Get DGX-Ready: New NVIDIA Program Allows Customers to Deploy AI with Ease

We’re making deploying state-of-the-art AI data centers easier than ever with our new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program and the help of a growing lineup of NVIDIA partners.

Accelerated computing powered by NVIDIA DGX systems is taking off. Designed to handle the world’s most complex AI challenges, the systems have been rapidly adopted by a wide range of organizations across dozens of countries.

Internet services companies, healthcare facilities, government labs, financial institutions, oil and gas businesses and more have all benefited from building and deploying their own DGX system-based AI data centers.

However, for some businesses that want to do the same, a fundamental challenge exists: they don’t have modern data center facilities that can support accelerated computing operations.

With the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, customers get access to world-class data center services offered through a qualified network of NVIDIA colocation partners.

Through colocation, these customers can avoid getting mired in the challenges of facilities planning and instead focus on gaining insights from and innovating with their data.

Using the program, businesses can deploy NVIDIA DGX systems and recently announced DGX reference architecture solutions from DDN, IBM Storage, NetApp and Pure Storage, with speed, simplicity and an affordable op-ex model.

The DGX-Ready Data Center program debuts with nine select North American data center operators. Each is specially qualified to help organizations in the U.S. or Canada get started with their AI initiatives and simplify deployment. Initial partners include Aligned Energy, Colovore, Core Scientific, CyrusOne, Digital Reality, EdgeConneX, Flexential, Scale Matrix and Switch.

NVIDIA is evaluating additional program partners for North America and plans to extend the program globally later this year.

Visit the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center website for a deeper dive on the program and to learn how to jumpstart your organization’s AI initiatives.

The post Get DGX-Ready: New NVIDIA Program Allows Customers to Deploy AI with Ease appeared first on The Official NVIDIA Blog.

2019 CES: Intel and Alibaba Team on New AI-Powered 3D Athlete Tracking Technology Aimed at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

LongJump 2x1
Intel and Alibaba on Jan. 7, 2019, announced that the companies are developing athlete tracking technology powered by artificial intelligence that is aimed to be deployed at the Olympic Games 2020 and beyond. The technology uses Intel hardware and Alibaba cloud computing technology. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
» View full-size image

What’s New: Intel and Alibaba announced on the eve of CES that the companies are teaming to develop athlete tracking technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that is aimed to be deployed at the Olympic Games 2020 and beyond. The technology uses existing and upcoming Intel hardware and Alibaba cloud computing technology to power a cutting-edge deep learning application that extracts 3D forms of athletes in training or competition. More: Intel at 2019 CES (All Intel News)

“Optimized to run on Alibaba Cloud infrastructure, Intel developed a novel technology concept called 3D Athlete Tracking that uses AI to analyze video of athletes in ways that are expected to improve both the training process and has the potential to enhance the audience experience during actual competition. This technology has incredible potential as an athlete training tool and is expected to be a game-changer for the way fans experience the Games, creating an entirely new way for broadcasters to analyze, dissect and reexamine highlights during instant replays.”
–Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager, Data Center Group

Shot Put 2x1
Computer vision with AI deep learning algorithms will generate a 3D Mesh that enables coaches and trainers to extract intricate real-time biomechanical data from which they can analyze performance and introduce new training enhancements. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
» View full-size image

How It Works: The combination of computer vision with AI deep learning algorithms will generate a 3D Mesh that enables coaches and trainers to extract intricate real-time biomechanical data — via multiple standard video cameras without the use of special sensors or suits — from which they can analyze performance and introduce new training enhancements.

Specifically, the technology leverages advanced pose modeling techniques and other AI algorithms designed to analyze the biomechanics of an athlete’s movements. The performance is captured with regular video cameras, the AI algorithm is applied with a heavy dose of computing power and a digital model of the performance is created that can be analyzed in different ways.

Intel and Alibaba, together with partners, aim to deliver the first AI-powered 3D athlete tracking during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The partnership seeks to provide athletes with new training data and analysis and provide fans insight into how world-class athletes perform and compare against one another.

