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Informatica Accelerates DataOps with Spark, GPUs

Mar 15, 2021 |

Informatica today announced that customers can see up to a 5x performance boost for ETL and data management workloads when they run them under its new cloud-based data integration engine that’s powered by Apache Spark and Nvidia GPUs. Read more…

The Chip Shortage Seems To Be Impacting AI Workloads in the Cloud

Mar 12, 2021 |

If you’re finding it harder to get access to GPUs in the cloud to train your AI model, you’re not alone. The combination of a global chip shortage and increased demand for AI model training may be leading to longer wait times for some cloud GPU users. Read more…

AWS Leans on Custom Silicon for Processing Advantage

Dec 21, 2020 |

You may know Amazon Web Services as a leading provider of public cloud services. But it’s also investing substantial sums into designing its own line of custom chips that can save customers a lot of money compared to Intel X86 and Nvidia GPU processors, for general purpose, as well as analytical and AI workloads

According to Raj Pai, vice president of AWS EC2 product management, tells Datanami that AWS customers will see a 40% price-performance increase when they adopt the sixth-generation EC2 instance, which is powered by a custom-designed Graviton2 processor that’s equipped with 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. Read more…

Optimizing AI and Deep Learning Performance

Nov 26, 2020 |

As AI and deep learning uses skyrocket, organizations are finding they are running these systems on similar resource as they do with high-performance computing (HPC) systems – and wondering if this is the path to peak efficiency. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Jun 25, 2020 |

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while enhancements to the Python API will bring joy to data scientists everywhere. Read more…

SQream Raises Funds to Expand its Analytics Push

Jun 24, 2020 |

SQream Technologies, the GPU database vendor, has attracted new investors while adding several financial backers to its board of directors.

The Tel Aviv-based database vendor said Wednesday (June 24) it raised $39.4 million in a Series B+ funding round led by Mangrove Capitol Partners and Shusterman Family Investments. Read more…

Nvidia Destroys TPCx-BB Benchmark with GPUs

Jun 22, 2020 |

Editor’s note: TPC announced on January 27, 2021, that the benchmark tests claimed by Nvidia, as described in this story, are a violation of its fair use policy.  Read more…

Solar Data Analytics Approaches Warp Speed

Jun 19, 2020 |

Data scientists at NASA are employing GPU-powered workstations and local storage to greatly accelerate analysis of images captured by the Solar Dynamic Observatory.

Launched in 2010 to probe our yellow dwarf star and its magnetic field, the solar observatory carries three instruments: Read more…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

May 14, 2020 |

NVIDIA today announced that it’s working with Apache Spark’s open source community to bring native GPU acceleration to the next version of the big data processing framework. With Spark version 3.0, which is due out next month, organizations will be able to speed up all of their Spark workloads, from ETL jobs to machine learning training, without making wholesale changes to their code. Read more…

Deep Learning Has Hit a Wall, Intel’s Rao Says

Nov 13, 2019 |

The rapid growth in the size of neural networks is outpacing the ability of hardware to keep up, said Naveen Rao, vice president and general manager of Intel’s AI Products Group, at the company’s AI Summit yesterday. Read more…

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