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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Network as Code – Xyna at the dtw ignite in Copenhagen

Xyna Bulletin #14

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear friends, partners and customers of Xyna, being in northern countries on the summer solstice is always a special experience - we had the pleasure of being in Copenhagen two weeks ago - and had the opportunity to visit a few highlights of the city in addition to the exhibition halls of the dtw Ignite! of the TM Forum. We found Copenhagen to be an exceptionally beautiful city. If the beer wasn't so expensive - we would have to move there 😉 Have fun reading! Best regards from Mainz, Alexander & Philipp Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes / Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Network as Code - Xyna at the dtw ignite in Copenhagen We have already written a lot about the conference itself (https://dtw.tmforum.org) in previous issues. Now the time had come and we were able to present the NETWORK AS CODE approach to a broad audience together with one of our favorite customers, Deutsche Telekom. The challenges and solutions for setting up structured fulfillment architectures in accordance with the TM Forum's Open Digital Architecture were discussed. In addition to this approach, we are considering an innovative self-learning approach that enables new network functions to be automatically incorporated into the catalog order chain. Supported by AI functions for horizontal and vertical integration. The aim is AI + Intent-based Networking a network of flexibly combinable components controlled by software (code). Open APIs were an important topic at all corners, presentations and stands at the trade fair. Perhaps the central topic this year. And as the attentive reader of the last newsletter has already noticed: with the new Xyna OAS App it is possible to import the OAS specifications of the TM Forum into Xyna and have workflow endpoints and data structures generated automatically. This makes the topic of Open APIs with Xyna child's play! ... and if this all seemed too short, too abstract or too good to be true: just get in touch, we are happy to organize private sessions in small groups. We had many good conversations, met old acquaintances and made new friends - both properly at the stand with demo and business context, as well as at the after-show parties with cocktail in hand. København, vi ses igen næste år. If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Poll on RHEL - Network as Code

Xyna Bulletin #13

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear friends, partners and customers of Xyna, We are currently wondering whether we should include Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the supported base of our commercial build Xyna.com Professional. That's why we're launching a survey in this newsletter - we'd like to know your opinion. Otherwise, we are already in the starting blocks for Copenhagen: the big TM Forum conference, dtw Ignite! is taking place in June, and we will be there. Have fun reading! Best regards from Mainz, Alexander & Philipp Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes / Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Poll: Support von RHEL We currently support the Linux distributions Ubuntu and Oracle Linux in Xyna.com Professional. From the role of a developer, this was a plausible choice: both are considered developer-friendly in the community, in the sense of: very flexible and only a few or no restrictions on the packages. On the other hand, there are commercial distributions such as Red Hat: much more restrictive in terms of packages and their version numbers. Mostly with the intention of offering a particularly stable platform --- and this can sometimes be at the expense of liberalness. RHEL has now established itself as an important (dominant?) player in the world of Linux distributions, especially for mission-critical systems, and we are therefore wondering (also in response to acute customer requests) whether we should not add it to the supported base. (... one should tolerantly overlook the fact that Red Hat itself contributes almost nothing to further development, but relies on the free community work of the Fedora project / a worthy commercial move by the IBM subsidiary) What do you think - do you think Red Hat is important? Or maybe even a completely different distribution? Write to us (either directly or to xyna@xyna.com), we look forward to your feedback! Network as code :: Xyna at the TM Forum in June ... is not what Hans-Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid said, but she should have! In a few weeks' time, we will be presenting our NETWORK AS CODE vision together with Deutsche Telekom at the TM Forum Digital Transformation World (dtw) in Copenhagen. https://dtw.tmforum.org/ Of course, we have the latest version of Xyna with us - including XyPilot, XyBot and Xyna OAS App, the new extension for easy handling / governance of OAS-based interfaces, such as the TM Forum Open APIs. If you haven't booked anything yet: it's about time. We look forward to seeing everyone who visits us at our stand (Booth 236, Hall C2). The Bella Center is also only a 1:45h walk across Amagerfælledvej from the Little Mermaid statue. And if you would like to experience the new features of Xyna live and in color, just get in touch with us. If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Network as Code – Xyna on dtw ignite, Xyna Zeta: Angular 17 support

