Pulling Storage Together at Extreme Scale

At the height of the Hadoop era there were countless storage and analytics startups based on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), several of which were backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which was committed to the Hadoop and open source-driven big data startup cause when that was all the rage in 2010 until around 2014 or so.


Intel FPGA Architecture Focuses on Deep Learning Inference

There has been much written about the potential for FPGAs to take a leadership role in accelerating deep learning but in practice, the hurdles of getting from concept to high performance hardware design are still taller than many AI shops are willing to scale, particularly when GPUs dominate in training and in a pinch, standard CPUs will do just fine for datacenter inference since they involve little developer overhead.