American Tower and IBM bring edge cloud services to enterprises for enhanced innovation

IBM has collaborated with American Tower, a global digital infrastructure provider, to accelerate the deployment of a hybrid, multi-cloud computing platform at the edge.

Through this collaboration, American Tower plans to expand its neutral-host, Access Edge Data Center ecosystem to include IBM Hybrid Cloud capabilities and Red Hat OpenShift. The two companies will work together to help clients address their evolving customer requirements and expectations around innovative...

Rob High, VP & CTO, IBM Watson, on edge computing innovation

What kind of trends have you seen developing so far this year in edge computing?

I think the most important trend is people moving from playing, testing and validating to now really moving forward into serious production engagements. 

We're seeing this in retail. We've seen this in manufacturing, although that's probably been going on a little bit longer already. But one of the key things there is that even the OT vendors, now are starting to get on board to embed...

IBM builds new AI chip for training deep learning models

IBM has created an upgraded version of its 2021 AI Telum processor to accelerate the development of industrial-scale deep learning models.

Called the Artificial Intelligence Unit (AIU), it is an application-specific integrated circuit that can run any deep learning task, from rapidly processing images to translating spoken languages.

Taking five years to research and develop, the AIU is computational processing hardware that is designed to handle AI calculations...

IBM and Bharti Airtel to deliver edge services over 5G to India

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IBM plans to work with Indian telco Bharti Airtel to bring secure edge cloud services through 5G networks to the nation’s enterprises.

The Airtel edge platform will combine IBM Cloud Satellite with Red Hat’s OpenShift technology. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest passenger car maker, already plans on using the platform to make its quality inspections faster and more accurate.

Rajesh Uppal, senior executive director of HR and IT at Maruti Suzuki, said: “At Maruti...

Airspan Networks collabs with IBM on 5G Open Ran testbed

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Airspan Networks, a 5G hardware and software solutions provider, has joined forces with IBM to collaborate on a 5G-enabled Open RAN testbed.

The testbed will be deployed across the IBM Watson IoT Centre in Munich, Germany and IBM’s Global Industry Solution Centre (GISC) in Nice, France, to demonstrate long-distance control of 5G-enabled edge computing.

The goal of the trial is to help clients across Europe develop multi-vendor solutions to meet different use case...

IBM partners with Scale Computing to deliver edge solutions at scale

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Scale Computing, a specialist in edge computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, has begun collaborating with IBM to help organisations adopt an edge computing strategy.

Scale Computing is delivering on-premises edge computing solutions for applications that are designed to be flexible and intelligent to help address high-availability and resilience.

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, ‘Why organisations are betting on edge computing:...

NASA takes microbial research to outer space with edge computing

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NASA plans to use satellites and edge computing capabilities to implement live DNA sequencing and data analysis directly on the International Space Station (ISS).

Doing so would cut the time it takes to process data by weeks as it would no longer have to be sent back and forth to Earth.

Sarah Wallace, microbiologist at the Johnson Space Centre, described this development as “a huge paradigm shift that's absolutely critical for us to be able to expand our exploration”...

Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

IBM and AT&T announce their union in 5G edge computing

IBM and AT&T have announced a union to harness the opportunities presented by 5G edge computing.

"The advancements in 5G and edge are impacting every industry, bringing the promise of enhanced experiences for consumers and new revenue opportunities for businesses," said Howard Boville, SVP of IBM Hybrid Cloud.

AT&T’s Multi-Access Edge Computing will marry IBM’s new Cloud Satellite service to enhance the capabilities of both solutions.

"Together with...