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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

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…

WekaFS Selected by Innoviz to Accelerate AI for Autonomous Vehicle Innovations

Dec 11, 2019 |

CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019 – WekaIO (Weka), the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced that Innoviz, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, solid-state Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors and Perception Software that enables the mass-production of autonomous vehicles, has selected the Weka File System (WekaFS) to accelerate its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning workflows. Read more…

Diamanti Introduces GPU Platform to Support Containerized Workloads on Kubernetes

Dec 9, 2019 |

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 9, 2019 — Diamanti today announced the availability of the first enterprise platform with GPU support for running containerized workloads under Kubernetes, ideal for the demanding requirements of emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications. Read more…

Scalyr Named as a Representative Vendor in AIOps Platforms by Gartner

Dec 6, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2019 — Scalyr, the log management and observability company that helps engineers spend less time troubleshooting and more time building value, today announced that it has been named as a Representative Vendor in AIOps Platforms in the November 7th, 2019 Gartner report titled, “Market Guide for AIOps Platforms”1 by Charley Rich, Pankaj Prasad and Sanjit Ganguli. Read more…

AWS Announces Nine New Compute and Networking Innovations for Amazon EC2

Dec 4, 2019 |

SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2019– Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced nine new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) innovations. AWS already has more compute and networking capabilities than any other cloud provider, including the most powerful GPU instances, the fastest processors, and the only cloud with 100 Gbps connectivity for standard instances. Read more…

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