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AI Powers Sea Level Rise Visualizations

In its Sixth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed that it is “unequivocal” that human influence has warmed the atmosphere and that, among other severe impacts, it is “vir Read more…

Cloudera, Nvidia Team to Speed Cloud AI via Spark

Cloud access to GPUs for AI development will expand under a partnership between Cloudera and Nvidia that calls for the data cloud provider to integrate Nvidia’s accelerated Apache Spark 3.0 platform as a way to scale d Read more…

TPC Accuses Nvidia of Violating Rules in Benchmark Test

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) this week accused Nvidia of violating its fair use policy by altering a big data analytics benchmark test last year and failing to submit official results. Nvidia has Read more…

AWS Cuts Prices for SageMaker GPU Instances

Amazon Web Services is cutting prices on its SageMaker managed service for machine learning and deep learning as it attracts more financial services, healthcare and retail customers building and training ML models in Read more…

Models Trained to Keep the Trains Running

Steady advances in machine vision techniques such as convolutional neural networks powered by graphics processors and emerging technologies like neuromorphic silicon retina “event cameras” are creating a range of new Read more…

Google Cloud’s Dataproc Gets a GPU-Powered Spark Boost

Google Cloud’s Dataproc – its big data platform that allows users to run Apache Hadoop and Spark jobs – is getting a boost. Apache Spark 3 and Hadoop 3 have launched general availability, enhancing users’ data an Read more…

Solar Data Analytics Approaches Warp Speed

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 Read more…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

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 n Read more…

AI… for Pizza?!

If you order a pizza from Domino’s, you might be getting it with a free side of AI. The pizza giant is determined to make big data and AI cornerstones of a company that has typically focused more on pizza stones. Now, Read more…

U.S., China Jockey for AI ‘Lead’

The U.S. is maintaining its lead in AI development as China hustles and spends to catch up, outpacing its rivals in areas like AI funding, adoption and access to data. Still, a report released this week by the Center Read more…

How Walmart Uses Nvidia GPUs for Better Demand Forecasting

During a presentation at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week, the director of data science for Walmart Labs shared how the company's new GPU-based demand forecasting model achieved a 1.7% increase in forec Read more…

Nvidia Sees Green in Data Science Workloads

We already knew that GPUs are useful for lots of things besides making Fortnite uncomfortably realistic. All the biggest supercomputers in the world use GPUs to accelerate math, and more recently they've been used to pow Read more…

Deep Learning Taking Over HPC, But It’s Good for Business Too

Be prepared for a heavy dose of deep learning if you're on the floor of the Supercomputing 2018 show this week in Dallas, Texas, where the scientific community will demonstrate how neural network-powered AI applications Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosy Read more…

MapD’s GPU-Powered Database Now Available in Google Cloud’s Marketplace

GPU-powered database pioneer MapD Technologies today announced that customers can now get its software through the Google Cloud Launcher, the online marketplace for Google Cloud Platform. The news comes on the heals of a Read more…

Anaconda Enterprise Now Supports GPU Clusters

Organizations that need to train machine learning models on massive amounts of data may be interested in the latest release of Anaconda Enterprise, which adds support for training on GPU clusters. Customers running An Read more…

A Wave of Purpose-Built AI Hardware Is Building

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 Read more…

Reporter’s Notebook: The 2018 GTC Experience

Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is winding down after four days of frenzied GPU action. It was this reporter's first foray to this particular show, which attracted 8,500 GPU-loving (or just GPU-curious) folks to Read more…

Nvidia To Use Virtual Reality for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Nvidia today revealed how it's planning to use virtual reality technology to accelerate the testing of autonomous vehicles. The new offering, dubbed Drive Constellation, should dramatically improve the capability to test Read more…

Nvidia Riding High as GPU Workloads and Capabilities Soar

Don't look now, but GPUs are gobbling up big workloads as massive data-crunching AI use cases proliferate around the world. That news couldn't be sweeter for Nvidia, which is hosting its ninth annual GPU Technology Confe Read more…

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