A Friday report from Re/code cited "multiple sources" in saying that most of Twitter's departments will be hit with layoffs starting next week. Those sources did not specify numbers or percentages of staff, but they did point to Twitter's plans to "restructure" its engineering staff, which may affect how the alleged firings play out in all. When asked to comment on the report, a Twitter representative told Ars that "we’re not commenting on rumor and speculation." … [Read more...] about Report: Twitter prepping for “company-wide layoffs” next week
Multi-Instance GPU (MIG) with VMs: MIG expands the performance and value of NVIDIA A100 by partitioning the GPUs in up to seven instances. Each MIG can be fully isolated with its own high-bandwidth memory, cache and compute cores. Combining MIG with vCS, enterprises can take advantage of management, monitoring and operational benefits of hypervisor-based server virtualization, running a VM on each MIG partition. Heterogeneous Profiles and OSes: With the ability to have different sized instances through MIG, heterogenous vCS profiles can be used on an A100 GPU. This allows VMs of various sizes to be run on a single A100 GPU. Additionally, with VMs running on the NVIDIA GPUs with vCS, heterogeneous operating systems can also be run on an A100 GPU, where different Linux distributions can be run simultaneously in different VMs. GPUDirect Remote Direct Memory Access: Now supported with NVIDIA vCS, GPUDirect RDMA enables network devices to directly access GPU memory, bypassing CPU host … [Read more...] about NVIDIA vGPU Software Accelerates Performance with Support for NVIDIA Ampere Architecture
"Applied learning opportunities are critical for enabling students to gain the kind of real-world experience that they can't get in the classroom," said John Tomblin, WSU Senior Vice President for Industry and Defense Programs. "This kind of professional experience is one of the things that sets WSU apart and gives our students a competitive edge in the job market." … [Read more...] about DoD’s hacking for defense taps college brainpower
Amazon puts a heavy emphasis on its Prime Video service in terms of how it offers content. It’s not the worst thing, since Prime does have an expansive library, but so does most any streaming stick. They all have access to most of the same things, save for some notable exceptions we’ll touch on later. Amazon’s obsession with feeding you Prime content, original or otherwise, is a serious hindrance to this device's usefulness and fun factor. The Fire TV Stick gives you rather low-quality content recommendations given the myriad of streaming platforms housed within, and you can tell. It favors recommending an F-list movie from Prime Video over a decent film you might actually enjoy from another platform. … [Read more...] about Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, or Roku: What’s the best streaming stick for ~$50?
That's a matter of taste and we did still very much enjoy the X100V's overall design. But Fujifilm's Accessory Kit bundle for the Fujifilm X-E4 shows that it's also not necessarily designed for the enthusiast crowd – this lets you add a thumb rest and hand grip to the camera, and brings it price closer to that of the Fujifilm X-E3's launch price. … [Read more...] about The Fujifilm X-E4 is a retro travel camera with an attractive price tag