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A nonvolatile spintronics-based 50uW microcontroller unit operating at 200MHz

Photo of the fabricated microcontroller unit chip. Credit: IEEE Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a nonvolatile microcontroller unit (MCU) which achieves both high performance and ultra-low power by utilizing spintronics-based VLSI design technology. The demand for low-power, high-performance microcontroller units (MCUs) has been increasing for power-supply-critical Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensor node applications. In sensor node applications, a distributed network of sensors extracts and gathers information, which is processed by MCUs and transmitted to a cloud-based data center.…

Releasing React Hooks for React 16.8

WHAT’S NEW: We’ve released React Hooks, a powerful new way to write components and reuse code between them. React 16.8 is the first stable React release with support for Hooks. React Native will also support Hooks in its 0.59 release. Hooks are fully backward compatible and work alongside your existing code. WHY IT MATTERS: Hooks provide a way to reuse code with encapsulated state and side effects via functions. Hooks let us organize the logic inside a component into reusable isolated…

The Present and Future of Apache Hadoop: A Community Meetup at LinkedIn

Last but certainly not least, Microsoft’s Virajith Jalaparti (left) and Ashvin Agrawal (right) discussed the evolution of the “provided storage” feature in HDFS, which allows for HDFS clients to transparently access external storage systems (such as Azure Data Lake Storage or Amazon S3). They described a mechanism whereby the NameNode would “mount” an external store as part of its own namespace, and clients would be able to access the data as if it resided on HDFS itself. The DataNodes, which…

Horovod Adds Support for PySpark and Apache MXNet and Additional Features for Faster Training

This article was originally published on The LF Deep Learning Foundation Blog. Horovod, a distributed deep learning framework created by Uber, makes distributed deep learning fast and easy-to-use. Horovod improves the speed, scale, and resource allocation for training machine learning (ML) models with TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, and Apache MXNet. LF Deep Learning, a Linux Foundation project which supports and sustains open source innovation in artificial intelligence and machine learning, accepted Horovod as one of its hosted projects in December 2018.…

Don’t lead by example | Dropbox Tech Blog

This is the first in a series of posts that Dropbox Principal Engineer James Cowling has published on his personal Medium blog about technical leadership. Being a strong tech lead is very different from being a strong engineer and we thought the readers of our tech blog would find his experiences relevant and interesting. Back when I was a first-time tech lead at Dropbox I had the misfortune of juggling two intimidating responsibilities at the same time: Build a multi-exabyte…

Pyro Accepted by the LF Deep Learning Foundation as a Hosted Project

Pyro, a deep, universal probabilistic programming language created by Uber AI, was voted in by the Linux Foundation Deep Learning Technical Board as the latest incubation project to join the foundation. “We’ve already seen an uptick in contributions to Horovod since Uber contributed the project to LF Deep Learning in December of last year. It’s really exciting to see the momentum and progress by the team,” said Ibrahim Haddad, executive director of the LF Deep Learning Foundation. “We are honored…

Uber Open Source: Catching Up with Fritz Obermeyer and Noah Goodman from the Pyro Team

Over the past several years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral component of many enterprise tech stacks, facilitating faster, more efficient solutions for everything from self-driving vehicles to automated messaging platforms. On the AI spectrum, deep probabilistic programming, a discipline that combines deep neural networks with probabilistic models, has emerged as a valuable means of reasoning about large-scale datasets under uncertain conditions. Given the novelty and complexity of AI, open source is fundamental to Uber’s footprint in this arena…

Cloudflare Access now supports RDP

Last fall, the United States FBI warned organizations of an increase in attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Attackers stole sensitive data and compromised networks by taking advantage of desktops left unprotected. Like legacy VPNs, RDP configurations made work outside of the office corporate network possible by opening a hole in it. Starting today, you can use Cloudflare Access to connect over RDP without sacrificing security or performance. Access enables your team to lock down remote…

Early mutation in neutralizing antibody gives it flexibility to adapt to virus’s changes — ScienceDaily

In the quest to develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers have focused attention on identifying and targeting the region of the virus’s outer envelope where a lineage of antibodies are able to dock and neutralize the virus. But true to form with HIV, these broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, are highly complex and arise under an intricate series of events that have been difficult to trace backward to their origins and recreate. A new observation, led by researchers at the…

Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa — ScienceDaily

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease based on a compound found in nature. The research appears in the February 2019 issue of the journal Redox Biology. “Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of death in the United States,” says Senior Staff Scientist Pamela Maher, a member of Salk’s…