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The OpenMP API Celebrates 20 Years of Success

OpenMP is a good example of how hardware and software vendors, researchers, and academia, volunteering to work together, can successfully design a standard that benefits the entire developer community. Today, most software vendors track OpenMP advances closely and have implemented the latest API features in their compilers and tools. With OpenMP, application portability is assured across the latest multicore systems, including Intel Xeon Phi processors.

Reliability, Scalability and Performance – the Impact of Intel HPC Orchestrator

When it comes to getting the performance out of your HPC system, it’s the small things that count. David Lombard, Sr. Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation, explains. ” Intel HPC Orchestrator encapsulates the important tradeoffs, and pays attention to the small details that can greatly impact how well the underlying features of the hardware are leveraged to deliver better performance and scalability.”

A Seat at the Table – The Value of Women in High-Performance Computing

It’s fair to say that women continue to be underrepresented in STEM, but the question is whether there is a systemic bias making it difficult for women to join and succeed in tech industries, or has the tech industry failed to motivate and persuade women to join? Intel’s Figen Ulgen shares her view.

Transcoding for Optimal Video Consumption

Video streams may constructed using various standards, which contain information such as resolution, frame rate, color depth, etc. It is the job of the transcoder to take in one format and produce another format that would then be used downstream. While an application could be written that does the transformation, optimizing the application requires the expertise of the hardware manufacturer.

Genome Analytics Driving a Healthcare Revolution

Next-generation sequencing methods are empowering doctors and researchers to improve their ability to treat diseases, predict and prevent diseases before they occur, and personalize treatments to specific patient profiles. “With this increase in knowledge comes a tidal wave of data. Genomic data is growing so quickly that scientists are predicting that this data will soon take the lead as the largest data category in the world, eventually creating more digital information than astronomy, particle physics and even popular Internet sites like YouTube.”

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: What’s a Supercomputer App Want?

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is the next-generation fabric for high-performance computing. In this feature, we will focus on what it takes for for supercomputer application to scale well by taking full advantage of processor features. “To keep these apps working at their peak means not letting them starve for the next bit or byte or calculated result—for whatever reason.”

C++ Parallel STL Introduced in Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Beta

Parallel STL now makes it possible to transform existing sequential C++ code to take advantage of the threading and vectorization capabilities of modern hardware architectures. It does this by extending the C++ Standard Template Library with an execution policy argument that specifies the degree of threading and vectorization for each algorithm used.

Intel Processors for Machine Learning

Machine Learning is a hot topic for many industries and is showing tremendous promise to change how we use systems. From design and manufacturing to searching for cures for diseases, machine learning can be a great disrupter, when implemented to take advantage of the latest processors.

Intel Advisor Roofline Analysis Finds New Opportunities for Optimizing Application Performance

Intel Advisor, an integral part of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017, can help identify portions of code that could be good candidates for parallelization (both vectorization and threading). It can also help determine when it might not be appropriate to parallelize a section of code, depending on the platform, processor, and configuration it’s running on. Intel Advisor Roofline Analysis reveals the gap between an application’s performance and its expected performance.

Intel® HPC Orchestrator – Simplifying HPC

“Like OpenHPC on which it is based, Intel HPC Orchestrator is a middleware stack for HPC environments that sits on top of the base operating system and provides everything needed to run a variety of HPC applications from independent software vendors together on the same HPC system. The product includes tools for administration, provisioning, resource and workload management, HPC runtimes, I/O services, scientific libraries, MPI libraries, compilers and other development tools.”