스마일서브, AMD 라데온 그래픽카드 장착한 GPU 클라우드 서비스 출시

스마일서브, AMD 라데온 그래픽카드 장착한 GPU 클라우드 서비스 출시

최근 인공지능(AI) 발전으로 인터넷 데이터 센터의 GPU(Graphics Processing Unit) 컴퓨팅 수요는 꾸준히 증가하고 있다. GPU는 게임이나 CAD 등의 3차원 그래픽 벡터값을 계산하는 수준을 벗어나 공학 혹은 우주과학, 생명과학, 자원 탐사 등의 슈퍼컴퓨터로서의 연산을 넘어 요즘은 기계나 서비스 개발에 필요한 연산 장치로 주목 받는 추세다. 하지만 GPU 연산에 필요한 소프트웨어 대부분은 엔비디아(NVIDIA) 사의 스트림 프로세서인 CUDA(Compute Unified Device Architecture) API를 기반으로 개발되고 있어 결국 그래픽 카드 제조 업계에선 엔비디아가 독점 상황이다. 엔비디아는 지난 2017년 12월 20일 자로 자사 지포스 소프트웨어 라이선스 사용을 데이터센터에서는 고가의 기업용 그래픽 카드 사용으로 한정하고, 일반적인 게임용 그래픽카드는 블록체인 용도 외에 사용을 금지했다. 이런 이유로 월 수백만 수준에 이르는 고가의 GPU 컴퓨팅 서비스는 다수 인터넷 기업에게 많은 부담이 되어 있다. 장착한 GPU는 Vega64와 VII 두 제품으로 윈도우즈 서버 2019와 리눅스 우분투 기반의 운영체제에 구글의 AI 학습 라이브러리인 텐서플로우 ROCm 개방형 소프트웨어 플랫폼 1.13.4 버전을 더해 제공한다. 이 서비스를 개발한 이경헌 제 2 연구소 소장은 “라데온 GPU의 연산은 오픈소스인 OPEN CL API를 기반으로 하는데 최근 OPEN CL이 엔비디아의 CUDA 성능을 충분히 따라잡은 상태며, 기존 자사 엔비디아 GPU 계열의 CUDA API와 달리 오픈 소스 프로젝트 기반이라 데이터센터에서 사용 제약이 없어 동영상 인코딩이나 인공지능 학습, 과학 연산 등에서 라이선스 부담 없이 저렴한 GPU를 사용할 수 있다”고 말했다. 이어 김찬석 서비스 기획팀장은 “OPEN CL API는 엔비디아 CUDA에 비해 라이브러리가 부족하지만, 꾸준히 업데이트되는 오픈 소스 프로젝트 중 하나로 AMD뿐 아니라 인텔, 애플 등 다양한 하드웨어 그룹에서 OPEN CL을 적극적으로 지원하고 있다”며 “우리 서비스는 고객에게 저렴하고 다양한 선택의 기회를 제공하기 위해 자사 서비스에 엔비디아, 에이엠디, 인텔 등의 GPU 클라우드 서비스를 출시할 예정이다. 스마일서브는 OPEN CL 기반의 서비스를 좀 더 다양하게 개발하고 지원하는 업체가 될 것이다”고 말했다. 스마일서브는 최근 정부 기관 클라우드 보안 인증 CSAP(클라우드 서비스 보안 인증)을 획득하고 공공 클라우드를 공급하기 시작한 서버 클라우드 전문 여성 기업으로, 데이터센터부터 서버와 클라우드까지 IaaS에 필요한 모든 기술과 솔루션을 직접 집약하여 만든 가격 파괴형 클라우드 서비스인 아이윈브이(iwinv)와 베어메탈 클라우드 서비스인 클라우드브이(CLOUDV) 서비스를 운영하고 있다. [테크수다 Techsuda]
Source: 스마일서브, AMD 라데온 그래픽카드 장착한 GPU 클라우드 서비스 출시

