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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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Argonne Picks First Theta Supercomputer Projects

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) has chosen six projects to help researchers prepare for its next supercomputer, called Theta. Theta, which will run on second-generation Intel Xeon Phi processors and reach 8.5 petaflops speeds, will go live in 2016 at the Argonne National Laboratory. It will serve as a …

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DoD Massive Supercomputing Network Gets Speed Boost

The Department of Defense is increasing the speed of its Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to 40 Gbps, an upgrade that will accelerate research at its five supercomputing locations. DREN is a high-speed, fiber-optic network that connects 4,300 scientists in 150 agencies and research sites to five DoD supercomputing …

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Faster and Easier High-Performance Data Compression with IPP

Most large software projects deal with data. The source can be databases, disk files, and network connections. Depending on the size of the data, a desire to compress data in order to save storage space and bandwidth might arise. For instance, an application that manages MRI files must deal with …

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Debugging with GDB Inside Intel Parallel Studio

In the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 Composer edition, the GNU GDB (debugger) has replaced the Intel debugger used in previous releases in non-Windows systems. Written in C, GDB is just short of 30 years old and still going strong with a recent release of version 7.9 in May 2015. …

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