Tag: gpus

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 11, 2017 |

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., yesterday morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. Read more…

Startup Patents ‘Whole Brain’ AI Approach

Apr 25, 2017 |

Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time.

“Integrating advanced behaviors into a whole brain system for robots and drones represents the future of artificial intelligence” Read more…

IBM Broadens Collaboration on Anaconda

Apr 17, 2017 |

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

Investors Bullish on GPU-Based Database Startup

Mar 29, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the big data analytics platform startup developing a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs, has more than doubled its venture-funding total with the close of its latest investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Read more…

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…