“We are proud to partner with Intel on the first-ever AI-powered 3D athlete tracking technology where Alibaba contributes its best-in-class cloud computing capability and algorithmic design,” said Chris Tung, CMO, Alibaba Group. “With our technological advancements, Alibaba is transforming the sports media and broadcasting industries. We continue to collaborate with industry leaders and drive innovations to create new experiences for the world to enjoy.”

How Intel Participates in Singles Day: The Olympic endeavor is the latest collaboration between Intel and Alibaba. Recently, Alibaba deployed Intel’s latest processor and memory technology to help power the 11.11 Alibaba Global Shopping Festival. The festival set a record $30.8 billion of gross merchandise volume in transactions within 24 hours, and has exploded past both Black Friday and Cyber Monday in popularity and sales.

The Alibaba Global Shopping Festival places a lot of demands on Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure to perform real-time processing of massive spikes of data and to support heavy amounts of traffic visiting its website. To meet the computing demand, Alibaba deployed next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors along with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory in its production environment. This new Intel platform can efficiently process massive amounts of data in real-time, enabling Alibaba’s digital commerce applications to deliver a smooth, responsive user experience.

What Alibaba Used: Alibaba’s highly interactive and data-intensive applications require the infrastructure to keep large amounts of hot accessible data in the memory cache to achieve the desired throughput (queries per second) and deliver a smooth and responsive user experiences, especially during peak hours of the Alibaba Global Shopping Festival. The large capacity of Intel Optane DC persistent memory allowed more data to be stored closer to the processor, allowing for significantly higher infrastructure efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.

More Context: Intel at CES 2019 | Artificial Intelligence at Intel | Alibaba and Intel Transforming Data-Centric Computing from Hyperscale Data Centers to the Edge

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.   For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks. 

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Intel Optane are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The post 2019 CES: Intel and Alibaba Team on New AI-Powered 3D Athlete Tracking Technology Aimed at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 appeared first on Intel Newsroom.

2019 CES: Intel Showcases New Technology for Next Era of Computing

overview 2x1
Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president in the Client Computing Group, speaks during rehearsals for Intel Corporation’s news event at CES 2019 on Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. Intel displays how its technology is the foundation for the world’s most important innovations and advances at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

On the eve of CES, Intel leaders – Gregory Bryant, senior vice president, Client Computing Group; Navin Shenoy, executive vice president, Data Center Group; and Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO of Mobileye, an Intel company – took to the stage to showcase the company’s commitment to continuously improve the computing and communications foundation that will advance the way we experience the world and expand human potential.

More: Intel at 2019 CES (All Intel News)

The company made several announcements spanning PCs and new devices to diverse growth segments including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and autonomous driving (AD). And Intel’s leaders discussed the innovation necessary across the data center, cloud, network and edge to enable the new user experiences and form factors of the future.

Intel showcased its latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable products, shipping today with advanced AI and memory capabilities, and 9th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop products. It also announced new 10nm products for PCs, servers and 5G wireless access base stations, the future of new chip designs based on its 3D packaging technology (Foveros).

Intel also spotlighted what’s possible when technologies work seamlessly together across the entire spectrum of computing. Comcast* and Intel are working together to bring the connected home to life. New initiatives with Alibaba* demonstrate how Intel AI plans to deliver athlete tracking technology during the next Olympics. Mobileye and Ordnance Survey* will bring us closer to the realization of smart cities and safer roads.

circle bryant“Anyone can claim leadership in an isolated use case, but at Intel our aim is broader. The next era of computing demands innovation at an entirely different level – one that encompasses the entire ecosystem and spans every facet of computing, connectivity and more. We won’t settle for anything less.”
–Gregory Bryant

THE CHANGING FACE OF COMPUTING

Driving Innovation Across the PC Industry: Intel’s Client Computing Group is uniquely positioned to innovate across the industry because of its broad set of technologies under one roof, enabling Intel to advance the PC and deliver the foundation for the data-centric world today.

