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Q&A with a DataCamp Counselor

Jul 20, 2017 |

One of the great things about data science is there are multiple pathways into the field. Some may segue into the profession from “hard sciences” like physics, while others receive Ph.Ds in the discipline after years of university study. Read more…

Kinetica Gets $50M for Converged GPU Analytics

Jun 29, 2017 |

Kinetica’s bold plan to build a converged real-time analytics platform that uses GPUs and in-memory techniques to power existing SQL queries alongside deep learning algorithms got a big boost today when it disclosed a $50 million Series A investment from venture capitalists. Read more…

Pushing the Scale of Deep Learning at ISC

Jun 19, 2017 |

Deep learning is the latest and most compelling technology strategy to take aim at the decades-old “drowning in data/starving for insight” problem. But contrary to the commonly held notion, deep learning is more than a big data problem per se. Read more…

Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

May 18, 2017 |

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 11, 2017 |

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., yesterday morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. Read more…

News In Brief

NEC Claims Vector CPU Outperforms Spark

Jul 6, 2017 |

An arms race is shaping up in the machine-learning sector with the claim by NEC Corp. that its approach based on its vector processor accelerates data processing by more than a factor of 50 compared to the Apache Spark cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

This Just In

In-Memory Computing Summit Adds New Keynote Address

Jun 13, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 13, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced a new keynote address, along with additional activities and new sponsors for the In-Memory Computing Summit Europe, the premier In-Memory Computing (IMC) conference for computing experts from across Europe and Asia. Read more…

NVIDIA Wins Quartet of Major Awards at Computex

May 30, 2017 |

TAIPEI, May 30, 2017 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has clinched four prestigious awards at Computex, extending its record winning streak at Asia’s largest technology tradeshow to nine years. Read more…

Vizua, Orange Silicon Valley Demonstrate GPU-Accelerated Supercomputing for AI and AR

May 11, 2017 |

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., and PARIS, France, May 11, 2017 — Vizua (vizua3D.com) and Orange Silicon Valley are prototyping a new GPU-enabled Cloud. Based on Vizua’s server computing patents and supercomputing platform from Orange Silicon Valley, the new Cloud will serve the emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) applications in a wide range of industries. Read more…

NVIDIA & H2O.ai Announce Major Partnership News

May 10, 2017 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 10, 2017 — H2O.ai, the company bringing AI to business, today announced that it has collaborated with NVIDIA to offer its best-of-breed machine learning algorithms in a newly minted GPU edition. Read more…

Cray Delivers Production-Ready AI With CS-Storm Accelerated Cluster Supercomputers

May 10, 2017 |

SEATTLE, May 10, 2017 — Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the launch of two new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers – the Cray CS-Storm 500GT and the Cray CS-Storm 500NX. Read more…