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Startup MemVerge Combines Memory, Storage

Startup MemVerge Combines Memory, Storage

April 3, 2019 By King

A startup combining persistent memory and data storage has emerged from stealth mode with a platform running on chip maker Intel’s Optane architecture. MemVerge claims to have invented what it calls “memory-converged infrastructure” that eliminates barriers between memory and storage. The platform, which is based on Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory, targets machine learning, data

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Building The World’s Largest Solar Storage System

April 2, 2019 By King

Over the past year, several companies have outlined plans to build solar-and-storage systems around the world—from Australia to Arizona and to the heart of the Permian oil patch in West Texas. As battery and renewable power generation costs continue to fall, utilities aim to combine solar farms with battery storage as a way to boost

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Building The World’s Largest Solar Storage System
Italy Seen Needing Energy Storage to Deliver on Pollution Pledge

Italy Seen Needing Energy Storage to Deliver on...

April 1, 2019 By King

Italy must more than double its capacity to store electricity if it wants to slash pollution from burning fossil fuels, the head of the nation’s power transmission network said. Terna SpA Chief Executive Officer Luigi Ferraris said Italy may need as many as 6 gigawatts of storage by 2030 to balance a boom in renewables. Storage

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Your Brain Needs 1.5 MB of Storage to Master Yo...

March 31, 2019 By King

At one point we were all babbling babies, our brains producing sounds no more complicated than adorable “ahs” and “coos.” But during our early explorations, we began internalizing words and they soon began to have meaning. Now, a new study suggests that learning a language between birth and age 18 is not as effortless as

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Your Brain Needs 1.5 MB of Storage to Master Your Native Language
WhatsApp’s new dark mode: Here’s how it looks on Android

WhatsApp’s new dark mode: Here’s ho...

March 27, 2019 By King

 is joining the dark(mode) side. The Facebook-owned app is reportedly developing a dark mode for the Android version of its app. Over the past few years, WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps. A large portion of that success is thanks to WhatsApp focusing on features like end-to-end encryption. But, as more

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2019 OCP Summit Storage Highlights

March 26, 2019 By King

Digital storage is an important element in the Open Compute Project and there were many announcements and presentations focusing on digital storage at the 2019 OCP Summit. Digital storage is an important enabler of advanced applications such as machine learning training and inference accelerators for putting AI to work. We will go over some of

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2019 OCP Summit Storage Highlights
Take the sting out of self-storage rent with these money-saving tips

Take the sting out of self-storage rent with th...

March 25, 2019 By King

Nearly one in 10 households in the U.S. rents a storage unit, at an average cost of more than $1,050 yearly, industry statistics show. For those that have one, or plan to rent one, a storage unit becomes yet another recurring monthly bill that chews into family finances. If you need a storage unit, as I

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How Much Corn and Soybeans Was in Storage?

March 23, 2019 By King

USDA’s most recent Grain Stocks report indicated that at the beginning of December 2018 a record 3.74 billion bushels of soybeans and 12 billion bushels of corn were stored across the U.S. These stock levels were up 18 percent for soybeans and down 5 percent for corn relative to prior-year levels. Given marketing year average prices of

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How Much Corn and Soybeans Was in Storage?