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Alex Van Boxel
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Infinite backup for Cloud Pub/Sub #gde

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We have a new GDG Cloud meetup on the September 29th. The topic of the day: Learn all about the Cloud Machine Learning offerings and Tensorflow.

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We have a new GDG Cloud meetup on the September 29th. The topic of the day: Learn all about the Cloud Machine Learning offerings and Tensorflow.

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Maybe some of you are interested in our next Google Cloud meetup. We'll have someone over from the Netherlands how they use containers at Philips Hue.

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If you're interested in Kubernetes 1.2 we have a meetup for you... we got somebody from NL talking about what they did with K8S at Philips Hue (you know... those colour lamps).

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Tensor Processing Units (TPUs)
I'm very excited that we can finally discuss this in public. Today at Google I/O +Sundar Pichai revealed the TPU (Tensor Processing Unit), a custom ASIC that Google has designed and built specifically for machine learning applications. We've had TPUs deployed in Google datacenters for more than a year, and they are an order of magnitude faster and more power efficient per operation than other computational solutions for the kinds of models we are deploying to improve our products. This computational speed allows us to use larger, more powerful machine learned models, expressed and seemlessly deployed using TensorFlow (tensorflow.org) into our products, and to deliver the excellent results from those models in less time.

TPUs are used on every Google Search to power RankBrain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RankBrain), they were a key secret ingredient in the recent AlphaGo match against Lee Sedol, they are used for speech and image recognition, and they are powering a growing list of other smart products and features.

+Norm Jouppi and the rest of the team that developed this ASIC did a fabulous job, and it's great to see it discussed in public!

Blog post:
https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/05/Google-supercharges-machine-learning-tasks-with-custom-chip.html

Link to the part of the keynote where Sundar discusses TPUs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=862r3XS2YB0&feature=youtu.be&t=7300

WSJ article:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-isnt-playing-games-with-new-chip-1463597820

Edit: Added a link and some text.

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It took longer then expected to brew our next meetup, but like any good beer it takes a while to get it to perfection. +Koen Maes will be presenting Kubernetes 1.2 and we're very exciting to have +Christiaan Hees from Q42 who will give us some insights of the #Kubernetes deployment at Philips Hue.

Mark your calendar: June 9th at Google Office Brussels. See you their.
#gde #cloudplatform #community


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For the first time, the brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave has been captured in the optical wavelength. The steady gaze of our Kepler space telescope allowed astronomers to see a supernova shockwave as it reached the surface of a star. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1XIfIMj
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