HPE acquires Determined AI to accelerate machine learning training

Justin Hotard

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the acquisition of Determined AI, a San Francisco-based start-up developing an open-source platform for building machine learning models.

According to HPE, the deal will combine Determined AI’s unique software solution with HPE’s AI and high-performance computing (HPC) offerings to enable machine learning engineers to easily implement and train machine learning models to provide faster and more accurate insights from their data.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Justin Hotard, senior vice president and general manager for HPC and mission critical solutions (MCS) at HPE said: “As we enter the age of insight, our customers recognise the need to add machine learning to deliver better and faster answers from their data. AI-powered technologies will play an increasingly critical role in turning data into readily available, actionable information to fuel this new era. Determined AI’s unique open-source platform allows ML engineers to build models faster and deliver business value sooner without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. I am pleased to welcome the world-class Determined AI team, who share our vision to make AI more accessible for our customers and users, into the HPE family.”

Evan Sparks, Determined AI CEO added: “The Determined AI team is excited to join HPE, who shares our vision to realise the potential of AI. Over the last several years, building AI applications has become extremely compute, data, and communication intensive. By combining with HPE’s industry leading HPC and AI solutions, we can accelerate our mission to build cutting edge AI applications and significantly expand our customer reach.”