Virtualization Software Users Report macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Bug Causing System Crashes

VMware | July 27, 2020

macOS Catalina 10.15.6 seems to have introduced a bug that causes system crashes, especially when using virtualization software such as VirtualBox or VMware. Users of virtualization software have reported that macOS 10.15.6 crashes repeatedly when running virtual machines. A regression in the App Sandbox component of macOS 10.15.6 is reportedly leaking kernel memory, causing macOS to crash. The purpose of an App Sandbox is to provide protection to system resources and limit an app's access to resources, such as memory.

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Binance Smart Chain trials community-governance voting mechanism to provide grants to Top BSC projects

Binance Smart Chain | November 30, 2021

Binance Smart Chain, the leading Defi, NFT and Infra platform, has completed the first community-voting mechanism pilot for its Most Valuable Builder Program that selected top ten projects from a pool of industry-leading BSC projects. The process of selecting the winners was on a decentralized-based voting mechanism where key members of the BSC community participated and voted. With Gelato Network, Radio Caca, Deri Protocol, Thetan Arena, MCDEX, Qubit, Biconomy, Zoo Crypto World, DeBank and Venly.io being chosen as the top winners eligible for $10,000 grants and investment opportunities under the $1B BSC Fund. In total, 245 BSC startups participated, a multitude of which grew by ~5X on average across the different metrics (users, transactions, volume, etc.). MVB BUIDL Rewards (Gas rebate program to builders) distributed over 2,800 BNB in October to more than 100 projects. That equals $1.82 million returned in transaction fees to projects building on BSC. The finale was also one of the first pilots of BSC's public voting mechanism to increase the smart chain's transparency and community governance. The voting started on November 18 at 13:00 UTC and ended on November 25 at 13:00 UTC. We're looking to onboard the next billion users in the crypto ecosystem. This requires participation from multiple stakeholders, including the ever-evolving crypto startups. By providing exposure and investment opportunities to the MVB III winners, we are fueling high potential projects to drive mass adoption." Gwendolyn Regina, Investment Director at BSC Accelerator Fund The members eligible to cast their ballot were part of BSC's voting committee who utilized NFT badges to select potential projects. The committee members were selected based on their contribution to the BSC ecosystem to improve the progressive decentralization goal. Members were distributed into five categories with various voting powers including BSC's core team, VCs/mentors, universities, KOLs/Media and previous MVB winners. That ensured unbiased and objecting voting. The governance mechanism was based on a weighted voting model. A total of 30 voting badges were distributed amongst 30 committee members and received 23 valid votes (effective votes accounted for 76.66%). At the end of the voting process, all voting power was accounted for and projects with the highest votes were announced as the Top MVB III winners. About Binance Smart Chain Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is a sovereign smart contract blockchain delivering Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible programmability. Designed for a lightning speed and low transaction fees while adding Smart Contracts functionality for dApps - BSC tops in infrastructure performance as the biggest DeFi blockchain with 100M+ users in its ecosystem.

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Keysight’s 5G Technology Accelerates the Development of Virtualized Open RAN Architectures and the Delivery of Wireless Broadband Services

Keysight Technologies | July 02, 2021

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to boost innovation to connect and secure the world, will showcase 5G technology that accelerates the development of virtualized (O-RAN) architectures and the delivery of wireless broadband services at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021 (MWC 21), which will be held in Barcelona. With the completion of 3GPP Release 16 (Rel-16), a rising acceptance of open RAN interfaces, and a spike in investments in private 5G networks and industrial internet of things (IIoT) deployments, 5G NR has entered its second phase. Finalization of 3GPP Rel-16 Keysight's comprehensive suite of test solutions enables chipset, device, and base station vendors, as well as data centers and service providers, to verify and optimize networks based on the most recent Rel-16 standards. As a result, multiple stakeholders in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector need access to software-driven solutions that enable the large-scale deployment of 5G NR across various use cases for consumers, enterprises, and public safety organizations. Growing adoption of open RAN architectures With increasing investment being deployed in disaggregated RAN architectures with open interfaces, there is a greater need for integrated interoperability, performance, and compliance solutions. Keysight collaborated with mobile operators and opened RAN suppliers at MWC 21 to demonstrate end-to-end performance visibility from the RAN edge to the 5G core (5GC). Flexible use of spectrum to deliver wireless broadband services Leading mobile operators use dynamic spectrum sharing, 5G radio dual connectivity, and carrier aggregation to provide 5G NR services across frequency range 1 (FR1) and 2 (mmWave) spectrum flexibly. In addition, Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions allow 5G chipset and 5G device manufacturers to prototype and verify designs based on Rel-16, which provides several benefits to 5G NR deployments such as better spectrum use reduced network latencies, and higher connection reliability. AI and edge computing address rise in data and connectivity The increasing usage of AI, machine learning (ML), virtualization, automation, and edge computing has come from an exponential increase in data and the number of connected devices, and the demand for ultra-reliable low-latency and advanced broadband connectivity. With 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 800GE test solutions, Keysight allows network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to satisfy the need for greater speeds and traffic density in hyperscale data centers. About Keysight Technologies Keysight provides advanced design and validation solutions that assist in the acceleration of innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's commitment to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that accelerate the development of tomorrow's technology products across the development lifecycle, including design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in the enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our clients come from various industries, including communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics. In the fiscal year 2020, Keysight earned $4.2 billion in revenue.

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ADVA and Lanner deliver turnkey offering for Intel Select Solutions for uCPE

ADVA | August 19, 2021

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