20 Jun NVIDIA’s New GPUs Set A High Bar For HPC And Deep Learning

With the winds of AI at their backs, NVIDIA has been on a tear of late as they capitalize on their near-monopoly status for GPUs used to train Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) and to power high performance computing (HPC). Now, as the annual International Supercomputing Conference (renamed “ISC High Performance”) event gets underway in Frankfurt, […]

17 Jun What To Expect At Next Week’s ISC Supercomputing Event

Next week I will attend the annual international supercomputing event (now renamed the ISC High Performance Conference) in Frankfurt, Germany. This conference is the “tock” to the annual US-based “tick” Supercomputing event, which takes place every year after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. The European show is typically much smaller than its US cousin but affords […]

16 Jun Apple, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Take Different Paths For Deep Learning APIs

There have been so many announcements about Deep Learning, Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the last year that it would be completely excusable to be totally confused. Apple is the latest company to announce their contribution to our collective confusion with a suite of “Basic Neural Network Subroutines” (BNNS) designed to […]

08 Jun Startup KnuEdge Emerges With Another Accelerator For Deep Learning

The market for Deep Learning Accelerators is heating up with new entrants, as I explored after NVIDIA’s traction in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Google’s recent announcement of the somewhat mysterious TPU processor. Now KnuEdge, a startup led by former NASA administrator Dan Goldin, has emerged with its own accelerator called KNUPATH LambdaFabric, coupled with a suite […]

26 May Google’s TPU Chip Creates More Questions Than Answers

Google’s announcement last week that they developed a custom chip for Deep Learning has created a lot of press and unanswered questions. At the Google I/O developers conference, the company shared that they have been using an internally-developed processor, called a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), for over a year to accelerate Deep Learning applications, from […]

23 May AMD, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm, Xilinx Form CCIX Accelerator Consortium

On Monday, seven technology companies announced that they had reached an agreement to develop and implement an interconnect that would enable different vendors’ CPUs and accelerators to talk to one another while sharing main memory. Specifically, Advanced Micro Devices, ARM Holdings, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm and Xilinx jointly announced that they would collaborate to build a […]

16 May NVIDIA Benefits From Growth In AI While Competitors Look To Enter The Field

NVIDIA surprised the market last Thursday with earnings that beat expectations, driving their stock up over 15% the following day. The Automotive and Datacenter market segments were especially strong, driven in large part by demand for NVIDIA’s accelerators for Deep Learning (DL) applications for Artificial Intelligence (AI). NVIDIA has strong products and roadmaps and few serious […]

10 May Deep Learning Apps Dominate NVIDIA GTC 2016

This year, NVIDIA doubled down on their bet on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the annual Graphics Technology Conference. “AI is the most far-reaching technological advancement in our lifetime,” Jen-Hsun told the rapt audience of followers at his opening keynote address. “It changes every industry, every company, every thing.” Jen-Hsun is not alone in this enthusiastic assessment. Rob […]