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Profiling Python Code with Intel Vtune Amplifier

Even experienced Python programmers fall into coding traps once in a while. To help find out what’s really going on, watch this video where Intel’s Lead Technical Consulting Engineer Kevin O’Leary provides a hands-on demo showing how to use Intel VTune Amplifier to find hot spots in Python code that …

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Intel Python… and some Lesser Known Packages

Beyond NumPy and SciPy, library packages that deliver useful functions Intel Python comes with approximately 95 of the Anaconda packages compared to the 700 available with Anaconda. If you install the full Anaconda you get 150 packages and the rest can be installed using conda. If you want to see …

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Open-source Telemetry Platform Gives Staples Near-Real-Time eCommerce Analytics

Intel’s Open-Source Snap platform can automate management, security and lifecycle management of cloud assets Intel corp. has announced the shipment of release 1.0 of Snap, the datacenter telemetry framework announced in December that Intel predicted would be a key step toward the automated management, security and lifecycle management of cloud-based …

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Using Intel’s Math Kernel Library for Eigenvectors

Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are key in many machine learning tasks from facial recognition to vibration analysis. In this video, Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Rick Leinecker demonstrates what eigenvalues and eigenvectors are, their role in developing code, and how Intel’s Math Kernel Library (MKL) can accelerate their use and adoption.

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Army Corps of Engineers gain Two New Xeon, Xeon Phi Supercomputers

Corps of Engineers plans to use the Crays to model floods, recover from environmental and chemical disasters, and learn how to keep sand out of helicopter engines. The Dept. of Defense has announced $26 million contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer system to increase the compute power behind the U.S. …

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Deep Learning, Python and Intel Libraries: A Chat with Intel’s Kent Moffat

Automating the drudgery of repetitive tasks is one of the key applications of Deep Learning, a subset of machine learning. In this interview with Go Parallel Editor Michael Krieger, Intel Sr Product Manager Kent Moffat discusses how developers can take advantage of the new Intel Distribution for Python and libraries that …

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Deep Neural Networks Accelerated by Intel MKL-DNN

Easing image recognition, new cognitive tasks through new extensions to Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) One area of AI that is becoming increasingly popular is Deep Neural Networks. Put simply, they are made of multiple layers with one or more hidden layers in a neural network between the input and …

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NASA Uses Supercomputer Simulations to Improve Spacecraft Landings

Models, simulations geared to easing future Mars landings NASA researchers are using supercomputer models and simulations in their effort to ensure that the agency’s next-generation spacecraft can safely land on Mars. A spacecraft’s entry, descent and landing (EDL) is the most dangerous part of a vehicle’s journey, according to a …

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SC16: Intel Announces New Chips, HPC, and AI Technology

Intel announced several new high-performance computing (HPC) products mid-November at the Supercomputing 2016 (SC16) conference in Salt Lake City. According to Intel’s news release, here are some highlights of the announcements: • Broadwell processor. Intel introduced the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 processor, which is the chipmaker’s fastest two-socket processor. • …

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Supercomputer Top500: China Still Tops, Intel Still Dominates

Sunway TaihuLight Supercomputer once again tops the list Xeon Phi cracks the top 10 for the first time, US and China tied at 171 each on the list China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer retained its No. 1 ranking as the world’s fastest supercomputer, while two new Intel Xeon Phi-based supercomputers cracked …

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