Siri gets open source update

Anthony Caruana
29 April, 2015
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Apple is now at its third version following a shift to the open source Mesos platform. according to the Mesosphere blog.

During a presentation at the Bay Area Mesos meetup last week Apple engineers said that the switch to Mesos would reduce latency, assist scalability, and made it easier to deploy new services as Siri’s capabilities are expanded.

Siri comprises around 100 services on a Mesos cluster spanning many thousands of nodes. Mesos is also used by other companies including Twitter and eBay. This represents Apple’s  first move away from traditional infrastructure for the intelligent assistant service.

For fans of the superhero Ironman, the name of Apple’s custom Mesos scheduler is J.A.R.V.I.S., which is short for Just A Rather Very Intelligent Scheduler.

Apple created a new Siri tips website earlier this month as it launched the service in nine more countries, and of course prepared for people to use it on the Apple Watch.

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