Xyna Bulletin #12

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear friends, partners and customers of Xyna, This time it's particularly exciting: the TM Forum in June is taking shape, and we're in illustrious company! Together with Deutsche Telekom we will give a lecture on the topic of “Network as Code”, embedded in the session “Building an Open API-driven Architecture”. Take out your credit cards and buy a ticket, seats are running out! ;-) ...we still have a few places available on our guest list for particularly dear friends. Get in touch. For those interested in technology, we have some good news in the second part of the newsletter: Xyna Zeta now supports Angular 17. Have fun reading! Best regards from Mainz, Alexander & Philipp Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes / Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Network as Code – Xyna on dtw ignite The Telemanagement Forum (TM Forum) has been an established authority in the world of telecommunications IT for many years (almost decades). Frameworks like eTOM or SID are legendary and have been supplemented in recent years with new approaches such as the Open Digital Framework (ODF) or the Open APIs. We have also been loyal participants for many years and have been to the conferences in Nice and Dublin. We are now looking forward to once again contributing a lecture when the world of telecommunications gathers in Copenhagen in June for the next big class reunion. Here are a few keywords that the TM Forum uses to describe itself, in case the boss doesn't want to let you go: 79% of all attendees are managers or above 10 out of 10 of the largest global operators will be there 75% of past visitors rated the quality of the event as excellent or good. Alexander will give our lecture “Network as Code” together with Dr. Peter Marenbach. He is a solution architect in the Telekom IT department at our valued customer and partner, Deutsche Telekom. https://dtw.tmforum.org In the lecture we will jointly present the idea of a TMF Open API-based production chain for network services. The Open APIs are a collection of pre-structured interface agreements between functional building blocks of a Telco OSS landscape (Assurance, Trouble Ticketing, Activation, ...). The highlight of our approach is an innovative, self-learning approach that makes it possible to automatically incorporate new network functions into the ordering chain. The goal is intent-based networking, i.e. a software (code) controlled network of flexibly combinable components. So: book a ticket – come by – listen to the lecture – visit the GIP trade fair stand 😊 ... and if that's not enough to justify a trip to Copenhagen: it's also home to the world's largest collection of unopened beer bottles (in the Carlsberg Brewery Museum). Xyna Zeta: Angular 17 support Even though Xyna is often used for fully automated scenarios, there was and still is often a need to create an individual user interface (frontend) for a Xyna-based application. For example, to supplement manual, non-automatable steps in the process, to enable research and inventory insights, or to visualize the status of orders. The first versions of Xyna Zeta has been around for several years: a GUI framework that is very closely linked to the Xyna workflows and enables the realization of adaptive, partially generated front ends via “workflow-defined UI”. A core technology of Xyna Zeta is Angular. Angular is a web application framework based on the TypeScript programming language. The open source community around Angular is still largely led by Google. Since 2014, there has been about one major release per year, with many versions serving more as maintenance and continuous adaptation to new web standards. Angular 17 was released in November 2023 - and catapulted the framework significantly forward in a number of dimensions. Google describes the step as an “Angular Renaissance”, and because the release was so important, there was also a new logo: We don't want to go into too many details here - but with the integration of Angular 17, existing and future Xyna Zeta applications benefit from a number of interesting advantages: Improved performance: Angular 17 offers improved loading times and responsiveness through optimizations in the framework and compiler, which benefits both users and developers. Stricter type security: Advanced type checking and better TypeScript support make applications more robust and secure. Errors can be identified earlier, making maintenance and teamwork easier. Advanced developer tools: New CLI features, improved debugging options, and optimized configurations improve the developer experience and speed up the development process. Growing Ecosystem: The “Angular Renaissance” also features a vibrant ecosystem and an engaged community that offers a wealth of resources, libraries, and support. Conclusion: Angular 17 sets new standards in the efficiency and versatility of web development, supported by a strong community and an expanded ecosystem. Just right for Xyna! If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Vodafone & Xyna, new community manager, improved thread management

