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Yellowbrick Claims Flash Breakthrough with MPP Database

Jul 31, 2018 |

Yellowbrick Data emerged with a bang from stealth today by pairing a new massively parallel processing (MPP) analytic database designed to run exclusively on NVMe flash drives along with a claim that it alone has finally cleared a major hurdle surrounding the use of flash for big data analytics. Read more…

The Pain of Watching AI Become A Pawn in the Geopolitical Fray

Jul 17, 2018 |

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a predominantly transnational phenomenon for most of this decade.

Radical cross-border openness has been a central driver of the AI revolution. One of the primary factors stimulating advances in AI research, commercialization, and adoption has been the growing open-source stack of data analytics platforms and tools. Read more…

Why Innovation Chains Require a Tech-First Approach

Jul 10, 2018 |

During the heyday of the big data hype bubble, companies would invite criticism by spending large sums on emerging tech, such as Hadoop clusters, graph databases, and streaming analytics, before they had devised solid business plans around them. Read more…

Power Laws and the Never-Ending Big Data Boom

Jun 20, 2018 |

We’re about a decade into the big data boom, which may seem like a lifetime for those who have worked through it. But in many ways, we’re just getting started with what big data and AI technology is capable of giving us, Forrester principal analyst Brian Hopkins said at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit yesterday. Read more…

A Wave of Purpose-Built AI Hardware Is Building

May 15, 2018 |

Google last week unveiled the third version of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), which is designed to accelerate deep learning workloads developed in its TensorFlow environment. But that’s just the start of a groundswell of new processors and processing architectures, including Wave Computing, which claims its soon-to-be-launched processor will dramatically lower the barrier of entry for running artificial intelligence workloads. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

MapD’s GPU-Powered Database Now Available in Google Cloud’s Marketplace

Jul 19, 2018 |

GPU-powered database pioneer MapD Technologies today announced that customers can now get its software through the Google Cloud Launcher, the online marketplace for Google Cloud Platform. The news comes on the heals of a major version 4.0 launch, which adds more geospatial capabilities. Read more…

Anaconda Enterprise Now Supports GPU Clusters

Jul 17, 2018 |

Organizations that need to train machine learning models on massive amounts of data may be interested in the latest release of Anaconda Enterprise, which adds support for training on GPU clusters. Read more…

Drone Data Ecosystem Growing Fast, Report Says

Jul 9, 2018 |

The ecosystem that’s emerged around the collection and analysis of data from drones is growing very quickly, according to a new report issued by DroneDeploy, one of the companies operating in the space. 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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