Empowering Generations of Digital Natives

Empowering Generations of Digital Natives

Technology is changing faster each year. Digital literacy can vary between ages but there are lots of ways different generations can work together and empower each as digital citizens. No matter whether you’re a parent or caregiver, teacher or mentor, it’s hard to know the best way to teach younger generations the skills needed to be an excellent digital citizen. If you’re not confident about your own tech skills, you may wonder how you can help younger generations become savvy digital citizens. But using technology responsibly is about more than just technical skills. By collaborating across generations, you can also strengthen all your family members’ skills, and offer a shared understanding of what the internet can provide and how to use it to help your neighborhoods and wider society.  Taking Gen Z Beyond Digital Savvy Open up the dialogue Even if you’re not fully confident in your own tech skills, you can help develop digital citizenship skills in others. If you feel comfortable during everyday conversation, you could describe a tech situation you have come across and ask family members if they have ever experienced something similar. You can give them a chance to share how they handled it or how it made them feel. This can help encourage them to think critically and to react with empathy. And being asked for advice can make them feel appreciated and empowered. But opening up the conversation can also be as simple as asking if they’ve seen anything online lately that they found interesting or wanted to talk about. Share access to free and affordable training Open source content management systems have made online publishing accessible to a more diverse group of people. Dozens of content platforms offer hands-on training at no or low cost. WordPress.tv, LinkedIn Learning, and others have low-cost video libraries with thousands of recorded talks and workshops and the WordPress Training team have excellent downloadable lesson plans and materials. These platforms not only feature content that helps develop tech and content creation skills but also content around ethics, diversity and community building.   Find a sense of community and belonging One of the disadvantages of increased digitalization is that younger generations and us all may spend less time hanging out in-person. Digital time spent with others is no replacement for in-person interactions. The awareness and mutual understanding which comes from back and forth interaction is needed for positive interpersonal…
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WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate

WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.3 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12, 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option)Or download the release candidate here (zip). What’s in WordPress 5.3? WordPress 5.3 expands and refines the Block Editor introduced in WordPress 5.0 with new blocks, more intuitive interactions, and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers complete control over the look of a site. This release also introduces the Twenty Twenty theme giving the user more design flexibility and integration with the Block Editor. In addition, WordPress 5.3 allows developers to work with dates and timezones in a more reliable way and prepares the software to work with PHP 7.4 to be release later this year. Plugin and Theme Developers Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.3 and update the Tested up to version in the readme file to 5.3. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release. The WordPress 5.3 Field Guide will be published within the next 24 hours with a more detailed dive into the major changes. How to Help Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages! This release also marks the hard string freeze point of the 5.3 release schedule. If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.
Source: WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate

Responsible Participation In Online Communities

Responsible Participation In Online Communities

In our first article in this series, we highlighted the WordPress mission to democratize publishing. WordPress introduced a tool to independent and small publishers who did not have the resources of the larger publishing platforms. Access to a free content management system to create websites has empowered thousands of people to find their voice online. People have been able to share their enthusiasm for hobbies, causes, products and much more. Through these different voices, we can encourage understanding, spark creativity, and create environments where collaboration can happen. But as we build more digital communities, it’s easy to forget that online safety is a group effort. Digital literacy is also part of being a good digital citizen, but it’s more than just being able to do basic actions with your mobile device. Digital literacy refers to the range of skills needed to do online research, set up web accounts, and find solutions for fixing devices among other things. But to be able to enjoy more of the digital world safely and responsibly – to be a good digital citizen – we need to be able to:  navigate vast amounts of information without getting overwhelmed;evaluate a variety of perspectives;connect with people with respect and empathy;create, curate and share information. We will need our offline analytical and social skills to make that happen.  Here’s some best practices our community members have shared! Online or offline, let empathy be your compass The hardest part about all of this is the anonymity of online interactions. Without that face-to-face feedback of saying something mean to another person’s face, it’s easy to upset the people you’re trying to communicate with. In our daily lives in the offline world, comments may be more tempered and slow to anger  in disagreements. Visual cues will help us determine how a remark is perceived. That, in turn, helps us adjust our behaviour Action, reaction, it’s how we learn best. Online, however, the experience is different. A keyboard does not protest if we type angry, hate-filled messages. A screen does not show any signs of being hurt. The lack of physical human presence combined with the anonymity of online alter-egos can be a formula for disrespectful and unfriendly behavior. It is good to remind ourselves that behind the avatars, nicknames and handles are real people. The same empathy we display in our in-person interactions should apply online as well. Critically evaluate your…
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WordPress 5.2.4 Security Release

