Month: September 2020

How to use TensorFlow in your browser

While you can train simple neural networks with relatively small amounts of training data with TensorFlow, for deep neural networks with large training datasets you really need to use CUDA-capable Nvidia GPUs, or Google TPUs, or FPGAs for acceleration. The alternative has, until recently, been to train on clusters of CPUs for weeks.

One of the innovations introduced with TensorFlow 2.0 is a JavaScript implementation, TensorFlow.js. I wouldn’t have expected that to improve training or inference speed, but it does, given its support for all GPUs (not just CUDA-capable GPUs) via the WebGL API.

[ Also on InfoWorld: TensorFlow

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Nvidia’s new RTX 30XX cards will upset everyone who just bought a 2080 Ti

Nvidia today revealed its latest line of graphics cards, called the RTX 30 series. With three new cards on the way, two of them relatively inexpensive, Nvidia promises they’ll be the next step-up for PC gaming — and from what we’ve seen, it certainly looks like it can back up that claim.

The specs for the GPUs were, by and large, leaked ahead of time, but seeing them in the flesh (figuratively speaking) was still a treat. The star of the show was the RTX 3080, powered by its new Ampere architecture. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed the card and

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Dealing with sovereign data in the cloud

It’s Friday, and you’re about to close your laptop and go to happy hour, when you get an urgent e-mail stating that due to data being illegally transported out of the country, the company has been fined $250,000.  

What happened?

As bad luck would have it, your cloud provider backs up the database containing sovereign data to a storage system outside of the country. This is done for a good reason: Relocating data for business continuity and disaster recovery purposes to another region reduces the risk of data loss if the primary region is down. 

Of course, this is not

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Finally! Logitech G made some bright, colorful gaming accessories

Logitech G recently launched its Color Collection of gaming and computer accessories and all I can say is: Hallelujah, hallelujah my prayers have been answered.

I’m sick of black and gray tech. I have a sneaking suspicion the sea of dim, dark devices in my home is having a negative impact on my mental health – especially since the quarantine began. All I see when I look around is darkness punctuated by flashing lights. It’s like my home is the most boring space ship ever made. Darth Vader would love it here.

Well, he would have. These days I’m sporting

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