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Primeur weekly 2018-11-05

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces first exascale-class supercomputer ...

DOE to build next-generation supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Crowd computing

FaceMe to use Tatau's distributed supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Full steam ahead to the quantum web: Mainz University is involved in the European Flagship on Quantum Technologies programme ...

A quantum computer for Europe: Joining forces for new FET flagship project OpenSuperQ ...

Tianhe-2 supercomputer works out the criterion for quantum supremacy ...

A billion euro for quantum research - the Danish contribution ...

One step closer to complex quantum teleportation ...

Tests show integrated quantum chip operations possible ...

Researchers create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters ...

Berkeley computer theorists show path to verifying that quantum beats classical ...

Multi-functional quantum bits for future computers ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE to issue The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018-2026 ...

PRACE Digest 2018 now available online ...

Open Edge and HPC Initiative to be launched at SC18 ...

Human brain supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time ...

Middleware

AccelStor unveils the advanced flash data reduction technology for the era of data intensive workloads ...

Bright unveils plans to exhibit at SC18 in Dallas ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2018 financial results ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center installing new Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC ...

SDSC Chief Data Science Officer Ilkay Altintas named an HDSI Fellow ...

Applications

Esther Bron is the winner of the Young eScientist Award 2018 ...

University of Tokyo team becomes Gordon Bell Prize finalist after performing the most complex earthquake simulation to date ...

HPC & Artificial Intelligence: Addressing humanity's grand challenges at SC18 ...

Machine learning to help optimize traffic and reduce pollution ...

The Cloud

Red Hat refines hybrid Cloud innovation with latest version of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform ...

Cloud computing load balancing based on ant colony algorithms improves performance ...

VoiceBase extends deep learning neural network compute to Verne Global ...

HPE delivers first above-the-cloud supercomputing services for astronauts to advance space exploration ...

VoiceBase extends deep learning neural network compute to Verne Global

30 Oct 2018 London - VoiceBase, a provider of speech analytics for the Cloud, is utilising Verne Global's HPC-optimised bare-metal infrastructure - hpcDIRECT - to accelerate the development of new artificial intelligence (AI) powered voice analytics services.

California-based VoiceBase - which provides Speech Analytics services to customers including Amazon Web Services, Nasdaq and Twilio - selected Verne Global's HPC infrastructure to speed up the training phase of deep learning neural networks, which underpins its rapidly expanding range of speech-to-text services, voice analytics and predictive analytics capabilities. This training phase - when the neutral network 'learns' by processing vast quantities of speech data, adjusting its algorithm and improving its accuracy as it goes - is incredibly compute intensive. By using Verne Global's HPC-optimised data centre campus in Iceland, Voicebase has witnessed a significant increase in the performance of these operations.

VoiceBase, which recently took part in an AI and HPC Field Trip to Iceland organised by Verne Global, began the hpcDIRECT platform after a rigorous trial. Leveraging Verne Global's blueprints for bare-metal orchestration, this trial delivered immediate performance benefits. With VoiceBase planning to expand its services to include new languages and dialects, as well as to extend its predictive analytics capabilities, it quickly reached the decision to extend its R&D compute capabilities to Verne Global's facility.

"We were very impressed by the results of our trial of Verne Global's HPC platform - the increased performance of our neural network training is a complete game-changer for us", stated Jeff Shukis, CTO of VoiceBase. "Not only does this mean we can reduce the time to market for new languages, it also enables us to speed up the development of our predictive analytics capabilities, which allows organisations to analyse conversations in the contact center and beyond."

Available on an as-a-service basis, hpcDIRECT provides VoiceBase with access to scalable, cost-effective compute power that would be prohibitively expensive to deploy and manage on-premise. A TrueHPC platform, hpcDIRECT comprises dedicated bare-metal servers in a highly optimised environment and is supported by a team of HPC specialists. VoiceBase will utilise the latest Intel Xeon Gold Skylake architecture together with Nvidia GPUs.

"VoiceBase's growing team of data science experts stands at the very forefront of voice innovation and has been quick to recognise the enormous potential of deep learning neural networks. However, like many other fast-growing AI pioneers, the cost of on-premise compute, as well as a requirement to continually upgrade its infrastructure, was in danger of deflecting resources away from its core business", stated Bob Fletcher, VP Strategy, Verne Global. "We're delighted to be partnering with VoiceBase to help accelerate their innovation in what is already a tremendously exciting field. For compute-intensive workloads such as voice AI, all training roads lead to Iceland."
Source: Verne Global

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-11-05

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces first exascale-class supercomputer ...

DOE to build next-generation supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Crowd computing

FaceMe to use Tatau's distributed supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Full steam ahead to the quantum web: Mainz University is involved in the European Flagship on Quantum Technologies programme ...

A quantum computer for Europe: Joining forces for new FET flagship project OpenSuperQ ...

Tianhe-2 supercomputer works out the criterion for quantum supremacy ...

A billion euro for quantum research - the Danish contribution ...

One step closer to complex quantum teleportation ...

Tests show integrated quantum chip operations possible ...

Researchers create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters ...

Berkeley computer theorists show path to verifying that quantum beats classical ...

Multi-functional quantum bits for future computers ...

Focus on Europe

PRACE to issue The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018-2026 ...

PRACE Digest 2018 now available online ...

Open Edge and HPC Initiative to be launched at SC18 ...

Human brain supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time ...

Middleware

AccelStor unveils the advanced flash data reduction technology for the era of data intensive workloads ...

Bright unveils plans to exhibit at SC18 in Dallas ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2018 financial results ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center installing new Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC ...

SDSC Chief Data Science Officer Ilkay Altintas named an HDSI Fellow ...

Applications

Esther Bron is the winner of the Young eScientist Award 2018 ...

University of Tokyo team becomes Gordon Bell Prize finalist after performing the most complex earthquake simulation to date ...

HPC & Artificial Intelligence: Addressing humanity's grand challenges at SC18 ...

Machine learning to help optimize traffic and reduce pollution ...

The Cloud

Red Hat refines hybrid Cloud innovation with latest version of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform ...

Cloud computing load balancing based on ant colony algorithms improves performance ...

VoiceBase extends deep learning neural network compute to Verne Global ...

HPE delivers first above-the-cloud supercomputing services for astronauts to advance space exploration ...