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Re-assessing ops: Ansible, Poetry, Terrakube, Gitbook and more

The benefit of dedicated technical study time on Saturdays is seeing the bigger picture. As I come to the end of my Site Reliability Engineer course on Udacity, I’m spending more and more time following the additional resources provided. Which leads to yet other sites and articles, and to a fundamental reassessment of what I […]

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eksctl & kubectl – let’s be friends

Going through the documentation for eksctl earlier this evening, tucked away in a corner of their website I discovered the experimental release of EKS Quickstart. This not only does all the heavy lifting for your regular EKS setup, but also includes Prometheus, Grafana, Fluentd, Kubernetes dashboard, load balancer and autoscaler plus toy application. Sounds too […]

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Digging into SRE best practices

After the end of year/beginning of year busyness with CES 2024, it was important to look out at the horizon again, and see where I need to improve. While building and exploring AI tech & toolchains is exciting, I realized I needed to spend more time on operational reliability and process improvement. That’s why I’ve […]

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Towards Photonic TPUs for AI?

This interesting paper published last month entitled Integrated Photonic Tensor Processing Unit for Matrix Multiply sparked my interest in the area of silicon photonics. The article shares the applications of silicon photonics for improved AI performance. While the review points to a lot of research work ongoing, one of the sobering conclusions of the paper […]

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Optimization with Olive and AIMET, plus tools

Over the last two weeks I’ve been researching open source tools starting with optimization – was particularly interested in revisiting the Olive announcement at Microsoft Build 2023 back in May, which promised a hardware-aware model optimization framework to any target device. While we all know about ONNX, the standard data exchange format for machine learning […]

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Short video miniseries – Season 5: what does the near future look like

As we wrap up the video miniseries, we discuss in this session what the near future looks like and how to approach that. For me immediate priorities are (1) decarbonising the economy, (2) improving our quality of life through reliable autonomy at an affordable price point. More at the link:

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Short video miniseries – Season 4: changes in ways of working through Covid across cultures

As we start exiting Covid, it is worthwhile thinking back to the stresses we experienced in our workplaces with our globally distributed organizations, both culturally and psychologically. Some thoughts from my personal experience, and how it made me change the way I work with my teams. More at the link:

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Short video miniseries – Season 3: challenges with data regulation

In Season 3 of our video miniseries, we talk about data. Data is at the heart of every modern business and the automotive industry is no different. While our chat started out around data and machine learning and inference, it’s important to remember how to correctly manage data when building a global product that crosses […]