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NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Enables AI at the Edge

NVIDIA unveiled the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2, a credit card-sized platform that delivers AI computing at the edge — opening the door to powerfully intelligent factory robots, commercial drones and smart cameras for AI cities. Jetson TX2 offers twice the performance of its predecessor, or it can run at more than twice the power efficiency, while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power. This allows Jetson TX2 to run larger, deeper neural networks on edge devices. The result: smarter devices with higher accuracy and faster response times for tasks like image classification, navigation and speech recognition.

UMass Amherst Boosts Deep Learning Research with Powerful New GPU Cluster

With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and researchers in such fields as artificial intelligence, computer vision and natural language processing, says associate professor Erik Learned-Miller of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS).

Kinetica Delivers Advanced In-Database Analytics, Opening the Way for Converged AI and BI Workloads Accelerated by GPUs

Kinetica, provider of the fast, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, announced the availability of in-database analytics via user-defined functions (UDFs). This capability makes the parallel processing power of the GPU accessible to custom analytics functions deployed within Kinetica.

One Stop Systems Introduces a New Line of GPU Accelerated Servers for Deep Learning

One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), a leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion technology, introduces two new deep learning appliances, OSS-PASCAL4 and OSS-PASCAL8. The OSS-PASCAL8 is a 170 TeraFLOP engine with 80GB/s NVIDIA® NVLink™ for the largest deep learning models.

MapD Builds Out Award-Winning GPU and Visual Analytics Platform

MapD, a leader in GPU-powered analytics, announced significant new feature and performance enhancements to its Core database and Immerse visual analytics platform. The new capabilities extend the company’s pioneering work in using GPUs to both query and visualize billions of records with millisecond latency. The performance characteristics of MapD’s approach are anywhere from 75 to 3,500 times faster than traditional CPU-powered databases.

Interview: Mike Perez, Vice President of Services at Kinetica

I recently caught up with Mike Perez, Vice President of Services at Kinetica, to talk about GPU-accelerated databases and discuss how the Kinetica new Install Accelerator and Application Accelerator programs are are helping customers quickly integrate Kinetica into their environments.

Kinetica Unveils Accelerator Solutions for Installing and Deploying Applications on its GPU-Accelerated Database

Kinetica, provider of the fastest, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, announced the immediate availability of Install Accelerator and Application Accelerator programs, two new software and services offerings designed to help customers quickly ingest, explore and visualize streaming data sets, including for Internet of Things (IoT) use cases, by leveraging the power of GPUs.

AWS Announces Availability of New GPU Instances for Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the availability of P2 instances, a new GPU instance type for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) designed for compute-intensive applications that require massive parallel floating point performance, including artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, computational finance, seismic analysis, molecular modeling, genomics, and rendering.

Kinetica Unveils GPU-accelerated Database for Analyzing Streaming Data with Enhanced Performance, Visualization and High Availability

Kinetica announced the newest release of its distributed, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs that simultaneously ingests, explores, and visualizes streaming data.

Data Science 101: GPU Programming for Beginners

The presentation below is an educational resource that sets the stage for parallel programming with GPUs (graphics processing units) and was sponsored by the Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology. GPUs are becoming quite popular for the implementation of deep learning solutions.