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AI and Deep Learning at VMworld 2018

You’re going to hear many discussions about AI and Deep Learning at VMworld, along with other associated technologies. What is this all about?

To get you ready for VMworld, let’s talk definitions. AI is the capability for a machine to learn to act as a human (to see, to hear, to respond, to decide, etc). This is accomplished by teaching the machine to learn, either through machine learning or deep learning. The architectures required to perform this “teaching” are subsets of HPC (High Performance Computing). Big Data is required to fuel the learning process. And all of these architectures can be virtualized.

AI and Deep Learning at VMworld



We have an incredible line-up of sessions and events to get you up to speed on these concepts, and more advanced topics if you’re ready to really start digging in. Here’s what we’ll be up to at VMworld.

AI and Deep Learning at VMworld: Sunday Bootcamps

We’re hosting two deep technical boot camps on Sunday. There is a cost involved, and you need to register via your VMworld registration (registration instructions here). You will go deep and get the info you need to design these architectures with vSphere.

  • VAP3767WU: Running Big Data on VMware Technologies using Spark and Hadoop
  • VAP3766WU: High Performance Computing and Machine Learning on VMware Technologies

Sessions you don’t want to miss

We have so many sessions for you to get up to speed on how to virtualize these workloads, you could just spend your entire week with us! No matter if you’re looking for introductory sessions, business-based discussion, technical deep-dives, or even sessions on future work, we have you covered.

  • Sunday
    • 2:00 – 2:30, Oceanside E, Level 2:
      • VAP1593QU; New Architectures for Big Data/Machine Learning on VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Monday
    • 11:00 – 12:00, Islander G, Lower Level:
      • VIN2124BU ; How VMware vSphere and NVIDIA GPUs Accelerate Your Organization
    • 11:30 – 12:30, Lagon L, Level 2:
      • CTO3509BU; Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business
    • 1:00 – 2:00, Islander C, Lower Level:
      • VAP1900BU; High Performance Big Data and Machine Learning on VMware Cloud on AWS
    • 2:30 – 3:30, Mandalay Bay B, Level 2:
      • VAP2134BU; Elastic AI Infrastructure on vSphere – Virtual GPU and FPGA with Bitfusion
    • 2:30 – 3:30, Islander A, Lower Level:
      • LDT1883BU, How Machine Learning and AI Are Transforming VMware’s IT Operations
    • 5:30 – 6:30, Lagoon L, Level 2:
      • VAP2760BU; Machine Learning & Deep Learning on vSphere Using Nvidia Virtualized GPUs
    • 5:30 – 6:30: Oceanside E, Level 2:
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30 – 12:30,Islander A, Lower Level:
      • CTO1189BU; Next-Gen Multi-Cloud Architecture for Machine Learning
    • 2:00 – 3:00, Mandalay Bay C, Level 2:
      • CNA1493BU; Run Docker on Existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers
    • 2:30 – 3:30, Islander A, Lower Level:
      • VAP2010BU, Architecting & Deploying Virtualized HPC Clusters
    • 4:00 – 5:00, Reef F, Level 2:
      • VAP2807BU, Interconnect Acceleration for Machine Learning, Big Data, and HPC
    • 4:00 – 5:00, Islander C, Lower Level:
      • VAP1509BU; Getting Started with Big Data on vSphere – a practical guide for VI admins.
    • 5:30 – 6:30, Mandalay Bay D, Level 2:
      • CTO3496PU,  VMware CTO Panel: What’s Over the Horizon?
  • Wednesday
    • 8:30 – 9:30, Breakers D, Level 2:
      • VAP2340BU; Driving organizational value by virtualizing AI/ML/DL and HPC workloads
    • 10:00 – 11:00, Lagoon D, Level 2:
      • CTO2390BU; Virtualize and Accelerate HPC/Big Data with SR-IOV, vGPU and RDMA
    • 11:30 – 12:30. Breakers J, Level 2:
      • SAI3243BU; Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Simplify Security
  • Thursday
    • 12:00 – 1:00, Mandalay Bay G, Level 2:
      • VIN2067BU; Accelerating &Optimizing Machine Learning on vSphere leveraging NVIDIA GPU
    • 1:30 – 2:30, Mandalay Bay L, Level 2:
      • CTO1917BU; Emerging Technologies in the Real World


Wanting to learn how to architect a Machine Learning environment with vSphere and GPUs? Make sure you sign up for this hands-on lab.

  • SPL-1947-01-EMT: Machine Learning Workloads in vSphere Using GPUs – Getting Started

Our team will be out in force to talk about AI and Deep Learning at VMworld. We’d love to hear from you – what questions do you have? What sort of projects do you need help with? How can we help celebrate your successes?


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