CPU, GPU, FGPA, or DSP: Heterogeneous Computing Multiplies the Processing Power
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CPU, GPU, FGPA, or DSP: Heterogeneous Computing Multiplies the Processing Power

Whether your code runs on industry-standard PCs or is embedded in devices for specific uses, chances are there’s more than one processor that you can utilize. Graphics processors, DSPs and other hardware accelerators often sit...

02/20/2019

Making Computer Vision Real Today for Any Application
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Making Computer Vision Real Today for Any Application

The demand for intelligent vision solutions, from edge to cloud, shows no sign of slowing down. Enterprises of every type want such applications for surveillance, retail, manufacturing, smart cities and homes, office automation,...

02/20/2019

Python Power: Intel SDK Accelerates Python Development and Execution
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Python Power: Intel SDK Accelerates Python Development and Execution

It should be no surprise that Python continues to grow in popularity. Data Scientists, Machine Learning (ML) developers, and all manner of data junkies love the ease of creating Python code – but many are put off by the slow...

02/20/2019

Achieving the Best QoE: Performance Libraries Accelerate Code Execution
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Achieving the Best QoE: Performance Libraries Accelerate Code Execution

The increasing consumerization of IT means that even staid business applications like accounting need to have the performance and ease of use of popular consumer apps. For many organizations, performance has taken a back burner to...

02/14/2019

‘Many Devices, One API’ and the OpenVINO Toolkit
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‘Many Devices, One API’ and the OpenVINO Toolkit

Vision as an input is everywhere—and with many accelerators available to assist us. Now there is an optimized toolkit from Intel to span the hardware with a single API, and it includes a library of functions, pre-optimized...

02/07/2019

AI Is Reshaping Programming: Four Tips on How to Stay on Top
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AI Is Reshaping Programming: Four Tips on How to Stay on Top

AI is reshaping programming as we know it, creating an intersection of the old and the new. As a programmer, this creates new challenges but with a familiar ring to them. Here are four ways that I’ve found to help me stay on top...

01/29/2019

Your Guide to Understanding System Performance
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Your Guide to Understanding System Performance

Meet Intel® VTune™ Amplifier’s Platform Profiler

12/20/2018

OpenVINO™ Toolkit and FPGAs
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OpenVINO™ Toolkit and FPGAs

A Look at the FPGA Targeting of this Versatile Toolkit

12/20/2018

Mainstreaming IoT: Intel System Studio 2019 Paves the Way
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Mainstreaming IoT: Intel System Studio 2019 Paves the Way

Thanks to the ever-growing complexity of IT systems, getting the most out of code continues to be a big challenge for many developers. Understanding the interaction of CPUs, GPUs, IDEs, and platforms is daunting enough, but now...

10/30/2018

Accelerated Python: Give Python an Even Bigger Boost with No Code Changes
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Accelerated Python: Give Python an Even Bigger Boost with No Code Changes

Intel’s support of Accelerated Python continues to make it the logical choice for any performance-sensitive Python users (plus it’s free!). Intel’s distribution is a tuned version of the open source Python we all normally use....

10/17/2018

If You’re ‘As Clever As You Can Be When You Write It,’ Can Intel Parallel Studio Help You Debug It?
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If You’re ‘As Clever As You Can Be When You Write It,’ Can Intel Parallel Studio Help You Debug It?

One of my favorite quotes is from Brian Kernighan, who wrote: “Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So, if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever...

09/25/2018

Now Available: Intel’s 2019 Software Development Tools
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Now Available: Intel’s 2019 Software Development Tools

Intel Parallel Studio XE is an expansive suite of software development tools made specifically for building and analyzing software written in C, C++, Fortran, and Python. In my opinion, if you develop C, C++, Fortran, or Python...

09/20/2018

Games, Graphics, and the ‘Gamification of IT'
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Games, Graphics, and the ‘Gamification of IT'

For game designers, graphics performance can make the difference between a best-seller and a clunker, weighed down by bad reviews. That’s why virtually every game designer tries to ensure they’re getting the most out of the...

07/18/2018

Inside Intel’s Graphics Performance Analyzers Version 2018 R2
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Inside Intel’s Graphics Performance Analyzers Version 2018 R2

The Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA) team describes their tool with this tag line: “Improve your game's performance by quickly identifying problem areas.” Any program that depends on good frame rates will benefit...

07/16/2018

OpenCL Is for GPUs Too
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OpenCL Is for GPUs Too

OpenCL started as a solution for GPUs, but it has recently received a lot of attention as a solution for FPGAs. So much so, in fact, that I’ve heard people wonder if OpenCL was for GPUs still. Yes, it is. More than ever! OpenCL is...

07/12/2018

Making the Most of your Code with OpenCL
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Making the Most of your Code with OpenCL

Processing engines are everywhere. CPUs, GPUs, and even purpose-built FPGAs all offer compute capability that for decades was limited to specific functions. Today, thanks to the Open Computing Language (OpenCL), that has all...

07/10/2018

Beating Moore’s Law: Scaling Performance for Another Half-Century
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Beating Moore’s Law: Scaling Performance for Another Half-Century

As his 90th birthday approaches, one wonders how Intel co-founder Gordon Moore considers that his famous ‘law’, first postulated in 1965, still pretty much holds true. As revised in the ‘70s, it forecast that the number of...

07/03/2018

Intel’s OpenVINO™ Toolkit: Deep Learning + Vision + Heterogenous Compute
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Intel’s OpenVINO™ Toolkit: Deep Learning + Vision + Heterogenous Compute

Intel recently renamed its Computer Vision SDK as the OpenVINO™ toolkit. Looking at all that’s been added, it’s not surprising Intel wanted a new name to embrace all the new functionality. Included in the toolkit are three new...

07/02/2018

Accelerated Python: The Momentum Continues
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Accelerated Python: The Momentum Continues

Intel’s support of Accelerated Python continues to be the logical choice for any performance-sensitive Python users. The team has added many new features recently including Python 3.6 support, performance enhancements for...

07/02/2018

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Uncovering Hidden Performance: Tools for Every IT Pro

At a recent IT conference on becoming more strategic, the topic of machine learning and artificial intelligence kept creeping into the conversation. Whether IT professionals are using AI and ML to improve their security posture or...

06/18/2018

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