NEW YORK & AUSTIN, TEXAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dextro, developer of advanced computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics technologies, announced today that Orange Silicon Valley, an innovation subsidiary of global telecommunications operator Orange, will use the company’s Stream application in its prototype to demonstrate the power and performance capabilities of its Exascale supercomputing platform, in collaboration with EchoStreams and CocoLink. Stream, launched last Spring, uses Dextro’s powerful computer vision technology to analyze and interpret live streamed video as it is broadcast, making live content online as searchable and categorized as the static web. The live demonstration will take place at the EchoStreams booth #582 at SC15, The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.
“Every minute an incredible amount of video is uploaded for the world to see, but until Stream, there was no easy way to sift through all of the information to find personally interesting or relevant content,” said David Luan, CEO of Dextro. “This requires a ton of processing power, not only for the baseline analysis of high resolution images, but also in training the system to get better at identifying and categorizing content in real time. The Exascale system can do what previously took dozens of servers into one unit, while making the learning speed of our algorithms more than five times faster. This is a revolutionary feat for power-intensive applications like ours.”
The Exascale platform is prototyped by Orange Silicon Valley in collaboration with EchoStreams and CocoLink. This system aims at provisioning extreme computation density with 20 Nvidia GPUs in a single PCIe root complex. This pushes the envelope of a high performance server design with unmatched core density exceeding 60,000 CUDA cores in a single server and innovative thermal engineering without resorting to liquid cooling. This platform combined with world’s most advanced video training and analytics software marks a significant advancement in the endeavour towards accelerating A.I.
“It is now possible to run Deep Learning over massive volumes of video data at high speed and also perform contextual analysis over several hundred streams in real time. With our partners, we have prototyped an advanced video analytics capability that could efficiently exploit a supercomputer in a box at the edge of our network, we can thus envision a convergence between A.I. and Exascale. As content streaming volume increases exponentially over our pipes, hyper efficiency in our infrastructure will enable us to meet computationally demanding challenges in real time and enhance our end user experience,” said Jerome Ladouar, VP Infrastructure, Technologies and Engineering at Orange.
“We are pleased to demonstrate our HPC platform with advanced vision machine learning companies such as Dextro to fully harness the power of Nvidia GPU processors,” said Andy Lee, Director of Product Marketing from EchoStreams. “With the guidance from Orange Silicon Valley and partnership with CocoLink, we are able to create a robust, scalable, and high performance compute server.”
Since launching in April 2015, Dextro’s Stream app has analyzed more than a million streams on the Periscope live streaming platform. Stream showcases in real time which topics users are streaming most often, and how interests change throughout the day across time zones and across the globe. It is built on Dextro’s powerful computer vision API which allows companies to automatically understand or curate the data deluge caused by countless hours of video content generated. Dextro’s technology moves beyond spotty or nonexisting metadata like user-generated hashtags and instead focuses on actual visual content within the frame of the video.
Dextro is a computer vision company based in New York City. The company’s video analysis APIs make it easy and intuitive for developers to search, filter, and gather actionable statistics in individual videos and over video datasets -- without knowing any vision or machine learning. Founded by Sanchit Arora, an alum of UPenn’s GRASP Lab and IIT Delhi, and David Luan, an inaugural member of Peter Thiel’s “Thiel Fellowship” program for young entrepreneurs, the highly technical team of PhDs, engineers and researchers are working at the cutting edge of computer vision to build the largest knowledge base extant of what physical things look like in the real world. Dextro is backed by several prominent angel investors and venture funds.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 157,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 98,000 employees in France. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2015, including 200 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.
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EchoStreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a US based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to turn creative ideas into purpose-built innovative and disruptive solutions. EchoStreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. EchoStreams’ solution platforms can be found on www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated turnkey solutions can be OEM’ed through qualified integrators and value-add distributors listed on our website www.echostreams.com.