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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.

Kinetica and Fuzzy Logix Partner to Bring GPU-Accelerated Advanced Analytics to Market

[GPU Technology Conference Coverage] Fuzzy Logix, Inc., provider of high performance, advanced analytic solutions and Kinetica, provider of the fast, in-memory analytics database accelerated by GPUs, today announced a partnership to offer a joint solution that will allow customers of both companies to leverage high performing advanced analytics with acceleration of 100-500x over CPU-only solutions.

GPU Technology Conference 2017 in Silicon Valley, May 8-11

GTC is the largest and most important event of the year for GPU developers. GTC and the global GTC event series offer valuable training and a showcase of the most vital work in the computing industry today – including artificial intelligence and deep learning, healthcare, virtual reality, accelerated analytics, and self-driving cars. The event is hosted by GPU giant NVIDIA,