Improving the Accuracy of Domain-Specific Information of Large Language Models With Ben Young

Ben Young’s Ignite Talk at Edge Field Day delved into the challenges of large language models (LLMs) and introduced a potential solution through retrieval-augmented generation (RAG). Using RAG, Young crafted a chatbot that leverages the Veeam knowledge base to accurately deliver domain-specific information without the need for retraining. His work demonstrated how this AI framework can fine-tune LLM responses, ensuring accuracy and up-to-dateness by incorporating external context and authoritative data sources. Give the article a read at Gestalt IT and watch the Ignite Talk here on the Tech Field Day website.

Edge Field Day: The Value of High-Density Storage at the Edge

Discover the transformative potential of high-density storage at the edge through this series of Edge Field Day videos presented by Solidigm. Roger Corell, Jeniece Wnorowski, and Tahmid Rahman draw upon their extensive backgrounds in data center storage solutions to illuminate the advantages and applications of Solidigm’s cutting-edge SSD innovations. With a focus on product positioning and real-world integration, these presentations provide a deep dive into how high-density storage is reshaping data management at the network edge.

Aligning IT and Security to Drive Long-Term Organizational Success, With Brian Knudtson

At a recent Field Day event, Brian Knudtson took the stage for a talk highlighting the need to align IT and security teams to foster long-term organizational success amidst the evolving cybersecurity landscape. He addressed the cultural divide where IT is seen as the opener of paths and security as the so-called “Department of No,” emphasizing that a united approach is necessary to enable business continuity and stave off threats. Knudtson proposed practical steps for collaboration, such as using backup infrastructure data for security purposes and sharing threat intelligence swiftly between teams to reduce the impact of cyber incidents.

Overcoming Cognitive Biases Standing in the Way of Professional Success With AI

In this Ignite Talk article from the Edge Field Day event, Sulagna Saha reviews Jim Czuprynski’s presentation on the use of generative AI to overcome human bias. Czuprynski and his team has designed an AI tool that can predict career paths for IT professionals with 92% accuracy. Read about it at Gestalt IT, or watch the presentations here at the Tech Field Day website.

Miscreants in Action: Edge Computing (Or Something)

John Osman recaps his experience as a delegate at Edge Field Day. Despite engaging discussions and presentations from Solidigm, StorMagic, and NodeWeaver, he admits to remaining unclear on the precise definition of Edge Computing, expressing that it may be too vast and varied to reduce to a strict definition. Ultimately, the author settles on the understanding of Edge Computing as an optimization strategy that involves distributed computing, recognizing the breadth of its applications.

Solidigm QLC SSD’s Proven Reliability, Performance and Density Perfect for Challenging Edge Computing Environments

Ben Young explores Solidigm’s QLC SSDs, praising their performance, reliability, and density as ideal for challenging edge computing environments. Amid an AI and IoT revolution that has data generation ballooning, he notes Solidigm’s industry-leading range of devices and impressive performance stats as a potent solution. Young emphasizes the particular value these drives offer in edge environments with heavy storage requirements, but also advocates their applicability for any data-intensive application, whether at the edge or in the data center.

Exciting Innovation Is Happening at the Edge

Brian Knudtson emphasizes the growing innovation within the Edge sector of the IT industry, illustrated by the advancements showcased at Edge Field Day 2. Companies like Solidigm, StorMagic and NodeWeaver are developing impressive solutions for storage and deployment at the Edge, each with their unique approaches and functionalities. The author anticipates the lessons learned from the technological innovations for extreme use cases at the Edge will eventually influence the core data center and cloud sectors.

Controlling Far-Flung Edges: StorMagic Edge Control

Jim Czuprynski introduces StorMagic’s new tool, Edge Control, a user-friendly and affordable solution for managing and configuring storage and hardware in edge computing environments. The tool stands out for its straightforward UI, allowing easy identification, configuration, and updating of storage devices, VMs, and other hardware. He encourages readers to check out the provided video links for a closer look at Edge Control’s capabilities.

Generative AI – Risks and Rewards With Gina Rosenthal

In this article, Sulagna Saha outlines Gina Rosenthal’s thoughts on the societal and environmental impacts of generative AI. The hype around generative AI has made it apparent that the technology holds great promises, but not enough people know about its downsides. Read the article at Gestalt IT or watch the Ignite Talk from the recent Edge Field Day event on the Tech Field Day website.

