NEWSBYTE IBM has announced a new partnership with AI and GPU hardware giant Nvidia, bringing the latter's Rapids open source data science toolkit into IBM's data science platform for on-premise, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. Rapids will bring GPU acceleration capabilities to IBM's offerings, taking advantage of an ecosystem that includes the Web-based big data platform, Anaconda (an open source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for data science and machine learning), Apache Arrow, Pandas, and scikit-learn. Rapids is also supported by open-source contributors, including BlazingDB, Graphistry, NERSC, PyData, INRIA, and Ursa Labs. IBM's Power 9 with PowerAI environment will be among those benefiting from the tie-up. It will use Rapids to expand the options available to data scientists with new open-source machine learning and analytics libraries.