Stanford engineers build more efficient AI chip for edge devices

Stanford University engineers have created a more efficient and flexible AI chip well suited to power AI in tiny edge devices.

The engineers’ chip, called NeuRRAM, is a novel resistive random-access memory (RRAM) chip that innovates on the way current chips process and store data.

AI functionality on tiny edge devices today is limited by the energy a battery can provide. Whilst modern AI chips process and store data in separate locations – a compute unit and a memory...

Carnegie Mellon Engineering brings orbital edge tech to nanosatellites

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) College of Engineering have received a $7 million (£5.8m) grant for their orbital edge computing initiative.

Coming from the National Science Foundation, the funding will allow the Pittsburgh-based CMU to reimagine nanosatellite capabilities by shaping them into sophisticated edge computing platforms.

CMU anticipates the initiative will build the foundation for use cases across a wide range of novel applications in...

US Naval Postgrad School to research edge technology with Microsoft

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The United States’ Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is collaborating with Microsoft to explore how commercial technologies like edge computing can be applied to challenges facing the US Navy and Marine Corps.

Nestled in California’s Silicon Valley, NPS provides graduate education on classified studies with the purpose of advancing the warfighting effectiveness of the US Navy.

Microsoft will become the school’s latest corporate partner, alongside companies such as...

Omdia: Enterprise edge services market to double in size by 2026

Global Edge Services

New market research from Informa’s Omdia predicts that revenue from the enterprise edge services market will reach $214 billion (£171bn) by 2026.

That’s more than double the current size of the market, which Omdia forecasts to reach $97 billion (£77.5bn) in 2022.

Whilst Omdia expects the global market to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4% from 2021 to 2026, North America is predicted to dominate the period with a 41% share of global...

Global spending on edge computing to grow nearly 15% in 2022

Global Perspective

Global spending on edge computing in 2022 is expected to increase 14.8% over 2021 spending to reach $176 billion (£129.5bn).

Strong growth is forecast to continue well into 2025, when spending will reach roughly $274 billion (£201.5bn) according to leading market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC’s latest 'Worldwide Edge Spending Guide' expects enterprise adoption of edge computing to facilitate the bulk of global growth.

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Three quarters of edge insiders expect more project spending in 2022

Project Planning

More than three quarters (77%) of 153 decision-makers and implementers in the edge computing industry expect to spend more on edge projects in 2022 than 2021.

The findings are part of a new ‘Edge Computing Landscape: 2021’ report sponsored by ZEDEDA, an edge orchestration company, and carried out by EMC Research.

Of the respondents, a slightly reduced 74% were confident edge spending at their organisations would increase by up to 25% this year.

Said...

Duke University opens AI institute for edge computing

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Duke University has begun showcasing proposed research at its AI Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging Next Generation Networks, or “Athena”.

The new centre at the North Carolina university was first announced in August 2021 alongside a five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security.

Led by Duke professor of electrical and computer engineering Yiran Chen, Athena will leverage AI and edge computing technologies...

AT&T unite with US Naval Postgrad School on 5G and edge solutions

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AT&T has revealed it will work alongside the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in California, researching and building 5G and edge computing solutions.

Both parties have entered into a three year collaborative research and development agreement (CRADA) that will centre around Camp Roberts, the NPS main campus and one of the schools beach labs in Monterey County.

The focus of the research will be to “explore the development of 5G and edge computing-powered sea...

ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

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Sports entertainment platform ESPN has launched its ESPN Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with technology leaders Accenture, Microsoft, and Verizon.

The centre’s aim is to explore how 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and mobile edge computing can provide new ways for fans to experience sports.

With support from the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) technology team, alongside the three aforementioned tech giants, ESPN will explore and develop...

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent government agency for the advancement of scientific research in the US, plans to fund eleven new AI-research institutes across the country.

Each institute will receive around $20 million (£14.4m) over five years from the NSF, with additional support coming from other government departments and partnered companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel.

The expansion will mean National AI Research Institutes now spread...