  • New mobile PC platform with “Ice Lake”: The vision for tomorrow’s mobile PC platform is firmly aligned with Intel’s upcoming first volume 10nm PC processor, code-named “Ice Lake.” Ice Lake brings a new level of integration with Intel’s new Sunny Cove microarchitecture, instruction sets to accelerate AI usage and a graphics engine, and Intel Gen11 graphics to improve graphics performance for richer gaming and content creation experiences. Intel’s OEM partners are expected to have new devices with Ice Lake on shelves by holiday 2019.
  • Project Athena: Intel also announced Project Athena, an innovation program and new set of industry specifications developed to help usher in a new class of advanced laptops designed to enable new experiences and capitalize on next-generation technologies, including 5G and artificial intelligence. From delivering the first connected PC with integrated Wi-Fi in the Intel® Centrino® platform to driving mainstream adoption of super thin and light designs, touchscreens, and 2 in 1 form factors with Ultrabook™, Intel is uniquely positioned to be the catalyst in delivering the next-gen PC experience. Combining world-class performance, battery life and connectivity in sleek, beautiful designs, the first Project Athena devices are expected to be available in the second half of this year.

  • “Lakefield” preview: Intel is accelerating client innovation by taking new approaches to hybrid CPU architecture and packaging technologies. At CES 2019, Intel provided a sneak peek of a new client platform, code-named “Lakefield,” featuring the first iteration of its Foveros 3D packaging technology. This hybrid CPU architecture enables combining different pieces of IP that might have previously been discrete into a single product with a smaller motherboard footprint, which allows OEMs more flexibility for thin and light form factor design. Lakefield is expected to be in production this year.
  • Expanding 9th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop family: Intel introduced new additions to the 9th Gen Intel Core processors that expand the family for a broader spectrum of desktop products. These processors deliver world-class performance to unlock incredible new capabilities and experiences for content creators and gamers at all levels. The first of the new 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors is expected to be available starting this month.

Powering the Data-Centric World across the Cloud, Network and Edge: Intel’s Data Center Group is transforming industries by delivering unparalleled assets that allow customers to move, store and process massive amounts of untapped data.

  • intel nervana neural network processor
    At CES 2019, Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president in the Data Center Group, announced the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor for Inference, which will go into production this year. Intel Corporation displays how its technology is the foundation for the world’s most important innovations and advances at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
    » Click for full image

    Advancing AI: Intel announced the Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processor for Inference, or NNP-I. This new class of chip is dedicated to accelerating inference for companies with high workload demands and is expected to go into production this year. Facebook* is also one of Intel’s development partners on the NNP-I. Additionally, Intel is expected to have a Neural Network Processor for Training, code-named “Spring Crest,” available later this year.

  • 10nm server processor preview: Intel demonstrated its future Intel Xeon Scalable processor based on 10nm, code-named “Ice Lake.” Compatible with the upcoming 14nm Cooper Lake, Ice Lake processors targeting server are expected to deliver performance improvements, new hardware-enhanced security features and more, with shipments targeted for 2020.
  • Expanding 5G with 10nm SoCs: Intel disclosed it is expanding its decadelong investment in network infrastructure with new 10nm-based network system on chip (SoC), code-named “Snow Ridge,” that has been developed specifically for 5G wireless access and edge computing. This network SoC is intended to bring Intel architecture into wireless access base stations and allow more computing functions to be distributed out at the edge of the network. Snow Ridge is expected to be available in the second half of this year.
  • Shipping next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors: Intel announced it has started revenue shipments of its next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, code-named “Cascade Lake.” Cascade Lake introduces support for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory and Intel® DL Boost, which is designed to accelerate AI deep learning inference. Cascade Lake is expected to be broadly available in the first half of this year.

circle shenoy“The product, innovation and partnership announcements we’re making today highlight that Intel’s strategy is working. We are making excellent progress in pursuing a massive $300 billion data-driven market opportunity spanning the most important workloads – such as AI, 5G and autonomous driving. And on a scale unmatched by others.”
–Navin Shenoy

ENGINEERING FOR HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Intel also spotlighted what’s possible when technologies work seamlessly together across the entire spectrum of computing – from device to cloud and across the network to the edge to deliver new, immersive experiences.

