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Artificial intelligence is now creating its own magic tricks

November 18, 2014 7:11 pm


You might not have to be a professional magician to come up with clever tricks in the near future. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed...

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Bare metal goes global in London, Hong Kong

August 6, 2014 10:36 am

World (Europe Africa)

Bare metal remains to go-to choice for companies running data-intensive applications, such as big data and analytics solutions, online gaming and mobile advertising platforms. As businesses scale their operations worldwide, the need for global availability of these applications has increased. To meet this demand, Internap’s bare metal offering is now available in our London and Hong Kong data centers.

Big data and latency-sensitive applications run better on bare metal than in traditional virtual cloud environments, as demonstrated by our customers and the latest Cloud Spectator benchmarking report. In addition to significant cost savings, the findings also show the benefits of running big data workloads on high-performance NoSQL databases such as Aerospike and Internap’s bare-metal servers. As the need for powerful, transaction-intensive applications becomes an integral part of business strategy, a high-performance infrastructure that includes bare metal can enable optimal performance.

Here are some recent articles highlighting the expanded availability of bare metal in Europe and Asia, as well as the benefits of incorporating bare metal into your hosting environment.

EnterpriseTech: Big Data Prefers Bare Metal

Recent benchmark tests by Cloud Spectator compare bare metal servers with similar high-performance virtual public cloud configurations. The findings reveal lower latency, higher throughput and more cost-efficiency, particularly for “fast big data” workloads running Aerospike’s in-memory NoSQL database on bare metal servers. The test results speak for themselves – check out the full report here.

Cloud of Data (blog): Internap joins Jungle Book song chorus

Many companies claim to offer bare metal solutions, but few are considered to be true contenders in this sector. However, according to Paul Miller’s article, bare metal may be a “bare necessity” for today’s cloud providers. Bare metal reminds us that “the ‘traditional’ virtual machine isn’t the only way to run a data centre”.

Data Center Knowledge: Internap Expands Bare-Metal Cloud Servers to London, Hong Kong Data Centers

With bare metal now available in London and Hong Kong, Internap has addressed the increased demand for globally distributed data-intensive applications. Global locations also include Amsterdam, Singapore, Dallas, New York and Santa Clara. The bare metal offering is backed by Internap’s patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology, which continuously monitors Internet performance and routes traffic along the best available path.

Download the Cloud Spectator Benchmarking Report to learn more about the benefits of running big data workloads on bare-metal servers.

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August 5, 2014 5:47 pm

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As you might have noticed, Arcade Fire have covered a region-specific song in every city they’ve visited on their current tour. They’ve covered Jane’s Addiction in Los Angeles, the Smiths in London, R.E.M. in Atlanta, and so forth. At last night’s show in Santa Barbara, California, they played Dead Kennedys“California Über Alles”, which was written about current California governor Jerry Brown. (He was governor in 1979, when the song was written, and he’s also the governor today. It’s a long story.) Watch a video below, via Consequence of Sound.


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Thurston Moore Teams With Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe for Album, Tour

August 5, 2014 5:40 pm


Photo by Jeremy Farmer

Following 2011’s Demolished Thoughts and the end of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore will release a new solo album on Matador. It’s titled The Best Day. According to a post on Sonic Youth’s website, it features collaborations with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe, and London-based musician James Sedwards. (The release date of September 23 reported on Sonic Youth’s website is incorrect. The Best Day does not currently have an announced release date.)

A few songs on The Best Day feature Samara Lubelski, John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man), and Keith Wood (Hush Arbors) from Moore’s band Chelsea Light Moving.

The post also describes the record as “Sweet, deadly and furthering the wild style TM exhibited all through Sonic Youth and beyond.” In a live clip from Portugal, below, Moore plays some of the new songs with Shelley and Sedwards. He also says the record is dedicated to his mother.

Meanwhile, Moore, Shelley, Googe, and Sedwards will tour Europe this summer and North America this fall under the name Thurston Moore Band.

Thurston Moore:

08-06 London, England – Cafe Oto *
08-07 London, England – Cafe Oto ^
08-15 Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-16 Hamburg, Germany – Dockville Festival
08-17 Berlin, Germany – Lido
08-18 Bielefeld, Germany – Forum
08-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ocii
08-21 Paredes De Coura, Portugal – Paredes De Coura Festival
08-23 Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland – For Noise Festival
08-24 Paris, France – Paris Rock en Seine
08-29 Birmingham, England – Moseley Folk Fest !
09-04-05 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-07 Toronto, Ontario – Riot Fest
09-12 Victoria, British Columbia – Rifflandia
09-14 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09-20 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Book Festival ~
10-03 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret #
10-04 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s #
10-07 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
10-08 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium #
10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #
10-11 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* with John Edwards & Adam Go??biewski
^ with Caspar Brotzmann
! with 12 String Performance
~ with Reading
# with Sebadoh


Watch Thurston Moore perform “Benediction” at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: