from immersive graphics to 5G include computationally intensive components.
@HPCpodcast-1: HPC and AI Chips and Accelerators
Regulating the Gig Economy, The PRO Act as an Example
Rapidly changing technologies make it complex to set policy or write laws that reflect their intent. A case in point is regulating the gig economy and the PRO Act.
HPC Brings AI to Enterprise Delivered as a Service
Shahin Khan recently moderated an HPE World Watch webinar on HPC and AI in the Enterprise delivered as a service. The discussion covers Cloud, HPC, and AI; how Digital Transformation is changing Enterprise IT; and what IT departments can do to stay in front of rapid change.
The Impact of Exascale on Business | Exascale Day
From SiliconANGLE theCUBE:
Technology analyst Shahin Khan discusses the intersection of HPC with key industry trends such as 5G, IoT, edge, blockchain AI and quantum computing.
RISC-V CTO on Open Source Chips and Use Cases
Mark Himelstein, CTO of RISC-V joins us to discuss what we think will be a very important part of the information technology landscape. RISC-V has cracked the code on taking an open source community approach to chip design. We can expect to see it everywhere from embedded IoT, to communication fabrics, storage, AI, HPC, accelerators, and more.
The Top-5 Technologies All Organizations Must Understand
30 minutes to cover the basics and high level issues related to the technologies that will drive the digital infrastructure of the future enterprise. These include IoT, 5G, HPC, AI, Blockchain (including cryptocurrencies and smart contracts), and Quantum Computing.
Digital Transformation (DX): Opportunity or Threat?
Digital Transformation (DX) is not just another slogan or IT upgrade, but a profound shift in what your customers want or will want, and what you have to do to deliver. It is a shift in your business model. Read about the many dimensions of DX and how OrionX can help you make it actionable.
HPC and AI on Wall Street: Panel Discussion on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
HPC and AI on Wall Street Conference At the recent HPC and AI on Wall Street conference, I moderated a panel on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. Panelists included Ryan Quick of Providentia Worldwide, Asha Dakshi of AlphaPoint, Eric Simone of ClearBlade, and Dan Simerman of the IOTA Foundation. Thanks to Jem Pagan of BluSky Consulting who […]
Artificial Intelligence Customer Sentiment – OrionX Industry Survey
Co-hosts Dan Olds and Shahin Khan review the results of a recent “Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning” survey that OrionX conducted with over 300 high tech, industrial and commercial companies. See the data and find out how these trends may impact organizations’ AI strategies.
Secure IoT is the superset trend in tech, the ultimate hashtag soup, here’s why
There are more Things than anything else! And they’re going online in droves, adding capability but also vulnerability, and making the Secure Internet of Things (IoT), the super set of the technology trends. Secure IoT is the place with the most interdisciplinary, and therefore, the most difficult challenges. If you believe, as you should, that […]
Epic AI Survey Completed: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
We are very pleased to announce the completion of our “epic” AI survey. Here is the press release that we issued this morning: ORIONX RESEARCH ANNOUNCES SURVEY RESULTS REVEALING CUSTOMERS’ ADOPTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI), MACHINE LEARNING (ML) AND DEEP LEARNING (DL) MENLO PARK, Calif., August 30, 2017 – OrionX Research today announced the availability […]
New podcast for big ideas in tech
Here at OrionX.net, our research agenda is driven by the latest developments in technology. We are also fortunate to work with many tech leaders in nearly every part of the “stack”, from chips to apps, who are driving the development of such technologies. In recent years, we have had projects in Cryptocurrencies, IoT, AI, Cybersecurity, […]
The rise of AI marks an end to CPU dominated computing
Just as Intel, the king of CPUs and the very bloodstream of computing announced that it is ending its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) annual event, this week in San Jose, NVIDIA, the king of GPUs and the fuel of Artificial Intelligence is holding its biggest GPU Technology Conference (GTC) annual event yet. Coincidence? Hardly. With […]
Top-10 Data Center Predictions for 2017
A variation of this article was originally published in The Register, “Wow, what an incredible 12 months: 2017’s data center year in review”, Feb 6, 2017. The data center market is hot, especially now that we are getting a raft of new stuff, from promising non-Intel chips and system architectures to power and cooling optimizations […]
Deep Learning & Pieces of Eight
What does a Spanish silver dollar have to do with Deep Learning? It’s a question of standards and required precision.The widely used Spanish coin was introduced at the end of the 16th century as Spain exploited the vast riches of New World silver. It was denominated as 8 Reales. Because of its standard characteristics it […]
The Return of Vector Processing
Vector processing was an unexpected topic to emerge from the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC)held last week. On the Monday of the conference, a new leader on the TOP500 list was announced. The Sunway TaihuLight system uses a new processor architecture that is Single-Instruction-Multiple-Data (SIMD) with a pipeline that can do eight 64-bit floating-point calculations per […]
What is the use of quantum computing without pictures or conversations?
The world of quantum computing frequently seems as bizarre as the alternate realities created in Lewis Carroll’s masterpieces “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”. Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was a well-respected mathematician and logician in addition to being a photographer and enigmatic author. Has quantum computing’s time actually come or are we just […]
Dan Olds Joins OrionX
Dan Olds, who founded Gabriel Consulting Group more than a decade ago, has joined OrionX. An important part of the OrionX magic is the ability to understand technologies, the competitive landscape, and customer needs. We put a lot of effort into that. That is what clients need to connect products to customers, and to meet […]
IoT: The Ultimate Convergence
The Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace is expected to run into the trillions of dollars during the next 5 years. Gartner estimates 6.4 billion devices will be part of the Internet of Things this year. And they project $3 trillion of endpoint spending by the year 2020. [updated link] Gartner estimates 5.8 billion IoT endpoints […]
OrionX 2016 Technology Issues and Predictions
Here at OrionX.net, we are fortunate to work with tech leaders across several industries and geographies, serving markets in Mobile, Social, Cloud, and Big Data (including Analytics, Cognitive Computing, IoT, Machine Learning, Semantic Web, etc.), and focused on pretty much every part of the “stack”, from chips to apps and everything in between. Doing this […]
The Big Rules of Big Data
Data is good. Big Data is big, but what does it take to make it good? All else being equal, it’s better to have data and dismiss it than not have it and miss out. No data, and you’re driving blind. But too much data, and you might as well be driving blind. Sensory overload! […]
Big Data and HPC: Convergence? (Part 2 of 2)
Last week, in Part 1 of this two-part blog, we looked at trends in Big Data and analytics, and started to touch on the relationship with HPC (High Performance Computing). In this week’s blog we take a look at the usage of Big Data in HPC and what commercial and HPC Big Data environments have in […]
Big Data meets HPC: Convergence? (Part 1 of 2)
Data volumes, velocity, and variety are increasing as consumer devices become more powerful. PCs, smart phones and tablets are the instrumentation, along with the business applications that continually capture user input, usage patterns and transactions. As devices become more powerful each year (each few months!) the generated volumes of data and the speed of data […]
Peter ffoulkes Joins OrionX
Today, OrionX is celebrating another great milestone as we welcome a new partner to our team! Peter ffoulkes, who was most recently Research Director at 451 Research is joining OrionX. Thanks to the support of all of you, our clients, our colleagues, our community, OrionX is poised to continue to raise the bar for Strategy, […]