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How the Lustre Developer Community is Advancing ZFS as a Lustre Back-end File System

Lustre, the high-performance parallel file system in nine out of ten of the world’s fastest supercomputers, has been gaining traction in enterprise IT. Lustre’s popularity is not only as a scientific and technical computing storage foundation, but also as the core to the business’ converged technical and office infrastructures (see …

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Visual Computing 2017: A Look At OpenCV

Simplifies image manipulation for a broad range of languages and platforms Ten years on from its first 1.0 release, OpenCV (Short for Open Computer Vision) is a C++ library that lets you create software with real-time computer vision. Originally developed in Russia for Intel, it’s fully open source and includes …

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Poker and Machine Learning – Putting AI Into Practice

Why should all the AI focus be strictly business? Here’s how machine learning can help with gaming – specifically poker players Playing games has been a topic in AI (Artificial Intelligence) right back to the very early days. In the 1960s Computer Scientist Donald Michie used matchboxes to create a …

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New Deep Learning SDK from Intel: Open-Source Framework and Tools Boost AI

Deep Learning (DL) is the hottest thing in AI; now Intel offers tools to enable HPC and big-data users to reap the benefits DL offers. Intel has released a series of tools and frameworks designed to make it easier for organizations to expand their use of deep-learning techniques for everything …

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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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Researchers Develop New Way to Catalog Universe

A supercomputer is giving astronomers a better method to catalog and study the universe. Astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists from schools such as University of California at Berkeley, Harvard and Carnegie Mellon have developed “Celeste,” a new statistical analysis model that enhances sky surveys. Sky surveys map and catalog regions …

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NSF extends funding for SDSC’s Gordon supercomputer

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) a one-year extension to continue operating the Gordon supercomputer. SDSC originally built and operated Gordon through a five-year, $20 million grant from the NSF in 2009. The Intel Xeon-based system, which became operational in early 2012, was …

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Supercomputer to Help Make Better Wine, Boost Food Supply

Researchers at Virginia Tech are taking advantage of a supercomputer to study the growth of grapes in hopes of improving wine quality in the East Coast. If successful, their research will not only give a boost to the East Coast wine industry, the tools they’ve developed could also be used …

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TACC Helps Design Disaster-Resistant Buildings

The National Science Foundation has awarded $13.7 million to the University of Texas at Austin to build a cyber-infrastructure that will allow engineers to design buildings and other public infrastructure that can better withstand earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural hazards. The university’s Cockrell School of Engineering will take advantage of …

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Air Force Aims to Build Bureaucracy-Killing Supercomputer

It’s no secret that doing business with the government, with all its rules and regulations, is an overly complicated process. The Air Force wants to simplify it by building a supercomputer to cut through all the bureaucracy. The Air Force plans to develop a supercomputer that can help contractors and …

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