WordPress 5.2.4 Security Release

WordPress 5.2.4 is now available! This security release fixes 6 security issues.WordPress versions 5.2.3 and earlier are affected by these bugs, which are fixed in version 5.2.4. Updated versions of WordPress 5.1 and earlier are also available for any users who have not yet updated to 5.2. Security Updates Props to Evan Ricafort for finding an issue where stored XSS (cross-site scripting) could be added via the Customizer.Props to J.D. Grimes who found and disclosed a method of viewing unauthenticated posts.Props to Weston Ruter for finding a way to create a stored XSS to inject Javascript into style tags.Props to David Newman for highlighting a method to poison the cache of JSON GET requests via the Vary: Origin header.Props to Eugene Kolodenker who found a server-side request forgery in the way that URLs are validated.Props to Ben Bidner of the WordPress Security Team who discovered issues related to referrer validation in the admin. Thank you to all of the reporters for privately disclosing the vulnerabilities, which gave us time to fix them before WordPress sites could be attacked. For more info, browse the full list of changes on Trac or check out the Version 5.2.4 documentation page.WordPress 5.2.4 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.3.You can download WordPress 5.2.4 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. Sites that support automatic background updates have already started to update automatically.In addition to the security researchers mentioned above, thank you to everyone who contributed to WordPress 5.2.4: Aaron D. Campbell, darthhexx, David Binovec, Jonathan Desrosiers, Ian Dunn, Jeff Paul, Nick Daugherty, Konstantin Obenland, Peter Wilson, Sergey Biryukov, Stanimir Stoyanov, Garth Mortensen, vortfu, Weston Ruter, Jake Spurlock, and Alex Concha.
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Future of Work Conference (10월23일)

Future of Work Conference (10월23일)

주 52시간 근무제의 본격적인 시행이 코앞으로 다가왔습니다. 300인 이상 기업과 공공기관은 계도 기간을 지나 올 4월부터 적용됐습니다. 50인 이상 기업도 내년 1월부터 제도가 시행됩니다. 2021년 7월에는 5인 이상의 기업까지 확대됩니다. 이처럼 주 52시간 근무제 적용이 예외 없이 다가오지만 기업마다 대응은 제각각입니다. 어디서부터 무엇을 바꿔야 할지 여전히 헤매는 곳이 많습니다. 기업 규모가 작을수록 대응 역량에 부족함이 많다는 지적도 나옵니다. ‘기술로 세상을 바꾸는 놀이터’인 IT조선은 이같은 기업의 어려움을 해소하는데 도움이 되고자 ‘Future of Work Conference 2019’를 개최합니다. 이번 콘퍼런스는 한국클라우드산업협회 후원으로 10월 23일 서울 강남구 포스코타워 역삼에서 선착순 200명 규모로 마련됩니다. 주제는 ‘주 52시간 근무제에 따른 업무 환경과 문화 혁신’입니다. 콘퍼런스는 1, 2부 두 개 세션으로 5개 강좌가 진행됩니다. 오후 2시부터 진행되는 첫 번째 세션에서는 업무 시간을 체계적으로 관리할 방법을 소개합니다. 전병옥 SPIRO 인사조직연구소장과 김균도 에이앤티(ANT) 컨설턴트가 각각 ‘사용자 친화적인 HR 관리 시스템’과 ‘근로 시간 관리를 돕는 IT 솔루션’을 이야기합니다. 두 번째 세션에서는 업무 효율을 높일 다양한 글로벌 협업툴과 업무 트렌드를 소개합니다. 홍지호 네이버 비즈니스 플랫폼 리더는 자사 업무용 협업 도구인 ‘라인웍스(LINE WORKS)를 소개합니다. 조혜민 구글 매니저는 자사의 생산성 툴인 ‘G 스위트(Suite)’를 설명하며, 구글은 어떻게 일하는가를 공유합니다. 조용상 (주)콜라비팀 대표는 딥워크 문화와 실리콘밸리의 협업툴 트렌드를 전합니다. 주 52시간 근무제 안착을 고민하는 각 기업의 HR, 사내문화혁신팀 리더, 임원 및 대표분들의 많은 관심과 참여 바랍니다. 참가자를 대상으로 추첨을 통해 벨킨 무선 충전기 등을 증정합니다. ▲행사명 : Future of Work Conference 2019▲주제 : 주 52시간 근무제에 따른 업무 환경과 문화 혁신▲일시 : 2019년 10월 23일(수) 13:30~18:00▲장소 : 포스코타워 역삼 (서울시 강남구 테헤란로 134)▲주최·주관 : IT조선, (주)콜라비팀▲후원 : (사)한국클라우드산업협회▲참가비 : 5만원(10월 21일까지 사전 등록시 3만원). 선착순 200명▲신청페이지:https://forms.gle/NZq9Az4x81zU43ma6▲문의 : 02)724-6170, [email protected]
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노드데이타, 솔리드웍스 이노베이션 데이 메인 파트너로 참가

