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Scaling TensorFlow and Caffe to 256 GPUs

AI, Deep learning, High-performance computing...

Deep learning has taken the world by storm in the last four years, powering hundreds of consumer web and mobile applications that we use every day. But the extremely long training times in most frameworks present a hurdle that’s curtailing the broader proliferation of deep learning. It currently may take days or even weeks to ...read more


IBM PowerAI and Watson team up at O’Reilly AI Conference

AI, Deep learning, High-performance computing...

Deep learning and artificial intelligence are two terms that have become ubiquitous in the technology market, as enterprises, research centers, academic institutions and individual developers have quickly realized that the cognitive era is upon us. These technologies represent the solid possibility of unlocking greater insights from data by augmenting human capabilities with some of the ...read more


NVIDIA GTC deep learning dispatch: Day 2

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

Day two of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference has wrapped, and the excitement around deep learning and PowerAI continues to grow. In a lot of ways, the evolution of GTC (focusing on data-intensive computing and HPC to accelerated computing to deep learning) mirrors that of IBM. IBM earned its pedigree in the realm of HPC computing, ...read more


NVIDIA GTC deep learning dispatch: Day 1

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

It’s begun! NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, or GTC. Last week we told you about our Top 5 Things to Do, and now we’re here live at the show to bring you the latest chatter from the conference floor, where industry leaders like IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox, Samsung and more are coming together. For IBM, our ...read more


Celebrating a silver anniversary: IBM Spectrum LSF

Storage, Workload & resource optimization

This week we celebrate the release of our second agile update to IBM Spectrum LSF 10. And it’s our silver anniversary… 25 years of IBM Spectrum LSF! As we previously discussed in this blog post, IBM Spectrum LSF 10 focused primarily on architectural changes to support future growth in performance and scalability. We’ve seen steady ...read more


5 tech buzzwords every business leader should know

Love them or loathe them, buzzwords are everywhere in IT. Technology changes, and suddenly, new buzzwords pop up in the IT lexicon. But understanding the actual technology behind the buzzwords — and how it can bring value to your business and your clients — can help to keep you on the cutting edge of the ...read more


Train your AI, feed your head

Software-defined computing, Storage, System software...

Machine learning.  Deep learning.  AI, or artificial intelligence.  Since I read the book The Computer and the Brain written by the mathematician John von Neumann, comparisons between the human brain and computers have always fascinated me.  Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about the promise of AI, and how it will help ...read more


Expanding choices for PowerAI developers with TensorFlow

Linux on Power Systems, Power servers, Power Systems

Watson, Siri, the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa have inspired worldwide interest in deep learning and the promise it holds for artificial intelligence (AI) development. But today, deploying this technology can be costly and time-consuming, often requiring an in-house deep learning development group stuffed with PhDs. That’s why IBM created PowerAI, the world’s leading enterprise ...read more


OpenPOWER and the future of enterprise IT

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning are creating a lot of excitement in enterprise IT. However, it is continuous improvement in hardware infrastructure that have made software breakthroughs in these areas possible. OpenPOWER in action I was reminded of this as I watched a project demonstration of IBM OpenPOWER hardware working with ...read more