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TensorFlow and OpenPOWER Driving Faster Cancer Recognition and Diagnosis

Roger Strukhoff

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At IBM Edge 2016, a team of developers and data scientists presented a practical study that evaluated the efficiency of training a TensorFlow model in a distributed mode. A use case featured high-resolution images of lymph nodes used for possible cancer detection.

Relying on a distributed model of TensorFlow and high-performing nature of the OpenPOWER infrastructure, the demonstrated system can accelerate medical data analysis—depending on the number of GPUs and nodes in its cluster. The particular subjects of the research were how training time decreases when the cluster grows and whether the accuracy of the results is affected by the distributed nature of the computations. Read this post for brief results and technical details.

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How to Push Private Docker Images and Enable Caching on Cloud Foundry Diego

Andrei Krasnitski

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Diego has brought Docker to Cloud Foundry, but only public Docker images are supported out-of-the-box. In this post, I will go over two solutions for those who cannot have their data in the open: private Docker registries and Diego Docker Cache. Below, you will find installation steps for both and a demo of how to deploy Diego Docker Cache.

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8 Pro Tips for Using Concourse CI with Cloud Foundry

Alexander Lomov

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There are at least a dozen continuous integration solutions out there, but the majority of them are challenging to learn, scale, and debug. Most importantly, few of them were designed with pipelines in mind. Not able to find a tool that could handle something as massive and complex as Cloud Foundry, Pivotal decided to write their own. This resulted in Concourse CI, a user-friendly continuous delivery technology that focuses on pipelines, is easy to scale, runs anywhere, and works with anything.

From this post, you will learn how Concourse CI differs from other similar products, how it works, and how it can help you to “nitrocharge” your own projects.

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Cloud Foundry Containers: Warden, Docker, and Garden

Maksim Zhylinski

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Warden is a container implementation currently used in Cloud Foundry. At the same time, Docker is another option to easily and efficiently manage containers. That’s why a lot has been made to enable Docker in the Diego runtime.

Here, I briefly compare Warden and Docker: their implementation, what makes them alike/different, and how they’ll work together in Garden—the new container back end that will become available in Diego.

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Are Diego and Docker Really Good Friends?

Lev Berman

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Support for Docker is one of the main advantages of Cloud Foundry Diego, but how far does this compatibility go? Is it possible to push an arbitrary image from the Docker Hub to Diego and, if not, what are the constraints? What’s going to change in the future? Finally, why should anyone want to use Diego with Docker at all?

In this post, I’ll answer all of these questions, as well as show how to customize and push the official Redis image and demonstrate how to turn it into a simple service to be consumed by other apps.

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See You at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015!

Sophie Turol

the-cloud-foundry-summit-2015The very first Cloud Foundry conference (PlatformCF) gathered 450+ people in 2013. The year after, this number was already around 1,000. It is expected that the forthcoming CF Summit’15 will get 1,500 attendees. It’s awesome to watch the community grow so quickly! Let’s recall what it was like last year:

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As a Gold sponsor of the CF Summit and a speaker, we have a limited number of free passes to give away. Willing to get one? Write back to us and we’ll see if we can help you to attend the summit for free.

Join our sessions on BOSH, Lattice, Docker, and CF metrics

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12/9 Meetup: Microservices, Docker Containers, Cloud Foundry, and Diego

Renat Khasanshyn

Join the upcoming East Bay meetup to learn when to use Docker, Diego, or Cloud Foundry and how to deploy Spring Boot-based Microservices with Docker—together with Chris Richardson, the founder of the original Cloud Foundry. In addition to Mr. Richardson’s presentation, I will speak about the opportunities that Diego brings to both Docker and Cloud Foundry users and likely scenarios of Docker evolution in clustered systems.

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Meetup: How to Build Scalable IoT Apps with Cloud Foundry, Bluemix, Docker, and Cloudant

Renat Khasanshyn

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Join tomorrow’s meetup in San Francisco to discuss how to store and analyze sensor-generated data—together with Animesh Singh, Syed Zaidi, Dwight Ford, and Nicholas Vargas of the IBM Bluemix team. In addition, I will identify four levels of IoT maturity and share how an S&P 500 company created an IoT business model using Docker containers and Cloud Foundry-based microservices.

Not in San Francisco? You can watch the live streaming of the meetup on this page starting from 6 PM, Nov 18.

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By 2025, Containers, not VMs, Will Run 1/2 of the Cloud Workloads

Renat Khasanshyn

Excited by the announcement of the Cloud Foundry’s BOSH release for Docker, I decided to come up with my PoV on the future of containers. This blog post recalls how they appeared, describes why they become trendy, mentions some challenges, and tries to predict what to expect next.

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