Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained

When Google first told the world about its Tensor Processing Unit, the strategy behind it seemed clear enough: Speed machine learning at scale by throwing custom hardware at the problem. Use commodity GPUs to train machine-learning models; use custom TPUs to deploy those trained models. The new generation of Google’s TPUs is designed to handle both […] Read more »

Google’s new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications, company CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday. The new Cloud TPU sports several improvements over its predecessor. Most notably, […] Read more »

Google’s Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications. It works by applying software-defined networking to the edge of the tech titan’s network, […] Read more »

Google’s Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications. It works by applying software-defined networking to the edge of the tech titan’s network, […] Read more »

‘Meet’ Google’s new videoconferencing service for the enterprise

Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses on Tuesday, a week before a big user conference. The service, called Meet, appears to be its offering for businesses that want to do group meetings over the Internet. According to a saved iOS App Store listing captured by AppAnnie, it will […] Read more »

Google’s Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup

Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To AppsThe method […] Read more »

Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s AI chip

Nvidia has staked a big chunk of its future on supplying powerful graphics chips used for artificial intelligence, so it wasn’t a great day for the company when Google announced two weeks ago that it had built its own AI chip for use in its data centers. Google’s Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU, was built specifically […] Read more »

The method behind Google’s machine learning madness

First there was TensorFlow, Google’s machine learning framework. Then there was SyntaxNet, a neural network framework Google released to help developers build applications that understand human language. What comes next is anyone’s guess, but one thing is clear: Google is aggressively open-sourcing the smarts behind some of its most promising AI technology. Despite giving it […] Read more »

Google’s CEO just called the next wave in computing, and it’s not VR

Every decade or so, a new era of computing comes along that shapes everything we do. Much of the 90s was about client-server and Windows PCs. By the aughts, the Web had taken over and every advertisement carried a URL. Then came the iPhone, and we’re in the midst of a decade defined by people […] Read more »

10 big announcements from Google’s Cloud Conference

In San Francisco this week at Pier 48, overlooking the Giants’ AT&T Ballpark, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) executives are holding a user conference to introduce products and services they hope will help make the case for choosing Google in the cloud. Sam Charrington, a cloud and big data analyst and advisor, summed up Google executives’ […] Read more »

10 big announcements from Google’s Cloud Conference

In San Francisco this week at Pier 48, overlooking the Giants’ AT&T Ballpark, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) executives are holding a user conference to introduce products and services they hope will help make the case for choosing Google in the cloud. Sam Cherrington, an analyst and cloud consultant, summed up Google executives’ pitch best this […] Read more »

Google’s new managed containers are brought to you by Red Hat

A new incarnation of Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated service for running containers will be available on Google Cloud Platform and could further Google’s plans to create a genuinely open-source hybrid cloud. OpenShift Dedicated was originally hosted on Amazon EC2, but it’s based on technology that can theoretically allow it to run anywhere. Now that Google and Red Hat […] Read more »

Google’s ‘Lego’ Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We’re Excited About In 2016

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Google’s cloud benchmarking tool ups its game

Google’s PerfKit toolset for benchmarking cloud environments was originally released earlier this year in a pre-1.0 version. Today, it’s officially been bumped to a 1.0 release, with expanded support for various cloud providers and automation of 26 different benchmarks, up from the 20 originally provided. Given how tough it can be to reliably benchmark any cloud, […] Read more »

Google’s Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed

Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloudHealthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloudHealthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloudHealthcare CIO advocates a […] Read more »

Google’s infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

Google may lag behind its two biggest rivals in the public cloud, but Urs Hölzle, the technology titan’s senior vice president for technical infrastructure, sees Google’s cloud revenue eclipsing its ad business in five years. “I think cloud will actually turn out to be a huge business because it’s a service business,” he said during […] Read more »

Google’s Android Based Brillo Has the Potential to Take IoT Automation to Next Level

With the acquisition of Nest last year, Google has demonstrated its interest in the field of smart home. At recently concluded Google I/O annual developer conference, the group of Mountain View celebrates a further step forward, talking openly about the Internet of Things. Born Brillo, a project to connect any device used, not only smartphones, […] Read more »