Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:
Data Centers Scrambling to Fill IT Skills Gap - Study finds 81 percent of IT leaders say it’s difficult to find quality candidates, and almost half don’t expect to fill an IT position within the anticipated time frame.
A Cloud for the Artificial Mind: This Data Center is Designed for Deep Learning - The explosion of deep learning software development (deep learning is the most widespread machine learning technique) is driving a growing need for specialized computing infrastructure, geared for the types of workloads required to train neural nets. These computers are similar to high-performance computing (HPC) systems scientists use and as such require lots of power and cooling capacity from the data centers that host them.
Cisco Warns of Catastrophic Clock Signal Flaw - The manufacturer says the component is currently performing normally but that it expects to see increasing product failures after the hardware units have been in use for 18 months or more.
Data Center Market Kicks Off 2017 With Flood of Acquisitions - These largely tactical moves differ from how the acquisition cadence played out in the data center market at the end of last year, when major portfolio deals dominated.
GaN is Eyeing Silicon’s Data Center Lunch - A material that’s enabling better vision in self-driving cars, a better augmented-reality experience, and wireless power, is also promising extreme energy efficiency improvements in the data center.