  • Expanding the impact of automotive data: Mobileye announced an agreement with U.K. mapping agency Ordnance Survey to bring high-precision location data to improve operations between businesses and cities and bring us closer to the realization of smart cities and safer roads. Ordnance Survey’s world-leading geospatial and technology expertise will be paired with Mobileye’s automotive camera-based mapping capabilities to offer a new, highly accurate and customizable location information service to Ordnance Survey customers across energy, infrastructure and other sectors. The new service will also support 5G, intelligent mobility and additional digital services, enabling a fully connected, digital Britain.
  • Going for gold with AI: Intel and Alibaba announced a partnership to develop the first-ever AI-powered 3D athlete tracking technology. The technology utilizes existing and upcoming Intel hardware and the Alibaba cloud to power a computing-intensive, cutting-edge deep learning application. The combination of computer vision with AI deep learning algorithms will enable the team to extract 3D forms of the athletes in training and competition from multiple standard video cameras without the use of special sensors or suits. Intel and Alibaba, together with partners, aim to deliver this state-of-the-art tracking technology for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • Redefining home connectivity: Intel and Comcast are laying the foundation to deliver new immersive experiences in the home. It is estimated that each person in North America will have 13 or more connected devices by 20221, and demands are increasing for high-resolution content streaming, gaming and more. The collaboration between Intel and Comcast will deliver faster speeds, more capacity and responsive networks that will bring new immersive experiences to millions of people, including during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. For the next wave of gigabit and beyond broadband, Intel is working with cable industry leaders on a global standard for 10 Gigabit technology and is starting to test this in lab settings. Next up, Comcast and Intel are also working together to develop Wi-Fi 6-enabled technologies.

From next-generation communications to a new era of computing, Intel technology is the foundation for the world’s most important innovations and advances.

1Source: Cisco VNI, 2018. https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/white-paper-c11-741490.html

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news summary that refer to future plans and expectations, including with respect to Intel’s future products and the expected availability and benefits of such products, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “goals,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on estimates, forecasts, projections, uncertain events or assumptions, including statements relating to total addressable market (TAM) or market opportunity and anticipated trends in our businesses or the markets relevant to them, also identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on the company’s current expectations and involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s expectations are set forth in Intel’s earnings release dated October 25, 2018, which is included as an exhibit to Intel’s Form 8-K furnished to the SEC on such date. Additional information regarding these and other factors that could affect Intel’s results is included in Intel’s SEC filings, including the company’s most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. Copies of Intel’s Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.intc.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.

The post 2019 CES: Intel Showcases New Technology for Next Era of Computing appeared first on Intel Newsroom.

2019 CES: Intel News Conference – ‘Innovations and the Compute Foundation’ (Event Replay)


» Download video: “CES 2019: Intel Displays a World of Innovation (News Event Replay)”

On the eve of CES, Intel leaders — Client Computing Group Senior Vice President Gregory Bryant, Data Center Group Executive Vice President Navin Shenoy and Mobileye President and Chief Executive Officer Professor Amnon Shashua — shared news demonstrating how the company is in a unique position to continuously improve the computing and communications foundation through innovations in various areas, including advanced manufacturing processes, packaging and new architectures that will advance the way we experience the world. Announcements spanned PCs and new devices to diverse growth segments including artificial intelligence, 5G and autonomous driving.

When: 4-4:45 p.m. PST, Monday, Jan. 7

Where: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 2, Ballrooms E & F

More: Intel at 2019 CES (All Intel News)

Intel News Event 12

» Download all images (ZIP, 97 MB)

The post 2019 CES: Intel News Conference – ‘Innovations and the Compute Foundation’ (Event Replay) appeared first on Intel Newsroom.

