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Nvidia Destroys TPCx-BB Benchmark with GPUs

Jun 22, 2020 |

Traditionally, vendors have used CPU-based systems for the TPCx-BB benchmark, which simulates a Hadoop-style workload that mixes SQL and machine learning jobs on structured and unstructured data. So when Nvidia ran the benchmark on its new Ampere class of GPUs system, the results were predictably grim – for CPU systems, that is. Read more…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

May 14, 2020 |

NVIDIA today announced that it’s working with Apache Spark’s open source community to bring native GPU acceleration to the next version of the big data processing framework. With Spark version 3.0, which is due out next month, organizations will be able to speed up all of their Spark workloads, from ETL jobs to machine learning training, without making wholesale changes to their code. Read more…

IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia Pit AI Against Wildfires

Apr 2, 2020 |

In 2018, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with uncontrolled fires causing unprecedented death and devastation. 2019 saw another difficult season, with millions of residents experiencing precautionary power shutoffs. Read more…

An Open Source Alternative to AWS SageMaker

Jan 27, 2020 |

There’s no shortage of resources and tools for developing machine learning algorithms. But when it comes to putting those algorithms into production for inference, outside of AWS’s popular SageMaker, there’s not a lot to choose from. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part One

Dec 18, 2019 |

At the beginning of the year, we set out 10 big data trends to watch in 2019. We correctly called some of what unfolded, including a renewed focus on data management and continued rise of Kubernetes (that wasn’t hard to see). Read more…

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AI-Powered Data Protection Firm Gets $12M in Funding

May 14, 2020 |

Dathena, a Singapore-based company that uses AI techniques to detect and secure its clients’ sensitive data, has closed a $12 million Series A round, the company announced yesterday.

Dathena’s roots stretch back to 2011, when HSBC’s Christopher Muffat led the investigation of Swiss Leaks, the massive theft of sensitive data that included over 100,000 names of HSBC clients suspected of being involved in tax evasion at the bank’s Switzerland-based subsidiary. Read more…

For American Airlines, Machine Learning Solves an Air Cargo Conundrum

May 14, 2020 |

Air cargo shipments operate on a much tighter timeframe than passenger flights, with bookings typically occurring around ten days before departure. Many of these planned shipments, however, still don’t arrive at the warehouse, causing pandemonium for the air cargo carriers. Read more…

Tech Conferences Are Being Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Mar 2, 2020 |

Several conferences scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, including Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) and the Strata Data + AI conference, have been canceled due to fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read more…

Microsoft Details Massive, 17-Billion Parameter Language Model

Feb 12, 2020 |

Microsoft this week took the covers off Turing Natural Language Generation (T-NLG), a massive new deep learning model that it says will push the bounds of AI in the field of natural language processing (NLP). Read more…

GPU Storage Approach Targets Big Data Bottlenecks

Aug 9, 2019 |

An emerging storage technology aims to leverage faster GPUs by creating a direct path between local and remote storage, thereby overcoming I/O bottlenecks that are slowing the crunching of AI and HPC data sets. Read more…

This Just In AI OS Delivers Accelerated ML Workloads with Support of NVIDIA A100 Multi-Instance GPU

Aug 4, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 — AI OS for machine learning today announces native integration of NVIDIA multi-instance GPU (MIG) technology to its data science platform.

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Cyxtera Launches AI/ML Compute-as-a-Service Powered by NVIDIA DGX A100 Systems

Aug 4, 2020 |

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 4, 2020 – Cyxtera, provider of datacenter colocation and interconnection services, launched its Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) compute-as-a-service offering to deliver datacenter platform capabilities enabling AI-powered workloads.

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OmniSci Launches AI Center of Excellence at Gunadarma University in Collaboration with NVIDIA and Epsindo

Jul 30, 2020 |

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 30, 2020 – OmniSci, provider of accelerated analytics, announced the opening of a new Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS) at the Gunadarma University. Read more…

Digital Realty, Core Scientific Launch Data Hub Powered by NVIDIA DGX A100

Jul 28, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2020 — Digital Realty, provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today the next milestone in its collaboration with NVIDIA. 

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Core Scientific Acquires Atrio

Jul 15, 2020 |

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 15, 2020 — Core Scientific announced the acquisition of certain assets and technology of Atrio Inc, a performance-critical AI and High Performance Computing (HPC) cloud services company. Read more…

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