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Burst Buffers Accelerate Scientific Discovery at NERSC

Episode 163: Addison Snell discusses how burst buffers are accelerating scientific solutions at NERSC with special guests Debbie Bard, Big Data Architect, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Mark Wiertalla, Product marketing director of the storage solutions team at Cray.

Google Rolls Out GPU Cloud Service

The largest Internet company on the planet has made GPU computing available in its public cloud. Google announced this week that it has added the NVIDIA Tesla K80 to its cloud offering, with more graphics processor options on the way. The search giant follows Amazon, Microsoft and others into the GPU rental business.

First Autonomous Car Race Ends in Crash

The world’s first auto race between self-driving vehicles didn’t exactly go according to plan. One of the two robotic racecars misjudged a corner at high speed, crashing into the barrier and ending its hopes of finishing the contest.

AI Gets Top Billing in TSUBAME Sequel; Cloud Providers Face Off in Linpack Showdown

Episode 162: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the latest AI news out of Japan and the latest Linpack showdown.

Next-Generation TSUBAME Will Be Petascale Supercomputer for AI

The Tokyo Institute of Technology, also known as Tokyo Tech, has revealed that the TSUBAME 3.0 supercomputer scheduled to be installed this summer will provide 47 half precision (16-bit) petaflops of performance, making it one of the most powerful machines on the planet for artificial intelligence computation. The system is being built by HPE/SGI and will feature NVIDIA’s Tesla P100 GPUs.

IBM Pushes Machine Learning into Cloud, IoT, and Beyond

If you’ve been tracking IBM’s newsfeed lately, you’ll notice the company is expanding its cognitive computing strategy to encompass more and more platforms, not to mention customers. Recent platform upgrades include IBM’s BlueMix cloud, private clouds in general, the internet of things (IoT), the z Systems mainframe, and even whiteboards.

Intel Delivers Fab News at White House; Cray Finishes 2016 in the Black

Episode161: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman review Intel's Oval Office factory announcement and Cray's year-end fiscal news.

Startup Unveils Machine Learning Products Based on Novel Approach to AI

Gamalon Inc, emerged from stealth mode this week, announced two machine learning products, based on an in-house technology known as Bayesian Program Synthesis (BPS). The company claims BPS can perform machine learning tasks 100 times faster than conventional deep learning techniques, while providing more accurate results.