Sunday, March 26th, 2017

April 2016 – Ericsson is a mobile technology infrastructure provider, a global CDN and an infrastructure provider for Pay TV and OTT. In providing solutions across this space they have recognized that a major feature requested by the content providers is being able to deliver global personalized content as a service. Their major content delivery [...]

April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—David Luan from Dextro talked about developments to enable human users to address the issues of search, classification, and analysis of video. The main problem is that current classification techniques try to use keywords, metadata, and iconic images from static images for video. The biggest problem with [...]

June 17, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—A panel reviewed the issues and technologies for audio in Internet content. Sunil Bharitkar from Dolby moderated, with panelists including Tim Carroll from Linear Acoustics on Skype, Jeffery Reidmiler from Dolby, Robert Fisher from Warner Bros. and Phil Hilmes from Amazon Lab126. Bharitkar opened [...]

October 10. 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—A panel of experts from standards organizations and industry considered the issues of matching audio with the emerging 4k and 8k displays. Fred Willard from Univision moderated the panel, and panelists were Skip Pizzi from NAB, Robert Blerdt from Fraunhofer, Jeff Riedmiller from Dolby, Tim Carrol from [...]

September 15, 2014, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Jim Williams from Oracle, presented the efforts to increase storage intelligence. Smart storage exchanges information between the app and physical storage layers to optimize resource use. Unfortunately, storage abstraction and layering makes exchanging performance hints difficult, since they are not defined by any standards. The issue is [...]

September 9, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—The underlying tools and infrastructure software allow users to get high-performance storage to match to their compute and data needs. The Lustre file system allows for both enterprise and cloud configurations to support the storage requirements needed in the datacenter. The cloud version is optimized for AWS (EC2) [...]

June 18, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—The ability to deliver full 3-D audio greatly enhances the AV experience. Sunil Bharitkar from Dolby moderated this panel. Panelists were Sripal Mehta from Dolby, Roger Charlesworth from Charlesworth Media, and Philip Hilmes from Lab 126 and Amazon. Mehta opened with a short [...]

April 24, 2014, Data Storage Innovations Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Gideon Senderov from NEC described an architecture for PB/hr backup and long term archive. The needs for very high volume backup will continue to increase as more sources and mobile devices generate data. A trend in data is towards more data being non-context dependent, and now [...]

April 5, 2014, NAB, Las Vegas—A panel of content owners looked at the use of interoperability standards in their work. Howard Lukk from Disney moderated the panel, while panelists were Annie Chung from Disney, Arjun Ramamurthy from 20th Century Fox, and Bill Baggelaar from Sony. The interoperability mastering format is a new and improved implementation [...]

September 19, 2013, SNIA Analytics and Big Data Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Muthukumar Murugan from HP Storage talked about big data from a storage systems perspective. The trends and issues associated with big data call for an evolution of the whole storage paradigm. The storage concerns for big data include the obvious volume of data, the [...]