February 04, 2019 by Plamen Kiradjiev
In the future SDIL will have a new IBM platform extension: the IBM Power System Accelerated Computer Server (AC922).
Designed to meet the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the AC922 with the latest Power9 processor technology provides the power needed to handle today’s high-performance computing (HPC), analysis, and AI. In particular, for corporate AI, the AC922 enables data-intensive workload. For example, deep-learning frameworks and accelerated databases through reduced and optimized AI training times for reclaiming existing data storage.
The framework for deep learning and machine learning is made possible by the AI-platform PowerAI Enterprise. The platform provides the suitable framework for rapid AI performance and gaining more precise insights from the accelerated IBM Power Servers.
The AC922 is the only server capable of providing the process speed of data transaction between CPUs and GPUs (I / O performance) to this extent. With this ability to fully leverage its GPU accelerators by eliminating I / O performance bottlenecks and sharing memory across GPUs and CPUs, the system enables data-intensive workloads for HPC, deep learning, and AI.
Several institutes of KIT are already interested and intend to use the new workload capacities of artificial intelligence, made possible by the AC922. Elaborate text analysis, multilingual speech recognition and direct textual language translation of audio signals are just a few examples of the work of the TECO and ISL, who also benefits from the possibilities of the new technology.
“Digitalisierung Läuft!” visits Karlsruhe
January 28, 2019 by Ployplearn Ravivanpong
The event “Digitalisierung Läuft!“ took place with its digitization marathon in IT-strong city of Karlsruhe
The third stage of the event “Digitalisierung Läuft!” organised by the German minister of the Interior and digitization minister of Baden-Württemberg Thomas Strobl has led to the AI-strong research facility KIT and FZI Karlsruhe. The running group around Thomas Strobl and the ex-runner-up in 100-kilometer Marathon World Championship, Jürgen Mennel, reached one of the most outstanding cities for IT and digitization – Karlsruhe.
On this third stage one of the topics of discussion has been IT-security as sensible data in case of fitness and health applications plays an essential role. Data scientists of the KIT research group “TECO” equipped some of the runners with sensor technology during the digitization marathon. Diverse live data of the participants such as the respiratory rate and environment information, e.g. temperature, elevation and particulate matter level, were evaluated immediately during the run. After the participants arrived at the FZI research facility of computing science, innovation partner of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (KIT), scientists of the KIT and FZI presented some of their research on artificial intelligence.
i-Space 2018 Silver-Label für SDIL am EBDVF Wien
November 12, 2018 by Ployplearn Ravivanpong
SDIL received again the BDVA i-Space Silver Label at the European Big Data Value Forum 2018 in Vienna.
SDIL received again this year a BDVA i-Space Silver Label for its continuous contributions of accelerating innovations. The award ceremony was held in Vienna on the 13th of November in 2018 as a part of the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF). Mr. Dirk Mayer accepted the prize as representative of the SDIL. Besides the SDIL seven other i-Spaces received the Silver Label and two other who received the Gold Label. For the SDIL there will still be room for improvement next year. During the three-day event topics of artificial intelligence (AI) and the relating EU strategy were discussed. The challenge of the publishing of intra-company data, the business model of open platforms, the welcome of the DSGVO as a new chance and the role of explainable AI were also among the topics of discussion. A concern has been voiced about the risk of AI not only discriminating, but also having impact on cultural development and who will be legally responsible for unwanted results. Many speeches have been held, among others, in cyber security, the use of satellite images and geographic data for agricultural economy. SDIL took part in workshops regarding designing the European big data landscape, sharing experiences and best practices SDIL has made. More on https://www.european-big-data-value-forum.eu/
SDIL auf DIH Workshop in Brüssel
November 06, 2018 by Ployplearn Ravivanpong
SDIL shares its experiences und best Practices at the Digital Innovation Hubs Workshop
The Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) supports the implementation of the Digitising European Industry initiative.
This new meeting of the Working Group will focus in particular on the Big Data and AI sectors, exploring how Digital Innovation Hubs can help boost the uptake of these technologies by SMEs and contribute to the European data economy.
The meeting aims in particular to:
• Collect input for the definition of the Big Data Innovation Hubs in the upcoming open call DT-ICT-05 of Horizon 2020 (work programme for the year 2020). • Contribute to the definition, role and implementation of the DIH concept in the upcoming EU programmes Digital Europe and Horizon Europe proposed from 2021.
Initiatives such as the Big Data PPP Data incubators (ODINE, DataPitch, EDI), the Robotics DIHs, the BDVA Data i-Spaces, Centres of Excellence in Big Data and other existing DIHs and platforms are expected to contribute actively to the discussion.
The conclusions of the session will be very valuable in contributing to:
• the definition of the description of the topic DT-ICT-05-2020 Big Data Innovation Hubs, • the discussions about the European Data Space for prototyping, experimentation, incubation and development of skills.
The event will take place in Brussels on 7th of November 2018 from 9:30 to 17:00. During the day we want to give the opportunity to all Digital Innovation Hubs representatives and related stakeholders to discuss about SMEs big data needs and how to develop and reinforce the ecosystem of DIH towards an efficient and competitive European data economy.
SDIL nominiert für die Dieselmedaille 2019 "Beste Innovationsförderung"
October 29, 2018 by Michael Beigl, SDIL Sprecher
Für seine Leistungen der Innovationsförderung ist das SDIL nominiert für die Dieselmedaille 2019.
Das SDIL hat sich als eine von zwölf Institutionen für die Vergabe der Dieselmedaille am 12. April 2019 in München qualifiziert. Die Medaille ist Deutschlands ältester Innovationspreis und wird in den Kategorien „Erfolgreichste Innovationsleistung“, „Nachhaltigste Innovationsleistung“, „Beste Medienkommunikation“ und „Beste Innovationsförderung“ vergeben. Das Smart Data Innovation Lab wird vertreten von Prof. Dr. Michael Beigl und ist nominiert in der Kategorie „Beste Innovationsförderung“.
Das SDIL konnte mit seinen Aktivitäten im Rahmen der Forschungsförderung als Austausch- und Betriebsplattform für Forschung im Bereich der Anwendung von Big Data- und Smart Data-Analysen das Dieselkuratorium für seine Nomination überzeugen. Ganz im Sinne der Innovationsförderung stehen die Ziele des SDIL, die Förderung von Kooperationen zwischen Wirtschaft und Forschung sowie der Beschleunigung von Innovationszyklen.
Verliehen wird die Dieselmedaille seit 1953 vom Deutschen Institut für Erfindungswesen (DIE e.V.) für die besonderen Leistungen einzelner Personen und Institutionen der Innovationskultur. Frühere berühmte Preisträger sind unter anderem die SAP Gründer Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner und Klaus E. Tschira.