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Amazon adds Nvidia GPU firepower to its compute cloud

Posted on 10/03 14:20 in Shows | 0

One reason Amazon gave for its decision to offer GPU compute as opposed to focusing on scaling out with additional CPU cores is the so-called von Neumann bottleneck.This wait-state became known as the von Neumann bottleneck, and it had become a serious problem by the 1970s.

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In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities

Posted on 10/24 18:39 in Shows | 0

However, one pièce de résistance has always remained: No matter how good at prediction a neural network became, it lacked the ability to generalize that ability to learning new tasks.Now, for the first time, a neural network has achieved it.

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MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence

Posted on 11/01 18:03 in Shows | 0

But the difficulty is compounded when they involve artificial neural networks.Towards this end, researchers at MIT are investigating ways of making artificial neural networks more transparent in their decision-making.

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Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter

Posted on 11/11 23:17 in Shows | 0

Other sources, like Quadro, grew a modest 9%, but nothing like the leap that gaming GPUs saw.Data center revenue grew by 59% as well, though this was much smaller in absolute terms ($230 million in data center sales, versus over $1 billion in gaming revenue).

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AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services

Posted on 11/16 14:06 in Shows | 0

A recent deal Team Red inked with Google could help AMD establish a foothold in this emerging market, and give its GPU business an important shot in the arm.Beginning in 2017, AMD’s FirePro SC9300 x2 server GPUs will be deployed to accelerate the performance of Google’s Compute Engine and the Google Cloud Machine.

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Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

Posted on 11/21 14:12 in Shows | 0

The upcoming Knights Mill is still pretty hazy, but Intel has stated that the chip will be up to 4x faster than existing Knights Landing hardware.Right now, the company is working on three separate forays into the AI / deep learning market.

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AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence

Posted on 12/12 16:11 in Shows | 0

It’s still fairly early days for the AI and deep learning markets, and AMD could definitely use the cash — but what’s it going to bring to the table?(It’s not clear how much AI and deep learning workloads depend on RAM, but AMD presumably wouldn’t sell the chip into this market if it didn’t have a viable use-case for it.

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Deep learning algorithm diagnoses skin cancer as well as seasoned dermatologists

Posted on 01/25 19:41 in Shows | 0

During recent tests, the algorithm performed just as well as almost two dozen veteran dermatologists in deciding whether a lesion needed further medical attention.“We made a very powerful machine learning algorithm that learns from data,” said Andre Esteva, co-lead author of the paper and a graduate student at Stanford.

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Google unveils super-resolution 'zoom-and-enhance' tech

Posted on 02/08 20:35 in Shows | 0

In real life, various techniques have been used to restore detail to images, but so far they have tended to work with what’s there.Called super resolution, the goal is to create or restore detail in an image in the process of increasing its resolution.

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How a poker-playing AI could help prevent your next bout of the flu

Posted on 02/09 17:21 in Shows | 0

You’d be forgiven for finding little exceptional about the latest defeat of an arsenal of poker champions by the computer algorithm Libratus in Pittsburgh last week.Peel back a layer though, and the most recent AI victory is as disturbing as it is compelling.

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

Posted on 02/16 17:11 in Shows | 0

Modern machine learning — often just referred to as “AI” — has largely been the province of specially trained computer scientists who traffic in exotic modeling frameworks and graduate level math.First, by providing a simplified experience for data modeling and model deployment, it aims to bring those tasks within reach of domain experts already employed by enterprise customers.

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Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

Posted on 04/06 16:13 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow.Now, Google has released some performance data for their TPU and how it compares to Intel’s Haswell CPUs and Nvidia’s K80 (Kepler-based) data center dual GPU.

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google's TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Posted on 04/10 21:17 in Shows | 0

Last week, we covered Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit.Here’s Nvidia: Nvidia’s claim that the TPU has 13x the performance of K80 is provisionally true, but there’s a snag.

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Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters

Posted on 05/05 03:24 in Shows | 0

In the midst of fulminating about an approaching robot apocalypse, a strange and disturbing counter trend is taking place: the rise of violence against robots.Only more recently have robots found themselves performing jobs in the public eye — jobs like delivering pizza and patrolling malls.

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Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

Posted on 05/10 22:02 in Shows | 0

SAN JOSE, CA–A first-time attendee to Nvidia’s flagship GTC conference this week could be forgiven for thinking Nvidia was an AI company.The capstone was the announcement of Nvidia’s new Volta architecture and V100 chip.

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Cray Announces New, AI-Focused Supercomputers

Posted on 05/11 15:55 in Shows | 0

the CS-Storm 500GT supports up to 8x 450W or 10x 400W accelerators, including Nvidia’s Tesla P40 or P100 GPU accelerators.Add-in boards like Intel’s Knights Landing and FPGAs built by Nallatech are also supported in this system, which uses PCI Express for its peripheral interconnect.

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Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Posted on 05/12 16:53 in Shows | 0

A year ago, the Office of the Vice President started the Cancer Moonshot.The Data Science Bowl is one such program, and awarding its prize is a critical milestone in support of the Cancer Moonshot.

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AMD's New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning

Posted on 05/17 15:20 in Shows | 0

We’ve known the codename for AMD’s Ryzen server CPUs, Naples, but the company unveiled the actual brand name today.Henceforth, AMD’s server CPUs will be sold under the Epyc brand.

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Google Takes a Swipe at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Posted on 05/18 14:04 in Shows | 0

At 180 teraflops, Google’s Cloud TPU packs more punch, at least by that one measure, than the Volta-powered Tesla V100 at 120 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second).One drawback, though, is that the Google TPUs currently only support TensorFlow and Google’s tools.

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