NVIDIA GPUs Tackle Big-Data Analytics and Search on Growing Number of Leading
Shazam, Salesforce.com, Cortexica Use GPUs for Affordable, Scalable
Growth in Consumer and Commercial Applications
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- GTC 2013 -- Top
enterprise and mobile application companies are using GPUs to tackle
big data analytics and advanced search for both consumer and
commercial applications, NVIDIA today announced.
Shazam, Salesforce.com and Cortexica are at the forefront of
companies expanding the use of GPUs beyond their traditional role of
processing massive data sets and complex algorithms for high
performance computing science and engineering applications. They rely
on NVIDIA(R) Tesla(R) GPU accelerators for areas as diverse as audio
search, big data analytics and image recognition.
"GPU accelerators provide great value to applications with lots of
data or computations," said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Tesla
accelerated computing business at NVIDIA. "A growing number of
applications that provide mobile service and social media analysis
have both. And that's prompting their providers to turn to GPU
accelerators as they scale up their infrastructure to meet growing
What's That Tune?
Shazam -- one of the top five music applications
in the Apple App Store and Google Play store -- uses GPU accelerators
to rapidly search and identify songs from its 27 million track
database. Using a mobile phone or tablet, the app's 300 million-plus
users capture brief samples of music, which are then matched with an
With more than 10 million song searches a day, 2 million new users
joining the service every week and its database having doubled over
the last year, Shazam is growing rapidly. By accelerating the search
and matching process, Tesla GPUs enable Shazam to maintain a low-cost
server infrastructure that scales with the company's dramatic growth.
"GPUs enable us to handle our tremendous processing needs at a
substantial cost savings, delivering twice the performance per dollar
compared to a CPU-based system," said Jason Titus, chief technology
officer of Shazam Entertainment. "We are adding millions of video and
foreign language audio tracks to our existing services, and GPU
tors give us a way to achieve scalable growth."
Real-time Twitter Analysis
Salesforce.com uses GPU accelerators to
help major international brands, including Cisco, Dell and Gatorade,
monitor and analyze more than 500 million daily tweets for brand,
product, and service and support issues.
NVIDIA CUDA(R) GPUs enable Salesforce.com to deliver insights almost
10 minutes faster than with a comparable CPU-based system. In
addition, GPUs provide enough headroom for the company to scale with
the exponential growth of Twitter and the increasing demand for
advanced social media by business customers.
See It, Search It
Cortexica's mobile application makes it effortless
for consumers to find and purchase goods they like. Consumers can
photograph shirts or similar items using their mobile phones or
tablets, and the app searches through an online database of apparel
to instantly find matches available for purchase from online
With GPU accelerators, Cortexica can run complex visual object
recognition algorithms on a modest amount of server hardware to
enable real-time searches against a database of millions of images.
"GPUs are fundamental to our success," said Iain McCready, chief
executive officer at Cortexica. "GPU accelerators run our complex
bio-inspired algorithms 30 times faster than CPUs, giving our users
the best, fastest and most accurate consumer experience."
More information about NVIDIA Tesla GPUs is available at the Tesla
GPU website. To learn more about the CUDA parallel programming model
or download the latest version of the C/C++ toolkits, visit the CUDA
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