Nick Becker

Nick Becker is a senior technical product manager on the RAPIDS team at NVIDIA, where his efforts are focused on building the GPU-accelerated data science ecosystem. Nick has a professional background in technology and government. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked at Enigma Technologies, a data science startup. Before Enigma, he conducted economics research and forecasting at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the central bank of the United States.
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Data Science

RAPIDS cuDF Instantly Accelerates pandas up to 50x on Google Colab

At Google I/O'24, Laurence Moroney, head of AI Advocacy at Google, announced that RAPIDS cuDF is now integrated into Google Colab. Developers can now instantly... 3 MIN READ
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Data Science

RAPIDS cuDF Accelerates pandas Nearly 150x with Zero Code Changes

At NVIDIA GTC 2024, it was announced that RAPIDS cuDF can now bring GPU acceleration to 9.5M million pandas users without requiring them to change their code. ... 5 MIN READ
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Data Center / Cloud

NVIDIA and Snowflake Collaboration Boosts Data Cloud AI Capabilities

NVIDIA and Snowflake announced a new partnership bringing accelerated computing to the Data Cloud with the new Snowpark Container Services (private preview), a... 4 MIN READ
Data Science

Faster HDBSCAN Soft Clustering with RAPIDS cuML

HDBSCAN is a state-of-the-art, density-based clustering algorithm that has become popular in domains as varied as topic modeling, genomics, and geospatial... 9 MIN READ
Data Science

Advancing the State of the Art in AutoML, Now 10x Faster with NVIDIA GPUs and RAPIDS

To achieve state-of-the-art machine learning (ML) solutions, data scientists often build complex ML models. However,  these techniques are computationally... 16 MIN READ
Data Science

10 Minutes to Data Science: Transitioning Between RAPIDS cuDF and CuPy Libraries

RAPIDS is about creating bridges, connections, and clean handoffs between GPU PyData libraries. Interoperability with functionality is our goal. For example, if... 3 MIN READ