California needs batteries. When California is on fire, it needs batteries that can keep a home, a hospital, a fire station, a senior center running longer than the four-hour standard of lithium-ion.
“What’s happened that’s brought this to bear has been the wildfires and the contingency issues we have in the PSPS (public-safety power shut-off) events,” said Mike Gravely, research program manager for the California Energy Commission.
“In November of last year over two million resident people in California were impacted by wildfire PSPS events” in which utilities shut down portions of the grid to prevent equipment from sparking fires during flammable conditions. “The average short outage was 11 hours, and some of it went as high as three to five days.”
An international team of researchers has found that carbon sequestering losses in the Amazon basin have been undermeasured due to omission of data representing losses at the edges of forests. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes using lidar to estimate the carbon sequestering abilities of trees along the edges of Amazon forests.
Prior research has shown that when part of a forest in the Amazon basin is cut down, the trees that remain at the edges of the forest are not as robust as those that are situated farther in. This is because they are more exposed to pollution, pesticides, herbicides, etc. In this new effort, the researchers noticed that the reduced sequestering abilities of such trees are not included in studies of carbon sequestering losses in
Data analytics, deep learning, and other AI/ML applications drive multi-billion-dollar flash memory market
Virtual Flash Memory Summit (FMS), the world’s premiere flash memory conference and exposition, announces a major program track on Storage for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Applications.
The new track features talks on storage strategies, model training, workloads, NVMe and logical volumes, persistent memory, software-defined architectures, and accelerating the GPU data path. It also includes panels on model scalability and long-term horizons, plus a keynote by Geoffrey Burr, Distinguished Researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center. Virtual Flash Memory Summit 2020 will be held on November 10-12 and expects to draw more than 6,000 attendees.
AI/ML applications require vast amounts of low latency, high-throughput flash storage. Cloud and enterprise data center architectures must be optimized to train deep neural networks and analyze petabyte-scale datasets, all while satisfying critical cost constraints.
Strengthens KULR’s Longstanding NASA Partnership As Company Also Advances Commercialization in Multiple Consumer Markets
SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2020 /KULR Technology Group, Inc. (OTCQB:KULR)(the “Company” or “KULR”) announces it will supply NASA with safe storage solutions for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 hybrid notebook computers used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). KULR will include a version of its passive propagation resistant Thermal Runaway Shield (TRS) technology in fireproof storage pouches, which are specifically designed to mitigate the risks of lithium-ion battery fires and explosions while accommodating the restrictive dimensions of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. The safe storage pouches will be used onboard the Orion spacecraft used to transport crews to and from the ISS and will be included in a future NASA launch.
Testing of the TRS solution within the fireproof bags demonstrated their ability to absorb enough thermal energy in the tightly
BOULDER, Colo.–(Business Wire)–A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines new utility-scale energy storage (UES) projects in terms of power capacity (MW), energy capacity (MWh), and project deployment revenue, through 2029.
UES is now considered a key component of new power system planning efforts in countries around the world. This represents a major shift from just 2 years ago when the technology was still largely considered too expensive or complex for integration into energy markets. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, through 2029, Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market overall with a cumulative 60,747.4 MW of new UES capacity, representing a compound annual growth rate of 39.4%.
“UES is a multifaceted technology capable of providing a range of grid services and improving overall power system efficiency,” says Pritil Gunjan, senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “Although the technology can provide operational cost savings
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Sep 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The report provides a detailed assessment of the ‘Global Cloud Storage Gateway Market’. This includes enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmaps, value chains, ecosystem player profiles, and strategies included. The report also presents a SWOT analysis and forecast for Cloud Storage Gateway investments from 2020 to 2025.
“The Global Cloud Storage Gateway Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.46% during the forecast period.”
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent survey conducted by Intersect360 Research measuring HPC users’ awareness of vendor offerings, satisfaction and loyalty across processors, servers, storage and cloud, DDN®, the global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management, received the highest ratings among all storage vendors for their technical capabilities, operational satisfaction and future vision. In addition, the survey found that non-current user respondents would be more likely to implement DDN solutions over any other vendor for future storage needs.
The HPC User Ratings Survey included nearly 200 respondents from 30 countries worldwide, from organizations in commercial, government and academic markets. Survey questions gauged each organization’s level of brand awareness, usage experience, impression of a vendor’s technical and operational capabilities with current solutions, promise of future technology offerings and whether the organization would use a vendor’s solutions in the next two
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jurata Thin Film, a company focused on revolutionizing how biologics are shipped and stored, is bringing to market a new technology that allows biologics and vaccines to be packaged, shipped and stored at room temperature for extended periods of time. The first-of-its-kind technology enables up to 500 doses of vaccine to be placed on a single wafer-thin, 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of film, weighing one-hundredth of a pound (5g).
Known as MSI-TX Thin Film™, the technology represents a fundamental shift in biologic packaging and storage technology that removes the need for specialized storage containers and -80º C (-140º F) freezers that today are required to ship and store biologics.
MSI-TX Thin Film also removes the dependency on mass quantities of glass vials (currently in short supply) and removes virtually all distribution limitations. If the biopharma industry embraces and successfully integrates the
Rumors suggest Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event will be held on October 13, with the more affordable 5.4 and 6.1-inch devices set to ship out ahead of the more expensive 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro devices, and this morning hit-and-miss leaker Jon Prosser has further committed to that date by providing alleged details on Apple’s first shipment of finalized iPhone 12 units.
Prosser claims the initial shipment of iPhone 12 units will go out to distributors on October 5 in advance of the launch event, and this will include the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 “mini” – which he says is “definitely the final marketing name” – and the lower end 6.1-inch iPhone 12 model. Prosser asserts that the two higher-end Pro models will be announced at the same event but will ship later in November.
Prosser also claims that the more affordable models will come in 64, 128, and 256GB storage capacities,
Xbox Series X and Series S are coming in November, and Microsoft has taken the wraps off of the full tech specs. That includes the 1TB SSD that will store your games on Xbox Series X, but as usual for game consoles, not every bit of that storage space will actually be usable.
In GameSpot’s Xbox Series X hands-on preview, Michael Higham confirmed that the usable space in the SSD is 802GB. That roughly cuts your usable space by 1/5 right from the start.
You also might need at least some space to facilitate the Quick Resume feature since it appears to need space to store those files from RAM. Microsoft’s Jason Ronald previously said in a storage primer that the feature keeps the game state data as a persistent file on the internal SSD.
The Xbox Series S comes with a 512GB SSD, which will also likely have less