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Getting Started with Numba for Python

  Love Python but hate the slow, interpreted code? In this video Slashdot Media Contributing Editor David Bolton shows you how to get going with the Numba compiler

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Using Numba to Accelerate Python Execution

Python is an excellent language but not being compiled makes it slower than compiled languages. There are various ways to speed it up, using cython, PyPy (a compiler) and Numba. It speeds up your Python applications by just-in-time compiling Python code using the LLVM compiler to produce optimized machine code …

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Code Modernization – The Importance of Cache Awareness

Thirty years ago in a simpler 8 bit world, I spent a few years developing games in 6502 and Z80 assembler. Life was simpler then with processors running at 1 MHz frequency and instructions being 2-3 words long. These Instructions took typically 2-3 clock cycles to execute but could be …

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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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What’s New in Intel Python Update 2?

The 2nd update to Intel Python (1.2) came out in February 2017. As well as updates to many packages there are 17 new Python packages included. These have been selected by Intel and where possible optimized to work with the Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL), Intel Thread Building Blocks …

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Supercomputing Expected To Help Increase Life Expectancy By A Decade

Supercomputers will give rise to advances in personalized medicine, which will improve healthcare and potentially increase people’s life expectancy by five to ten years, says the head of an Ireland’s national high-performance computing center. Jean-Christophe Desplat, director of the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), made the prediction in a …

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Supercomputer Models Speed New Materials Discovery

Machine Learning helps confirm properties of new “nanomaterials” 10x+ faster Researchers using supercomputers are taking advantage of machine-learning algorithms to accurately predict the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, which could accelerate the discovery and development of new materials. The supercomputer simulations reduce the time it takes to produce …

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San Diego Supercomputer Center, Intel Collaborate on Earthquake Research

New software, 10+ teraflops to better predict earthquake paths in southern California Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and Intel have developed new software that has resulted in the fastest seismic simulations ever, which will better predict ground motions during earthquakes. The collaboration, which helps researchers better predict …

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Using Numba to Accelerate Python Execution

Python is an excellent language but not being compiled makes it slower than compiled languages. There are various ways to speed it up, using cython, PyPy (a compiler) and Numba. It speeds up your Python applications by just-in-time compiling Python code using the LLVM compiler to produce optimized machine code …

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Supercomputing Enables Real-Time, In-Depth MRI Analysis

MRI results that used to take days or hours can now be ready in minutes – thanks to technology powered by a supercomputer. Researchers from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Philips Healthcare have built a new automated system that can …

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Google Cloud Platform offers Next-Gen Intel Xeon “Skylake” for HPC Instances

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has announced it is the first cloud provider to offer users access to the next-generation Intel Xeon “Skylake” processor. Google’s new cloud instances for HPC, which run on the Skylake processor, are targeted at healthcare, media and entertainment, financial services and other industries, according to …

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