New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

Nokia and Telia building 5G edge network for Finnish gold mine

Gold Mine

Nokia is collaborating with Scandinavian mobile operator Telia, and its partner Digita, to build a 5G standalone (SA) private wireless network at the Agnico Eagle mine in northern Finland.

The Kittilä mine is the largest gold producer in Europe, containing almost 4.9 million ounces of gold in reserves that won’t be depleted until 2032. It sits 90 miles above the Arctic Circle and 550 miles north of Helsinki in the country’s Lapland region.

Nokia’s network will be...

Microsoft and AT&T launch Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta

Energy Visual

Microsoft’s plans for public edge cloud zones are one step closer to fruition with the soft-launch of its Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta, Georgia alongside partner AT&T.

Currently available as a “private preview”, enterprises with an interest in 5G edge solutions can enquire to sign up for access.

The edge zone combines AT&T’s 5G network edge capabilities with a localised version of Microsoft’s Azure cloud from one of AT&T’s data centres in...

Duke University opens AI institute for edge computing

Duke University, NC

Duke University has begun showcasing proposed research at its AI Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging Next Generation Networks, or “Athena”.

The new centre at the North Carolina university was first announced in August 2021 alongside a five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security.

Led by Duke professor of electrical and computer engineering Yiran Chen, Athena will leverage AI and edge computing technologies...

One Stop Systems unveils AI transportable server for edge deployments

One Stop Systems Rigel Edge Supercomputer

One Stop Systems, an AI solutions developer at the edge, has unveiled its new flagship AI transportable compute server, the Rigel Edge Supercomputer.

The Rigel is the first edge computer of its kind that utilises the highest-performance NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU platform with the latest NVIDIA NVLink GPU interconnect in place of traditional PCI Express GPUs.

Due to its dense form factor, the Rigel is suited for deployments in tight spaces available at the edge, such as an...

SmartCow launches edge AI camera in partnership with NVIDIA

CCTV Camera

SmartCow, an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, has launched an edge AI camera that provides real-time occupancy analytics.

Known as SmartCam, the device is designed for uses such as people counting, path tracing, and intrusion detection.

In partnership with NVIDIA, the camera was built on the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for developers to leverage AI video analytics solutions to improve...

American Tower buys CoreSite for $10bn in mobile edge expansion

Broadband communications

American Tower, the Fortune 500 communications infrastructure operator, has announced a $10.1 billion (£7.5bn) deal to buy data centre real estate company CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Through the deal, American Tower hopes to leverage CoreSite’s infrastructure to build on its own mobile edge compute offering.

American Tower CEO Tom Bartlett said: “We are in the early stages of a cloud-based, connected and globally distributed digital transformation that will evolve...

Thomas Reuters unveils edge compute corporate tax platform

Tax Calculator

Thomas Reuters, a business information services provider and global news agency, has unveiled its Indirect Tax (IDT) Determination Anywhere platform that brings edge computing to corporate tax and accounting professionals.

The Determination Anywhere platform is a patent-pending, cloud-based tax technology platform that works on top of existing infrastructure. It provides accurate and secure tax calculations for private and public cloud or on-premises setups.

Through its...

NVIDIA unveils 200 trillion operations per second edge AI accelerator

NVIDIA

NVIDIA debuted the latest version in its AI accelerator series for robotics and edge devices at its GTC event on November 9, the Jetson AGX Orin.

The new model is built on NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture and can process up to 200 trillion operations per second, six times the capacity of its predecessor.

The company's Jetson series of products are used in a diverse range of edge and AI devices for a wide variety of use cases.

NVIDIA’s VP and general manager of...

StarHub and Hewlett Packard team up for Singaporean 5G edge trial

Singapore

StarHub, one of Singapore’s major telco providers, has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) to Singaporean enterprises.

The joint offering will help enterprise and government clients move time critical workloads such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning closer to the source where customers require ultra-low latencies.

StarHub expects uptake to be popular in latency-sensitive...