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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out

27 Mar 2018 Santa Clara - Standard Cognition has selected DataDirect Networks' high-performance IME SSD-based storage for its autonomous checkout solution - an AI-based system that lets consumers shop and pay without scanning or stopping to check out. By combining its complex deep-learning algorithms and cameras with DDN's intelligent, highly scalable AI-enabled storage platform, Standard Cognition can identify shoppers and the items they select, and automatically bill them in real time as they exit the store.

Standard Cognition - recently recognized byFast Companymagazine in its "Most Innovative Companies" issue - needed a scalable intelligent storage solution that could seamlessly handle continuous data acquisition from multiple cameras, deliver real-time analysis of the data, offer low-latency response for random and unstructured large data set reads, and effortlessly manage complex deep-learning training algorithms. DDN's EXAScaler ES7K File Systems Storage and IME240 SSD AI Storage System provided all of that and more.

"DDN's scalable, high-performance storage technologies are ideally suited for our deep-learning platform - but what really sets DDN apart is its comprehensive knowledge and expertise not just in storage but in our entire architecture, as well as its dedication to solving our most complex challenges", stated Jeff Hsu, intelligence and logistics manager, Standard Cognition. "DDN's engineering and support teams are truly exemplary and make DDN a valued partner."

"The Standard Cognition team set out to massively disrupt retail checkout, and has made swift progress with the world's top retailers thanks to its solid technology and small store footprint", stated James Coomer, vice president of product management, marketing and benchmarks, DDN. "Their environment exemplifies the technological and commercial needs that are creating demand for a new class of storage solutions. With our deep experience and proven technologies in AI, HPC and large-scale computing, DDN is uniquely positioned to deliver analytics and machine learning results with an efficiency and acceleration never achieved before, and push the boundaries of what is possible."

The DDN EXAScaler ES7K File system and IME240 SSD AI storage solution enables organisations to overcome the challenges and inefficiencies caused by I/O bottlenecks. DDN's IME scale-out, software-defined, flash storage interfaces directly to applications and secures I/O via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With DDN, Standard Cognition is realizing true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture ideally suited to Deep Learning and Machine requirements.

Delivering to the needs of customers like Standard Cognition demonstrates that DDN, with its proven leadership in the high-performance computing arena, provides the technology, expertise, flexibility and agility to meet the dynamic storage requirements of the fast-moving AI and machine learning space.

Source: DataDirect Networks - DDN

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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...