Supercharging Analytics with GPUs + Graph Databases for Data Analysis & ML

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Join us for the first meetup of this new meetup group! We have 2 presentations (one on GPUs and one on graph databases) and 2 lightning talks/Q&As.

Tentative/updated schedule:
18h15-18h30: arrival/registration
18h15-18h45: soft drinks/snacks & networking
18h45: Presentation on Analytics with GPUs by Masood Krohy
- Demo video (Aaron Williams of OmniSci at GTC conference)
- Q&A with Aaron Williams about all things OmniSci
19h30: break
19h45: Presentation on data analysis and ML with graph databases by François Léveillé
20h15: Lightning talk (TBD)
20h30-21h30: networking/casual brainstorming

Mandatory registration:
Important notes at the bottom; please read in full.

Presentation by Masood Krohy:
Supercharging Analytics with GPUs: OmniSci/cuDF vs Postgres/Pandas/PDAL
Summary: GPUs are known to significantly accelerate machine learning model training speeds, especially when using deep learning libraries like TensorFlow. But did you know that there are now solid options to also accelerate data analytics workloads, BI tools and dashboards with the help of GPUs? Join us for a presentation of performance benchmarks of GPU-based options and their CPU-based counterparts. We compare the performance that one could get from OmniSci Core DB (a GPU database) compared to the performance of Postgres DB (for data analytics) and PDAL (for LiDAR processing). On the in-memory side, we benchmark cuDF (NVIDIA's GPU DataFrame) against the widely popular Pandas DataFrame. We will share results and include some code walk-throughs and live benchmarking. Coming out of this technical talk, you will have insight regarding how GPUs can accelerate your data analytics and geospatial workloads.

Presentation by François Léveillé: details TBD

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The EDPP Montreal meetup group is the sister group to the ML meetup group, focused on data processing/engineering, and is being organized under the same terms; please see the important details common to our meetups posted at :
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Presenters' Bios:
Masood Krohy is a Data Science Platform Architect/Advisor and most recently acted as the Chief Architect of UniAnalytica, an advanced data science platform with wide, out-of-the-box support for time-series and geospatial use cases. He has worked with several corporations in different industries in the past few years to design, implement and productionize Deep Learning and Big Data products. He holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering.

François Léveillé: Tech lead and president of Marid Technologies (more to come)