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Fireside Chat: Dr. Eng Lim Goh on New Trends in HPC Energy Efficiency & Deep Learning

Dr. Eng Lim Goh, CTO, SGI

Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Ph.D. VP & CTO of HPC at HPE/SGI

In this video from SC16, Dr. Eng Lim Goh from HPE/SGI discusses new trends in HPC Energy Efficiency and Deep Learning.

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For the purposes of this discussion, “Deep Learning” is part of a broader family of machine learning methods based on learning representations of data. An observation (e.g., an image) can be represented in many ways such as a vector of intensity values per pixel, or in a more abstract way as a set of edges, regions of particular shape, etc. Some representations are better than others at simplifying the learning task (e.g., face recognition or facial expression recognition). One of the promises of deep learning is replacing handcrafted features with efficient algorithms for unsupervised or semi-supervised feature learning and hierarchical feature extraction.

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