Frank Denneman is a Chief Technologist at VMware, primarily focusing on Machine Learning technology. He is an author of the vSphere host and clustering deep dive series, podcast host for the Unexplored Territory podcast, and you can follow him on Twitter @frankdenneman.


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Training vs Inference – Numerical Precision

Part 4 focused on the memory consumption of a CNN and revealed that neural networks require parameter data (weights) and input data (activations) to generate...
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Training vs Inference – Memory Consumption by Neural Networks

This article dives deeper into the memory consumption of deep learning neural network architectures. What exactly happens when an input is presented to a...
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Unexplored Territory Podcast Episode 19 – Discussing NUMA and Cores per Sockets with the main CPU engineer of vSphere

Richard Lu joined us to talk basics of NUMA, Cores per Socket, why modern windows and mac systems have a default 2 cores per...
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Machine Learning on VMware Platform – Part 3 – Training versus Inference

Machine Learning on VMware Cloud Platform – Part 1 covered the three distinct phases: concept, training, and deployment, part 2 explored the data streams, the...
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Unexplored Territory Podcast Episode 18 – Not just artificially intelligent featuring Mazhar Memon

In this week’s Unexplored Territory Podcast, we have Mazhar Memon as our guest. Mazhar is one of the founders of VMware Bitfusion and the...
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Resource Utilization Efficiency Machine learning, especially deep learning, is notorious for consuming large amounts of GPU resources during training. However, as the last part...
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Machine Learning on VMware Platform – Part 1

Machine Learning is reshaping modern business. Most VMware customers look at machine learning to increase revenue or decrease cost. When talking to customers, we...
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Solving vNUMA Topology Mismatch When Migrating between Dual Socket Servers and Quad Socket Servers

I recently received a few questions from customers migrating between clusters with different CPU socket footprints. The challenge is not necessarily migrating live workloads...
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Stop designing your server platform with solely the CPU roadmap in mind

Over the last 20 years, we designed our core data center platform following the CPU roadmap. But in today’s world, the devices attached to...
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Exciting Sessions from NVIDIA GTC Fall 2021

A list of exciting sessions of this falls NVIDIA GTC conference on data science, inference, machine learning in retail and other AI related topics
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