Topic: nvidia

Netflix’s open-source project Hollow, NVIDIA’s deep learning kits for educators, and new IBM Bluemix integrations—SD Times news digest: Dec. 6, 2016

Netflix announced a new open-source project called Hollow, which is a Java library with a comprehensive toolset for “harnessing small to moderately sized in-memory datasets, which are disseminated from a single producer to many consumers for read-only access,” according to a blog post by Drew Koszewnik, software developer for Netflix. Hollow focuses on performance, agility … continue reading

University of Toronto researchers train AI system to sing Christmas songs

Tired of the same old overplayed holiday songs? Step aside, Bing Crosby, because this artificial intelligence system is debuting its new (yet terribly creepy) Christmas carol. Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an AI system that took a holiday image and generated a Christmas song. Calling it a song is an overstatement though, since … continue reading

How AI can help accelerate cancer research

Artificial intelligence will soon be used to help treat cancer. NVIDIA has announced a new collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy and a number of other national laboratories on developing AI software for cancer research. The new collaboration is part of the president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, which aims to provide … 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

IBM introduces open-source project TJ Bot, Visual Studio “15” improvements, and NVIDIA/IBM team up on deep learning—SD Times news digest: Nov. 14, 2016

Creators and bot enthusiasts can explore the potential of a new open-source project from IBM called TJ Bot. TJ Bot is a DIY kit that allows programmers to create a cardboard robot powered by Watson. TJ Bot consists of a Raspberry Pi, a variety of add-ons, and a cardboard cutout, which can be 3D-printed or … continue reading

NVIDIA and TomTom develop AI, CA Technologies reports on digital transformations, and FileMaker announces new cloud platform—SD Times news digest: Sept. 28, 2016

NVIDIA and TomTom are partnering to develop a new artificial intelligence service that can create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The system uses TomTom’s HD map coverage, and it uses the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. The solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving a vehicle on highways. … continue reading

Kontena’s new container platform, Google’s plans for OAuth requests, and Blueprint releases Storyteller—SD Times news digest: Aug. 23, 2016

Kontena introduced a developer-friendly container and microservices platform today to tackle some of the challenges in software development distribution. Specifically, the Kontena platform will help those in this space install, use and maintain their containers. The platform runs in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. The platform is scalable, so it will work for small container … continue reading

NVIDIA delivers AI supercomputer to OpenAI, Google’s new OS Fuchsia, and DuoSkin wearable tattoos—SD Times news digest: Aug. 15, 2016

NVIDIA’s CEO hand-delivered an AI supercomputer-in-a-box, the NVIDIA DGX-1, to OpenAI in San Francisco last week. OpenAI’s researchers will put the first production DGX-1 to work on artificial intelligence challenges. The DGX-1 is packed with 170 teraflops of computing power, equaling 250 conventional servers. OpenAI will use it to work on projects like artificial personal … continue reading

Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk … continue reading

How imaging SDKs can solve today’s application development challenges

In a mobile-first world, developers understand the importance of creating a next-generation app that fits in with client or user expectations. Developers should consider the myriad of SDK options if they want to improve functionality for the user, especially imaging SDKs. Although they are a niche market, these SDKs can add better imaging capabilities and … continue reading

New app for C# and F#, NVIDIA debuts new VR tech, and Flash and Firefox usage changes—SD Times news digest: July 21, 2016

A new app called Continuous Mobile Development Environment has been released, and it’s a professional C# and F# IDE for iOS devices. The app was built with Xamarin and developed by Frank Krueger, a longtime independent developer who made apps like iCircuit and Calca. The Continuous app offers full syntax highlighting and code completion, including … continue reading

NVIDIA focuses on helping developers with virtual reality challenges

NVIDIA plans on ramping up its efforts to help developers work with virtual reality. The company has been working on virtual reality for about 12 years, and when the company first started, it was mostly in the professional enterprise space, with large immersive display environments. Of course, with the recent boom of consumer headsets from … continue reading

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