2018 Yearbook: Top Moments of Intel’s 50th Year

2018 yearbook 2x1

In 2018, Intel achieved the 50-year milestone, a huge accomplishment that most companies never achieve.

As the year ends, Intel’s 100,000 employees look back at 2018 with pride. But our focus is firmly fixed on building a smarter, more connected future for our communities and the world.

view yearbook button

The post 2018 Yearbook: Top Moments of Intel’s 50th Year appeared first on Intel Newsroom.

NVIDIA Sets Six Records in AI Performance

NVIDIA has set six AI performance records with today’s release of the industry’s first broad set of AI benchmarks.

Backed by Google, Intel, Baidu, NVIDIA and dozens more technology leaders, the new MLPerf benchmark suite measures a wide range of deep learning workloads. Aiming to serve as the industry’s first objective AI benchmark suite, it covers such areas as computer vision, language translation, personalized recommendations and reinforcement learning tasks.

NVIDIA achieved the best performance in the six MLPerf benchmark results it submitted for. These cover a variety of workloads and infrastructure scale – ranging from 16 GPUs on one node to up to 640 GPUs across 80 nodes.

The six categories include image classification, object instance segmentation, object detection, non-recurrent translation, recurrent translation and recommendation systems. NVIDIA did not submit results for the seventh category for reinforcement learning, which does not yet take advantage of GPU acceleration.

A key benchmark on which NVIDIA technology performed particularly well was language translation, training the Transformer neural network in just 6.2 minutes. More details on all six submissions are available on the NVIDIA Developer news center.

NVIDIA engineers achieved their results on NVIDIA DGX systems, including NVIDIA DGX-2, the world’s most powerful AI system, featuring 16 fully connected V100 Tensor Core GPUs.

NVIDIA is the only company to have entered as many as six benchmarks, demonstrating the versatility of V100 Tensor Core GPUs for the wide variety of AI workloads deployed today.

“The new MLPerf benchmarks demonstrate the unmatched performance and versatility of NVIDIA’s Tensor Core GPUs,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “Exceptionally affordable and available in every geography from every cloud service provider and every computer maker, our Tensor Core GPUs are helping developers around the world advance AI at every stage of development.”

State-of-the-Art AI Computing Requires Full Stack Innovation

Performance on complex and diverse computing workloads takes more than great chips. Accelerated computing is about more than an accelerator. It takes the full stack.

NVIDIA’s stack includes NVIDIA Tensor Cores, NVLink, NVSwitch, DGX systems, CUDA, cuDNN, NCCL, optimized deep learning framework containers and NVIDIA software development kits.

NVIDIA’s AI platform is also the most accessible and affordable. Tensor Core GPUs are available on every cloud and from every computer maker and in every geography.

The same power of Tensor Core GPUs is also available on the desktop, with the most powerful desktop GPU, NVIDIA TITAN RTX costing only $2,500. When amortized over three years, this translates to just a few cents per hour.

And the software acceleration stacks are always updated on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) cloud registry.

NVIDIA’s Record-Setting Platform Available Now on NGC

The software innovations and optimizations used to achieve NVIDIA’s industry-leading MLPerf performance are available free of charge in our latest NGC deep learning containers. Download them from the NGC container registry.

The containers include the complete software stack and the top AI frameworks, optimized by NVIDIA. Our 18.11 release of the NGC deep learning containers includes the exact software used to achieve our MLPerf results.

Developers can use them everywhere, at every stage of development:

  • For data scientists on desktops, the containers enable cutting-edge research with NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPUs.
  • For workgroups, the same containers run on NVIDIA DGX Station.
  • For enterprises, the containers accelerate the application of AI to their data in the cloud with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated instances from Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Baidu Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Tencent Cloud.
  • For organizations building on-premise AI infrastructure, NVIDIA DGX systems and NGC-Ready systems from Atos, Cisco, Cray, Dell EMC, HP, HPE, Inspur, Lenovo, Sugon and Supermicro put AI to work.

To get started on your AI project, or to run your own MLPerf benchmark, download containers from the NGC container registry.

