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Join the OrionX team and guests in lively discussions of Big Ideas in Tech, covering trends and products that can impact your investment decisions and change the technology options you consider.
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What’s behind Bitcoin’s soaring prices? Steve Perrenod and Shahin Khan look at the Cryptocurrency market and its history over the past decade. Here in one place, they run through and explain the major new innovations in crypto and take stock of their progress.
The usual disclaimer: what you hear is not, and is not intended to be, financial or legal advice.
In this era of “Too Much Data”, it is imperative for all organizations to understand and have a plan for Edge Computing. We discuss it all with Bill Walker, another old colleague from Sun Microsystems who is Chief Technology Officer for Edge Computing pioneer Tensor Networks .
Edge Computing is important for many reasons, not least because pretty much all the raw data will originate from outside the cloud, and the vast majority of it will be processed outside the cloud.
Edge Computing is also important because it combines all of the trends that we track at OrionX that enable Digital Transformation: IoT as the fountain of data, 5G as the way data gets transmitted, HPC and AI as the way we make sense of data, Blockchain as an important model for transactions, Cryptocurrencies as the way value is assigned and transferred, and accelerator technologies that make it all possible within an economic envelope.
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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. Initially created at the University of California at Berkeley, RISC-V has grown over the past 10 years to a position of serious prominence. It is clear that it will remain important in the coming decades.
This is probably one of the best discussions anywhere about what 5G is and why it is a big deal. Join Walt Maclay, president of Voler Systems, in a conversation with Shahin Khan as they go over what 5G technology promises: speed, low latency, high density in terms of number of devices per square kilometer, better precision for positioning and location tracking, low power, high coverage, and significant back-end efficiencies, including new classes of services. On the other hand, you’re not going to get all of the above at the same time, or if you do, it’s going to be a very special situation. And then there are lingering questions about its health effects which will likely.
Nikolaj Vestorp, co-founder of crypto exchange MarketKoin joins the OrionX team to discuss the impact of new technologies on global financial markets. MarketKoin is a multi-purpose platform for exchanging digital assets based on cryptocurrencies. It started in Indonesia which gives it a truly global perspective on everything from regulations and policy to customer needs and trends.
The OrionX Research team welcomes special guest Dr. Max Henderson of Rigetti Computing to discuss the intersection of AI and Quantum Computing. Topics of discussion include reformulation, feature extraction, linear solvers, optimization, programming languages and development environments, quantum inspired algorithms, underlying technologies for various quantum computers, and short- and mid-term outlook for AI and quantum computing.
The OrionX Research team is back with Stephen, Shahin, and Dan going over the state of the market in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing.
Shahin and Dan review some of the most important technology advances out there, as seen at the SC17 conference. They discuss changes to the TOP500, New server chips (POWER and ARM), Liquid Cooling, and Quantum Computing. Also discussed: Y2Q, Quantum Supremacy, and Quantum-Safe cryptography.
Brian Hellman from LINBIT joins as the guest of Dan Olds and Shahin Khan to discuss our recent blog and research paper, The Cost of Data Loss and How to Avoid It. The research goes beyond traditional “outage” of resources and lookins at the value of the data that you are not collecting when there is downtime. In this podcast, the team looks at consequences of data loss, cost categories of data, and available solutions to prevent data loss.
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.
Stephen Perrenod joins Shahin and Dan to make sense of Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Bitcoin. They complete the discussion of a transaction’s journey, which they started in the last episode, and answer the common question: “can I separate Blockchain from Bitcoin?” This is the 3rd and final episode of a series that focuses on a deeper discussion of the basics of Blockchain technology.
We go through a transaction’s journey, explaining hash functions and public key cryptography along the way.
Stephen Perrenod joins Shahin and Dan to make sense of Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Bitcoin. In this first installment, they start at the beginning: the original Satoshi Nakamoto paper that started it all.
Dan and Shahin revisit the high end of the networking market, discuss what’s new, how HPI technologies stack up, and unveil the OrionX rankings of key technologies based on market, customer, and product attributes. Four OrionX research papers on this topic are available here.
David Simmons of Oracle and Peter ffoulkes of OrionX are Dan’s guests as they discuss Oracle’s strategy for Cloud in Enterprise IT. Dan Olds and Peter ffoulkes discuss the OrionX blog that instigated this episode.
In this inaugural podcast, co-hosts Dan Olds and Shahin Khan review the results of a recent “Enterprise HPC” data center survey that OrionX conducted with over 150 high tech, industrial and commercial companies. See the data and find out how these trends may impact organizations’ data center strategies.