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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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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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Threading in Python: Beating Moore’s Law

Threading in Python Herb Sutter of C++ fame wrote in 2005 that the end was in sight for single core CPUs keeping up with Moore’s Law. The way forward was multiple cores and concurrency, i.e. doing multiple things at the same time. If you have multiple systems or even multiple …

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What is the Effect of Simultaneous OpenMP Loops?

OpenMP simplifies code parallelization, but can one overdo their use of this valuable tool? In the blog Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Rick Leinecker creates some gnarly code to see if it creates a performance hit I have spent a lot of time here at Go Parallel talking about OpenMP loops. …

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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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Top Poker Players Vs. Supercomputer – Who Will Win Rematch?

  20-Day marathon will showcase over 100,000 hands of Texas hold’em An artificial intelligence (AI) computer program developed by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will play poker against four of the world’s top poker players in a humans vs. machine rematch that begins next week. Four poker professionals – Jason Les, …

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Threading in Python: Beating Moore’s Law

Threading in Python Herb Sutter of C++ fame wrote in 2005 that the end was in sight for single core CPUs keeping up with Moore’s Law. The way forward was multiple cores and concurrency, i.e. doing multiple things at the same time. If you have multiple systems or even multiple …

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