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How I built my ML workstation 🔬

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Kaggle Kernels and Google Colab are great. I would drop my mic at this point if this article was not about building a custom ML workstation. There are always some "buts" that make our lives harder. When you start to approach nearly real-life problems and you see hundreds of gigabytes of large datasets, your gut feeling starts to tell you that your CPU or AMD GPU devices are not going to be enough to do meaningful things. This is how I came here. I was taking part in Human Protein Atlas (HPA) -- Single Cell Classification competition on Kaggle. I thought I would be able to prototype locally and then execute notebooks on the cloud GPU. As it turned out, there are a lot of frictions in the mentioned workflow. First of all, my solution source code quickly became an entire project with a lot of source code and dependencies. I used poetry as a package manager and decided to generate an installable package every time I made meaningful changes to the project in order to test them in the cloud. These installable packages I was uploading into a private Kaggle dataset which in turn was mounted to a notebook.


Auransa and POLARISqb enter research collaboration finding treatments for neglected women's diseases

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Auransa Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing precision medicines in areas of unmet medical needs, and Polaris Quantum Biotech (POLARISqb), a quantum drug design company, announced a research collaboration addressing therapeutics for neglected diseases disproportionately affecting women. The partnership seeks to discover treatments that may tackle many such diseases, and their complementary expertise promises to seek solutions that elude medical research. Auransa is an AI-driven biotech company, with a pipeline of novel compounds for various diseases. Auransa's proprietary predictive computational platform, SMarTR Engine, uses computational approaches to tackle disease heterogeneity to predict targets and compounds, generating insights from molecular data. POLARISqb built the first drug discovery platform using quantum computing, making the process ten times faster.


Mythic launches analog AI processor that consumes 10 times less power

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Analog AI processor company Mythic launched its M1076 Analog Matrix Processor today to provide low-power AI processing. The company uses analog circuits rather than digital to create its processor, making it easier to integrate memory into the processor and operate its device with 10 times less power than a typical system-on-chip or graphics processing unit (GPU). The M1076 AMP can support up to 25 trillion operations per second (TOPS) of AI compute in a 3-watt power envelope. It is targeted at AI at the edge applications, but the company said it can scale from the edge to server applications, addressing multiple vertical markets including smart cities, industrial applications, enterprise applications, and consumer devices. To address a wider range of designs, the M1076 AMP comes in several form factors: a standalone processor, an ultra-compact PCIe M.2 card, and a PCIe card with up to 16 AMPs.


£210 million for UK quantum computing AI centre

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… for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing. … in Cheshire with a focus on quantum computing and machine learning.


IBM partners with U.K. on $300M quantum computing research initiative

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The U.K. government and IBM this week announced a five-year £210 million ($297.5 million) artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing collaboration, in the hopes of making new discoveries and developing sustainable technologies in fields ranging from life sciences to manufacturing. The program will hire 60 scientists, as well as bringing in interns and students to work under the auspices of IBM Research and the U.K.'s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Hartree Centre in Daresbury, Cheshire. The newly formed Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI) will "apply AI, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics, quantum computing, and cloud technologies" to advance research in areas like materials development and environmental sustainability, IBM said in a statement. "Artificial intelligence and quantum computing have the potential to revolutionize everything from the way we travel to the way we shop. They are exactly the kind of fields I want the U.K. to be leading in," U.K. Science Minister Amanda Solloway said.


New £210 million centre to create jobs of the future with AI and quantum computing

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The Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI), based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory in the Liverpool City Region, will create vacancies for an additional 60 scientists and opportunities for students to gain invaluable hands-on experience. The centre – a partnership between STFC and IBM – will bring together world-leading expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing to support the application of the cutting-edge technologies in industry and the public sector. Possible industry applications of quantum computing include optimising complex logistics such as picking and packing orders in large warehouses for supermarkets; traffic routing; energy distribution; improving design and manufacturing processes across automotive sectors. The government will invest £172 million over 5 years through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), with an additional £38 million being invested by IBM. Artificial intelligence and quantum computing have the potential to revolutionise everything from the way we travel to the way we shop.


Dell EMC launches new VxRail systems, dynamic nodes, automation tools

ZDNet

Dell Technologies launched new Dell EMC VxRail systems that include the latest technology from its PowerEdge servers, rolled out dynamic nodes to manage storage and compute separately and added more automation tools for deployments. VxRail is Dell Technologies' hyperconverged systems headliner and company executives have noted that tight integration between Dell EMC gear and VMware will continue even as the latter is spun off as an independent company. The other notable update to the VxRail lineup is the addition of Nvidia A40 or A100 Tensor Core GPU options. Nancy Hurley, senior manager of product marketing for Dell EMC's hyperconverged and converged systems unit, said customers have been adopting Nvidia GPU systems at a rapid clip for artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads. "We are seeing a great deal of adoption for AI and ML and we're looking to expand ease of management for Nvidia," said Hurley.



Vizio M-Series M512a-H6 review: This mid-range soundbar delivers big, dynamic sound

PCWorld

What Vizio's mid-range M512a-H6 lacks in Wi-Fi connectivity, it makes up for in big, exciting, room-filling sound. Slated to ship in July for a list price of $450, this 5.1.2-channel M-series soundbar from Vizio is easy to set up, offers plenty of discrete audio adjustments, and delivers immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound courtesy of upfiring drivers. Now, a sub-$500 soundbar like the M512a-H6 (which Vizio calls an "M-series" soundbar, sitting between its high-end P-series and budget-priced V-series models) will necessarily mean settling for some compromises--in this case, no Wi-Fi support, which means you'll have to do without AirPlay 2 and Chromecast functionality, as well as support for native audio streaming. The good news is that you can add a voice assistant by connecting a smart speaker via a 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth, a nifty feature that's new to Vizio's 2021 soundbars.


The perfect JupyterLab environment with tensorflow_gpu installation

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Note:- MLEnv is the name of the virtual environment. You can name it according to your choice. This will activate your virtual environment. It will open a new tab in your default browser and now you can create a new notebook in the location of your choice in that particular accessed drive and start coding. Hope you understand every point… If there is any doubt regarding the installation process, then please comment down below.