Tag: gpus

Code Modernization Enables New Economics in the Data Center

Dec 7, 2016 |

Through a collaboration with Intel to modernize code and take advantage of machine learning algorithms, Pikazo was able to drop the cost of their service to create high-resolution “artistic” images – suitable for framing or content creation – from $14 per image to $0.99. Read more…

Intel Details AI Hardware Strategy for Post-GPU Age

Nov 17, 2016 |

Intel today revealed its product roadmap for embedding its processors with key capabilities and attributes needed to take artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level. It also used its Intel AI Day event in San Francisco today as a platform to reveal the code-names of two projects that will result in new silicon rolling out in 2017 and beyond. Read more…

Graphcore Touts 100x ML Speedup with PCIe Plug-In

Oct 31, 2016 |

Graphcore emerged from stealth mode today with news of a $30 million Series A round to help finance ongoing development of its machine learning (ML) and deep learning acceleration solutions, including a PCIe card that plugs directly into a server’s bus. Read more…

Microsoft Claims Speech Recognition ‘Parity’

Oct 20, 2016 |

Microsoft speech recognition researchers report they have achieved parity with humans using a testing framework that gauges error rates for professional transcribers and the ability to understand “open-ended conversations.”

“In both cases, our automated system establishes a new state-of-the-art, and edges past the human benchmark,” Read more…

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

Jul 25, 2016 |

When the United States Postal Service (USPS) set out to buy a system that would allow it to track the location of employees, vehicles, and individual pieces of mail in real time, an in-memory relational database was its first choice. Read more…

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Apr 29, 2016 |

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Read more…

GPU-Powered Deep Learning Emerges to Carry Big Data Torch Forward

Apr 13, 2016 |

The big data analytic ecosystem has matured over the last few years to the point where techniques such as machine learning don’t seem as exotic as they once were. In fact, consumers have even come to expect their products and services to be adaptive to their behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of machine learning. Read more…

The GPU “Sweet Spot” for Big Data

Sep 11, 2012 |GPUs have stirred some vicious waves in the supercomputing community, and these same performance boosts are being explored for large-scale data mining by a number of enterprise users. During our conversation with NVIDIA's Tesla senior manager for high performance computing, Sumit Gupta, we explored how traditional data... 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.... Read more…

The New Era of Computing: An Interview with “Dr. Data”

Jan 23, 2012 |When it comes to thought leadership that bridges the divides between scientific investigation, technology and the tools and applications that make research possible, Dr. Alexander Szalay is one of the first scientists that springs to mind. Read more…