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Consumers Ready to Push Back, GDPR Survey Warns

Two thousand and eighteen is shaping up as the year of consumer pushback as strict data regulations give the generators of boundless data new rights to see and demand ...Full Article

IBM Begins Power9 Rollout with Backing from DOE, Google

After over a year of buildup, IBM is unveiling its first Power9 system based on the same architecture as the Department of Energy CORAL supercomputers, Summit and Sierra. The ...Full Article

From Iceland, HPC-as-a-Service Finds Toehold in FinServ, Automotive, Scientific R&D

While high-demand workloads (e.g., bitcoin mining) can overheat data center cooling capabilities, at least one data center infrastructure provider has announced an HPC-as-a-service offering that features 100 percent free ...Full Article

AI Researchers Assemble ‘Moments in Time’

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM Watson's unit have released a massive data set containing 1 million annotated video clips designed to spur development of new ...Full Article

Booming Bitcoin Mining is an Energy Hog

The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a ...Full Article

At SC17: Silicon, Systems and Science – the Good News and the Bad

We interviewed Karl Freund, lead analyst for deep learning and HPC at Moor Insights & Strategy, at SC17 in Denver to discuss the fertile crossover between AI and HPC ...Full Article

Amazon, Intel Collaborate on Deep Learning

Amazon Web Services and Intel have collaborated on a wireless video camera intended to serve as a development tool for new AI and machine learning applications. The public cloud ...Full Article

Toward Broader AI Adoption: Deloitte’s ‘5 Vectors of Progress’

For all the talk about AI it's somewhat surprising that only about 10 percent of companies have invested in machine learning. While the talk underscores AI’s great potential, the ...Full Article

AI’s Cool New Thing: Capsule Networks (explained)

A buzz is about in AI circles around “capsule networks,” a new variant on neural networks that backers say could simplify, cut the costs of, commoditize and, in the ...Full Article

SC17 Takeaways: Machine Learning + HPC = ‘Synthesis Modeling’, and Other Developments

The annual supercomputing confab, SC17, was held last week in Denver, and there were many important announcements. Stories about science, silicon and systems all vied for attention and center ...Full Article
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