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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…

Adaptability to Change Critical to Surviving Data Tsunami

Feb 25, 2019 |

As data continues to pile up, enterprises that maintain flexible approaches to managing and mining that data are the ones most likely to achieve competitive success, according to Gartner, which recently released its top 10 analytics technologies and trends for 2019. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Predictions for Application Development in 2019

Jan 3, 2019 |

Application development has become a cloud-focused initiative in many enterprises. Consequently, the languages, tools, and platforms needed to support today’s development initiatives are rapidly evolving.

Application development is also a discipline in which data science is assuming a greater role. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

ML Patent Apps Still Soaring

Feb 27, 2019 |

Intellectual property continues to be the coin of the realm for technology companies, and in few data-driven industries is this truer than the booming field of machine learning.

In its annual canvas of the fastest growing technologies, IFI Claims Patent Services reports that machine learning was again among the hottest commodities based on the number of patent applications. 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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