The post NVIDIA Sets Six Records in AI Performance appeared first on The Official NVIDIA Blog.

2019 CES

Intel technology is the foundation for the world’s most important innovations and advances.

At CES 2019, we will share our vision for the future of computing and explore advancements in the client, network, cloud and edge — designed to power the next era of computing in areas including PC innovation, artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity and autonomous driving.

Others predict the future. We’re building it.

All CES News

Booth Images

Intel Booth 0109 1

» Download all images (ZIP, 207 MB)

News Conference


» Download video: “CES 2019: Intel Displays a World of Innovation (News Event Replay)”

Intel News Event 12

» Download all images (ZIP, 97 MB)

Intel Booth B-Roll Video


» Download video: “2019 CES: Intel Booth Showcases Innovations (B-Roll)”


» Download video: “2019 CES: Intel Innovations on Display (B-Roll)”

Intel and Mobileye at CES 2019

The post 2019 CES appeared first on Intel Newsroom.

Media Alert: Intel to Showcase Technology Innovation for the Next Era of Computing at CES 2019

gbryant nshenoy 2x1
Gregory Bryant (left) and Navin Shenoy will lead Intel’s news conference at 4 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019, at 2019 CES.

Intel technology is the foundation for many of the world’s most important innovations and advances. At CES 2019, Intel will highlight the future of computing and explore advancements in the client, network, cloud and edge designed to unlock human potential.

Intel News Conference – “Innovations and the Compute Foundation”

Join Intel executives, Client Computing Group Senior Vice President Gregory Bryant and Data Center Group Executive Vice President Navin Shenoy, who will take the stage to showcase news related to innovations in client computing, data center, artificial intelligence, 5G and more. During the event, Intel will touch on how expanding technology capabilities have a direct impact on human experiences. Please note, there is limited seating. Doors open to press and analysts at 3:30 p.m. PST.

Where: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center
Level 2, Ballrooms E & F
When: Jan. 7, 4-4:45 p.m. PST
Livestream:    Watch on the Intel Newsroom

Intel Press Breakfast & Booth Preview

Mix and mingle with Intel executives and take part in a guided tour of Intel’s booth to see the latest Intel technology in action – before the CES show floor opens to attendees. The CES opening keynote will be livestreamed at 8:30 a.m., and a light continental breakfast will be served. Please note, only credentialed press will be allowed access, and registration is requested at the link below.

Where:    Las Vegas Convention Center
Intel Booth in Central Hall South (Booth #10048)
When: Jan. 8, 7:30-9:30 a.m. PST

 

» Register for the Press Breakfast

Mobileye Press & Customer Conference – “An Hour with Amnon”

Join Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua as he delivers a “state of the state” on automated driving technologies, along with a look at how these technologies are being delivered globally. Shashua will touch on Mobileye’s unique perspective on vision and mapping technologies, along with the company’s proposed model for industry-wide safety standards.

Where:    Las Vegas Convention Center Room S228
When: Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST

 

Visit Intel in the Central Hall South (Booth #10048)

Stop by our booth for an up-close look at how Intel’s technology is helping power the smart, connected data-centric world and how it is helping accelerate the expansion of human potential.

Where:    Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall South, C2 lobby entrance
When: Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PST
Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. PST
Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. PST

 

Throughout CES:

  • Recharge in Intel’s Media-Only Lounge: Intel’s media lounge is a great getaway for you to enjoy. Located upstairs in the Intel booth, stop by to relax in our comfortable seating, snack, quench your thirst and use our dedicated internet access.
  • Spotlight Sessions: Throughout the week, Intel will host Spotlight Sessions at the Intel booth. They will focus on specific topics including 5G, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and more. Final schedule will be uploaded to the CES press kit on the Intel Newsroom prior to the show.
  • Booth Demonstrations: Experience Intel technology and products.

Can’t Make It to CES 2019?

Visit our newsroom at newsroom.intel.com/2019-CES and follow us on social media at @IntelNews, @Intel and www.facebook.com/intel.

