• Sony and Google have partnered to release OpenCue: an open source, high-performance render manager specifically built for the needs of the visual effects and animation industry. OpenCue has been used internally at Sony for many years where they used it in their on-premise data centers to scale up to over 150,000 cores. Sony and Google […]

  • The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of LF Edge: “an umbrella organization to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.“ The projects include Akraino Edge Stack – an open source software stack for high-availability cloud services. EdgeX Foundry – a common framework for IoT edge computing. […]

  • Four years after it’s founding, Confluent, a company that provides enterprise services based on Apache Kafka, has reached a valuation of $2.5B with annual bookings in excess of $100M. This makes it possible the 2nd open source company after Red Hat to reach a $1B valuation. Confluent specializes in providing data processing for companies with […]

  • Amazon has announced the release of a new project Neo-AI, which seeks to optimize the performance of machine learning models for a wide range of platforms. This work is based on SageMaker Neo, a platform to optimize ML models for specific deployment targets. The motivation for this is to provide ML capabilities to edge devices […]

  • The US National Security Agency has announced they will release GHIDRA, an open source reverse engineering tool, at an upcoming RSA security conference this Spring. GHIDRA is a disassembler that breaks down executable binaries into human-readable assembly code. The NSA first started work on this software in the 2000’s and has been sharing it with […]

  • Damn Vulnerable Serverless Application (DVSA) is a new open source tool from Protego: a company that provides security services for serverless applications. Details from technical.ly: The idea is to allow organizations and devs train in securing serverless environments, and provide security professionals a place to test their skills and tools. The testing application includes cloud […]

  • Baidu has released OpenEdge: an edge computing platform targeted at IoT devices. This is part of their strategy to increase adoption of the Baidu Intelligent Edge platform, a paid cloud service from the company. Read more at Silicon Angle. View the source code on GitHub.

  • OpenEMR is an open source electronic health records and medical practice management solution that is widely used in healthcare around the globe. Researchers from Project Insecurity recently uncovered a number of security vulnerabilities including one that allowed attackers to bypass the login page by modifying the URL, potentially exposing patient data. Upon initial glance, this […]