Sep 18, 2017   |   Scott Apeland

Intel® Nervana™ DevCloud

Today at The AI Conference in San Francisco we announced the Intel Nervana DevCloud, a cloud hosted hardware and software platform available to developers, researchers and startups to learn, sandbox and get started on their Artificial Intelligence projects. Intel® Nervana™ Academy members can gain free access to the DevCloud powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors…

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#Product Release

Sep 18, 2017   |   Jayaram Bobba

neon v2.1.0: Leveraging Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512)

We are excited to announce the availability of neon™ 2.1 framework. An optimized backend based on Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), is enabled by default on CPU platforms with this release. neon™ 2.1 also uses a newer version of the Intel ® MKL for Deep Neural Networks (Intel ® MKL-DNN), which features optimizations for…

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#neon #Release Notes

Sep 08, 2017   |   Rakib Sarwar

Lightning Speed Image and Data Processing Powered by Intel Nervana

A fraction of a second can make all the difference in a race. When it comes to motorsports, advanced analytics can help shave off fragments of time for drivers and provide a more exciting experience for racing spectators. We recently took Intel® Nervana™ technology to the race track to demonstrate how artificial intelligence can process…

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Aug 28, 2017   |   Cormac Brick

Myriad™ X: Evolving low power VPUs for Deep Neural Networks

Today saw the announcement of Intel’s newest VPU: Myriad™ X. As a specialized Vision Processing Unit, Myriad X contributes to developing and deploying advanced AI applications by being able to understand and decision on visual input data. In this third generation VPU, we’ve implemented an all-new accelerator dedicated to running neural networks at the edge…

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#Movidius #Product Release

Aug 07, 2017   |   Kyle Ambert

Convolutional Neural Networks, Part 1: Historical Significance

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are one of the more popular techniques used in image recognition and computer vision systems today, and they're historically significant in the field of data science. However, they can be one of the most misunderstood tools in the data science tool chest. Here, I’ll provide sufficient historical context for understanding why…

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Jul 31, 2017   |   Katie Fritsch

Prospecting for Space Resources with Intel® Nervana™

We live in an exciting time for commercial space exploration. Every week, we see exciting leaps forward: reusable rockets, plans to mine the moon, and missions to colonize Mars. Sound like science fiction? It’s not. A little-known NASA program is there to accelerate the pace of that innovation. The NASA Frontier Development Laboratory (FDL), run…

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Jul 24, 2017   |   Pradeep Dubey

Ushering in the convergence of AI and HPC: What will it take?

We have entered the era of AI. The abundance of data and algorithmic innovations powered through deep learning have led to a sharp increase in the need for compute to train increasingly deep networks. However, commonly used deep neural networks are not easy to scale for a fixed size problem onto a large system with…

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Jul 22, 2017   |   Jessica Rosenthal

Intel Demonstrates Latest AI & Computer Vision Tech at CVPR

The 2017 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017) will be taking place on July 21-26th in Honolulu, Hawaii. CVPR is known as the premier annual computer vision event consisting of poster sessions, co-located workshops, and tutorials. Intel will have strong presence at the event through its Intel® Nervana™ Platinum Sponsorship, accepted research papers, EXPO…

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Jul 20, 2017   |   Gary Brown

Introducing: Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick

I’m thrilled to announce the availability of the Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick, a new device for developing and deploying deep learning algorithms at the edge. We created the Neural Compute Stick (NCS) to make deep learning application development on specialized hardware even more widely available. The NCS is powered by the same low-power Movidius Vision Processing…

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Jul 13, 2017   |   Scott Leishman

Introducing the aeon dataloader and other enhancements in Nervana Cloud 1.5.0

Nervana Cloud 1.5.0 contains enormous under-the-hood changes and improvements.  We’ve revamped and updated a lot of the core underlying code, separated the various application components into their own microservices, re-written our job launcher, added support for a new container orchestration service, squashed more than 75 bugs, and greatly expanded our testing coverage. The biggest changes…

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