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Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Today, Intel launched the Movidius Neural Compute Stick, the world’s first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence accelerator that delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices at the edge. Designed for product developers, researchers and makers, the Movidius Neural Compute Stick aims to reduce barriers to developing, tuning and deploying AI applications by delivering dedicated high-performance deep-neural network processing in a small form factor.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning

This guide to artificial intelligence explains the difference between AI, machine learning and deep learning, and examine the intersection of AI and HPC. To learn more about AI and HPC download this guide.

Nvidia Volta GPUs Power HPC & AI at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Keith Morris from NVIDIA describes how the company’s next-generation Volta GPU technology will drive HPC and AI applications to new levels of performance. “GV100 not only builds upon the advances of its predecessor, the Pascal GP100 GPU, it significantly improves performance and scalability, and adds many new features that improve programmability. These advances will supercharge HPC, data center, supercomputer, and deep learning systems and applications.”

Deep Learning Comes to the Student Cluster Competition

“We decided to use a slightly more interesting use case of solving for Captcha because it not only highlights the power of deep learning to be a useful tool create models to recognize and classify unwieldy data, such as distorted characters, grainy images and overlapping characters, but it also demonstrates that it is possible for this powerful technology to be used in less positive ways, such as solving for security or privacy. Realizing that everyone has access to the tools we use to move society forward, we need to be aware of the possible mis-use, especially as it becomes more pervasive across industry, healthcare, financial services, and the like.”

ISC 2017 Wrapup by the Numbers

Today the ISC Group announced that their 2017 ISC High Performance conference drew a record 3,253 attendees from 60 countries. The attendance represented a 5.2 percent increase compared to last year’s event.

Deep Learning Frameworks Get a Performance Benefit from Intel MKL Matrix-Matrix Multiplication

Intel® Math Kernel Library 2017 (Intel® MKL 2017) includes new GEMM kernels that are optimized for various skewed matrix sizes. The new kernels take advantage of Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and achieves high GEMM performance on multicore and many-core Intel® architectures, particularly for situations arising from deep neural networks..

ISC 2017 Announces Record Attendance

Today ISC 2017 announced that a record 3200 HPC enthusiasts from 60 countries have registered for the conference. The event also received an international media spotlight, with 60 technical and business journalists on site to provide live coverage of the exhibition and the conference sessions.

10 Things Not to Miss at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon checks in from Frankfurt to give us a preview of ISC 2017. There is much in store this week, so be sure not to miss a beat!

Exxact Corporation offers NVIDIA DGX Station and DGX-1 for Deep Learning

Today Exxact Corporation announced that it will offer the new NVIDIA DGX Station and DGX-1 systems featuring the NVIDIA Tesla V100 data center GPUs based on the NVIDIA Volta architecture. “NVIDIA’s DGX portfolio is paving the way for a new era of computing,” said Jason Chen, Vice President of Exxact Corporation. “The performance of the new DGX Station and DGX-1 systems for AI and advanced analytics is unmatched, providing data scientists a complete hardware and software package for compute-intensive AI exploration.”

Riding the Wave of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — decades-old technologies that are now electrifying the computing industry — for all intents and purposes, seem to be in the process of transforming corporate America. This article is part of a special insideHPC report that explores trends in machine learning and deep learning.