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Can Lambda Functions speed C++ Development?

C++ Lambda Function Bootcamp demonstrates how to get started. Lambda functions have been around for years in languages such as C#, Javascript and Haskell. In this article, Slashdot Media Conributing Editor Rick Leinecker demonstrates what they are, how they are used, and how to get started using Lambdas with C++ …

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Parallel Processing with Python and OpenMP

How to make Python “thread-safe” to increase performance, work around CPython challenges. The increasing popularity of Python for math and scientific programming presents some challenges for existing compilers. In this article, Slashdot Media Contributing Editor David Bolton demonstrates how to make your Python code “thread-safe” for use in today’s multicore …

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Author James Reinders Discusses new Book on Programming Intel Knights Landing (KNL)

Dozens of contributors combine to create valuable programming resource In this video, Go Parallel Managing Editor Michael Krieger interviews James Reinders of Intel regarding his new book “Intel Xeon Phi Processor High Performance Programming – Knights Landing Edition” which includes information on the new hardware features in KNL and how …

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Supercomputers Help Refine Darwin’s “Tree of Life”

Two Intel-powered supercomputers help revise Charles Darwin’s work two centuries later How many species of life exist on Earth? UC Berkeley researchers are using supercomputers to study DNA of thousands of species to help put them in their place in the tree of life that Darwin began in 1837, according …

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Is High Performance Computing (HPC) Enterprise-Ready?

New technology and better price performance help shepherd HPC into enterprise datacenters and private clouds. Is now the time for HPC to percolate down from its lofty perch into the world at large? Intel executive Hugo Saleh discusses how new processors, tools and software are making HPC ready for the …

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Free Online Course offers Deep Dive into Optimizing for Intel Architecture

Looking to get the most from Xeon or Xeon Phi? Colfax Research offers tutorials, self-study course to help. Optimizing code for parallel processing and vectorization can be a challenge, but help is here in the form of free web-based workshops offered by Colfax Research. Slashdot Media Senior Editor Michael Krieger …

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Python vs Fortran in Scientific Computing

An in-depth look at critical coding choices for today’s scientific and math problems Python is huge, free and open source, but FORTRAN is the oldest computer language still in common use. Which is better for today’s scientific and math programming tasks? Slashdot Media Contributing Editor David Bolton walks through the …

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Egyptian Library Invests in New Supercomputer

A Library that dates back over two millennia is adding 118 teraflop HPC to assist educational and scientific research Egypt’s New Library of Alexandria, designed to recapture the original spirit of its 2300+ year old namesake is working with Huawei to deploy a high performance computer powered by Intel Xeon …

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Human Brain Project Launches HPC Infrastructure

Intel Xeon-based “JURECA” Supercomputer to help map brain, uncover new treatments for disorders Researchers from 24 countries have pitched in to develop the infrastructure for the collection, analysis and study of data related to the human brain, as reported by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong The Human Brain Project …

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Accelerating Python with Intel Math Kernel Library

New MKL speeds Python math, integrates with NumPy and SciPy to deliver blazing performance In this video, Intel Software evangelist James Reinders discusses the latest iteration of Intel’s Math Kernel Library which now includes support for Python and the new Xeon Phil processor, aka Knights Landings

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