Ganging up Accelerators to Beat Scale Limits (The Next Platform) 

(Oct 12, 2016) It is not news that offloading work from CPUs to GPUs can grant radical speedups, but what can come as a surprise is that scaling of these workloads doesn’t change just because they run faster. Moving beyond a single node means encountering a performance wall, that is, unless something can glue everything together so it can scale at will…

1.1 Billion Taxi Rides with MapD & AWS EC2 using Bitfusion (Mark Litwintschik) 

(July 16, 2016) In my last two blog posts I’ve looked at querying 1.1 billion taxi trips made in New York City over the course of six years using MapD on 8 Nvidia Telsa K80 GPU cards and 4 Nvidia Titan X cards respectively. In both of these scenarios I was working with bare metal. In this blog post I’ll look at running the same benchmark on 4 g2.8xlarge EC2 instances on AWS. To make all the GPUs on each of the 4 instances look like they’re on the same machine I’ll be using Bitfusion Boost wrapper around MapD….

SXSW Accelerator competition includes 3 Austin companies (Austin Business Journal) 

(January 14, 2016) The growing influence of the industry known as financial technology, or fintech, will be on full display at South By Southwest Interactive 2016 at the festival’s annual startup competition. “Payment and fintech” is one of two new categories, along with virtual reality, that companies can compete in at the March 12-13 SXSW Accelerator contest at the Hilton Downtown Austin…

Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud (TechCrunch) 

(November 25, 2015) Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion showed how it can speed up existing applications by optimizing…

Bitfusion Labs Opens for Boosting Application Performance (insideHPC) 

(October 16, 2015) Today the Bitfusion Startup in Austin announced Bitfusion Labs, a collaborative proving ground for new research and development efforts focused on delivering massive performance improvements for hardware-accelerated applications. Bitfusion also announced Profiler…

Bitfusion: Bringing supercomputing to the masses (embedded.com) 

(October 15, 2015) I was just chatting with the folks from Bitfusion.io, who are on a mission to “bring supercomputing to the masses.” Of course, when they say this, they don’t mean the unwashed masses like yours truly. These days, a lot of scientific, medical, and…

Bitfusion unveils Profiler app-performance benchmarking tool (FierceDevOps) 

(October 15, 2015) Bitfusion launched Bitfusion Labs as a space for research and development, and the first tool out of the new collaborative environment is Profiler, an application performance benchmarking tool designed to be used by just about everyone. Initially created internally…

Why Intel will spend $16.7 billion on Altera (Fortune) 

(August 27, 2015) Three months ago Intel said it would buy chip maker Altera in a deal valued at $16.7 billion. It was a significant investment for the world’s largest chip company and much was made over the consolidation in the semiconductor industry. On Thursday however…

For Intel, Adding Altera, FPGA Hardware Is Easy: Next Comes Supporting Software (Forbes) 

(June 9, 2015) With last week’s big Altera acquisition Intel made an expensive bet on a future of data center hardware that uses significantly more customized designs than today’s monolithic racks of commodity x86 servers. As I wrote at the time…

Startup Bitfusion Wants to Speed Up Server Workload Performance (eWeek)

(June 6, 2015) The company offers software that enables applications to better utilize existing infrastructures and accelerators like FPGAs and GPUs…

Startup Weaves Software Mesh to Net Hybrid Systems (The Platform)

(May 20, 2015) For some users in high performance computing and a growing range of deep learning and data-intensive application segments, the shift toward mixed (heterogeneous) architectures is becoming more common…

Austin’s 12 ‘most promising’ Startups Revealed (Austin Business Journal)

(May 15, 2015) The Austin Chamber of Commerce and its Innovate Austin initiative have announced the 2015 class of A List startups, a list of companies that organizers consider to be the 12 most-promising startups in the Austin area…

The Most Interesting Products of TechCrunch Disrupt (PCMAG.com)

(May 15, 2015) While I was at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, I saw a number of interesting new products and heard a number of entrepreneurs talk about directions they saw for their products. Here are some of the things that stood out…

Software Maker Bitfusion.io Raises Seed Financing (Austin Business Journal)

(May 8, 2015) Bitfusion.io Inc. has completed a $1.4 million round of financing. The Austin startup collected the capital from a syndicate of investors that included California-based Data Collective Venture Capital, Michigan-based Resonant Venture Partners and the San Antonio-based Geekdom Fund LP…

Bitfusion Lands $1.45 Million in Seed Stage Capital (SiliconHills)

(May 7, 2015) Bitfusion, an Austin-based startup, closed on $1.45 million in seed stage funding. The company also announced it has been selected as a finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt’s 2015 Startup Battlefield. Bitfusion, which…

Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists (TechCrunch)

(May 5, 2015) We’re now on the flip side of our 17th TechCrunch Disrupt conference. In the past two days, over 2,100 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY…

Bitfusion Helps Developers Get More Power Out Of Their Existing Hardware (TechCrunch)

(May 5, 2015) While our computers today are often extremely fast, most applications aren’t optimized for the hardware platform they are running on. Libraries are often compiled for a generic platform and can’t make use of the specific features…

Austin company lands partnership deal with Rackspace (Austin Business Journal)

(Apr 10, 2015) Austin-based startup Bitfusion capped off a pitch session in San Antonio with a big announcement — a partnership deal with Rackspace Hosting Inc…