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Kinetica Gets $50M for Converged GPU Analytics

Jun 29, 2017 |

Kinetica’s bold plan to build a converged real-time analytics platform that uses GPUs and in-memory techniques to power existing SQL queries alongside deep learning algorithms got a big boost today when it disclosed a $50 million Series A investment from venture capitalists. Read more…

Getting Hyped for Deep Learning Configs

Jun 5, 2017 |

As deep learning goes mainstream, early practitioners are finding creative new ways to harness huge collections of unstructured data. But they’re also realizing how critical it is to tune one’s model for optimal performance. Read more…

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 11, 2017 |

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., yesterday morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. Read more…

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and AI: What’s the Difference?

May 10, 2017 |

You hear a lot of different terms bandied about these days when it comes to new data processing techniques. One person says they’re using machine learning, while another calls it artificial intelligence. Read more…

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…

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Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

Largest Tech Fund Targets AI

May 22, 2017 |

A huge private equity fund launched over the weekend by Japan’s Softbank Group and a Saudi sovereign wealth fund targets artificial intelligence and other technologies while giving the new $93 billion fund the option of acquiring a larger stake in processor maker ARM Ltd. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

Kinetica Gets Fuzzy with In-GPU Algorithms

May 8, 2017 |

Fuzzy Logix made its name by providing analytics that ran inside MPP databases, giving customers a 10x to 100x performance boost compared to standard relational databases. Now that it’s ported its library of algorithms to run atop Kinetica’s GPU-based database, customers can expect to see performance gains of up to 500x more. Read more…

GOAI Publishes Python Data Frame for GPU Analytics

May 8, 2017 |

A group of data analytics vendors joined forces today at the GPU Technology Conference to create the GPU Open Analytics Initiative (GOAI) with the goal of fostering the development of a community of data science and deep learning workloads running on GPUs. 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…