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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…

Reporter’s Notebook: The 2018 GTC Experience

Mar 29, 2018 |

Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is winding down after four days of frenzied GPU action. It was this reporter’s first foray to this particular show, which attracted 8,500 GPU-loving (or just GPU-curious) folks to downtown San Jose. Read more…

Nvidia To Use Virtual Reality for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Mar 27, 2018 |

Nvidia today revealed how it’s planning to use virtual reality technology to accelerate the testing of autonomous vehicles. The new offering, dubbed Drive Constellation, should dramatically improve the capability to test certain driving conditions, such as snow or blinding light, that can be hard to get in the real world. Read more…

Nvidia Riding High as GPU Workloads and Capabilities Soar

Mar 27, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but GPUs are gobbling up big workloads as massive data-crunching AI use cases proliferate around the world. That news couldn’t be sweeter for Nvidia, which is hosting its ninth annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week in San Jose, California. Read more…

A Deep Learning Approach for Detecting Unknown Malware

Jan 25, 2018 |

All of the major antivirus vendors at this point are moving towards machine learning approaches to keep up with the evolving threat landscape. That’s the good news. However, with upwards of 1 million new pieces of malware released into the wild per day, traditional machine learning approaches may be not be up to the task. Read more…

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MapD Rolls GPU Cloud

Apr 3, 2018 |

MapD Technologies released a new version of its mainstay database and visualization platform about a year ago with a heavy emphasis on GPU acceleration. It is now migrating its analytics platform to the cloud with what it bills as a software service offering souped-up analytics. Read more…

Hail Can’t Hide from Deep Learning, Researcher Finds

Mar 28, 2018 |

A deep learning approach can perform as well as a meteorologist in predicting dangerous hailstorms from radar images, a National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) researcher said this week at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. 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…

HPE Goes Vertical with AI

Mar 21, 2018 |

HPE today unveiled new offerings aimed at getting customers up and running with artificial intelligence solutions, including an anomaly detection system for industrial equipment and a new GPU-equipped server cluster designed for deep learning workloads. Read more…

Investors Accelerating Driverless Car Development

Nov 9, 2017 |

Optimus Ride, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI spinoff developing fully autonomous vehicles, continues to attract venture funding as it applies machine learning, computer vision and mapping techniques to the problem a safe, driverless cars. 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…