Xyna Bulletin #11

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear customers, partners and friends, Since we were able to officially name Deutsche Telekom as a reference customer and partner for Xyna.com Professional last June, we have already reported on our collaboration from time to time in the Bulletin. But there are also other big Xyna users! Today we have a very nice statement from Vodafone. And there's news in the Xyna team: our colleague Simon Franz is taking on the role of Community Manager - and will therefore be the central point of contact for all topics relating to Xyna Open Source, GitHub and Xyna.com Professional. Simon has also brought great news from product development: a stabilization measure in the area of Java Thread Management - sounds latently exotic, but is technically absolutely sound and a necessity for the runtime stability of the Xyna Factory. Have fun reading! Best regards from Mainz, (Helau!) Alexander & Philipp Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes / Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Xyna & Vodafone For those who have not known us and our history for so long: Arcor or rather DBKom (which then became CNI, then Arcor, then Vodafone) was once our first telco customer. That was in 1997! To give you an idea: today we are already (long since) receiving applications from graduates who were born at the end of the 90s 🥶 Our partnership with Vodafone has thus existed for an almost infinitely long time, which makes us proud and grateful. At the first Xyna conference in 2006, Armin Lotz reported on the beginnings of the collaboration, from the first IP address database to the OSS suite of AIDA systems: In a fast-moving and volatile age, such relationships are particularly valuable. They make it possible to implement sustainable, value-creating solutions that are constantly being renewed and modernized, thus becoming stable building blocks of future-oriented architecture. To mark the 27th anniversary* of our business relationship, Steffen Krippner left us a beautiful statement: We have been relying on our partner GIP Exyr GmbH for the development of OSS applications for over two decades. The AIDA provisioning suite, which provides IP services for private customers, business customers and carriers, is based on the Xyna Factory automation platform. GIP Exyr GmbH provides competence and expertise at the demanding interface between network engineering, automation and software/IT. Together, we are shaping the future of network automation at Vodafone - in line with our credo: Growing Together.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Copenhagen, here we come! TM Forum 2024

Xyna Bulletin #10

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear customers, partners and friends, Time flies, January is almost over again - we hope you had a relaxing time and were able to start 2024 in good health. For GIP and Xyna, we look forward to exciting events, interesting developments and seeing old and new friends again. Another old companion is the Telemanagement Forum, whose standards accompanied us back in the 00s and early 10s. In the meantime, the focus of our projects had shifted somewhat - but with ODA/ODF and especially the Open APIs, our activities have recently been increasingly influenced again. We have been an official member of the TM Forum again since January 9, 2024 - and will also be attending its main event this year, the Digital Transformation World (dtw) in Copenhagen in June. The year will be a multifaceted one, and we would be delighted if you remained loyal to our Bulletin newsletter. We promise you only relevant, interesting (and sometimes amusing) content! Best regards from Mainz, Alexander & Philipp Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes / Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Xyna ✕ TM Forum ✕ Open APIs We have been an official member of the industry association TM Forum again since January 9, 2024. Now consisting of over 800 large and small companies. Providers, infrastructure vendors, software suppliers, etc. In addition to the Shared Information Data (SID) and enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM) frameworks, which have existed for many years and have been updated and adapted time and again, the triumvirate of ODF, ODA and, in particular, Open APIs have played a leading role in recent years. And ultimately also in our projects with Xyna Factory. The idea behind Open APIs is to standardize data exchange and processes between IT systems in a loosely coupled architecture using predefined object structures to such an extent that the virtual functional landscape structured in the Open Digital Architecture (keyword NFV) can be implemented both within a provider and across companies. Sounds fancy and is also a really good approach that has rightly found many friends. However, in projects - as always - the task of concrete mapping to the existing reality remains. And as a rule, this reality consists not only of perfectly idealized applications of the latest generation, but also of applications of different generations. And even if syntactic interface conformity in the direction of hypermesh / microservices can still be established relatively easily at the outer edge (via the Open APIs or other API frameworks) - the semantic mapping of different object structures to one another (the "mapping") so that processes function across applications generally remains a manual task. And this is exactly where we come in with the latest version of Xyna: with the kind support of our partner Deutsche Telekom, we have renovated and added a number of functions for managing OAS-based interfaces (OpenAPI Specification, i.e. REST-based http APIs such as the TM Forum Open APIs). This form of visual mapping already existed in earlier versions of the Xyna Factory, e.g. for SNMP mappings. The new functions for simple import and API governance not only significantly simplify the technical implementation of the interfaces. But also the use of the content transported via the API in the Xyna workflows. If you want to see this for yourself, either download the latest version of Xyna from GitHub - or simply contact us. Our free cloud platform XCCE (Xyna.com Community Edition) also already has the new functions. And finally, as a small review and outlook in equal measure: the legendary TM Forum Management World conferences in Dublin and Nice are now a long time ago. How young you can be 😱 We will continue this tradition this year! You can find us as an exhibitor at the Digital Transformation World (dtw) in Copenhagen! Safe the Date! More on this in the bulletins in the coming months. We are preparing exciting things behind the scenes - and are already looking forward to sharing them with you. If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Review of an eventful year / Outlook for 2024

