China’s Taichi photonic chip ushers in light-speed AI revolution

A team of researchers from Tsinghua University has unveiled a revolutionary photonic chip that could propel artificial intelligence (AI) into a new era of unprecedented speed, efficiency and capability.

A team of researchers from Tsinghua University has unveiled a revolutionary photonic chip that could propel artificial intelligence (AI) into a new era of unprecedented speed, efficiency and capability.

Dubbed 'Taichi', the light-based chip leverages integrated photonic circuits to transmit data at blistering speeds while dramatically reducing energy consumption compared to traditional electronics.

It is important to understand that the widespread growth of edge devices...

Foxconn and Nvidia to build high-tech computing facility in Taiwan

Foxconn and Nvidia to build high-tech computing facility in Taiwan

Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has unveiled plans to build a high-performance computing centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

As reported by TechNode, powering this state-of-the-art facility is the NVIDIA Blackwell platform. In a statement, Foxconn described this latest collaboration with NVIDIA as a key milestone for both the world's largest electronics manufacturing service provider and the leading AI server manufacturer in global markets, and for NVIDIA, the renowned...

AICRAFT’s edge data processing unit to enhance Korean space project

AICRAFT's edge data processing unit to enhance Korean space project

AICRAFT, an onboard computing systems maker, has landed a breakthrough agreement with European imaging company Scanway Space.

With this contract, the Munich-based startup takes on its most adventurous project to date, which spans far beyond typical computer applications. The South Australian company will provide an edge computing module designed to be integrated directly into an optical payload that can detect methane plumes in orbit. This represents a significant technological...

nLighten strengthens European presence with acquisition of seven edge datacentres

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nLighten, a digital infrastructure platform has acquired seven edge datacentres from EXA Infrastructure.

This strategic move strengthens nLighten's position in the European datacentre market and expands its footprint and service offerings across the continent. For EXA Infrastructure, the transaction allows it to focus on its extensive, owned terrestrial and subsea fibre network, and on continuing to invest in infrastructure. nLighten and EXA are portfolio companies of I Squared...

Stelia and Telehouse Europe launch revolutionary Stelia IX Solution

Stelia, a next-generation Internet carrier engineered for high-capacity native elastic connectivity services, and Telehouse Europe, a global data centre service provider, have partnered to launch Stelia's pioneering Stelia IX solution, a high-capacity Layer 3 Internet exchange service.

Stelia IX is said to revolutionise global connectivity and data exchange efficiency with Telehouse Europe as a key anchor location.

The new partnership comes at a critical juncture as IP...

SASE market hits $8.4bn for 2023 with Zscaler top of the charts

The secure access service edge (SASE) market broke the $8 billion (£6.27bn) revenue barrier in 2023, according to Dell’Oro Group – a marker the industry analyst has described as a ‘significant milestone.’

The sector topped out at $8.4bn for 2023, at a 31% growth rate. From that overall revenue marker, the SSE (secure service edge) segment of the SASE market was at more than $4bn, with the SD-WAN segment surpassing $3bn, although at a slower growth rate than the previous...

Lenovo unveils edge AI initiatives across telecoms

MWC MWC has traditionally been the telcos’ playground – and Lenovo is leaning into this with a newly announced series of edge AI collaborations with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica.

The collaborations announced in Barcelona enable the telecom providers to create and deliver a broad array of AI workloads for customers, ranging from automated deployment of edge-to-cloud AI infrastructure, networking, software, orchestration, and management.

Perhaps the most...

AWS and Siemens team up for easier industrial edge-to-cloud configuration

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the preview of AWS IoT SiteWise Edge on Siemens’ Industrial Edge marketplace to help create a more seamless experience for sending industrial equipment data to the AWS cloud.

AWS IoT SiteWise Edge is software which ‘makes it easy to collect, organise, process and monitor equipment data on-premises’, as the company puts it. It is most closely associated with the AWS Snow family of rugged devices, for extremely large and infrequently...

Kingston Technology: How data centres are evolving to meet edge use cases

Ahead of the Edge Computing Expo in London on November 30 and December 1, Edge Computing News caught up with Ann Keefe of Kingston Technology to discuss innovations in edge, customer use cases and demands, and convergence of technologies such as 5G in enabling the edge stack.

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Can you introduce yourself, your role at Kingston Technology and give a short overview of what Kingston does?

My name is Ann Keefe and I am Regional Director for UK & Ireland at...

Pulsant invests £4.5m into platformEDGE in Manchester data centre

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Pulsant, a UK data centre and edge infrastructure provider, has announced £4.5m further investment in its Manchester data centre.

The funds will expand Pulsant’s platformEDGE™ in the North West, delivering 300kW of additional IT capacity alongside upgrades to connectivity and cooling.

The Data Hall 4 expansion, to be completed in December 2023, expands the facility by 320m2 – a 30% increase. Clients will be able to access LINX peering services on site, as well as...