ZeRO & DeepSpeed: Enabling models with over 100 Billion Parametrs.

An open source library released by Microsoft; called DeepSpeed, greatly advances model training for very large models consisting of more than 100 Billion Parameters. Deep Speed improves four aspects: Scale: up to 10x bigger Speed: Up to 5x faster Cost: 5x reduction in cost Usability: Low code impact. Please follow the link at the Microsoft Research Blog.

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support Announcement.

On January 14, 2020, the servers reached End of Support. No more security updates will be available, putting any still running server installations at risk. One of the available options is to migrate to Azure, including porting your existing licenses. Please see the full announcement and available options at Microsoft Windows Server Blog.

Enhancing Security on your Synology NAS.

Synology recently published five ways to improve your security and data privacy on its NAS devices. Client-Side Encryption Private Surveillance storage, locally to your NAS. DNS over HTTP’s. Every request sent over an encrypted connection Enable Multiple SSL certificates on you NAS, now including Let’s Encrypt Support VPN Plus son selected Synology routers. Synology’s Security advisor runs a check-up of … Read More

Synology Releases SA3600 2U Rackmount Server

With a 12-Cre CPU and support for high-speed networks, the SA3600 is an ideal solution for environments that need elastic and quickly expandable solutions with very low cost of ownership. Its main specifications are: Xeon D-1567 12 Core CPU 16 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM up to 128GB Storage scalable for up to 180 SAS drives Network expandable for up to … Read More

Steve Jurvetson at the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast.

Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist, new industry formation, 100 billion dollars in value creation, Board of Tesla, Space X. Formerly at Apple, Next, HP. He was a guest on episode 404. “Every industry in our planet is going to become an information business, I think that is an important statement, every industry” … “it will become eventually an … Read More