Xyna Bulletin #09

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear customers, partners and friends, not long now, and an eventful 2023 lies behind us. In this last issue of the Bulletin, we want to take a look back at the major milestones of the last milestones of the last 12 months --- and take a first look at 2024, which will seamlessly seamlessly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Bulletin newsletter so far. We hope that we are still on the right track with this format — we have always been delighted with the positive feedback! The global political stage is in a difficult state these days. Nevertheless, we want to look to the coming year with confidence and hope — and wish you all peaceful days and a healthy start to the coming year. Best regards from Mainz, Alexander & Philipp Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes / Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Spring: Xyna.com Professional & JAX The course we set for our future direction in 2022 became visible with the division into the operating companies GIP Exyr GmbH and Xyna GmbH. GIP Exyr GmbH continues to operate as a system integrator and consulting company for sophisticated solutions in the field of network automation / OSS-IT / API-driven transformation. Xyna GmbH bundles our activities in the Xyna Factory area. On the one hand, the implementation of the commercial edition Xyna.com Professional, with which providers and other companies can secure the Xyna open source platform for use in active systems on critical infrastructures. In spring, we were also able to acquire our existing customer Deutsche Telekom as a proud reference customer for a company-wide license. And secondly, our start-up Xyna.AI (see summer) is creating a nucleus for innovative solutions in the field of artificial intelligence — with a focus on the use of AI in critical infrastructures with high requirements in terms of transparency, traceability and openness. At MLCon in Berlin (see Winter), we have just presented the latest highlight from Xyna.AI: a neuro-symbolic approach to automating processes across system landscapes in critical infrastructures with the help of API learning, Conversational GenAI and data-driven structures. We also launched our "Tour de Xyna 2023" at JAX in Mainz (https://jax.de) in the spring. The XyPilot (our own CoPilot for Xyna, AI support for workflow modeling) saw the light of day there for the first time - still as a pilot or demo! Summer: Welcome Xyna.AI & ANGA COM Embedded in Xyna GmbH, we are now bundling all activities relating to approaches and solutions with artificial intelligence in our AI startup Xyna.AI (www.xyna.ai). The XyPilot is also the first result of the development activities: a solution based on the GitHub CoPilot and similar AI coding tools to accompany application development with Xyna Factory. As a special feature and in line with our focus on openness and transparency, XyPilot offers the option of accessing large commercial GenAI models in the background or, alternatively, integrating free models that run in a private cloud and can be retrained with sensitive data. In our view, this is an absolute necessity when developing management systems in critical infrastructures. At ANGACOM in Cologne (https://angacom.de/), Alexander outlined the application areas of AI in the field of network automation in his keynote speech - and we met many old and new friends. #anganight There was also an interesting interview with entwicker.de about Xyna Factory and the advantages and consequences of graphical workflow modeling and automation, which you can read again here. Fall: OpenRheinMain The OpenRheinMain (https://openrheinmain.org) Conference for Open Source and Emerging Digital Technologies of the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is now a home game for us - as it is for Deutsche Telekom, DB Systel, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lufthansa Systems, Uniberg and many others who are involved in the digitalization of networks and sophisticated (critical) infrastructures in the Rhine-Main region. In our Gold Sponsor keynote "AI Beyond the Mainstream", we were able to show why we should or must focus on solutions beyond the dominant big players, especially in Europe. We see great potential for the use of AI in the area of network automation / management and operation of critical infrastructures (keywords: intent-based networking, autonomous networks). But there are also limits and framework conditions that will be set by the EU AI Act currently being drafted. Following on from the keynote, we took a look behind the scenes of the XyPilot in the session "Pair-Programming with AI?!" and demonstrated how we implemented this intelligent GenAI extension for assisted deep modeling with Xyna Factory. Winter: Machine Learning Conference We concluded our tour at the Machine Learning Conference (https://mlconference.ai/berlin/) in Berlin at the beginning of December. Alexander's keynote address focused on the strategic value (and performance) of open components that enable companies to avoid becoming dependent on commercial black box offerings. The aim is to protect their own innovations and preserve intangible assets. There was also an accompanying hands-on session at MLCon entitled "Pair-Programming with AI?!" on the GenAI extension XyPilot for assisted deep modeling with Xyna Factory. Outlook for 2024 — TM Forum dtw & more We will continue our "Tour de Xyna" in the coming year and, in addition to technical and content-related messages, we will also keep reporting here in the Bulletin newsletter on where we are traveling with Xyna - and what new messages, approaches and solutions we have brought with us. Overall, the topic of Xyna.AI is becoming increasingly important - artificial intelligence, which is penetrating all areas of IT and technology with the current wave, will play a central role in all our projects and solutions. An important date has already been set for 2024: the TM Forum digital transformation world (dtw) in Copenhagen in June: Safe the Date! What exactly we will be presenting there and in what form - stay tuned ... and keep reading the next issues. If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Xyna.AI at the MLCon in Berlin

