GPUs are increasingly being used in applications outside of graphics and have been popular for some time in both high performance computing (HPC) and machine learning. Thanks to technologies such as the CUDA parallel computing platform from NVIDIA and the Numba high performance Python compiler, the barriers to using GPUs are being lowered all the time, enabling their blistering performance to be harnessed in ever more compute-intensive applications.
Pre-built operating system image - now compatible with all Raspberry Pi models plus the LimeNET Micro - aims to make it as easy as possible to get started with software defined radio on single-board computers.
Lime Microsystem shows off the LimeNET CrowdCell with MobiledgeX, Nextcloud, and mimik and launches its technologies on the TIP Exchange while Vodafone announces plans to put its entire European infrastructure out to tender for an open RAN overhaul.
Founder Jensen Huang unveils Aerial software development kit, while telling attendees at Mobile World Congress that a new more readily reconfigurable network architecture with compute at the edge will be required for 5G to succeed.
"Those new tagged/released versions contain four months of work since the previous versions released during April 2019," explains project maintainer Harald Welte. "The primary focus was on bug-fixing and stabilisation as well as some major new features, such as inter-MSC-handover support in osmo-msc."
"This guidance is part of the Mayor’s commitment to enhance mobile and fixed connectivity in the capital. It helps end uncertainty which has stopped or slowed infrastructure being put in place across London with a new, consistent approach," says City of London chief digital officer Theo Blackwell. "At City Hall we are working to ensure we have the digital connectivity infrastructure needed through our new Connected London programme, to support Londoners in areas of poor connectivity and assist the future roll out of 5G, which will hugely benefit businesses and the public alike."
"In launching the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab, we are taking a bold new step to support and stimulate innovation through greater experimentation and a willingness to take risks," says John Giusti, chief regulatory officer at the GSMA. "The Lab will allow our team of dedicated 'technopreneurs' the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to break down the barriers to economic and social inclusion further."
"An audience poll here at the Edge Computing Congress," writes Ray Le Maistre, "showed that almost all attendees at the first morning's keynotes (almost 300 in the room -- my estimate) saw the main financial opportunity related to edge computing as being related to new revenue opportunities from new or enhanced services (rather than cost savings)" - though experts say cost savings are definitely there for the taking too.
"The initiation of ICD validates the ability of Federal and civil users to work together to share spectrum, a feat that many had claimed could not be accomplished," says Dr. Eric Schmidt. "I look forward to seeing the innovation in wireless services, business models, and technologies that this will enable."
"Any government that prices spectrum to maximise revenue now does so with full knowledge that its actions will have negative repercussions on citizens and the development of mobile services.," says GSMA's Brett Tarnutzer. "We now have clear evidence that shows by restricting the financial ability of operators to invest in mobile networks millions of consumers are suffering."