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Intel launches DevCloud for edge AI prototyping with OpenVINO

Intel today announced the launch of the Edge AI DevCloud, a way to prototype and test AI with the OpenVINO toolkit for edge devices like drones and cameras. Developers can use existing tools and frameworks to test and optimize models in OpenVINO for Intel hardware like CPUs or FPGAs for free.

OpenVINO supports a range of machine learning accelerators from CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs to the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick. The toolkit was updated earlier this year to extend beyond computer vision applications and support voice and NLP models.

[Source: VentureBeat]

Big believer in government open source? Help with an open task on code.gov

Want to collaborate on government open source code projects? Don’t forget about code.gov. Technologists who want to support the various missions of the federal government need not take on a full-time role to contribute. The General Services Administration‘s lead for code.gov, Karen Trebon, gave a shoutout to the site’s “open tasks” tab during a panel at the Red Hat Government Summit on Tuesday.

Code.gov currently lists 48 open tasks at agencies as divergent as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Defense, GSA and more.

[Source: FedScoop]

Sonatype Delivers Premium Open Source Controls to GitHub Users

Sonatype, the company that scales DevOps through open source governance and software supply chain automation, today announced new integrations that strengthen GitHub with premium open source governance and dependency management controls.

Nexus Lifecycle customers can now automatically enforce their policies and view expert remediation guidance directly in GitHub Actions. Sonatypes unparalleled open source data enables developers to know with extreme confidence, if a component is vulnerable without leaving their environment. Nexus now supports 42 programming languages and package formats.

[Source: DevOps.com]

Canonical Announces Ubuntu Updates to Mitigate Latest Intel Vulnerabilities

Following on the footsteps of Red Hat, Canonical also announced today that it has prepared updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases to mitigate the latest Intel CPU security vulnerabilities.

As we reported earlier, Intel announced today that several new security vulnerabilities are affecting various of its Intel CPU microarchitectures, as well as associated GPUs. These vulnerabilities are known as TSX Asynchronous Abort (CVE-2019-11135), Intel Processor Machine Check Error (CVE-2018-12207), and Intel i915 graphics hardware vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-0155, CVE-2019-0154).

[Source: Softpedia]

Redis Labs Leverages Kubernetes to Automate Database Recovery

Redis Labs today announced it has enhanced the Operator software for deploying its database on Kubernetes clusters to include an automatic cluster recovery that enables customers to manage a stateful service as if it were stateless. Announced at Redis Day, the latest version of Kubernetes Operator for Redis Enterprise makes it possible to spin up a new instance of a Redis database in minutes.

Howard Ting, chief marketing officer for Redis Labs, says as Kubernetes has continued to gain traction, it became apparent that IT organizations need tools to provision Redis Enterprise for Kubernetes clusters.

[Source: Container Journal]

Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise Business

In an expected move Mirantis today announced that it’s acquiring the enterprise business unit of Docker, one of the most lucrative pieces of Docker Inc. While Docker technologies have been pivotal to the digital transformation of companies and also disrupted the IT industry, as a company it didn’t enjoy the same success. The company tried to bring in new CEOs to turn it profitable, but it didn’t work out as expected.
Source: TFiR

Red Hat Responds to ZombieLoad v2 Security Vulnerabilities Affecting Intel CPUs

Red Hat has reported a series of three new security vulnerabilities affecting the Intel CPU microarchitecture, but which have been already patched in the Linux kernel. The three new security vulnerabilities are CVE-2018-12207 (Machine Check Error on Page Size Change), CVE-2019-11135 (TSX Asynchronous Abort), as well as CVE-2019-0155 and CVE-2019-0154 (i915 graphics driver-related vulnerabilities). These are marked by Red Hat Security team as having an important and moderate security impact, which could allow attacker to gain read access to sensitive data, and which affects all supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
[Source: Softpedia]

Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat and Fastly today announced the launch of the Bytecode Alliance, a new open-source group that focuses on “creating new software foundations, building on standards such as WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI).”

Mozilla has long championed WebAssembly, the open standard that allows browsers to execute compiled programs in the browser. This allows developers to write their applications in languages like C, C++ and Rust and have those programs execute at native speed, all without having to rely on JavaScript, which would take much longer to parse and execute, especially on mobile devices.

[Source: TechCrunch]

Aqua Security Acquires CloudSploit

Aqua Security has expanded into cloud security posture management (CSPM) with the acquisition of CloudSploit. CloudSploit is the second open source investment by Aqua since August, when the company announced its acquisition of Trivy Vulnerability Scanner. With the addition of CloudSploit and VM Security, Aqua’s customers can effectively manage risk and protect against threats for their multi-cloud environments across the full application stack. Aqua said it has also added new capabilities to its Cloud Native Security Platform (CSP), deepening protection of virtual machines.

[Source: TFiR]

Huobi’s ‘Regulator-Friendly’ Blockchain goes Open Source

Huobi Chain, the regulator-facing public blockchain of exchange Huobi Group, is now open source and publicly available to all developers on GitHub, the firm said Tuesday. Nervos, a blockchain development startup, is providing part of the technical infrastructure for the project.

The firms are developing pluggable components for the network that could enable regulators to supervise contract deployments, asset holdings and transfers, as well as the enforcement of anti money laundering regulations, Bo Wang, a Nervos researcher, told CoinDesk.

[Source: CoinDesk]