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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…

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…

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Intel Adds Memory to Deep Learning for Drug Discovery

May 31, 2018 |

A drug discovery technique called “high content” screening analyzes data in microscopic images used to determine the effects of genetic and chemical treatments on cell cultures. However, the processing-intensive analysis of sets of thousands of pre-defined features can take half a day. Read more…

Google Unleashes TPUs on Cloud ML Engine

May 21, 2018 |

As the amount of machine learning training data soars, so too does demand for new tools that will accelerate the process. With that in mind, Google Cloud announced the beta release of a new feature that allows users to speed training by running Tensor processing units (TPU) on its machine learning engine. Read more…

Deep Learning Shows Promise in Screening CT Scans

Apr 30, 2018 |

Healthcare applications for AI continue to emerge, including vetted algorithms used as diagnostic tools for analyzing medical imagery to spot critical abnormalities.

AI startup Qure.ai said a clinical validation study involving 21,000 patients found that its algorithm could help accurately identify internal bleeding, fractures or other trauma in head CT scans. Read more…

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…

This Just In

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…

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