Topic: gpus

SD Times news digest: TensorFlow 1.7 and TensorRT, TypeScript 2.8, and IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1

Google has announced that NVIDIA TensorRT, a library for optimizing deep learning models, is now being integrated with TensorFlow. TensorRT will bring a variety of FP16 and INT8 optimizations to TensorFlow. According to Google, TensorRT will automatically select “platform specific kernels to maximize throughput and minimizes latency during inference on GPUs.” In tests, the company … continue reading

NVIDIA announces new artificial intelligence research and SDK for content creators

NVIDIA is bringing artificial intelligence to graphics and computing with new SDKs, computer products, and AI research. The company unveiled its plan to bring AI to 25 million content creators at the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference today. According to Greg Estes, vice president of developer marketing at NVIDIA, it has been several years since NVIDIA first … continue reading

Using graphic processing units for IoT data and analytics

Advanced analytics database provider Kinetica wants to tackle the Internet of Things and its data analytics tsunami with a new graphical processing unit (GPU) approach. According to the company, the IoT is expected to reach $470 billion in revenue by 2020 from 30 billion or more IoT devices. In order to access and do more … continue reading

The GPU Open Analytics Initiative, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11, AIY Projects, and NVIDIA’s VRWorks SDK — SD Times news digest: May 8, 2017

Data science and deep learning app leaders are coming together to form the GPU Open Analytics Initiative. The goal is to create common data frameworks that enable developers and statistical researchers to accelerate data science on GPUs. Initial members include Continuum Analytics, H2O.ai and MapD Technologies. The initiative’s first announced project is an open-source GPU … continue reading

Guest View: Do graphics processing units make sense for data analytics?

Integrated circuits purpose-built to process graphics have been around since the 1970s, but the term “graphics processing unit” didn’t come into use until 1999. Due to their massively parallel processing capabilities and many generations of advances, GPUs are now being used in a wide variety of other applications, including data analytics. While using GPUs to accelerate … continue reading

Netflix open-sources Stethoscope, Ericsson and Intel create 5G Innovators Initiative, and NVIDIA GPU-based VMs available in GCP regions—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2017

Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches. Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems. “If we provide employees with focused, … continue reading

Docker 1.13, GitHub data on BigQuery, and the DOT’s proving grounds for automated vehicles—SD Times news digest: Jan. 20, 2017

Docker has announced an update with new features, improvements and fixes. Docker 1.13 includes the ability to compose files to deploy swarm mode services; improved CLI backward-compatibility; cleanup commands; CLI restructuring; monitoring improvements; build enhancements; and the public data of Docker for AWS and Azure. In addition, Docker 1.13 features experimental capabilities in Docker build … continue reading

Checking in with OpenACC

The SC16 conference in Salt Lake City this week highlighted the future of the high-performance, highly scaled application. That future, it would appear, involves at least the PCI bus, if not explicitly GPUs. At the event, Cray, NVIDIA and PGI discussed the future of the OpenACC standards, which are beginning to turn toward Intel’s hardware, … continue reading

OpenACC prepares to spread to other architectures

NVIDIA has two major markets these days: gamers and scientists. While the company unveiled its latest GPUs last month to the delight of gamers, today at the ISC Conference for high-performance computing in Germany the company unveiled a beta version of the new compiler for the OpenPOWER platform. The OpenPOWER Foundation, of which NVIDIA is … continue reading

NVIDIA takes learning deep

It’s been a few years since hardware makers found it fashionable to sell computers directly to the developer. Workstations were mainstay devices for developers in the 1980s and 1990s, but the turn of the millennium brought with it a preference toward generic PCs for development machines. NVIDIA is hoping to change this with the Digits … continue reading

AMD’s CodeXL 1.6 tool suite and Sony’s cancelation of ‘The Interview’—SD Times news digest: Dec. 18, 2015

AMD has announced an updated version of its tool suite designed to generate detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD’s CPUs, APUs and GPUs. CodeXL 1.6 aims to speed up applications running on the company’s processors. The latest version features GPU profiling capabilities, API-level debugging for OpenCL 2.0 apps, and a new tool that … continue reading

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