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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…

Nvidia Destroys TPCx-BB Benchmark with GPUs

Jun 22, 2020 |

Traditionally, vendors have used CPU-based systems for the TPCx-BB benchmark, which simulates a Hadoop-style workload that mixes SQL and machine learning jobs on structured and unstructured data. So when Nvidia ran the benchmark on its new Ampere class of GPUs system, the results were predictably grim – for CPU systems, that is. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

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…

This Just In

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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Lightmatter Introduces Optical Processor to Speed Compute for Next-Generation AI

Aug 21, 2020 |

BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2020 — Lightmatter, provider of silicon photonics processors, announces its artificial intelligence (AI) photonic processor, a general-purpose AI inference accelerator that uses light to compute and transport data. Read more…

IBM Reveals Next-Generation IBM POWER10 Processor

Aug 17, 2020 |

ARMONK, N.Y.Aug. 17, 2020 — IBM revealed the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the unique needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor. Read more…

cnvrg.io AI OS Delivers Accelerated ML Workloads with Support of NVIDIA A100 Multi-Instance GPU

Aug 4, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 — cnvrg.io AI OS for machine learning today announces native integration of NVIDIA multi-instance GPU (MIG) technology to its data science platform.

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