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Code Modernization Enables New Economics in the Data Center

Dec 7, 2016 |

Through a collaboration with Intel to modernize code and take advantage of machine learning algorithms, Pikazo was able to drop the cost of their service to create high-resolution “artistic” images – suitable for framing or content creation – from $14 per image to $0.99. Read more…

Unstructured Data Search Engine Has Roots in HPC

Nov 14, 2016 |

A search engine first developed in the HPC world to identify anomalies in biomedical images and then used by the military to track terrorists from UAV imagery is now being applied to the world’s vast supply of unstructured data, garnering the nickname “Facebook for Everything.” Read more…

Why America’s Spy Agencies Are Investing In MapD

Oct 20, 2016 |

In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of American spy agencies, announced yesterday that it has invested in MapD. Why are the nation’s spooks interested in MapD Technologies, which develops a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs? Read more…

GPUs Seen Lifting SQL Analytic Constraints

Oct 4, 2016 |

Big data analytics has traditionally been about developing cutting-edge software to run on commodity hardware. But there are signs that innovation at the hardware layer, such as with GPUs, can take analytics to the next stage, and maybe eliminate bottlenecks slowing SQL-based analytics. Read more…

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Apr 29, 2016 |

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Read more…

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Baidu Ups AI Ante With Deep Learning Release

Nov 23, 2016 |

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. is publicly releasing Chinese language APIs for its primary speech technologies as it and rivals continue to open up their portfolios of AI-based deep learning technologies. Read more…

Challenge: Automating Extraction of Mapping Data

Nov 14, 2016 |

A technology competition sponsored by commercial satellite imagery vendor DigitalGlobe will seek to advance development of machine- and deep-learning algorithms that would be applied to geospatial data for automated mapping. Read more…

Spark ML Runs 10x Faster on GPUs, Databricks Says

Oct 27, 2016 |

Apache Spark machine learning workloads can run up to 10x faster by moving them to a deep learning paradigm on GPUs, according to Databricks, which today announced that its hosted Spark service on Amazon’s new GPU cloud. Read more…

Power8 with NVLink Coming to the Nimbix Cloud

Oct 7, 2016 |

Starting later this month, HPC professionals and data scientists wishing to try out NVLink’d Nvidia Pascal P100 GPUs won’t have to spend upwards of $100,000 on NVIDIA’s DGX-1 server or fork over about half that for IBM’s Power8 server with NVLink and four Pascal GPUs. Read more…

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

Oct 4, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who were growing frustrated with the performance limitations of Amazon’s G2 instances, which are backed by three-year-old Nvidia GRID K520 graphics cards. Read more…

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NVIDIA Launches Accelerator for Supercomputing and Big Data Analytics

Nov 18, 2013 |NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator, the world's highest performance accelerator ever built, delivering extreme performance to a widening range of scientific, engineering, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise applications. Read more…