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The Past and Future of HPDA: A Q&A with Steve Conway

Nov 10, 2020 |

Steve Conway, a senior adviser at Hyperion Research, has been watching the big data market evolve and transform for well over 10 years. You will remember that it was Conway, while at IDC, who coined the term “high performance data analysis,” or HPDA, to reflect the confluence of big data with HPC hardware. Read more…

Filling Persistent Gaps in the ‘Big Memory’ Era

Sep 23, 2020 |

Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners of the emerging “big memory” era, says Charles Fan, the CEO and co-founder of MemVerge, which today unveiled new software designed to lower the barrier of entry to big memory systems. Read more…

Rush to Cloud Exposes Budgetary Pitfalls

Aug 20, 2020 |"Customers are using less than 10% of what they provisioned in terms of capacity,” says Jay Chapel, VP at ParkMyCloud. “Almost every customer we talk to that’s large, they found they’re spending more money than they expected.” Read more…

Big Data Apps Wasting Billions in the Cloud

Jul 29, 2020 |

Many organizations have shifted to a cloud-first mentality for deploying their big data applications. But without expending effort to optimize or tune these cloud apps, customers will waste billions of dollars’ worth of computing resources, according to a new report. Read more…

The Curious Case of Kubernetes In the Enterprise

Jun 26, 2020 |

The Kubernetes website has a whole section dedicated to case studies and customer success stories. It is full of well-known brands like Adidas, Amadeus, BlackRock, Booking.com, Box, and many others. Read more…

News In Brief

Lightweight Kubernetes Pushes Orchestrator to the Edge

Oct 15, 2020 |

Kubernetes, the evolving cluster orchestrator, has gone on a diet, stepping off the scales as a lightweight, resilient clustering tool that switches to autopilot once three or more nodes are clustered. Read more…

Models Trained to Keep the Trains Running

Aug 7, 2020 |

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 predictive monitoring and maintenance use cases. Read more…

Intel Updates Optane, Expands NAND SSD Offerings

Jun 19, 2020 |

Intel Corp. remains persistent in upgrading its Optane persistent memory series. The chip maker (NASDAQ: INTC) said this week its second generation Optane series is tuned to the latest version of its Xeon Scalable processors (codenamed Cooper Lake), and boosts memory bandwidth by an average of 25 percent. Read more…

Micron Bridges Memory Bandwidth Gap for ML

Feb 26, 2020 |

Deep learning accelerators based on chip architectures coupled with high-bandwidth memory are emerging to enable near real-time processing of machine learning algorithms. Memory chip specialist Micron Technology argues that hardware accelerators linked to higher memory densities are the best way to accelerate “memory bound” AI applications. 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…

This Just In

AMD EPYC  Processors Power Microsoft Azure Data Explorer, Offers Users 30 Percent Better Performance

Oct 15, 2020 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 — AMD today announced Azure Data Explorer, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution optimized for data exploration and near real-time analytics, will now offer customers access to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines featuring AMD EPYC processors. Read more…

Supermicro to Support NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU

Oct 6, 2020 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. today announced its intent to support the new NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU (data processing unit). NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU are sampling now, and Supermicro will conduct an aggressive certification program for the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU, encompassing a broad range of Supermicro’s market-leading systems with planned availability in 2021. Read more…

Cloudera Supercharges the Enterprise Data Cloud with NVIDIA

Oct 5, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 — Cloudera announced today a new collaboration with NVIDIA that will help Cloudera customers accelerate data engineering, analytics, machine learning and deep learning performance with the power of NVIDIA GPU computing across public and private clouds. Read more…

Qeexo AutoML Enables Machine Learning on Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+

Sep 9, 2020 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 9, 2020 –Qeexo, developer of an automated machine learning (ML) platform that accelerates the deployment of tinyML at the edge, announces that its Qeexo AutoML platform now supports machine learning on Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ processors, which power devices including sensors and microcontrollers from companies such as Arduino, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, and Bosch Sensortec. Read more…

Intel Announces Latest Upgrades to its Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit at SIGGRAPH 2020

Aug 25, 2020 |

Aug. 25, 2020 — At SIGGRAPH 2020, Intel announced the latest additions to the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit. Part of Intel’s oneAPI family of products, the toolkit brings premier high-performance, high-fidelity capabilities to the graphics and rendering industry.

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