Happy Tuesday, everyone. As usual, there’s lots of distracting non-tech news out there related to President Trump and allegations that he shared confidential information with the Russians.
But over here at 512tech we’re focused on the most buzzworthy tech news from the last 24 hours:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils “The Machine,” the world’s largest single-memory computer
Hewlett Packard first talked about The Machine in 2014. The company said in a press release on Tuesday that The Machine is the largest research and development program in the history of the company.
It contains 160 terabytes of memory, and is aimed at catering to the Big Data era. That amount of memory is capable of simultaneously working with the data held in every book in the Library of Congress five times over, which is approximately 160 million books, according to Hewlett Packard.
Uber sexual harassment investigation focusing on two executives
Those executives are board director Ryan Graves and CTO Thuan Pham. Durign Fowler’s tenure at Uber, Graves was head of operations. And Pham reportedly was told of her complaints.
Wired gives us an inside look at Apple’s new campus
Called Apple Park, the $5 billion circular building that some call “The Ring” is nearing completion. It is supposed to house 12,000 people. Tech journalist Steven Levy got a tour and there are plenty of fun details in the story, such as the four-story cafe that will house 4,000 people. There’s also this:
But this has also led some people to sniff that too much of its mojo has been devoted to giant glass panels, custom-built door handles, and a 100,000-square-foot fitness and wellness center complete with a two-story yoga room covered in stone, from just the right quarry in Kansas, that’s been carefully distressed, like a pair of jeans, to make it look like the stone at Jobs’ favorite hotel in Yosemite.”
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