Introduction to Deep Learning with Python

Introduction to Deep Learning with Python Alec Radford, Head of Research at indico Data Solutions, speaking on deep learning with Python and the Theano library. An amazing data science YouTube tutorial with emphasis on high performance computing, natural language processing using recurrent neural nets, and large scale learning with GPUs. This tutorial provides and excellent example of…

Neuroscientists simulate tiny part of rat brain

82 scientists and engineers simulate 37 million synapses in massive Blue Brain Project The Blue Brain Project, the simulation core of the European Human Brain Project, has released a draft digital reconstruction of the neocortical microcircuitry of a piece of the rat-brain neocortex — about a third of a cubic millimeter of brain tissue containing about…

Let’s Encrypt – Arriving Q4 2015

Encrypt the entire web Let’s Encrypt is a new, free, automated, and open certificate authority service provided by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a California public benefit corporation. The project aims to make encrypted connections in the World Wide Web the default case, by providing free X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security encryption (TLS). They’ll be working towards general availability over…

Getting Started with Storm

"Getting Started with Storm", by Jonathan Leibiusky, Gabriel Eisbruch & Dario Simonassi. Countinuous Streaming Computation with Twitter's Cluster Technology. Even as big data is turning the world upside down, the next phase of the revolution is already taking shape: real-time data analysis. This hands-on guide introduces you to Storm, a distributed, JVM-based system for processing streaming data.…

SF Big Analytics – Update on Speech Recognition and HPC at Baidu Research

Baidu hosted SF Analytics Meetup at their Sunnyvale office on August 19th, 2015 - Updates on Speech Recognition, Deep Learning and HPC. SF Big Analytics Part 1. Deep Learning by Chief Scientist Andrew Ng SF Big Analytics Part 2. Bryan Catanzaro, Senior Researcher: "Why is HPC So Important to AI?" SF Big Analytics Part 3. Awni Hannun, Senior Researcher: "Update on Deep Speech"

Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?

"Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?" is a free book written by Paul E. McKenney from the Linux Technology Center IBM Beaverton, and covered by the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license. As stated by the book's author, this book focuses on shared-memory parallel programming,…

The Spark Certified Developer program

      Databricks and O'Reilly have partnered to create a certified developer exam. According to databriks, the Spark Developer Certification is the way for a developer to: Demonstrate recognized validation for your expertise. Meet the global standards to ensure compatibility between Spark applications and distributions. Stay up to date with the latest advances and…