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Author: Alastair Cooke

Reduce the Need for Expensive Fine-Tuning While Gaining the Benefit of Domain-Specific Knowledge in a Large Language Model AI Application
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on working with Dell to demonstrate that low-cost LLM updates can be delivered using retrieval-augmented generation on servers with modest GPUs.
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the value of the VAST Data platform for AI pipelines. VAST Data announced partnerships with NVIDIA and Supermicro with new AI capabilities.
Machine Learning Drives Increased Growing Yield for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at Massive Scale
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on how Nature Fresh Farms has boosted productivity using machine learning. More strawberries per square meter through computer science and math, no LLMs required.
Tiered Storage Options from Distributed IoT Devices Up to Complete Rack-Scale Solutions from Supermicro Showcase the Value of Solidigm Storage Options for AI
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the Solidigm and Supermicro presentation at AI Field Day. Supermicro showed products reinforcing the range of Solidigm storage options for AI pipeline stages.
Xeon CPUs Can Often Deliver AI-Enriched Applications Without Requiring Expensive GPUs
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Intel’s presentation at AI Field Day 4, discussing when to use CPUs rather than GPUs for AI inference.
Hammerspace Hyperscale NAS Provides NFS4 Virtualization of NFS3 Scale-Out NAS for Faster Training of AI Models
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on how Hammerspace is enabling storage acceleration for AI training with the Hyperscale NAS product and its ability to accelerate older scale-out NAS.
Machine Learning for AI Analysis with Your Own Data in Qlik
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the new AI-based analysis features of the Qlik data analytics platform, and its conversational future using generative AI.
VMware by Broadcom Presented Private AI at AI Field Day, Focusing on How to Build AI Using Private Data On-Premises
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on how VMware Private AI allows companies to keep their AI data on-premises and gain insights without the excessive cost of GPUs that are often idle.
The Google Cloud AI Team Presented at AI Field Day 4 about GKE Infrastructure to Build Your LLM
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the Google Cloud presentation at AI Field Day. Google showed the Gemma LLM and talked about how LLMs are built and used on Google Cloud.
HPE GreenLake Provides Hybrid Cloud Services as a Service
Alastair Cooke, CTO Advisor at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on how HPE has developed the GreenLake portfolio to deliver a variety of hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service offerings.