Just like in "Batteries Not Included," magical new hardware often drops in when you least expect it - zooming in and changing the game like some friendly alien life form. But that tech is years (and billions of dollars) in development, and getting the software stack to embrace new architectures and hardware is notoriously difficult. The fast pace of today's open source world, combined with further abstraction from the hardware, seems to make that even harder.
With the new data center-class chips bubbling up from the giant Arm ecosystem, Google creating things like the Tensor Processing Unit and Titan, and acronyms like GPU, FPGA, and SoC filling the air, we ask: is hardware the next innovation layer? Should the software world care more about it?
Hardware geeks! Software geeks! Come one come all! While you much on pancakes and check out a table full of cool gear from OSS vendors, Alex Williams will ask panelists from Red Hat, Microsoft, Comcast, Packet and IDC what's the scoop.
Please note, this event can only accommodate 100 attendees. Please arrive early to secure your seat!
√ Alex Williams, The New Stack, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
√ Joab Jackson, The New Stack, Managing Editor
√ Chris Wright, Red Hat, VP & Chief Technologist, Office of Technology
√ Aaron Welch, Packet, SVP Packet
√ Ashley McNamara, Microsoft, Principal Developer Advocate
√ Nithya Ruff, Comcast, Open Source Practice & The Linux Foundation, Director of Board of Directors
√ Al Gillen, IDC, analyst & Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source