노드데이타, 솔리드웍스 이노베이션 데이 메인 파트너로 참가

국내 최초 솔리드웍스 2020 및 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS 출시 행사 10월 23일 서울 르메르디앙 호텔에서 열려 솔리드웍스 솔루션 전문 기업 노드데이타는 오는 23일 서울 르메르디앙 호텔에서 열리는 솔리드웍스 이노베이션 데이 2019에 메인 파트너 자격으로 참가한다고 밝혔다. 솔리드웍스 이노베이션 데이 2019는 ‘솔리드웍스, 또 한번의 진화’ 라는 주제로 솔리드웍스 2020 출시와 함께 컨셉 및 제품 설계, 제조, 생산 등에 이르는 제조 전 과정을 아우르는 클라우드 기반 솔루션인 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS 포트폴리오를 선보이는 행사로 다쏘시스템코리아(대표 조영빈)에서 개최하는 국내 최대 규모의 솔리드웍스 관련 세미나이다. 노드데이타는 이번 행사에서 SOLIDWORKS PDM & Manage 2020 및 EXALEAD One Part를 주제로 발표를 진행하며 행사 당일 주최측에서 마련한 데모 부스를 통해 데이터 관리 솔루션인 델미아웍스(DELMIAWORKS)를 체험할 수 있도록 할 예정이다. 노드데이타 관계자는 “솔리드웍스 2020과 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS를 출시하면서 고객에게 진일보한 경험을 제공할 것으로 기대하고 있다. 많은 가치를 보고 느낄 수 있는 기회가 됐으면 좋겠다.”고 말했다. 한편 솔리드웍스 이노베이션 데이 2019 행사 참석을 원하는 고객은 노드데이타 홈페이지에서 신청할 수 있다. [회사소개] (주)노드데이타는 2004년에 설립된 3D 엔지니어링 전문 기업으로 솔리드웍스 전 제품군을 공급하는 유일한기업이다. 타사 대비 최소 2배 이상의 엔지니어들이 상시 기술지원 및 장애지원 가능한 시스템을 보유중이며 서울, 대전, 부산의 전문 교육장에서 진행하는 연간 60회 이상의 교육을 통해 고객이 보다 쉽게 솔리드웍스 제품을 사용할 수 있도록 지원하고 있다. 3D설계 프로그램인 솔리드웍스(SOLIDWORKS)는 3D CAD 및 CAE, PDM, 시각화(Visualization), 제조지원(MBE) 등 설계 및 제조 관련 다양한 솔루션으로 구성되어 있으며, 누구나 쉽게 익힐 수 있는 직관적인 설계 환경을 제공함으로써 다수의 제조 및 설계분야에서 다양하게 사용되고 있다. [테크수다 Techsuda]
Source: 노드데이타, 솔리드웍스 이노베이션 데이 메인 파트너로 참가

