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Broad Institute and Intel Advance Genomics

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in collaboration with Intel, is playing a major role in accelerating genomic analysis. This guest post from Intel explores how the two are working together to ‘reach levels of analysis that were not possible before.’

FPGA Programming Made Easy

In the past, it was necessary to understand a complex programming language such as Verilog or VHDL, that was designed for a specific FPGA. “Using a familiar language such as OpenCL, developers can become more productive, sooner when deciding to use an FPGA for a specific purpose. OpenCL is portable and is designed to be used with almost any type of accelerator.”

Intel’s Advanced Webinar Series for Understanding HPC Fabrics and Intel Omni-Path Architecture

To help prospective customers understand Intel OPA capabilities and inform new customers of how to take advantage of all that Intel OPA has to offer, Intel began presenting a series of webinars on the fabric nearly three years ago. This guest post explores Intel’s advanced webinar series that focuses on understanding HPC fabrics and Intel Omni-Path Architecture.

Intel Select Solutions: Enabling HPC for a Broader Set of Users

Building upon the success of Intel Cluster Ready and Intel Scalable System Framework (Intel SSF), Intel is facilitating the deployment of computing resources to non-traditional HPC users with the recently announced Intel Select Solutions for HPC. The following guest article from Intel explores how Intel Select Solutions is working to enable and simplify HPC for a broader set of users. 

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: The Real Numbers

In this slidecast, Joe Yaworski from Intel describes the Intel Omni-Path architecture and how it scales performance for a wide range of HPC applications. He also shows why recently published benchmarks have not  reflected the real performance story.

Dr. Pradeep Dubey on AI & The Virtuous Cycle of Compute

“Deep Learning was recently scaled to obtain 15PF performance on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC. Cori Phase II features over 9600 KNL processors. It can significantly impact how we do computing and what computing can do for us. In this podcast, I will discuss some of the application-level opportunities and system-level challenges that lie at the heart of this intersection of traditional high performance computing with emerging data-intensive computing.”

Accelerating HPC with Intel FPGAs

FPGAs can improve performance per watt, bandwidth and latency. In this guest post, Intel explores how Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can be used to accelerate high performance computing. “Tightly coupled programmable multi-function accelerator platforms, such as FPGAs from Intel, offer a single hardware platform that enables servers to address many different workloads needs—from HPC needs for the highest capacity and performance through data center requirements for load balancing capabilities to address different workload profiles.”

Intel SC17 Booth Tour: Driving Innovation in HPC

In this video, David Warberg gives us a quick tour of the Intel booth at SC17. “Intel unveiled new HPC advancements for optimized workloads, including the the addition of a new family of HPC solutions to the Intel Select Solutions program. Built on the latest Intel Xeon Scalable platforms, Intel Select Solutions are verified configurations designed to speed and simplify the evaluation and deployment of data center infrastructure while meeting a high performance threshold.”

Intel Steps up to HPC & the Enterprise with FPGAs

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference in Denver, Michael Strickland describes how Intel FPGAs are  powering new levels of performance and datacenter efficiency with FPGAs. “Altera and Intel offers a broad range of FPGA devices – from the high performaning Stratix series to the flexible MAX 10 – so you can find a device that best meets your business needs.”

Accelerating Cryo-EM with Intel Technologies

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Erik Lindahl from Stockholm University describes the challenges of cryo-EM, a technique that fires beams of electrons at proteins that have been frozen in solution, to deduce the biomolecules’ structure. “Structural biology is going through a revolution where cryo-EM now determine 3D structures from 100,000s of noisy images, but it relies on very large computations. I will present our work with Intel to accelerate the RELION program with x86 SIMD, TBB, and MKL to provide outstanding performance.”