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Go Fast and Win: The Big Data Analytics of F1 Racing

Apr 19, 2018 |

What’s the secret to winning in Formula One racing? Simple: Go faster than everybody else. But finding a lasting recipe for success on the racetrack today requires getting hundreds of variables right, so it’s no wonder that F1 teams are turning to big data analytics for help. Read more…

What’s Fueling Deep Learning’s ‘Cambrian Explosion’?

Apr 2, 2018 |

It’s fair to say that University of Toronto computer scientists Alex Krizhevsky, Geoffrey Hinton, and Ilya Sutskever didn’t know what they were about to unleash. It was 2012, and they had just submitted details about their new machine learning model, dubbed a convolutional neural network, to the folks who run the ImageNet competition. Read more…

Reporter’s Notebook: The 2018 GTC Experience

Mar 29, 2018 |

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 downtown San Jose. Read more…

Nvidia To Use Virtual Reality for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Mar 27, 2018 |

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 certain driving conditions, such as snow or blinding light, that can be hard to get in the real world. Read more…

Nvidia Riding High as GPU Workloads and Capabilities Soar

Mar 27, 2018 |

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 Conference (GTC) this week in San Jose, California. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Beefs Up Bing With Intel FPGAs

Mar 27, 2018 |

Long-time technology partners Intel Corp. and Microsoft are again collaborating on an effort to advance deep learning capabilities in Microsoft’s search engine using the chip maker’s FPGAs.

The partners said this week Microsoft’s Bing search engine is demonstrating real-time AI capabilities running on Intel’s Arria and Stratix FPGAs. Read more…

Snap ML Bests TensorFlow in Benchmark, IBM Says

Mar 22, 2018 |

There are already many machine learning libraries available in the world – some say too many. But there might be room for one more: IBM’s Snap Machine Learning (Snap ML), which it says ran 46 times faster than TensorFlow in a recent logistic regression test. Read more…

Arm ML Processors Eye Object Detection

Feb 13, 2018 |

Arm Ltd., the U.K. chip intellectual property vendor, is rolling out a machine learning platform designed to boost the functionality of devices at the network edge, beginning with an object detection capability. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Jan 9, 2018 |

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. Read more…

What AI Taketh, It Could Also Create

Nov 13, 2017 |

AI in general and cognitive technologies specifically are seen by a majority of enterprises not as a job killer but rather as a business imperative through which any job losses could be offset by a retooling of the digital workforce, a new survey finds. Read more…

This Just In

Hazelcast Announces Hazelcast Jet 0.6

Apr 12, 2018 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 12, 2018 — Hazelcast, a leading open source in-memory data management company with tens of thousands of installed clusters and over 46 million server starts per month, today announced the 0.6 release of Hazelcast Jet –  the ultra fast, application embeddable, stream and batch processing engine. Read more…

NVIDIA Boosts World’s Leading Deep Learning Computing Platform

Mar 27, 2018 |

March 27, 2018 — NVIDIA today unveiled a series of important advances to its world-leading deep learning computing platform, which delivers a 10x performance boost on deep learning workloads compared with the previous generation six months ago. Read more…

PSSC Labs Launches PowerWulf HPC Clusters with Pre-Configured Intel Data Center Blocks

Dec 11, 2017 |

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 – PSSC Labs, a developer of custom HPC and Big Data computing solutions, today announced its PowerWulf HPC clusters are now available with Intel’s new Xeon Scalable Processors and Intel’s Omni-Path HPC Fabric to deliver the performance needed to tackle cutting edge computing tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. Read more…

Sequoia Backs Graphcore as the Future of Artificial Intelligence Processors

Nov 13, 2017 |

BRISTOL, England, Nov. 13, 2017 — Graphcore has today announced a $50 million Series C funding round by Sequoia Capital as the machine intelligence company prepares to ship its first Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) products to early access customers at the start of 2018. Read more…

FlashBlade Wins AIconics Best Innovation in AI Hardware

Sep 29, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCOSept. 29, 2017 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced that its FlashBlade array won Best Innovation in AI Hardware at AI Summit 2017. Read more…