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At ASF 2019: The Virtuous Circle of Big Data, AI and HPC

At ASF 2019: The Virtuous Circle of Big Data, AI and HPC

We've entered a new phase in IT -- in the world, really -- where the combination of ...

Intel Buys FPGA Vision Specialist

Intel Buys FPGA Vision Specialist

Chip maker Intel has extended its reach into the FPGA arena with the acquisition of Omnitek, a ...

Intel, Lenovo Partner with Google on Anthos Cloud

Intel, Lenovo Partner with Google on Anthos Cloud

Google is filling out its roster of hardware partners for its new cloud services platform called Anthos ...

AI and Enterprise Data Centers Boost HPC Server Revenues Past Expectations – Hyperion

AI and Enterprise Data Centers Boost HPC Server Revenues Past Expectations ...

Building on the big year of 2017 and spurred in part by the convergence of AI and ...

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April 18, 2019
We've entered a new phase in IT -- in the world, really -- where the combination of big data, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing is pushing the bounds of what's possible in business and science, in work and play. What new creations this virtuous circle will yield has yet to be seen, but if what we've seen up ... Full article
April 16, 2019
Chip maker Intel has extended its reach into the FPGA arena with the acquisition of Omnitek, a U.K.-based developer of intellectual property cores used to combine FPGAs with AI and vision applications. Omnitek, Basingstoke, U.K., specializes in soft IP cores for applications ranging from medical imaging to high-end video conferencing. Founded in 1998, Omnitek claims about 220 FPGA IP ... Full article
April 10, 2019
The insatiable appetite for higher throughput and lower latency – particularly where edge analytics and AI, network functions, or for a range of data center acceleration needs are concerned – has compelled IT managers and chip makers to venture out, increasingly, beyond CPUs and GPUs. The “inherent parallelism” of FPGAs (see below) to handle specialized workloads in AI- and ... Full article
April 10, 2019
Google is filling out its roster of hardware partners for its new cloud services platform called Anthos as its pushes home-grown technologies like its Kubernetes cluster orchestrator across hybrid and cloud-native deployments. Anthos, formerly Google’s cloud services platform, combines Kubernetes, the Istio service mesh and related open-source components into a framework aimed at achieving interoperability between the Google cloud and ... Full article
April 8, 2019
Building on the big year of 2017 and spurred in part by the convergence of AI and HPC, global revenue for high performance servers jumped 15.6 percent last year, according to market analyst firm Hyperion Research, from $11.9 billion to $13.7 billion, exceeding Hyperion’s forecast of $13 billion for the year. In Q4 2018, high-end server revenue grew by ... Full article
April 8, 2019
Nvidia is collaborating with medical groups to push GPU-powered AI tools into clinical settings, including radiology and drug discovery. The GPU leader said Monday (April 8) it will collaborate with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to provide clinicians with its Clara AI tool kit. The partnership would allow radiologists to leverage AI techniques for diagnostic imaging using their ... Full article
April 5, 2019
Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvements focused on applications like machine learning and predictive analytics. The chip maker (NASDAQ: INTC) highlighted those and other datacenter implementations to bolster its assertion that persistent ... Full article
April 4, 2019
At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) family and debuted its Optane persistent memory module, along with other products (more below). Notable for high-end computing watchers was the launch of Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance), now known as the Xeon Platinum 9200 processor, designed for high-performance computing, advanced ... Full article
April 2, 2019
Five of the biggest systems vendors – Dell EMC, Lenovo, Supermicro, Cisco and Cray – in concert with Intel’s launch this morning of its second-generation Xeon Scalable processors (Cascade Lake) and Optane persistent memory – announced the refresh of server portfolios leveraging the new Intel technologies. Here’s a summary of the server companies’ announcements: Dell EMC announced upgrades to ... Full article
April 1, 2019
Deep thinkers pondering the role of automation in the workplace are defining a new domain of appropriate—and controllable—technologies under the rubric of “intelligent automation” that promises to handle rote business processes. Proponents assert the application of IA would change the workplace in a number of important ways—most notably changing data processors into data analyzers—while addressing larger demographic issues like ... Full article
April 1, 2019
AI workloads are becoming ubiquitous, including running on the world’s fastest computers — thereby changing what we call HPC forever. As every organization plans for the future, AI workloads are on our minds — how do they affect programming, software needs, hardware demands, and training needs? In the upcoming year, specialists and AI experts will continue to come together to ... Full article
March 29, 2019
The design of a neural network architecture remains a daunting problem, requiring human expertise and lots of computing resources. The soaring computational requirements of neural architecture search (NAS) algorithms used in developing neural network frameworks make it difficult to search architectures such as ImageNet. While so-called “diffentiable” NAS can help reduce the cost of GPU computational demand, that approach ... Full article
March 28, 2019
Growing unease about the arc of AI technology is prompting companies to step back from their breakneck development efforts to consider the ethical implications of AI and how to foster responsible development of future products. The latest is AI leader Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL), which this week announced an outside advisory council to consider issues ranging from avoiding bias in ... Full article
March 27, 2019
The edge is anywhere, everywhere (and any size) you want it to be, including some forbidding places that – until the advent of AI and IoT workloads that demand localized processing, storage and low latency – would never have been a locale for IT resources. ScaleMatrix, provider of “variable density” (see below) colo and hybrid hosting data center services, ... Full article
March 27, 2019
The Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium was Friday, February 15, 2019 in the University of Iowa (UI) College of Public Health building. UI3 Director Greg Carmichael and UI Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Engineering Initiative for AI Milan Sonka (UI-College of Engineering) welcomed participants. More than 200 informatics professionals from UI and regional ... Full article
March 25, 2019
We’ve all heard the question: An autonomous car carrying an adult comes around a blind turn and detects a child in the middle of the road. To the left is a cliff, to the right are pedestrians on the sidewalk. The car must make a snap decision. What will, what should, it do? At Nvidia’s annual GPU Technology Conference ... Full article
March 25, 2019
Amid the frenzy of GTC – Nvidia’s annual conference showcasing all things GPU (and now AI) – William Dally, chief scientist and SVP of research, provided a brief but insightful portrait of Nvidia’s research organization. It’s perhaps not gigantic by large company standards, roughly 175 full-time researchers worldwide, but still sizable and quite impactful. At GTC, the exhibit hall ... Full article
March 22, 2019
We already knew that GPUs are useful for lots of things besides making Fortnite uncomfortably realistic. All the biggest supercomputers in the world use GPUs to accelerate math, and more recently they’ve been used to power deep neural networks in public clouds. But judging from Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference held this week in San Jose, Nvidia sees GPUs and ... Full article
March 21, 2019
The requirement for hardware accelerators used in machine and deep learning applications along with HPC are driving efforts to establish specifications that take account for growing bandwidth and interconnect flexibility needed for emerging AI workloads. With that in mind, the Open Compute Project announced this week that Chinese AI developer Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) along with Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and ... Full article
March 19, 2019
Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech has been re-branded as EnterpriseAI. The new name reflects the publication’s increased focus on AI in recent years and increased interest in AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics and other AI-related technologies among enterprise IT strategists. “EnterpriseTech, focused since its founding on enterprise ... Full article

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