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Harnessing GPUs Delivers a Big Speedup for Graph Analytics

Dec 15, 2015 |

Looking for a quick way to boost the performance of your graph-based machine learning algorithms? If you run the algos atop the Blazegraph database, you will see your queries execute 200 to 300 times faster when you add the new GPU module unveiled today by SYSTAP, the company behind Blazegraph. The new Blazegraph GPU offering will help to solve big queries in life sciences, financial detection, and cyber security that can bog down graph databases running atop a traditional server Read more…

Beauty Contest Features Algorithmic Judges

Nov 20, 2015 |

It’s often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That concept will be put to the test next year during a unique beauty contest where robots trained by deep neural networks will judge human contestants based on perceived “wrinkliness” and other features. “What would you say if I told you that today’s beauty contests are very biased and limited and we are looking at the wrong features when evaluating other people?” writes Olga Kairova, a deep learning Read more…

Inside Yahoo’s Super-Sized Deep Learning Cluster

Oct 12, 2015 |

As the ancestral home of Hadoop, Yahoo is a big user of the open source software. In fact, its 32,000-node cluster is the still the largest in the world. Now the Web giant is souping up its massive investment in Hadoop to give it a deep learning environment that’s the envy of the valley. With more than 600 petabytes of data spread across 40,000 Hadoop nodes, Yahoo is obviously a big believer in all things Hadoop. After all, Doug Cutting Read more…

How NVIDIA Is Unlocking the Potential of GPU-Powered Deep Learning

Aug 20, 2015 |

Companies across nearly all industries are exploring how to use GPU-powered deep learning to extract insights from big data. From self-driving cars and voice-directed phones to disease-detecting mirrors and high-speed securities trading, the potential use cases for the technology are large and expanding by the day. Ever since computer scientist Geoff Hinton decided to try training a neural network on a GPU and did much to help popularize the field of deep neural networks several years back, researchers have been Read more…

GPU-Powered Terrorist Hunter Eyes Commercial Big Data Role

Oct 8, 2014 |

A company called GIS Federal that’s helping the U.S. Army track the movement of terrorists across time, space, and the Internet using a distributed, GPU-powered, in-memory database is gearing up to head out into the commercial world and help private companies track the movements of physical and virtual assets in powerful new ways. GIS Federal is a technology startup based in Virginia that has been incubated by the U.S. Army. The company works closely with the U.S. Army’s Cyber Center Read more…

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Startup to Offer Neural Network Training in the Cloud

Dec 7, 2015 |

One of the most time-consuming components of using deep neural networks is training the algorithms to do their jobs. It can often take weeks to train or re-train the network–and that’s after you set it up. A startup called minds.ai today announced how it plans to tackle that problem: by allowing customers to train their neural network on its speed cloud-based GPU cluster. Deep neural networks have recently emerged as a competitive differentiator for organizations hoping to make sense of Read more…

GPUs Set to Boost Business Intelligence

Apr 4, 2012 |

GPU-driven companies like NVIDIA have been emphasizing the practical application of GPU computing in enterprise settings—and this year at their annual GTC conference, there are several compelling sessions for the business intelligence and….

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NVIDIA Launches Accelerator for Supercomputing and Big Data Analytics

Nov 18, 2013 |

NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator, the world’s highest performance accelerator ever built, delivering extreme performance to a widening range of scientific, engineering, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise applications.