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 […]

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RapidChain: scaling blockchain via full sharding

RapidChain: scaling blockchain via full sharding Zamani et al., CCS’18 RapidChain is a sharding-based public blockchain protocol along the lines of OmniLedger that we looked at earlier in the year. RapidChain is resilient to Byzantine faults from up to 1/3 of its participants, requires no trusted setup, and can achieve more than 7,300 tx/sec with […]

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ApproxJoin: approximate distributed joins

ApproxJoin: approximate distributed joins Le Quoc et al., SoCC’18 GitHub: http://ApproxJoin.github.io The join is a fundamental data processing operation and has been heavily optimised in relational databases. When you’re working with large volumes of unstructured data though, say with a data processing framework such as Flink or Spark, joins become distributed and much more expensive. […]

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