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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,, 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…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

May 14, 2020 |

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 next month, organizations will be able to speed up all of their Spark workloads, from ETL jobs to machine learning training, without making wholesale changes to their code. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

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…

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…

This Just In

Huawei’s Data Virtualization Engine openLooKeng Goes Open Source

Jul 1, 2020 |

SHENZHEN, China, July 1, 2020 –Huawei officially announced openLooKeng, the data virtualization engine, goes open source at openLooKeng marks a huge step forward to power data analytics experience with the ultimate simplicity, enabling users to harness big data with the ease of database usage.

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Yellowbrick and Striim Partner on Data Streaming Solution

Jun 12, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2020 — Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data announced that Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, has joined the Yellowbrick partner program. Read more…

NUS Engineers Quintuple the Efficiency of Moving Data Bits in Silicon Chips for AI Applications

Jun 11, 2020 |

June 11, 2020 — The Green IC research team at NUS has developed an innovative technique that allows the transfer of bits (the basic unit of information in computing) across a silicon chip up to five times more efficiently than standard setups. Read more…

University of Pittsburgh Professor Receives $300K NSF Award to Develop 2D Synapse for Deep Neural Networks

Jun 11, 2020 |

PITTSBURGH, June 11, 2020 — The world runs on data. Self-driving cars, security, healthcare and automated manufacturing all are part of a “big data revolution,” which has created a critical need for a way to more efficiently sift through vast datasets and extract valuable insights. Read more…

MoSys Announces Availability of its Graph Memory Engine Accelerator IP

Jun 8, 2020 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2020 — MoSys, Inc. announced that its Graph Memory Engine (GME) Accelerator IP is now running on Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs.

The GME is part of MoSys’ Read more…

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