New MapD Cloud offers GPU-accelerated Analytics

Over at the MapD blog, Todd Mostak writes the company has justed launched the MapD Cloud, a major milestone GPU-accelerated analytics. “With MapD Cloud, anyone can spin up a 2-week trial of our platform in less than 60 seconds, and then continue as a customer with a mix of self-service individual and enterprise plans. The launch of MapD cloud is the next major step toward our larger vision of giving everyone access to GPU-accelerated analytics, following our decision to open source the core of the platform nearly a year ago.”

MapD Open Sources High-Speed GPU-Powered Database

Today MapD Technologies released the MapD Core database to the open source community under the Apache 2 license, seeding a new generation of data applications. “Open source is sparking innovation for data science and analytics developers,” said Greg Papadopoulos, venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). “An open-source GPU-powered SQL database will make entirely new applications possible, especially in machine learning where GPUs have had such an enormous impact. We’re incredibly proud to partner with the MapD team as they take this pivotal step.”

Video: How GPUs are Remaking Cloud Computing

In this video from the Nvidia Booth at SC16, Jonathan Symonds from MapD presents: How GPUs are Remaking Cloud Computing. “This video discusses how price/performance characteristics of GPUs are changing the nature of cloud computing. The talk includes performance benchmarks on Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and IBM Softlayer as well as a live demonstration.”

GPUs Power New AWS P2 Instances for Science & Engineering in the Cloud

Today Amazon Web Services announced the availability of P2 instances, a new GPU instance type for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud designed for compute-intensive applications that require massive parallel floating point performance, including artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, computational finance, seismic analysis, molecular modeling, genomics, and rendering. With up to 16 NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs, P2 instances are the most powerful GPU instances available in the cloud.