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Oracle Supercharges Its Cloud Offerings with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

Oracle announced that it’s bringing the power of our latest Tesla GPU accelerators to its public cloud. The move underscores growing demand for public-cloud access to our GPU computing platform from an increasingly wide set of enterprise users. Oracle’s massive customer base means that a broad range of businesses across many industries will have access to accelerated computing to harness the power of AI, accelerated analytics and high performance computing.

Kinetica Partners with NVIDIA and InterWorks to Deliver Supercharged Platform for BI

Kinetica today announced a new solution combining the immense power of NVIDIA DGX Station, the desk side supercomputer, and Kinetica’s GPU-accelerated database to speed up Tableau queries, providing users the ability to make faster data-driven decisions. Available immediately from NVIDIA and Kinetica business partner InterWorks, the new solution allows customers of Tableau, the global leader in visual analytics, to modernize their underlying databases to take full advantage of the valuable insight Tableau provides.

NVIDIA Supercharges Rendering Performance with AI

NVIDIA announced that it is bringing the power of artificial intelligence to rendering with the launch of NVIDIA OptiX™ 5.0 SDK with powerful new ray-tracing capabilities. Running OptiX 5.0 on the NVIDIA DGX Station™ — the company’s recently introduced deskside AI workstation — will give designers, artists and other content-creation professionals the rendering capability of 150 standard CPU-based servers.

Software Finds a Way: Why CPUs Aren’t Going Anywhere in the Deep Learning War

In this contributed article, Adi Pinhas, CEO of Brodmann17, examines how Application Specific Integrated Circuits, or ASICs, are predicted to be the new technology built for deep learning. Unlike GPUs, which were built for graphic processing ASICs designed specifically for deep learning have better price/performance and power/performance ratios.

Kinetica Brings GPU Acceleration with SQL to Tableau

Kinetica, provider of the high-performing GPU-accelerated database, announced the availability of native integration with Tableau allowing users to simultaneously ingest, explore, analyze, and visualize data within milliseconds to make critical decisions and find efficiencies, lower cost, generate new revenue, and improve customer experience.

Field Report: GPU Technology Conference 2017

I was very pleased to attend the GPU Technology Conference 2017 as the guest of host company NVIDIA on May 8-11 in Silicon Valley. This was my second GTC as I became acquainted with the GPU (graphics processing unit) universe last year while attending the conference. This Field Report chronicles what I saw and I’m delighted to share my experience with all of you!

ScaleMatrix Announces GPU-as-a-Service Solution Ideal for HPC, Deep/Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence Workloads

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] ScaleMatrix, a leading provider of customer-premise and hosted cloud services for HPC and Big Data workloads delivered on the industry’s leading Dynamic Density Control™ (DDC) enclosure platform, announced a GPU-as-a-Service solution with the dense Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) power to deliver unprecedented efficiency gains at an affordable price point for today’s demanding HPC, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads.

H2O.AI Brings Lightning-Fast Machine Learning to Enterprises with NVIDIA GPU Acceleration

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] H2O.ai, today announced that it has collaborated with NVIDIA to offer its best-of-breed machine learning algorithms in a newly minted GPU edition. In addition, H2O’s platform will be optimized for NVIDIA® DGX-1™ systems.

BOXX Expands Product Line and Services by Acquiring Cirrascale

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] BOXX Technologies, a leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers, announced the acquisition of Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of multi-GPU servers and cloud solutions designed for deep learning infrastructure. The acquisition enables BOXX to add Cirrascale’s deep learning hardware to its line of multi-GPU solutions and solidifies BOXX as the leader in multi-GPU computer technology. Cirrascale Cloud Services, a BOXX subsidiary, will continue to expand its growing business and provide GPU-as-a-Service along with other professional services.

Neurala Announces Deep Learning AI for Self-Driving Cars, Drones, Toys and Other Machines That Can Learn on the Device Without Using the Cloud

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] Neurala announced a major advance in deep learning with software that can learn with or without the cloud and eliminates the risk of forgetting its previous knowledge. The new patent-pending approach means that for the first time a self-driving car can be personalized by each owner or dealer to a specific neighborhood; a parent can teach a toy to recognize a child, without infringing on privacy; and industrial machines can be updated in the field for specific tasks.