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Intel Deep Learning SDK Powers “Intelligence of Things”

This video gives a visual overview of the Intel® Deep Learning SDK, a free set of tools for data scientists and software developers to develop, train, and deploy deep learning solutions. The SDK’s all-in-one UI encompasses a training tool and a deployment tool that can be used separately or together …

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Rapid Shift Toward Public/Hybrid Cloud

New Intel Hybrid Cloud Datacenter Security Aims at “Shadow IT” Users

The increasing complexity of datacenter infrastructures and the challenge of protecting them is shifting InfoSec professionals away from best-of-breed tools in favor of more automation and integration, according to new research from Intel. An Intel survey published Feb. 12 found that 93 percent of companies use cloud services of some …

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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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Stanene is softer and consequently much more rippled than its cousins graphene and silicene. Image: Mathew Cherukara, Badri Narayanan and Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory.

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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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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NSF Funds New Penn State Supercomputer Cluster

Astrophysics and materials sciences are just two disciplines at Penn State that will benefit from a new million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation The Penn State Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials and Physics (CyberLAMP) has acquired a new hybrid high-performance computer (HPC) cluster through a $920,000 grant from the …

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Princeton and Intel Collaborate on Mind-Reading Brain Research Software

If real-time mind reading from brain scans sound like science fiction, read on. It’s already science fact. Princeton University and Intel researchers are making progress in their ongoing two-year effort to build and improve software that attempts to read people’s minds in real time. Neuroscientists and computer scientists from the …

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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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