Design Edge Infrastructure With NodeWeaver

In this LinkedIn post, Gina Rosenthal gives an overview of NodeWeaver’s presentations and demos at Edge Field Day 2. NodeWeaver introduced their platform, designed to behave like a public cloud, hiding hardware intricacies and making it easier for users to manage edge infrastructure. The article further delves into how NodeWeaver automates tedious specifics of deploying, managing, and operating edge compute infrastructure and concludes with how it simplifies day-to-day operational tasks as well.

Navigating Data Security at the Edge

Security is one of the most debated areas in edge computing. In this delegate roundtable recorded at the recent Edge Field Day event, the panel uncovers the risks and security limitations of edge sites. Watch the roundtable or read the article at Gestalt IT that talks about navigating these risks.

Solidigm SSD Form Factors – Small, but Mighty

Solidigm presented their wafer-thin SSD form factors at the recent Edge Field Day event. The drives pack unprecedented power and performance within the smallest footprint. Read about them at Gestalt IT, or watch the presentations here on the site.

Edge of Tomorrow: Tech Field Day EFD #2

Reflecting on his experience as a delegate for Gestalt IT’s Edge Field Day event, Jim Czuprynski speaks to the exponential evolution of edge computing. Three vendors presented diverse solutions to edge computing challenges, with key topics including growing analytics at the edge, maintaining communication between nodes in small-scale settings, and managing edge computing devices. The firsthand experience at the event offered plentiful insights into the realities and future prospects of edge computing technologies.

Edge Computing

In Peter Welcher’s recent NetCraftsmen article, the focus is on the increased attention and importance of Edge (Computing, Networking, Security, etc.). Breaching the significance of latency, cost factors, and reliability in Edge, the article underscores how automation is a key enabler while addressing challenges such as data management, security, and scale. It emphasizes that Edge is not just a trend but a natural progression in computing and networking, inherently equipped to handle current and future needs in the tech landscape.

Hands-Off Management at the Edge With NodeWeaver

The only companies that stand a chance in the edge race are the ones that have the smartest solutions in their toolbox. NodeWeaver, with a proven record of leveling challenges and complexities at the edge, is easily the sharpest tool out there. Watch the demo from the recent Edge Field Day event here on the site, or read the review at Gestalt IT.

NodeWeaver: Pioneering Edge Computing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges

In this LinkedIn article, Stephen Foskett explores the innovative software-defined edge operating platform developed by NodeWeaver. With compelling features such as adaptability across various hardware and edge locations, and a focus on long-term management and maintenance of edge clusters, NodeWeaver is raising the bar for edge computing solutions. Known for successful deployments under budget and on time, the platform’s versatility, scalability, operational excellence, and security make it a strong contender in the evolving edge computing landscape.

Building Future-Ready Micro-Datacenters at the Edge With StorMagic SvSAN

Edge sites of small and medium businesses are in need reinforcement. To make them adaptable to the emerging trends and growing demands, StorMagic presents SvSAN. A virtual SAN solution, SvSAN provides small outfits a specialized edge infrastructure that is resilient and powerful, yet low-cost. Watch HPE and StorMagic demo it live at the recent Edge Field Day event, or read about it at Gestalt IT.

NodeWeaver at Edge Field Day 2

In a detailed article about Edge Field Day, Ned Bellavance highlights a presentation from NodeWeaver on their edge solution. NodeWeaver is an operating system designed to sit between hardware and the orchestration layer, which supports a myriad of hardware and operates on a small device footprint. Particularly emphasizing NodeWeaver’s zero-touch deployment method, the article suggests that the solution could be beneficial not only for the emerging edge, but potentially in standard data centers as well.

The Present and Future of Edge at Edge Field Day 2

The second Edge Field Day, scheduled for October 4th and 5th, will feature presentations from StorMagic and HPE, NodeWeaver, and Solidigm. The event, which will stream live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website, kicks off with a delegate roundtable discussion on the latest developments in Edge Computing, followed by various presentations touching on high-density storage, AI inferencing, and zero-touch provisioning. To engage with the event, view it live or watch recorded sessions on the Tech Field Day YouTube channel, and follow the conversation on LinkedIn or X/Twitter using #EFD2.