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Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

May 18, 2017 |

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 11, 2017 |

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., yesterday morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. Read more…

New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

Apr 24, 2017 |

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the computing world appears to be on the cusp of a new generation of chips designed specifically for deep learning workloads. Read more…

Enabling Successful Spread Betting with In-Memory Computing

Apr 12, 2017 |

During the past decade, financial spread betting has become a major growth market globally, offering some significant opportunities for traders. At the same time, spread betting is still a highly volatile, minimally regulated market with significant risks. Read more…

Q&A with C3 IoT’s Tom Siebel

Apr 5, 2017 |

Tom Siebel, who literally created the CRM market back in the 1990s, is now setting out to shake up the Internet of Things world with his latest endeavor, C3 IoT. Read more…

News In Brief

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

Kinetica Gets Fuzzy with In-GPU Algorithms

May 8, 2017 |

Fuzzy Logix made its name by providing analytics that ran inside MPP databases, giving customers a 10x to 100x performance boost compared to standard relational databases. Now that it’s ported its library of algorithms to run atop Kinetica’s GPU-based database, customers can expect to see performance gains of up to 500x more. Read more…

GOAI Publishes Python Data Frame for GPU Analytics

May 8, 2017 |

A group of data analytics vendors joined forces today at the GPU Technology Conference to create the GPU Open Analytics Initiative (GOAI) with the goal of fostering the development of a community of data science and deep learning workloads running on GPUs. Read more…

Startup Patents ‘Whole Brain’ AI Approach

Apr 25, 2017 |

Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time.

“Integrating advanced behaviors into a whole brain system for robots and drones represents the future of artificial intelligence” Read more…

This Just In

Vizua, Orange Silicon Valley Demonstrate GPU-Accelerated Supercomputing for AI and AR

May 11, 2017 |

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., and PARIS, France, May 11, 2017 — Vizua (vizua3D.com) and Orange Silicon Valley are prototyping a new GPU-enabled Cloud. Based on Vizua’s server computing patents and supercomputing platform from Orange Silicon Valley, the new Cloud will serve the emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) applications in a wide range of industries. Read more…

NVIDIA & H2O.ai Announce Major Partnership News

May 10, 2017 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 10, 2017 — H2O.ai, the company bringing AI to business, today announced that it has collaborated with NVIDIA to offer its best-of-breed machine learning algorithms in a newly minted GPU edition. Read more…

Cray Delivers Production-Ready AI With CS-Storm Accelerated Cluster Supercomputers

May 10, 2017 |

SEATTLE, May 10, 2017 — Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the launch of two new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers – the Cray CS-Storm 500GT and the Cray CS-Storm 500NX. Read more…

IBM Unveils New AI Software, Will Support Nvidia Volta

May 10, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y., May 10, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a significant new release of its PowerAI deep learning software distribution on Power Systems that attacks the major challenges facing data scientists and developers by simplifying the development experience with tools and data preparation while also dramatically reducing the time required for AI system training from weeks to hours. Read more…

H2O.ai Partners with IBM to bring Enterprise AI to IBM Power Systems

May 10, 2017 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 10, 2017 — H2O.ai, the company bringing AI to enterprises, today announced that it has partnered with IBM to offer its next-generation AI platform, GPU-powered machine learning, and best-of-breed Deep Learning on IBM’s Power Systems platform. Read more…