Eclipse Foundation IoT developer survey: Edge analysis and highlights

The Eclipse Foundation's latest IoT developer survey has explored edge computing trends for the first time - with interesting results.

The study, which polled more than 1650 respondents from various industries and organisations, is also aimed at improving the foundation's Edge Native Working Group, looking at delivering open source edge platforms.

Artificial intelligence was reported as the most frequent edge workload, cited by 30% of those polled. Control logic (29%),...

Verizon and Microsoft partner up to accelerate 5G edge computing

Verizon has inked a partnership with Microsoft to help accelerate the deployment of 5G edge applications.

The carrier will integrate Azure edge services into its onsite 5G Edge network to enable ultra-low latency. Verizon and Microsoft’s collaboration aims to open up new possibilities in areas like augmented/virtual reality, computer vision, and digital twins.

“We have built a network that provides real-world, 5G-enabled solutions today,” said Rima Qureshi, EVP and...

Edge computing global spend to hit $250 billion by 2024, says IDC

Global spending on edge computing will hit $250 billion (£193.2bn) by 2024, according to IDC, led by a future of 'extraordinary value and opportunity.'

According to IDC's nascent Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, the market as defined will see a CAGR of 12.5% between the 2019 and 2024 forecast period.

Of that figure, the services market - taking into account professional and provisioned services - will account for almost half (46.2%) of all edge spending by 2024. Hardware...

AI at the edge: Omdia notes five key factors to consider

One of the most important potential areas for edge computing is the impact on artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge - and a new report from Omdia explores five key areas of growth.

The analyst firm's paper, titled 'Connecting the Dots: AI at the Edge', noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the main drivers for 'AI-at-the-edge', yet a number of different applications across multiple vertical market also apply.

The report noted five factors that would shape...

AI chipmaker Hailo releases new form factors to fit more edge devices

Hailo wants to bring its groundbreaking AI chips to more edge devices with the release of new form factors.

The company’s AI modules offer unparalleled performance with up to 26 tera operations per second (TOPS).

In common neural network benchmarks, the Hailo-8 AI Acceleration Module outperforms Intel's Myriad-X by 26x and Google's Edge TPUs by 13x Frames Per Second (FPS) on average:

Hailo’s M.2 and PCI Express Mini Card modules now include the Hailo-8...

Akamai helps developers to build microservices at the edge

Akamai’s latest platform update helps developers to build innovative microservices at the edge.

The company is known for running one of the world’s largest Content Delivery Networks (CDN) but has recognised a shift to a “builder culture” from its customers which has led it to double-down on its edge computing solutions.

While edge computing is gaining traction due to exciting new advancements in areas like AI and the IoT, Akamai has technically been a player for...

ARK tests edge caching over next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0

Broadcast company ARK Multicasting has tested edge caching of video content over next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0.

ATSC 3.0 is the latest standard from the Advanced Television Systems Committee which determines how TV signals are broadcast and interpreted.

The benefits of ATSC 3.0 for consumers include improved reception, 4K UHD resolution, HDR, and Dolby Atmos support⁠—all over-the-air.

Madeleine Noland, President of the ATSC, said:

“It’s very...

Verizon and Cisco use edge 5G to improve entertainment venues

Verizon and Cisco will use 5G at the edge to make venues better and safer as fans begin to return.

COVID-19 halted the physical events industry. As venues begin to reopen, major changes will be necessary to ensure visitors are safe including things such as contactless physical access, crowd management, and seamless payments.

The partners’ solution will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband with mobile edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Aamir Hussain, SVP...

Maxim Integrated enables AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices

The latest chip from Maxim Integrated provides support for AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices.

Maxim Integrated’s new MAX78000 chip promises support for executing AI inferences at less than 1/100th the energy of software solutions. Such power-efficiency is vital for IoT devices which may have to last years before their batteries are replaced.

Kris Ardis, Executive Director for the Micros, Security, and Software Business Unit at Maxim Integrated,...

Schneider Electric, StorMagic and HPE team up for ‘edge in a box’ data centre

Schneider Electric, alongside partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), have announced the launch of an 'edge in a box' offering for systems specifically designed for edge computing environments.

The joint solution utilises Schneider Electric's 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, StorMagic's SvSAN software and HPE's ProLiant servers, and can be customised through a global network of channel partners.

Potential use cases include supermarkets and...