In this HPC Podcast, Don Kinhorn and Chris Stevens from Puget Systems discuss the boom in FPGAs at SC15 as well as Intel’s announcement that the company is going to maintain a build of Python.
“Yes, Intel is doing their own Python build! It is still in beta but I think it’s a great idea. Python is a pretty important programming language. It has a large and growing number of useful libraries for mathematical/scientific computing and machine learning, NumPy, SciPy, pandas, Scikit-learn, PySpark, theano, …etc… Python is often used as a frontend or “glue code” language so most important API’s get a nice Python interface at some point. You can find Python modules for just about everything. Yeah, it’s important!”
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