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Accelerated Python for Data Science

The Intel Distribution for Python takes advantage of the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) and multiple cores in the latest Intel architectures. By utilizing the highly optimized Intel MKL BLAS and LAPACK routines, key functions run up to 200 times faster on servers and 10 times faster on desktop systems. This means that existing Python applications will perform significantly better merely by switching to the Intel distribution.

Metal or Plastic Liquid Cooling Connectors? What You Should Consider

With recent advances, high-performance thermoplastic now offers performance that rivals, and in some cases, surpasses their metal counterparts. Design engineers have to take several factors into consideration when trying to choose between metal or plastic quick disconnects. This guest article from CPC takes a look at the differences between metal and plastic liquid cooling connectors, and the benefits and challenges to each.

The Infinite Memory Engine – Unlocking the Potential of NVMe

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, John Bent from DDN presents: IME – Unlocking the Potential of NVMe. “DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) is a scale-out, software-defined, flash storage platform that streamlines the data path for application I/O. IME interfaces directly to applications and secures I/O via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With IME, architects can realize true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture that separates capacity from performance.”

Latest Intel Tools Make Code Modernization Possible

Code modernization means ensuring that an application makes full use of the performance potential of the underlying processors. And that means implementing vectorization, threading, memory caching, and fast algorithms wherever possible. But where do you begin? How do you take your complex, industrial-strength application code to the next performance level?

World’s First 7nm GPU and Fastest Double Precision PCIe Card

AMD recently announced two new Radeon Instinct compute products including the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and Radeon Instinct MI50 accelerators, which are the first GPUs in the world based on the advanced 7nm FinFET process technology. The company has made numerous improvements on these new products, including optimized deep learning operations. This guest post from AMD outlines the key features of its new Radeon Instinct compute product line.

Intel Pushes the Envelope at SC18

Intel has a long history of making important announcements at the annual Supercomputer shows, and this year was no exception. This guest post from Intel covers what new technology was front and center from Intel at SC18, including its Cascade Lake advanced performance processors, Intel Optane Persistent Memory and more. Learn more about these new technologies designed to accelerate the convergence of high-performance computing and AI.

Deconstructing the Complexities of the Data Pipeline for Connected Cars

A connected car can generate up to a gigabyte of data per day, and perhaps even more. Impressively, it is estimated that there are approximately 2 million connected cars on our roadways at this very moment. This means the storage demands can be up to 200 exabytes per day. IBM walks readers through the complexities of the data pipeline for connected cars, and how to address these challenges and storage questions. 

Development Tools are More Important Now Than Ever

In this video, Sanjiv Shah, Vice President of the Core Visual Computing Group, and General Manager of Technical, Enterprise, and Cloud Computing Software Tools at Intel offers his perspective on the evolving nature of the developer’s role, and the latest resources to address persistent issues in application coding.

Plug and Play Liquid Cooling for AI and HPC

Cutting edge AI and HPC clusters require the highest performance versions of the latest CPUs and GPUs. Coming along with the throughput, these components bring high heat loads. Often, liquid cooling becomes a requirement in these circumstances. This sponsored post from Asetek explores how increasing AI and HPC workloads, as well as accompanying components like CPUs and GPUs, are heating up computing and bringing liquid cooling to the forefront. 

Artificial Intelligence and Cloud-to-edge Acceleration

In this video, Wei Li, Vice President and General Manager for Machine Learning and Translation at Intel, discusses the increasing importance of AI, the vision for AI’s future benefits to humanity, and Intel’s efforts in providing an advanced platform to facilitate AI deployment from the Cloud to the edge.