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The Difference Between Data Science and Data Analytics

Data science and data analytics: people working in the tech field or other related industries probably hear these terms all the time, often interchangeably. However, although they may sound similar, the terms are often quite different and have differing implications for business. Knowing how to use...
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Google Reveals a Powerful New AI Chip and Supercomputer

At the company’s annual developer conference today, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new computer processor designed to perform the kind of machine learning that has taken the industry by storm in recent years (see “10 Breakthrough Technologies: Deep Learning”). The announcement reflects how rapidly...
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Faster Machine Learning Is Coming to the Linux Kernel

It's been a long time in the works, but a memory management feature intended to give machine learning or other GPU-powered applications a major performance boost is close to making it into one of the next revisions of the kernel. Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to...
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MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

Since starting work on MapD more than five years ago while taking a database course at MIT, I had always dreamed of making the project open source. It is thus with great pleasure to announce that today our company is open sourcing the MapD Core database and associated visualization libraries,...
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Making Chips Smarter

It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have advanced radically over the last decade, yet somewhere between better algorithms and faster processors lies the increasingly important task of engineering systems for maximum performance—and producing better results. The...
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China Hits Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer ‘to Eclipse All Others’

A team of scientists from eastern China has built the first form of quantum computer that they say is faster than one of the early generation of conventional computers developed in the 1940s. The researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China at Hefei in Anhui province built the...
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Cloud Computing Continues to Influence HPC

Traditionally, HPC applications have been run on special-purpose hardware, managed by staff with specialized skills. Additionally, most HPC software stacks are rigid and distinct from other more widely adopted environments, and require a special skillset by the researchers that want to run the...
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OpenStack for Research Computing

In this video from Switzerland HPC Conference, Stig Telfer from StackHPC presents: OpenStack for Research Computing. OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives...
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Update on the Exascale Computing Project (ECP)

In this video from the HPC User Forum, Paul Messina from Argonne presents: Update on the Exascale Computing Project. “The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) was established with the goals of maximizing the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) for the United States and accelerating the...
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LLVM-Powered Pocl Puts Parallel Processing on Multiple Hardware Platforms

Open source implementation of OpenCL automatically deploys code across numerous platforms, speeding machine learning and other jobs. LLVM, the open source compiler framework that powers everything from Mozilla’s Rust language to Apple’s Swift, emerges in yet another significant role: an enabler of...
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