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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…

Inside Intel’s nGraph, a Universal Deep Learning Compiler

Apr 26, 2018 |

The advent of deep learning has spawned new life into the quest to create artificial intelligence. But along the way, we’ve become awash in technological complexity, forcing data scientists to juggle multiple deep learning frameworks and hardware platforms against increased demands for their work. Read more…

Go Fast and Win: The Big Data Analytics of F1 Racing

Apr 19, 2018 |

What’s the secret to winning in Formula One racing? Simple: Go faster than everybody else. But finding a lasting recipe for success on the racetrack today requires getting hundreds of variables right, so it’s no wonder that F1 teams are turning to big data analytics for help. Read more…

What’s Fueling Deep Learning’s ‘Cambrian Explosion’?

Apr 2, 2018 |

It’s fair to say that University of Toronto computer scientists Alex Krizhevsky, Geoffrey Hinton, and Ilya Sutskever didn’t know what they were about to unleash. It was 2012, and they had just submitted details about their new machine learning model, dubbed a convolutional neural network, to the folks who run the ImageNet competition. Read more…

News In Brief

‘Lifelong’ Neural Net Aims to Slash Training Time

May 9, 2018 |

Among the consequences of big data is a wealth of relevant minutiae that can be used to train machine learning and other models. That often translates into processing-intensive steps required to train models to perform a specific task. Read more…

Microsoft Beefs Up Bing With Intel FPGAs

Mar 27, 2018 |

Long-time technology partners Intel Corp. and Microsoft are again collaborating on an effort to advance deep learning capabilities in Microsoft’s search engine using the chip maker’s FPGAs.

The partners said this week Microsoft’s Bing search engine is demonstrating real-time AI capabilities running on Intel’s Arria and Stratix FPGAs. Read more…

Snap ML Bests TensorFlow in Benchmark, IBM Says

Mar 22, 2018 |

There are already many machine learning libraries available in the world – some say too many. But there might be room for one more: IBM’s Snap Machine Learning (Snap ML), which it says ran 46 times faster than TensorFlow in a recent logistic regression test. Read more…

Arm ML Processors Eye Object Detection

Feb 13, 2018 |

Arm Ltd., the U.K. chip intellectual property vendor, is rolling out a machine learning platform designed to boost the functionality of devices at the network edge, beginning with an object detection capability. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Jan 9, 2018 |

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. 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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