Xyna Bulletin #08

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear customers, partners and friends, Ran an de Buletten! ... they say in berlin It's high time you got your tickets for the Machine Learning Conference (MLCon) in Berlin! Next week, we'll be giving a keynote entitled "AI Beyond the Mainstream", adding an interactive session on XyPilot and looking forward to lots of visitors, discussions and feedback at our stand. https://mlconference.ai/berlin/ MLCon marks the end of an extremely successful conference and trade fair year for us in 2023 — we were at JAX in Mainz, ANGA COM in Cologne and OpenRheinMain in Darmstadt. We will continue our tour next year — stay tuned! — it remains exciting. Viel Spaß beim Lesen! Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus Mainz, Alexander Xyna GmbH Dr. Alexander Ebbes PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Xyna.AI at the MLCon in Berlin MLCon (https://mlconference.ai/berlin/) is one of the leading international conference series for solutions, applications and innovations in the field of artificial intelligence. The last stop was in New York — next week the stopover in Berlin — with us as Gold Sponsor! When people talk about AI, they usually talk about the same things. The few top dogs that are currently active. We will talk about what potential there is beyond this mainstream. With free models, possibly with an academic background — for more biodiversity and diversity in the emerging order of the AI world. And, of course, how we are tapping into the potential of artificial intelligence for our field of application of technical process automation via complex system chains — hyperautomation — under the Xyna.AI label. If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Xyna.AI at the OpenRheinMain in Darmstadt

Xyna Bulletin #07

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear customers, partners and friends, only 2x more days, then it's time: this year's OpenRheinMain Conference for Open Source and Emerging Digital Technologies (ORM) at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences opens its doors. https://openrheinmain.org/ Today we want to give a short overview of our topics — and of course repeat our invitation: we are looking forward to all short-dated visitors, the entrance is free, you only need a registration on the website. Have fun while reading! Best regards from Mainz, Philipp Xyna GmbH Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. From Access 4.0, 5G & SDN to Cloud, Gaia-X & Crypto-Agility to Data Science, ML & AI. This year's agenda is again thematically very diverse with a focus on the areas of digitalization, cloud and communication networks of the future. Prof. Dr. Michael von Rüden from the Chair of Distributed Systems and his team from the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences have once again succeeded in attracting many well-known companies from the region to the conference: For Xyna, Dr. Kai Schorstein and Philipp Dominitzki will give a presentation on "AI beyond the mainstream": The public perception of artificial intelligence is dominated by a few large, closed and proprietary solutions. A multi-billion dollar race between the large technology groups creates the false impression that only the financially strongest providers can keep up. In our presentation, we want to show two aspects why, especially in Europe, we should or must also rely on solutions beyond the dominant big players. We see great potential for the use of AI in the area of network automation / management and operation of critical infrastructures. However, there are also limits and framework conditions that will be set by the currently emerging EU AI Act. The talk ends with an inspiring call to action: take the reins of AI into your own hands and democratize the world of AI with open components! In addition, our colleagues Sebastian Brummer and Moritz Schrauth will offer an interactive session with mini-workshop titled "Pair-Programming with AI?!", in which we will look behind the scenes and demonstrate how we have realized the GenAI extension XyPilot for assisted deep modeling with Xyna Factory under this paradigm. With XyPilot, we take the sensible and forward-looking technology of assisted development of algorithms and data structures through large foundation models - but complement and modify it with our own approaches, the use of open solutions, and seamless integration into the Xyna Factory development environment. In particular, we rely on local (private cloud) based models and pipelines to ensure transparency and traceability and, last but not least, applicability for sensitive, critical / secret data that should not be unthinkingly put into the big vendors' language bots. In addition, approaches are emerging to increase the reliability and quality of the code generated by the model via special security and QA layers. For Deutsche Telekom Technik, which is the second gold sponsor of ORM along with Xyna, Dr. Fabian Schneider, project manager for the development of Access 4.0, will address "Challenges in the evolving Telco landscape" in his keynote. With the Access 4.0 (A4) platform, Deutsche Telekom is breaking new ground in building and offering networks. Conventional systems are being replaced by open, disaggregated, highly automated and microservice-based technologies based on open and standardized solutions. Participation is free of charge, only registration is necessary. https://openrheinmain.org/ We would be happy to welcome one or the other newsletter recipient there! If you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Xyna.AI at MLCon Berlin, Xyna.AI at OpenRheinMain in Darmstadt, Launch of private Xyna.AI GPU instance

