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New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

Apr 24, 2017 |

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the computing world appears to be on the cusp of a new generation of chips designed specifically for deep learning workloads. Read more…

Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

Will Hardware Drive Data Innovation Now?

Feb 10, 2017 |

The world has witnessed an unparalleled flowering of technical innovation that has impacted billions of people over the past decade, much of it driven by creative breakthroughs in software. But now tech leaders are looking for hardware to take the torch and drive the next wave of innovation on even bigger data looming over the horizon. Read more…

How Spark Illuminates Deep Learning

Feb 8, 2017 |

Data scientists everywhere are delving more deeply into deep learning (DL). If you’re only skimming the surface of this trend, you might think that the Spark community, which focuses on broader applications of machine learning, is watching it all from the sidelines. Read more…

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…

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MapD Upgrades GPU-Based Database Performance

Apr 28, 2017 |

The latest version of MapD Technologies’ flagship database and visualization platform reemphasizes GPU acceleration as a means of scaling data volumes and boosting query performance to “hundreds of billions of rows.” Read more…

Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

Apr 20, 2017 |

From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., this week, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors.  Read more…

Investors Bullish on GPU-Based Database Startup

Mar 29, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the big data analytics platform startup developing a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs, has more than doubled its venture-funding total with the close of its latest investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. Read more…

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. 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…