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The Future of Computing is Distributed

Feb 26, 2020 |

Distributed applications are not new. The first distributed applications were developed over 50 years ago with the arrival of computer networks, such as ARPANET. Since then, developers have leveraged distributed systems to scale out applications and services, including large-scale simulations, web serving, and big data processing. Read more…

Deep Learning Has Hit a Wall, Intel’s Rao Says

Nov 13, 2019 |

The rapid growth in the size of neural networks is outpacing the ability of hardware to keep up, said Naveen Rao, vice president and general manager of Intel’s AI Products Group, at the company’s AI Summit yesterday. Read more…

Micron Delivers 3D XPoint Drive, Acquires FPGA Device Maker

Oct 24, 2019 |

Micron Technology today unveiled the X100, a new solid-state drive based on 3D XPoint technology that the company claims is the fastest in the world. It introduced two other NAND and NVMe-based SSDs at its show in San Francisco, as well as the acquisition of FWDNXT, which develops a deep learning solution that includes FPGA hardware. Read more…

Paving the Way to Success in AI and Intelligent Process Automation

Apr 23, 2019 |

While a lot of AI implementations are still exploratory these days, there are many examples of companies starting to gain real traction behind the scenes – applying AI to automate manual, back-office business processes. Read more…

Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Intel Builds Analytics, Database Use Cases for Optane

Apr 4, 2019 |

Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvements focused on applications like machine learning and predictive analytics. Read more…

Startup MemVerge Combines Memory, Storage

Apr 2, 2019 |

A startup combining persistent memory and data storage has emerged from stealth mode with a platform running on chip maker Intel’s Optane architecture.

MemVerge claims to have invented what it calls “memory-converged infrastructure” that eliminates barriers between memory and storage. Read more…

Booz Allen Gives Government a Deep Learning Edge

Mar 28, 2019 |

The latest breakthroughs in deep learning technology have emanated from places like Silicon Valley and Toronto, where Turing Award-winner Geoffrey Hinton did his seminal work. But deep learning applications today are finding their way to Washington D.C., often through the assistance of government contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH). Read more…

This Just In

Hitachi to Establish Lumada Data Science Lab

Mar 30, 2020 |

TOKYO, Mar 30, 2020 — Hitachi, Ltd. announced that on April 1, it will establish the “Lumada(1) Data Science Lab. within the Kyoso-no-Mori(2) facilities at the Central Research Laboratory. This new organization will promote collaborations by bringing together about 100 of the top data scientists – Read more…

BBP Selects Kinetica Active Analytics Powered by NVIDIA GPUs to Harness the Power of Building Sensor Data

Mar 12, 2020 |

SINGAPORE, March 12, 2020 — Barghest Building Performance (BBP), a Singapore-based energy efficiency technology provider, announced it has selected the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and Kinetica Cloud to accelerate the data analytics behind its building energy optimization offerings. Read more…

Mellanox to Acquire Titan IC

Mar 3, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, March 3, 2020 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for datacenter servers and storage systems, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Titan IC, a developer of network intelligence (NI) and security technology to accelerate search and big data analytics across a broad range of applications in datacenters worldwide. Read more…

Bright Computing Announces Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science Now Available at No Charge with Easy8

Feb 25, 2020 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 — Bright Computing, developer of high performance cluster management software, announced that Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science is now available at no charge as part of the Easy8 program. Read more…

Element AI Announces Element AI Orkestrator

Feb 12, 2020 |

MONTREAL, Quebec, Feb. 12, 2020 — Element AI, a global developer of artificial intelligence-powered (AI) services and software that helps enterprises ‘operationalize AI’, today announced Element AI Orkestrator, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of AI-powered software solutions. Read more…

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