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DigitalGlobe has announced that top five developers won $35,000 in total prizes as part of a challenge to develop machine learning algorithms through the use of high-resolution satellite imagery. DigitalGlobe said Tuesday the winning algorithms of the inaugural SpaceNet Challenge were selected out of 242 platforms submitted by 42 developers and will be released to […] More
Curtiss-Wright has rolled out a new mission computer system designed for civil and military command-and-control embedded computing applications, fixed-wind aircraft and helicopters, ground vehicles and maritime vessels, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. The report noted that the ultra-small-form-factor Parvus DuraCOR 312 computer offers high-performance embedded computing and general-purpose graphics processing for deep learning, electronic warfare, ISR and targeting applications. […] More
Tony Frazier, senior vice president of government solutions at DigitalGlobe, has said the addition of geospatial information services contractor The Radiant Group to DigitalGlobe would help the latter build up its services business. Frazier wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that he expects the potential combination with Radiant to help DigitalGlobe's intelligence solutions business expand its customer base […] More
Intelligence community venture capital firm In-Q-Tel and MapD have partnered to update certain features of the latter company’s graphics processing unit-powered database and visualization platform. MapD said Wednesday it also raised Series A capital funds from IQT, Nvidia, Vanedge Capital, Verizon Wireless and GV, formerly called Google Ventures. “CPU-bound database and analytics systems have struggled to keep pace with the massive growth […] More
Tony Frazier, senior vice president of government solutions at DigitalGlobe, has said the company works to analyze large amounts of satellite images and data through deep-learning tools and crowdsourcing, GCN reported Wednesday. Frazier told GCN columnist Patrick Marshall in an interview that OpenCV computer vision software library, Caffe deep-learning framework and NVIDIA graphics processors are some of the deep-learning systems […] More
Booz Allen Hamilton and data science community Kaggle have launched their second annual competition that aims to encourage participants to develop algorithms that will work to help speed up heart disease diagnosis. Booz Allen and Kaggle will collaborate with the National Institutes of Health in the 90-day Data Science Bowl contest, Booz Allen said Monday. “We […] More
Cray has received a potential $53 million contract to provide a storage system and a computer intended for large-scale data processing for Australia’s meteorology bureau. The company said Tuesday the agency will use the Cray Sonexion 2000 storage platform and Cray XC40 supercomputer to run weather models. Sonexion 2000 has a storage capacity of at least 12 petabytes and […] More
Cray has installed a petaflop supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Science Supercomputing Education and Research Center in Bangalore to aid SERC research initiatives focused on high-performance computing. The company said Monday the Cray XC40 supercomputer, dubbed SahasraT, is equipped with Intel Xeon processors, Dragonfly topology, Aries interconnect technology, DataWarp optional platforms, cooling systems and NVIDIA Tesla graphic processing unit accelerators. […] More
General Electric has won a $2.6 million contract to supply rugged computers for integration into the simulation equipment of infantry combat vehicles that BAE Systems is building for the U.S. Army. BAE plans to implement GE’s 3U VPX computing technology with the common embedded training system onboard the Bradley Fighting Vehicles, GE said Monday. GE […] More
General Electric‘s intelligent platforms business has won a contract to provide the U.S. Air Force an embedded neuromorphic computing platform for use in wide-area surveillance applications, Military Aerospace & Electronics reported Thursday. The publication reports the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y. selected a GE infrastructure that mimics human’s neuro-biological actions in […] More
Five companies have won U.S. Energy Department contracts worth $24.5 million combined to research and develop interconnect technologies intended to support high-performance computing. IBM, Intel Federal, AMD, Cray and NVIDIA will design architectures that can be used as building blocks for supercomputers for energy, national security and scientific applications, the DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific […] More
IBM, Google and several other technology firms have joined forces to establish a consortium that will seek to help data centers customize server and networking platforms by using IBM’s microprocessor architecture. The OpenPOWER Consortium will give developers access to IBM Power software and hardware offerings and allow companies to license Power chip designs, IBM said […] More
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