Article: Digital Twin Consortium pursues open source collaboration

Innovation, Open Space

Digital Twin Consortium pursues open source collaboration

Digital twins promise to bring digital transformation across various industries by harmonizing data flows between applications and users. However, this interest has also driven growth in various trade groups, standards bodies, and consortiums to ensure interoperability. The concern is that the rise of so many standards could slow down meaningful adoption.

Such concerns form the backdrop to the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) announcement last month of a significant open source effort to facilitate digital twin collaboration across different groups on open source projects, open source code, and open source collateral to address this Tower of Babel

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Article: Advancing adoption of digital twin technology

Cities, Innovation, Open Space

Advancing adoption of digital twin technology

It seems digital twin is the new buzzword, even though the concept has existed for several years. Looking back, we saw the first digital twin concepts being deployed in manufacturing to fulfil the needs of service engineers to possess adequate information on an entire product or parts of a product for maintenance.

As practical examples, French navy ships developed in the last decade would only set sail once the digital twin was completed. Airplanes are documented according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) specifications to support maintenance and repairs by engineers with basic training.

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Article: Open source, programmability and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Open source, programmability and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

As networks rely more on software, industry experts expect open-source to play a role in Layer2 and 3 functionality, and that data-centers will rely more on cloud-like services.

Networks of the not-to-distant future could feature many more open-source software components, advanced programmability, and be delivered as-a-service, according to experts speaking at the Future:Net 2021 symposium. Attendees of the virtual event heard predictions from vendors such as Cisco, Google, and Microsoft as well as academics and analyst firms such as Gartner and 451 Research.

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Article: Now that networking’s open, what’s next?

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Now that networking’s open, what’s next?

Networking hardware and spontaneous applause don’t often go together, but Facebook’s Omar Baldonado set off a round of cheering this week when he told engineers there’s finally an open-source hardware design that they can use to build switches.

It was a goal the Open Compute Project had been working toward since mid-2013, and though the breakthrough happened late last year, Baldonado’s speech at the organization’s summit in San Jose, Calif. was an occasion for line-rate, no-packets-barred celebration.

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