Salesforce’s ProGen trained on 280 million amino acid sequences to learn to generate proteins

VentureBeat | March 11, 2020

This week, a team of scientists at Salesforce published a study detailing an AI system — ProGen — they say is capable of generating proteins in a “controllable fashion,” such that it could unlock new approaches to protein engineering. If their claims pan out, it could lay the groundwork for meaningful advances in synthetic biology and material science — a highly desirable outcome in the midst of the devastating coronavirus outbreak. As Salesforce research scientist Ali Madani explained in a blog post, proteins are simply chains of molecules — amino acids — bonded together. There are around 20 standard amino acids, which interact with one another and locally form shapes that constitute the secondary structure. Those shapes continue to fold into a fully three-dimensional structure called a tertiary structure. From there, proteins interact with other proteins or molecules and carry out a wide variety of functions, from ferrying oxygen to cells around the body to regulating blood glucose levels.

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This paper discusses ten key elements that can help you identify an AIS. Some of these points will be found in special purpose platforms such as standards-based B2B like EDI, limited scope integration around a particular endpoint like SAP, or SOA platforms. Remember, though, that we are looking for Enterprise level software that suits more than 90% of the integration needs of the enterprise, and allows it to keep up with and even outrun the youthful new competitors. You will find that all ten of these characteristics must be present and working together, in order to deliver the agility your organization needs to be competitive.

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This paper discusses ten key elements that can help you identify an AIS. Some of these points will be found in special purpose platforms such as standards-based B2B like EDI, limited scope integration around a particular endpoint like SAP, or SOA platforms. Remember, though, that we are looking for Enterprise level software that suits more than 90% of the integration needs of the enterprise, and allows it to keep up with and even outrun the youthful new competitors. You will find that all ten of these characteristics must be present and working together, in order to deliver the agility your organization needs to be competitive.

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Lucid Software Broadens Enterprise Offerings With Enhanced Slack Apps for Lucidspark and Lucidchart

Lucid Software | August 05, 2022

Lucid Software, a leading provider of visual collaboration software, today announced the ability for enterprise organizations to streamline their Lucid Slack app deployment by making both Lucidspark and Lucidchart for Slack available across the entire organization. Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. These org-wide apps for Slack will enable customers to deploy Lucid products across their entire organization, regardless of the number of Slack workspaces. This makes it easy for users to quickly access Lucid Slack apps from wherever they're working, enabling more efficient collaboration and communication on Lucid documents right within Slack. "Enterprise teams today are working across an ever-growing number of workstreams and applications, often hindering communication and innovation. "Our goal at Lucid is to work where teams work, and this org-wide deployment for Lucid Slack apps brings visual collaboration right to teams' existing workflows and therefore streamlining collaboration so teams can build the future even faster." Dan Lawyer, chief product officer at Lucid The Lucidspark and Lucidchart Slack apps make it easy for users to quickly share Lucid docs, set permissions, create new documents using Slack shortcuts, and push updates back to Lucid products right from Slack. By making the Lucid apps available across an entire organization's Slack workspaces, users can leverage these features to innovate, collaborate and align more effectively. The enhanced apps for Slack build on Lucid's integrations with enterprise tech industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian and Microsoft. These integrations with the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite make it possible for teams to maximize the value of their tech stack while simultaneously improving engagement and creativity. About Lucid Software Lucid Software Inc. offers a leading Visual Collaboration Suite that helps teams see and build the future from idea to reality. With its products—Lucidchart, Lucidspark and Lucidscale—teams can align around a shared vision, clarify complexity, and collaborate visually, no matter where they're located. Top businesses use Lucid's products all around the world, including customers such as Google, GE and NBC Universal. Lucid's partners include industry leaders such as Google, Atlassian and Microsoft. Since the company's founding, it has received numerous awards for its products, business and workplace culture.

