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TPC Accuses Nvidia of Violating Rules in Benchmark Test

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) this week accused Nvidia of violating its fair use policy by altering a big data analytics benchmark test last year and failing to submit official results. Nvidia has Read more…

5G Chipmaker EdgeQ Gets Backing from Former Qualcomm CEO

EdgeQ, a Silicon Valley startup that’s building a customizable RISC-V system-on-a-chip (SoC) that includes a 5G modem, got a big boost today when it announced that former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has signed on as an ad Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Now Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: December 2020 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

News In Brief

Qeexo Adds Support for Arm’s Edge Processor

Qeexo, the “tinyML” specialist, said its AutoML platform now supports the smallest Cortex processors from Arm Ltd., making it the first vendor to automate machine learning on the Arm processor used for edge computing Read more…

Aerospike Gives Legacy Infrastructure a Real-Time Boost

A database connector upgrade released this week by Aerospike Inc. links open source frameworks like Apache Spark data streaming to existing enterprise data infrastructure. Among the goals is providing backward compati Read more…

Air Force Expands Predictive Maintenance

The U.S. Air Force is expanding its embrace of predictive analytics tools to keep pace with maintenance demands for its huge fleet of fighters, bombers, tankers, transports and helicopters. There is no shortage of U.S Read more…

DARPA Chip Effort Advances AI Hardware

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) includes development efforts aimed at AI hardware components needed to provide the computational horsepower for accelerating the m Read more…

This Just In

New Ascend.io Research Finds 96% of Data Professionals Are at or Over Capacity

Jun 8, 2021 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8, 2021 — Ascend.io, a data engineering company, today announced results from its second annual research study, The 2021 DataAware Pulse Survey, about the work capacity and priorities of data teams, including data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, and enterprise architects. Read more…

Weka Sets 6 Records on STAC-M3 With WekaFS Parallel File System on Amazon EC2

Jun 8, 2021 |

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 8, 2021 — WekaIO (Weka), a fast-growing data platform for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, and high-performance computing (HPC), today announced record-breaking performance of its Weka File System (WekaFS) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) according to the STAC-M3 Benchmark. Read more…

University of Texas at San Antonio Researchers Collaborate to Improve Computer Vision for AI

Jun 4, 2021 |

June 4, 2021 — Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and SRI International have developed a new method that improves how artificial intelligence learns to see. Read more…

UK STFC Hartree Centre, IBM Begin 5-Year, £210 Million Partnership for AI, Quantum Computing

Jun 4, 2021 |

DARESBURY, England, June 4, 2021 — Science Minister Amanda Solloway has unveiled a five-year, £210 million partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM). Its mission is to support UK businesses and the public sector by reducing the risk of exploring and adopting innovative new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing, by breaking down practical barriers to innovation such as access to infrastructure or digital skills gaps within their organisation. Read more…

University of Bristol Researchers Create a Camera that Knows Exactly Where it Is

Jun 3, 2021 |

June 3, 2021 — Researchers from the University of Bristol have demonstrated how a new special type of camera can build a pictorial map of where it has been and use this map to know where it currently is, something that will be incredibly useful in the development of smart sensors, driverless cars and robotics. Read more…

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