Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics

Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics August 8, 2019

Accelerate business outcomes using the cloud

Users need to be able to capture more precise insights at the edge and make real-time intelligent decisions in the cloud to make the Internet of Things (IoT) valuable.

By Jane Howell
In industrial automation, the edge is found where the action is, at or near the industrial process. Courtesy: CFE Media
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics June 26, 2019

Your questions answered: IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

Webinar participants outline evolving nature of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) elements and how users are applying the edge, fog and cloud in their manufacturing operations.

By Charles (Chuck) C. Byers, Ed Kuzemchak, and Steve Hilton
To take advantage of the cloud’s flexible computing power without exposing proprietary or location information, the Argonne team essentially warps, or “perturbs,” the model and data being sent for calculations, changing key variables and equations. A disguised version of the problem goes to a cloud-based “solver” computer, and the answer is returned to a local, secure server for decoding. Courtesy: Argonne National Laboratory/ISSSource
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics June 2, 2019

Electrical grid data cloaked in the cloud

A framework is being developed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory that cloaks sensitive data, which allows grid operators to securely perform complex calculations in the cloud.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: CFE Media
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics May 24, 2019

Embedded vision systems improve virtual reality

Embedded vision systems are being used to track human eye movements and determining, which is improving virtual reality (VR) applications.

By AIA
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics April 7, 2019

Data visualization, monitoring remotely

Improving data visualization and implementing cloud-based remote access is also the first step to implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 applications for said data visualization.

By Jack Smith
Through an iterative process of testing and verification supported by diagnostic tools and 3-D graphics, the model is refined continually as components are sized. Courtesy: B&R Automation
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics April 2, 2019

Plug and model simulation tools for automation software development suites

Simulation, modeling, and virtual commissioning are becoming easier to apply on different levels in automation. Interfaces to third-party simulation tools may be built into your software development suite already.

By John Kowal
Figure 2: This AutomationDirect C-more human-machine interface (HMI) touch panel provides local data logging to an SD-card or a USB drive. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics March 27, 2019

Working with the cloud

Using the cloud for data logging and remote access can improve operations, cut costs and simplify interactions.

By Jonathan Griffith
Courtesy: CFE Media
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics March 16, 2019

Machine vision users adopting cloud computing

Many companies are turning to cloud computing to handle the large data flows coming from their machine vision systems.

By AIA
Building a virtual network is much like building a hard-wired network: finding many wires all leading to the same system. Courtesy: Hargrove Controls + Automation
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics December 31, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 24-30

Articles about the 2019 System Integrator Giants, Engineers' Choice finalists, marshaling virtual resources, clean water benefits, and automating a manual valve were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 24-30, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Building a virtual network is much like building a hard-wired network: finding many wires all leading to the same system. Courtesy: Hargrove Controls + Automation
Virtualization, Cloud, Analytics December 19, 2018

Marshal your virtual resources

In a tight job market, finding outside partners is a global process

By Heath Stephens, PE