Xyna Bulletin #06

🇩🇪 Deutsche Version Dear customers, partners and friends, our activities in the field of artificial intelligence are picking up speed! In the second half of the year we will be active at two conferences under the Xyna.AI label: in September at the OpenRheinMain (ORM) in Darmstadt and in November at the MLCon in Berlin. We have been developing our own solution portfolio for AI applications for some time now: based on the Xyna.com cloud platform, our own private Xyna.AI GPU instance is currently being created for this purpose. Have fun while reading! Best regards from Mainz, Philipp Xyna GmbH Philipp Dominitzki PS: Do you know colleagues who are also interested in Xyna? Then please pass it on! A short answer with contact details to bulletin@xyna.com is enough. However, if you are not interested, a short email will suffice and we will remove you from the mailing list. Xyna.AI at MLCon Berlin The MLCon (https://mlconference.ai/berlin/) is a leading conference for machine learning technologies and innovations in the field of artificial intelligence. It will take place from November 27th to 30th in Berlin. This year we are a gold sponsor! Alexander will give a keynote on "AI beyond the mainstream". He will address the value (and power) of open components at a strategic level to avoid becoming dependent on commercial black box offerings - which is relevant for any company that wants to protect and preserve its own innovations and values. In addition, Alexander and Moritz offer an interactive session entitled "Pair-Programming with AI?!", in which we look behind the scenes and demonstrate how we realized the GenAI extension XyPilot for assisted deep modeling with Xyna Factory under this paradigm. At MLCon we will be appearing alongside a number of prominent names from the AI industry "establishment" - it will be exciting to see how our positions are received and discussed. In any case, we are looking forward to a few talk-intensive days in Berlin! If you want to witness the whole thing - it is currently early bird time, tickets can still be purchased quite cheaply. And if you can't be in Berlin but are interested in our activities: feel free to send us an e-mail. Xyna.AI at OpenRheinMain (ORM) Darmstadt Even before the MLCon, we will be at the OpenRheinMain (ORM) Conference (https://openrheinmain.org) for Open Source and Emerging Digital Technologies on September 22, 2023. As in 2022 we are one of the main supporters (Gold sponsor) of the conference, which has been organized very successfully from the Computer Science Department of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences for several years. Here, too, we will go into our approach of Xyna.AI in a keynote, in an accompanying session and in an interactive workshop: the open and academic algorithms and models for sophisticated solutions and pipelines, with which applications in the field of artificial Realize intelligence securely and without proprietary black boxes. The ORM agenda will be published at the end of August. Participation is free of charge, the registration required for this is already open. We would be happy to welcome one or the other newsletter recipient there! Launch of private Xyna.AI GPU instance AI needs compute power! The current generation of artificial intelligence, with its extremely large model sizes, was only made possible by advances in CPU and GPU performance. We also need sufficient resources for Xyna.AI to be able to develop our innovative algorithms. Although we concentrate on methods with high calculation efficiency - we are motivated both economically and ecologically - the necessary computing power is still considerable. At the same time, we (like other companies) do not necessarily want to let our innovations run with the big hyperscalers (information security and confidentiality). Especially with applications of AI in the area of critical infrastructure, it is of existential importance to consider such aspects from the beginning and to handle the corresponding data sensitively. That's why we started building our own compute instances for AI on the Xyna.com platform. Equipped with a lot of CPU power and GPU acceleration, they offer us the opportunity to run our Xyna.AI pipelines under our own control and sovereignty over processes and data. Of course, we cannot compete with Google or AWS in this regard. But already, these instances represent the greatest amount of computing power our company has ever owned. And we were never badly equipped, even in the days of data mining and parallel computing. At the MLCon in Berlin (see article above) we will explain that we are focusing on open algorithms and models that come from the academic field. Some of these are on a par with the commercial standard solutions from providers such as OpenAI and in some respects even superior. Xyna.AI thus fits into our product philosophy that Xyna Factory is based on open components and is even available on GitHub under an OpenSource license. The same applies here: if you would like to know more, please contact us at any time or send us an e-mail.

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