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Next Pathway to Partner with Microsoft to migrate customers to Microsoft Azure

Next Pathway | August 08, 2022

Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the migration from legacy data warehouses and data lakes to Microsoft Azure. Next Pathway's SHIFT™ Migration Suite is being offered as part of the Service to plan and execute Cloud Migrations to Azure. The suite includes SHIFT™ Analyzer which provides a comprehensive review of source legacy application workloads to review the code types and objects which are present, and SHIFT™ Translator which accelerates the translation, testing and migration of complex workloads, such as, SQL, Stored Procedures, ETL pipelines/workflows, and various other code types. Moreover, Next Pathway's technology can also move workloads from other cloud platforms and cloud data warehouses to Azure with ease and efficiency. An important feature of Next Pathway's technology is the ability to translate legacy ETL pipelines to run natively in Azure Data Factory (ADF). ADF is a cloud-based data integration service that allows users to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating and automating data movement and data transformation. This collaboration creates an accelerated path for customers to Azure. "At Next Pathway we are continuously innovating to make it easier, and faster for our customers to migrate to the cloud. We are extremely excited to be working with Microsoft". Chetan Mathur, Chief Executive Officer at Next Pathway "We are pleased to partner with Next Pathway and provide our customers with a faster and more efficient migration path to Microsoft Azure," said Zia Mansoor, Worldwide Vice President Data and AI. About Next Pathway Next Pathway is the Automated Cloud Migration company. Powered by Crawler360™, the Migration Planner and the SHIFT™ Migration Suite, Next Pathway automates the end-to-end challenges companies experience when migrating applications to the cloud.

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Altair Announces Release of Simulation 2022.1 Software Update

Altair | September 20, 2022

Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced the latest updates to its simulation portfolio, Simulation 2022.1. These updates enable more efficient, innovative products by applying advanced simulation, cloud-based computing, and optimization for cleaner, more sustainable product lifecycles. Simulation 2022.1 helps companies meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives, drive better, earlier design decisions, and brings the power of open-source technology to users around the world. Transforming Sustainable Product Design Simulation 2022.1 brings a variety of updates that bolster Altair's sustainable product design capabilities. Updates to Altair Material Data Center, OptiStruct, Multiscale Designer, HyperWorks, and SimLab will help companies meet their lightweighting objectives, design requirements, budget constraints, and regulatory requirements. These updates also bolster Altair's topology optimization, lightweighting, design certification, and high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities, allowing users to save resources, scale workloads, and reduce project complexity as they design greener, more sustainable products. Drive Better-Informed Decisions Earlier Simulation 2022.1 also helps users apply simulation earlier in design lifecycles so they can reduce errors, save time and money, and access tools in a seamless, connected environment. In this update, enhancements have been introduced to Altair Inspire for an improved design creation and optimization experience, as well as updates to Altair SimSolid for lightning-quick simulation, reviewing design scenarios, and parametric modeling upgrades. Additionally, this update enriches Altair's modeling and visualization capabilities. A new HyperWorks workflow streamlines the process of building a reduced order model for early conceptual optimization. Simulation 2022.1 lets users simplify models and perform topology optimization with quicker turnaround times, facilitating more design studies. Simulation 2022.1 also strengthens model interpretation with 1D inflation capabilities. Expanding the Power of Open-Source Technology For more than 30 years, the world's top industrial, research and development, and educational organizations have employed Altair Radioss to solve complex linear and nonlinear engineering problems. Now, Radioss is available as an open-source solver – called OpenRadioss – that will bring together a worldwide community of experts and users to make the world a safer, greener place. Additionally, Simulation 2022.1 brings additional open-source updates. Within the new UI Designer toolkit in Inspire, users can assemble designs with predefined objects, modify, and save designs as a Python code skeleton that can be further developed. Lastly, the latest update encourages users to take advantage of Altair Exchange, a collaborative forum where users can utilize shared spaces for fine-tuning models, finding better scripts, optimizing virtual workspaces and workflows, and more. About Altair Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

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