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Aerospike Raises More Cash

Nov 18, 2019 |

Aerospike, the real-time NoSQL database vendor, said this week it raised $32 million in its most recent funding round, underscoring growing investor confidence in big data startups exhibiting the ability to scale and while accelerating delivery of data analytics results. Read more…

Intel Debuts New VPU Chip at AI Summit

Nov 12, 2019 |

Intel today unveiled a new vision processing unit (VPU) designed to power neural networks on edge devices like cameras and drones. The company also used its AI Summit event in San Francisco to demonstrate two recently released neural network ASICs branded under its Nervana unit. Read more…

Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Plus DAOS Offer Significant Advantages for HPC

Sep 16, 2019 |

Forget what you previously knew about high-performance storage and file systems as Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Modules (Intel® Optane™ DCPMM) devices ingeniously package non-volatile Intel Optane memory in a DDR form factor that is accessed via the memory bus. Read more…

Intel Unveils Nauta, a DL Framework for Containerized Clusters

Jan 23, 2019 |

Intel today unveiled Nauta, a new distributed computing framework for running deep learning models in Kubernetes and Docker-based environments. The chip giant says Nauta will make it easier for data scientists to develop, train, and deploy deep learning workloads on large clusters, “without all the systems overhead and scripting needed with standard container environments.” Read more…

A Wave of Purpose-Built AI Hardware Is Building

May 15, 2018 |

Google last week unveiled the third version of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), which is designed to accelerate deep learning workloads developed in its TensorFlow environment. But that’s just the start of a groundswell of new processors and processing architectures, including Wave Computing, which claims its soon-to-be-launched processor will dramatically lower the barrier of entry for running artificial intelligence workloads. Read more…

How ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Will Impact Analytics

Jan 8, 2018 |

Organizations ramping up plans to employ big on-premise or cloud-based clusters to crunch big data sets are in for a nasty surprise thanks to the recently disclosed “Spectre” and “Meltdown” Read more…

Intel Unveils Deep Learning Framework for Spark

Jan 18, 2017 |

Chip giant Intel last week rolled out a new deep learning framework that runs as a Spark job atop Hadoop. Called BigDL, the open source software is designed to take advantage of hardware acceleration capabilities that Intel has built into its Xeon CPUs. 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…

Intel Xeon E7 Balloons In-memory Capacity, Targets Real-Time Analytics

Jun 7, 2016 |

Who crunches more data faster, wins. It’s this drive that cuts through and clarifies the essence of the evolutionary spirit in the computer industry, the dual desire to get to real time with bigger and bigger chunks of data. Read more…

Inside Redfin’s Cautious Approach to Big Data

Mar 7, 2016 |

There’s a certain allure to big data technology that tempts us to view it as the solution to every business problem. But there are times when the simplicity of traditional technology–like relational databases–outweigh the scalability benefits brought by big data tech, as the real-estate website Redfin learned. Read more…

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