Media Contacts

Laurie Smith DeJong
(503) 313-6891
laurie.smith.dejong@intel.com

Erica Pereira Kubr
(415) 471-4970
erica.pereira.kubr@intel.com

The post Media Alert: Intel to Showcase Technology Innovation for the Next Era of Computing at CES 2019 appeared first on Intel Newsroom.

IBM and NVIDIA Deliver Proven Infrastructure for the AI Enterprise

A deluge of data is fueling AI innovation. It’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing.

As organizations in every industry around the globe attempt to streamline their data pipelines and maximize data science productivity, one challenge looms large: implementing AI initiatives effectively.

This is where IBM SpectrumAI with NVIDIA DGX comes in.

At the core of data science productivity is the infrastructure and software used for building and training machine learning and deep learning workloads.

With IBM and NVIDIA’s new converged infrastructure offering, organizations can take advantage of integrated compute, storage and networking. It’s the latest systems and software to support the complete lifecycle of AI — from data preparation to training to inference.

IBM SpectrumAI with NVIDIA DGX is built on:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale v5: Software-defined to streamline data movement through the AI data pipeline
  • NVIDIA DGX-1 servers: Purpose-built for AI and machine learning
  • NVIDIA DGX software stack: Optimized for maximum GPU training performance
  • Proven data performance: Over 100GB/s throughput, supporting up to nine DGX-1 servers in a single rack

IBM SpectrumAI with NVIDIA DGX helps businesses deploy AI infrastructure quickly, efficiently and with top-tier performance — and it’s easier for IT teams to manage.

It’s the latest addition to our NVIDIA DGX-1 Reference Architecture lineup, which includes data center solutions from select storage technology partners. The solutions help enterprises and their data science teams:

  • Focus on innovation, research and transforming the world through their AI initiatives.
  • Minimize the design complexities behind architectures optimized for AI workloads.
  • Effortlessly scale AI workloads with predictable performance that’s also cost effective.

IBM software-defined storage offers performance, flexibility and extensibility for the AI data pipeline. NVIDIA DGX-1 provides the fastest path to machine learning and deep learning. Pairing the two results in an integrated, turnkey AI infrastructure solution with proven productivity, agility and scalability.

Register for our joint webinar on Jan. 29, or check out these resources to learn more:

The post IBM and NVIDIA Deliver Proven Infrastructure for the AI Enterprise appeared first on The Official NVIDIA Blog.

Twice as Nice: NVIDIA Powers Not One, But Two, Gordon Bell Prizes

Award-winning research on opioid addiction and climate change fueled by NVIDIA researchers and tens of thousands of NVIDIA GPUs.

There was a big surprise at the highly anticipated awards ceremony at SC18, the annual supercomputing show in Dallas this week. Usually, one team of researchers receives the coveted Gordon Bell Prize, the equivalent of an “Oscar” in the world of high performance computing.

But this year, that didn’t happen.

In a rare move, the award committee split the prize — honoring one team for its groundbreaking research on opioid addiction and another for breakthrough discoveries in climate change.

Conducting their research on Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, both teams had tapped into the power of tens of thousands of NVIDIA GPUs. Housed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Summit features 27,648 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs. The world’s most advanced data center GPU, V100s provide unique multi-precision computing capabilities that are ideal for AI and machine learning applications.

The climate change team benefited from another type of NVIDIA power — NVIDIA brain power. Jointly led with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, half of the 12-person team are NVIDIA deep learning computer scientists.

The team used deep learning algorithms to train a neural network to identify extreme weather patterns from high-resolution climate simulations.

Led by researchers at ORNL, the team studying opioid addiction developed a new “CoMet” algorithm that allows a supercomputer to process vast amounts of genetic data and identify genes that may be more susceptible to pain and opioid addiction — as well as promising treatments.

For more information about ORNL’s opioid epidemic project and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s climate change project, visit ACM’s website.

The post Twice as Nice: NVIDIA Powers Not One, But Two, Gordon Bell Prizes appeared first on The Official NVIDIA Blog.