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Primeur weekly 2016-06-27

Focus

Integration and co-design are key to reach capable exascale computing in the US ...

Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu ...

Exascale supercomputing

China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Crete becomes the Silicon-Island of high technology research and development ...

Bright Computing is debuting in France and unveils plans for the TERATEC Forum ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to issue new OmpSs release 16.06 ...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts ...

Middleware

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards ...

Applications

McGill creates neuroscience research hub ...

Children's Mercy Kansas City accelerates major medical breakthroughs for critically ill children with powerful, scalable DDN storage ...

Real rocket science: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? ...

A better management of cerebrovascular accidents with supercomputing support ...

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health join forces to reimagine how diabetes is prevented and managed ...

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event ...

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa ...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin ...

IBM Watson Health showcases progress tackling diabetes at American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions ...

Medical imaging experts tap IBM and Watson to tackle cancer, diabetes, eye health, brain disease and heart disease ...

The Cloud

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity ...

NetApp Flash accelerates Docker ecosystem with native storage integration ...

WorldQuant Ventures invests in Cycle Computing ...

NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence ...

Local Motors debuts Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap the power of IBM Watson ...

VMware and IBM expand global Cloud partnership with desktop services ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence

21 Jun 2016 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, and JD.com Inc., China's largest online direct sales company, have concluded a cooperative agreement involving the establishment of the JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovation Lab, designed to drive technology innovation. Based on the agreement, both parties will work together on new technology innovation, enhanced user experience and developing a new e-commerce platform for enterprise-level products. Together, the companies are dedicated to driving the next generation of e-commerce artificial intelligence solutions, and conducting associated research and development for high-speed interconnect products.

A key technology that JD.com has developed is JD Camera+, an application for image recognition and similar image search in mobile terminals. JD Camera+ facilitates ease-of-shopping for users by allowing customers to quickly and easily search for their favorites products with just a photo rather than detailed language descriptions.

"In the future, with the help of the Joint Lab, Camera+ will be enhanced from general photo-based searches to more advanced imaged-based searches that will allow users to view, select and purchase from suggested recommendations with an advanced image match algorithm for such items as clothing, make-up, furniture, etc.", stated Weng Zhi, vice president of technology, JD.com.

"As an innovative high-tech company, Mellanox has a deep understanding of virtual networks, Cloud computing and associated technologies, whereas JD.com has a rich business legacy in e-commerce and an outstanding technical team", stated Zhang Chen, CTO, JD.com. "With the help of Mellanox's technologies and products, JD.com hopes to improve production efficiency and bring greater business security to its customers."

"Mellanox is committed to developing and marketing new generations of high-speed intelligent interconnect products which are experiencing rapid acceptance in a wide variety of applications including machine learning, artificial intelligence and other fields. Many of these are experiencing rapid growth on a global basis", stated Amir Prescher, senior vice president of business development, Mellanox Technologies. "In cooperation with JD.com, Mellanox will step up the pace, opening up the Chinese market to high-speed interconnect technology, and deploying solutions to a wider variety of applications while developing better products for users."

Over the years, JD.com has accumulated a vast knowledge base which has enabled the company to create intelligent JD.com, smart business solutions and high-quality e-commerce via continuously and fully utilizing data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies. High-speed interconnect technology is essential to support e-commerce artificial intelligence. At present, JD.com has advanced computing and supporting hardware facilities for developing artificial intelligence.

"Current plans call for server upgrades that will bring a qualitative leap in computing efficiency, fast tracking the artificial intelligence of JD.com and shifting our capabilities away from mainstream to cutting edge", stated Weng Zhi. "With Mellanox technologies, in combination with leading-edge computing and numerous applications currently deployed by JD.com, Mellanox will be able to drive product innovation for interconnect technology, and perfect the user experience."

"Mellanox already has mature solutions for deep learning such as GPUDirect RDMA and various hardware-based acceleration", noted Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing, Mellanox Technologies. "The establishment of a joint lab with JD.com brings the industry closer to real applications while driving product and technology innovation. The lab will also enable Mellanox to accelerate the development of a new generation of interconnect solutions."

JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovative Lab will use image processing and cogitative computing technologies to drive innovation in finance, e-commerce, logistics and intelligence applications. A broad spectrum of intelligent applications ranging from refrigeration, big data search, intelligent logistics to autonomous capabilities - all with the goal of demonstrating application-specific viability to industry.

In addition to safeguarding high-performance and reliable computing for JD.com on Big Data processing, Cloud computing and others, the JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovation Lab will first deploy new solutions and technologies within JD.com so as to provide a new level of user experience to its customers.

"The cooperation between JD.com and Mellanox is win-win for both companies. The agreement enables JD.com to remain true to its objective of driving leading technologies that make JD.com users' life simpler and happier", noted Zhang Chen.
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-27

Focus

Integration and co-design are key to reach capable exascale computing in the US ...

Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu ...

Exascale supercomputing

China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Crete becomes the Silicon-Island of high technology research and development ...

Bright Computing is debuting in France and unveils plans for the TERATEC Forum ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to issue new OmpSs release 16.06 ...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts ...

Middleware

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards ...

Applications

McGill creates neuroscience research hub ...

Children's Mercy Kansas City accelerates major medical breakthroughs for critically ill children with powerful, scalable DDN storage ...

Real rocket science: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? ...

A better management of cerebrovascular accidents with supercomputing support ...

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health join forces to reimagine how diabetes is prevented and managed ...

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event ...

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa ...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin ...

IBM Watson Health showcases progress tackling diabetes at American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions ...

Medical imaging experts tap IBM and Watson to tackle cancer, diabetes, eye health, brain disease and heart disease ...

The Cloud

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity ...

NetApp Flash accelerates Docker ecosystem with native storage integration ...

WorldQuant Ventures invests in Cycle Computing ...

NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence ...

Local Motors debuts Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap the power of IBM Watson ...

VMware and IBM expand global Cloud partnership with desktop services ...