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Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Feb 14, 2017 |

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

Will Hardware Drive Data Innovation Now?

Feb 10, 2017 |

The world has witnessed an unparalleled flowering of technical innovation that has impacted billions of people over the past decade, much of it driven by creative breakthroughs in software. But now tech leaders are looking for hardware to take the torch and drive the next wave of innovation on even bigger data looming over the horizon. Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. Read more…

5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

All Eyes On AI in 2017

Jan 5, 2017 |

This might be the easiest 2017 prediction to make: Artificial intelligence will continue to generate big headlines and command a considerable share of the corporate pocketbook as companies look to bolster their products and services with more automated decision making and human-like qualities. Read more…

News In Brief

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Feb 8, 2017 |

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months. Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. Read more…

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. Read more…

Apeiron Gains Partner For its Net Storage Platform

Jan 13, 2017 |

Looking to unclog big data network and storage bottlenecks, a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) vendor and technology integrator have launched a partnership designed to deliver a NVMe over Ethernet platform that targets the analytics and Internet of Things processing sectors. Read more…

Big Genomics Data Gets a Storage Boost

Jan 5, 2017 |

Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data.

The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome’s DRAGEN processor that uses an FPGA for hardware acceleration. Read more…

This Just In

AMD Unveils Vega Details

Jan 6, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 6 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has unveiled preliminary details of its forthcoming GPU architecture, Vega. Conceived and executed over 5 years, Vega architecture enables new possibilities in PC gaming, professional design and machine intelligence that traditional GPU architectures have not been able to address effectively. Read more…

NVIDIA and Microsoft Collaborate to Accelerate AI in the Enterprise

Nov 16, 2016 |

Nov. 16 — To help companies join the AI revolution, NVIDIA has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate AI in the enterprise.

Using the first purpose-built enterprise AI framework optimized to run on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in Microsoft Azure or on-premises, enterprises now have an AI platform that spans from their data center to Microsoft’s cloud. Read more…

Kinetica Unveils Install Accelerator and Application Accelerator Programs

Oct 31, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 31 — Kinetica, provider of the fastest, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, today announced the immediate availability of Install Accelerator and Application Accelerator programs, two new software and services offerings designed to help customers quickly ingest, explore and visualize streaming data sets, including for Internet of Things (IoT) use cases, by leveraging the power of GPUs. Read more…

HDS Launches New Converged Infrastructure Platforms for SAP HANA Environments

May 17, 2016 |

ORLANDO, Fla., May 17 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), an SAP partner, today announced a series of new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions for SAP HANA environments based on the latest Intel XEON E5 and E7 processors, including the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP S/4HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and new analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA. Read more…

IT Pros Vote 2016 Server & Database Brand Leaders

Mar 23, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 23 — IT Brand Pulse, a trusted source for research, data and analysis about data center infrastructure, today announced the results of the recent IT brand leader surveys covering thirteen Server and Database products.

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