Artificial intelligence experts showed off impressive new applications of AI at the O”Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, but also wrestled with the tensions about hype, language and the societal impact of this technology.
Insights: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning and artificial intelligence have arrived in the data center, changing the face of the hyperscale server farm as racks begin to fill with ASICs, GPUs, FPGAs and supercomputers. The race to leverage machine learning is led by the industry’s marquee names, including Google, Facebook and IBM. As usual, the battlefield runs through the data center, with implications for the major cloud platforms and chipmakers like Intel and NVIDIA.
Will artificial intelligence and robotics manage the data centers of the future? At DCD Webscale, LitBit and Wave2Wave discussed new AI products to streamline data center management and address the industry’s staffing challenges.
The rise of specialized computing is bringing powerful new server hardware into the data center, a trend seen in new tech from Google, NVIDIA, AMD, ARM, Intel and Microsoft.
NVIDIA is looking to accelerate sales of its AI hardware to hyperscale computing providers through tighter partnerships with original design manufacturers (ODMs), who have become key players in the cloud hardware ecosystem.
The data center’s role in the economy will be transformed by technologies like AI, virtual reality, voice assistants, autonomous vehicles and robots, according to futurist Steve Brown.
At the Open Compute Summit, Microsoft and NVIDIA unveiled a new hyperscale GPU accelerator for artificial intelligence workloads in the cloud. The HGX-1 harnesses eight NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs and high-speed interconnects.
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Facebook is beefing up its high performance computing horsepower with Big Basin, an AI server powered by eight NVIDIA GPU accelerators. Big Basin was introduced at today’s Open Compute Summit.
Data center provider ScaleMatrix has opened a startup accelerator on its San Diego campus, which includes co-working space and a genomics laboratory to support life sciences and genomics startups.
NVIDIA has moved from the desktop to the data center, emerging as a major player in high performance computing – and especially the booming field of artificial intelligence.