Workload Automation Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Workload Automation Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 Using GPUs (Graphical Processing Units) for Machine Learning Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:33:42 +0000 You are probably familiar with Nvidia as they have been developing graphics chips for laptops and desktops for many years now. But the company has found a new application for its graphic processing units (GPUs): machine learning. It is called CUDA. Nvidia says: “CUDA® is a parallel computing platform and programming model invented by NVIDIA. […]]]> Using Tensorflow to Create Neural Network with TripAdvisor Data: Part II Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:41:38 +0000 Here, we continue with “Using Tensorflow to Create Neural Network with TripAdvisor Data.” It’ll be helpful to look back at the first part of this article as we review the code sections below. len(np.unique(ttarget) are number of target TripAdvisor Scores 1,2,3,4, 5. We add 1 to that value to give nnum_labels. This is because we […]]]> Using Tensorflow to Create Neural Network with Tripadvisor Data: Part I Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:54:20 +0000 When people are trying to learn neural networks with TensorFlow they usually start with the handwriting database. This builds a model that predicts what digit a person has drawn based upon handwriting samples obtained from thousands of persons. To put that into features-labels terms, the combinations of pixels in a grayscale image (white, black, grey) […]]]> Top 17 DevOps Conferences of 2018 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:44:24 +0000 Whether you are looking to stay on top of emerging trends, hear from some of the top experts in the field, or network with other industry professionals, attending a DevOps conference is an excellent place to start. This list, freshly updated for 2018, will help you choose which conferences to put on your schedule. Each […]]]> IT Orchestration vs Automation: What’s the Difference? Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:38:14 +0000 Automation is a buzzy topic in today’s IT world. Whether you work in IT or in another area of the business, you may hear about automating as a way of saving money, improving efficiencies, and removing inherent errors. Often, automation is a term that may be used only partially correctly. In this article, we’re clearing […]]]> DevOps in the Cloud Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:30 +0000 In today’s fast-paced, digital-first business environment, DevOps is rapidly becoming as mainstream as the Cloud. Yet many companies are still grappling with questions around how to implement, foster and benefit from a DevOps culture – particularly in cloud environments. This year, I’ve had the opportunity to attend DevOps events around the world and speak with […]]]> Workload Automation to Digital Business Automation: Why Digital is Critical Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:06 +0000 Deliveries by drones. Self-driving cars. Technology is advancing faster than we ever could have imagined. We have entered a truly “smart” age that’s filled with smarter communications, smarter homes, and ever smarter lives. In order to keep up with the fast pace of technology, Workload Automation has no choice but to evolve into Digital Business […]]]> Introduction to Neural Networks Part II Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:45:16 +0000 In the previous post we introduced the concept of perceptrons, which take inputs from simple linear equations and output 1 (true) or 0 (false). They are the left-hand side of the neural network. But as Michael Nielsen explains, in his book, perceptrons are not suitable for tasks like image recognition because small changes to the […]]]> Forrester Research: The Benefits of Enabling DevOps Through Jobs-as-Code Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:38:41 +0000 BMC recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent evaluation of the benefits a Jobs-as-Code approach creates in driving greater efficiency across the software development life cycle (SDLC). They started with this hypothesis – by adopting Jobs-as-Code and shifting batch processing left in a code form factor familiar to developers, organizations could then leverage their […]]]> How Railinc is helping to build a smarter rail network leveraging automation and big data Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:37:23 +0000 Established in 1999 to provide IT services for the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc is the railroad industry’s most innovative and reliable resource for IT and information services. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAR, Railinc supports business processes and provides business intelligence that helps the freight rail industry increase productivity, enhance […]]]>