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Intel-based HPC Systems Make Disney Movie Magic

Hundreds of million core-hours now routinely used for animated features The days when Disney relied on hand-drawn animation are a thing of the past. All its current animated movies are computer-generated and that relies on a lot of high-performance computing (HPC) resources. For example, Walt Disney Animation Studios used five …

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Roofline Analysis in Intel Advisor 2017

What is Roofline Analysis? First proposed by UC Berkeley professors in 2009, Roofline is designed to analyze performance in multi-core and many core systems, and can uncover the bottlenecks that are impacting overall performance. In this video, Intel Software expert Alex Shinsel takes us for a spin with Advisor’s new …

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Machine Learning For Developers

Machine Learning and its cousin Deep Learning are becoming increasingly important in a data-driven world. The last couple of years has really seen Machine Learning (ML) take off in popularity and if you are a software developer you might be considering getting into it. After all it’s just another programming …

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Meet The New Intel Storage Performance Snapshot Tool

Helping to Locate, Eliminate Performance Bottlenecks How will changing your storage configuration impact overall system performance? Check out a demo of Intel’s new performance tool with a live demo by Data Center Solutions Architect Ken Letourneau  

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NCAR Launches New Supercomputer for Atmospheric Research

5+ petaflop Xeon Supercomputer ready for initial group of researchers to make use of its power The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has launched its new Intel Xeon-based Cheyenne supercomputer and has made it available to a small group of initial researchers after completing its acceptance testing. Cheyenne, which …

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Florida Universities to Use Supercomputer to Study Zika Virus

CDC Grant gives millions to 4 Florida Universities to collaborate on Zika virus prevention Four Florida universities have received a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collaborate on research aimed at stopping the Zika virus – and they will use an Intel Xeon-based supercomputer …

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Colfax Hands-On Webinar Series: Deep Dive into Performance Optimization

Free 20-hour webinar series includes parallel programming, performance optimization, remote access to advanced servers Intel partner Colfax Research is offering a free 20-hour hands-on in-depth training on parallel programming and performance optimization in computational applications on Intel architecture. The first run in 2017 begins January 16, 2017. Broadcasts start at …

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Intel Doubles Down on AI, Autonomous Vehicles, VR For Enterprise

Kaby Lake Core chip: source: Intel: New chips, new graphics, analytics and ways to interact will expand work, play and research with as dramatic an effect as the Industrial Revolution, CEO Krzanich says. Intel Corp. has reiterated its commitment to artificial intelligence, machine learning and a host of other high–performance …

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Saudi Supercomputer Aids in Oil and Gas Exploration

Xeon-based Shaheen II to complete ‘trillion cell reservoir simulation’ Saudi Aramco, a state-owned petroleum and gas company in Saudi Arabia, has used the Intel Xeon-based Shaheen II supercomputer to complete the world’s first “trillion cell reservoir simulation,” a feat that will boost the company’s efforts to find oil and gas …

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Data Races: What They Are, How to Fix Them

I have talked a lot about the parallelization of loops using OpenMP. It is an easy way to improve performance in your applications, especially if you can apply the technique to loops that happen often or loops with many iterations. In many cases, OpenMP provides optimized performance with no down-side …

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