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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…

Why CTOs Should Reconsider FPGAs

Mar 26, 2019 |

Big data analytics adoption has soared in recent years. According to a 2018 market study, use of the technology has grown from 17 percent in 2015 to 59 percent in 2018, reaching a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36 percent. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

RAPIDS Momentum Builds with Analytics, Cloud Backing

Mar 19, 2019 |

Nvidia’s RAPIDS data science libraries picked up additional support this week from a roster of cloud, server and workstation vendors along with professional services giant Accenture.

Nvidia also announced that Apache Spark creator Databricks will integrate RAPIDS into its analytics platform. Read more…

This Just In

Intel, American Red Cross Partner on Missing Maps Initiative

Jan 7, 2020 |

Jan. 7, 2020 — The American Red Cross, its Missing Maps project and Intel are using artificial intelligence (AI) to map vulnerable populations in developing nations to aid with disaster preparedness. Read more…

NVIDIA Provides Transportation Industry Access to its Deep Neural Networks for Autonomous Vehicles

Dec 18, 2019 |

Dec. 18, 2019 — NVIDIA today announced that it will provide the transportation industry with access to its NVIDIA DRIVE deep neural networks (DNNs) for autonomous vehicle development on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) container registry.

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OmniSci Recaps Highlights of Converge Conference

Dec 18, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2019 – OmniSci, the pioneer in accelerated analytics, today recapped its achievements for 2019, highlighted by Converge in October, its inaugural global user conference. Read more…

Nikon Announces AI for Predictive Imaging, Image Segmentation and Processing

Dec 16, 2019 |

MELVILLE, N.Y.Dec. 16, 2019 — Nikon Instruments Inc., innovator of advanced microscope systems, today announced NIS.ai, a powerful image analysis and processing module for NIS-Elements that leverages Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.  

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Aldec’s FPGA-Based NVMe Data Storage Solution Targets High Performance Computing Applications

Dec 12, 2019 |

HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 12, 2019 —  Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed HDL language simulation and hardware-assisted verification for FPGA and ASIC designs, has launched a powerful, versatile and time-saving FPGA-based NVMe Data Storage solution to aid in the development of High Performance Computing (HPC) applications such as High Frequency Trading and Machine Learning. Read more…

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