Becoming Better Digital Citizens Through Open Source

Becoming Better Digital Citizens Through Open Source

The WordPress Project is on a mission to democratize publishing. As WordPress empowers more people to participate in the digital space, we have the opportunity to make sure that everyone can participate safely and responsibly. Today marks the start of Digital Citizenship Week. We are going to share how open source can be used as a tool for learners (regardless of age) to practice and model the essential parts of being a good digital citizen. What is digital citizenship? The digital landscape constantly changes and this affects the way we use the internet. New platforms emerge, people find different ways to spread information, communities form, grow and fade away every day. The concepts and practice of promoting civil discourse, critical thinking and safe use of the internet still remain central. And that is exactly what digital citizenship is about. “Put simply, digital citizenship is a lot like citizenship in any other community — the knowledge of how to engage with digital communities you’re part of in a way that is thoughtful, safe, and makes appropriate use of the technology.”Josepha Haden, Executive Director WordPress Project Who is a digital citizen? Digital Citizenship is for all age groups. Anyone who uses the internet on a computer, mobile device or a TV is a digital citizen. You don’t have to be tech-savvy already, maybe you are taking your first steps with technology. Digital Citizenship Week is a chance to reflect together on our impact on the digital world. It can help us to make our consumption more considered and our interaction friendlier. It enables us to make a positive difference to those around us. All of us can strive (or learn) to become better digital citizens. It can be affected by the access those teaching have had to digital skills and good practice. Adult education classes and community tech hubs play a part in basic tech skill development. Unfortunately, these are not always accessible to those in less populated geographic locations.  Open source communities like WordPress already make a difference in encouraging the principles of digital citizenship, from sharing tech skills to improving security knowledge. They give people an opportunity to learn alongside their peers and many of the resources are available regardless of location, resources, or skills. WordPress Meetups — locally-based, informal learning sessions — typically take place monthly on weekday evenings. WordCamps are city-based conferences that take place in cities worldwide.…
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WordPress 5.3 Beta 3

WordPress 5.3 Beta 3

WordPress 5.3 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.3 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option)Or download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.3 is slated for release on November 12, 2019, and we need your help to get there. Thanks to the testing and feedback from everyone who tested beta 2 (and beta 1) over 60 tickets have been closed in the past week. Some highlights Fixes and enhancements in the admin interface changes introduced in previous 5.3 beta releases.Wording changes in login screen (#43037).Improved accessibility in media upload modal (#47149).Changes in the way the new error handling with images works (#48200).MediaElement.js has been updated from 4.2.6 to 4.2.13 (#46681). The script is now also being loaded in the footer again. This fixes a regression that happened two years ago, so might be worth noting (#44484).Update to the REST API media endpoint to allow resuming of uploads (#47987). In addition to these, Beta 3 landed a number of small consistency and polish changes to the REST API, including an improvement to the permissions check used when editing comments, a fix for post type controller caching edge cases, and most importantly, the ability to use the _embed parameter to access the full data for a post using the /wp/v2/search endpoint. Developer notes WordPress 5.3 has lots of refinements to polish the developer experience. To keep up, subscribe to the Make WordPress Core blog and pay special attention to the developer notes tag for updates on those and other changes that could affect your products. How to Help Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages! If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac where you can also find a list of known bugs.
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People of WordPress: Alice Orru

People of WordPress: Alice Orru

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Alice Orru, from Sardinia, Italy. Alice Orru was born in Sardinia, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. As a child, she dreamt of becoming a flight attendant, traveling the world, and speaking many foreign languages. Unable to meet the height requirements of her chosen profession, Orru ended up choosing a different path in life, following the Italian mantra: “You have to study something that will guarantee a stable and secure job for life.” The unemployment rate in Sardinia is very high, a challenge shared throughout the surrounding islands. In addition to that, Alice wasn’t that keen on having the same job all her life, as her parents had. When Orru was 22 she moved to Siena, Tuscany, to finish her studies. That is when she created her first personal blog. The website was built on an Italian platform named Tiscali, which she later migrated to WordPress.com. After 2 years in Tuscany Orru moved to Strasbourg, France. She studied French and worked several jobs while living there. Her first serious job was in Milan – working 40 hours/week in the marketing department of a large, international company. She found herself surrounded by ambitious colleagues and a boss who constantly requested extra —unpaid— working hours per day. Alice Orru Choices, choices, choices… Alice gave up blogging because she wasn’t feeling inspired enough to write. She questioned whether she really wanted to do that job forever; working 10 hours per day under the neon lights of an office. It forced her to set aside her dreams for the time being, and for a while, she mainly lived for the weekends. Alice decided to leave the job and moved to Barcelona, Spain, all by herself, in 2012. After a few months of intense Spanish learning at the university, she found a job in an international clinic as a “Patient Coordinator.” Orru assisted international patients coming to Barcelona for their treatments. She acted as their translator, interpreter and administrative consultant.  Patients came from Italy, France, England, Morocco, Senegal, and several other countries. Alice was so inspired by some of their stories, that she started to write again: She dusted off…
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