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No Time Like the Present for AI: The Journey to a Successful Deployment

Dec 4, 2018 |

Today, over a decade since MapReduce technologies reshaped the field of data science, we find ourselves seeking more insight from even more data, ever more quickly. The confluence of improvements in computer processing power, networking performance, and storage platforms has enabled a massive leap forward in the next phase of data insight; Read more…

Machine Learning’s Big Role in Population-Level Genetic Study

Nov 19, 2018 |

A large-scale genetic project is currently underway in Nevada that’s using advanced analytics and machine learning to identify connections between people’s genes and their health. It’s the first project to study genetic data at a population level, and it could be a model for a national program. Read more…

The Evolution of Remote Sensing: Delivering on the Promise of IoT

Nov 13, 2018 |

Remote sensing technology has come a long way since Gaspard Felix Tournachon’s pioneering aerial photographs in 1858. While the technology has advanced, there is one aspect of remote sensing that has remained relatively unchanged: Read more…

Inside Hitachi Vantara’s Very Ambitious Data Agenda

Oct 1, 2018 |

FPGAs and object storage systems. NVMe storage and ML model management. IoT edge computing and converged server infrastructure. It would be a big understatement to say that Hitachi Vantara has a lot going on, but it also might be why the company is so interesting to watch, and why you might want to keep an eye on it, too. Read more…

Five Ways Big Data Analytics is Transforming Organizations

Sep 18, 2018 |

Organizations are no longer content waiting until tomorrow to know what happened two minutes ago, nor can they afford to wait. Many operational and mission-critical decisions rely on how fast and accurately they can analyze the growing amount of data streaming into the organization. Read more…

News In Brief

Qualcomm Launches AI Investment Fund

Nov 28, 2018 |

Wireless chip leader Qualcomm Inc. announced a $100 million investment fund focused on AI startups developing chip and connectivity technologies for emerging applications like machine learning platforms and autonomous vehicles. Read more…

Intel Aims to Simplify AI with ‘Neural Stick’ Update

Nov 14, 2018 |

Intel today unveiled an upgraded Neural Compute Stick that it claims will dramatically simplify the roll-out of neural network inference applications in drones, IoT, and edge devices.

It may look like a standard USB thumb drive, but the Neural Computer Stick 2 (NCS2) that Intel unveiled today at its AI conference in Beijing is much more than that. Read more…

Gartner Sees AI Democratized in Latest ‘Hype Cycle’

Aug 27, 2018 |

Democratized artificial intelligence is one of five trends driving Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which it updates this month, as it traditionally does during the month of August. Read more…

Training Time Slashed for Deep Learning

Aug 14, 2018 |

Fast.ai, an organization offering free courses on deep learning, claimed a new speed record for training a popular image database using Nvidia GPUs running on public cloud infrastructure.

A pair of researchers trained the ImageNet database with 93 percent accuracy in 18 minutes using 16 Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: Read more…

Inside Fortnite’s Massive Data Analytics Pipeline

Jul 31, 2018 |

With 125 million players around the world, Fortnite has set a new standard of success for massively multi-player games. But pulling together all the servers, databases, and data pipelines to manage 92 million events per minute was no small feat, as Epic Games’ Read more…

This Just In

Wave Computing Acquires MIPS Technologies

Jun 15, 2018 |

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 15, 2018 – Wave Computing today announced that it has acquired MIPS Tech, Inc. (formerly MIPS Technologies), a global leader in RISC processor Intellectual Property (IP) and licensable CPU cores. Read more…

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…

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