The Several Faces of Intel Compilers
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The Several Faces of Intel Compilers

Intel compilers are extremely popular with performance-minded developers who compile C, C++, or Fortran for the x86 architecture (32 or 64 bit). The quest for top performance is the key attribute that users single out. If you ask...

04/23/18

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Use More Cores to Speed Execution

It seems obvious, right? All those cores in that CPU ready and waiting for your elegant, threaded and parallelized code to blast off, reducing execution time to a small fraction of what it used to be. Or that’s the thought...

04/10/18

Concurrency for Hash Tables
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Concurrency for Hash Tables

C++ Performance Tuning with Intel Threading Building Blocks

04/04/18

Are You Ready for a 5x Python Performance Boost?
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Are You Ready for a 5x Python Performance Boost?

In the highly competitive world of CAD/CAE where high performance is everything, software developers can now add real value by using an accelerated Python implementation. And I have some test results from DATADVANCE, known for...

03/15/18

Python for Production: Accelerating Number-Crunching Without Recoding
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Python for Production: Accelerating Number-Crunching Without Recoding

So you’ve probably been using Python for prototyping data science and number-crunching jobs, but when it comes to putting code into production, you go for some variant of C. Why? Well, by its very nature, Python is...

03/09/18

Understanding Why Data Layout Matters
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Understanding Why Data Layout Matters

The impact of data layout on performance can be significant. One opportunity to realize better performance exists in an important new capability of the latest version of the Intel® Math Kernel Library. This feature offers...

02/26/18

Programming FPGAs the Old-Fashioned Way
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Programming FPGAs the Old-Fashioned Way

HDL vs. OpenCL – how to choose?

01/16/18

Navigating HPC for Competitive Advantage in 2018
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Navigating HPC for Competitive Advantage in 2018

So far, we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible

01/09/18

FPGAs and OpenCL: What’s Up?
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FPGAs and OpenCL: What’s Up?

They really do deliver a customizable hardware accelerator for everyone

01/04/18

Boost System and IoT Development with Updated Intel System Studio
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Boost System and IoT Development with Updated Intel System Studio

Intel System Studio is an incredible collection of tools, and it’s all available for free (90 days at a time). If you’re involved in system bring up, or whole system debug, the power of this toolset is something worth trying.

12/20/17

Computing Our Way to Smart Cities
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Computing Our Way to Smart Cities

Urban informatics, “Array of Things” to play key roles

12/12/17

Building the World’s Largest Radio Telescope
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Building the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

SC17 puts the spotlight on the Square Kilometer Array project

12/04/17

Watch Experts Talk About Cool Science at HPC
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Watch Experts Talk About Cool Science at HPC

Video highlights from the Intel HPC Developer Conference.

11/29/17

Raise Your Hand and Ask: What’s a Qubit?
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Raise Your Hand and Ask: What’s a Qubit?

Most people don’t want to be the uncool one to raise their hand and ask a question, but in many cases we really should. These occasional “Raise Your Hand and Ask” posts highlight cool “buzzwords” you may have heard.

11/21/17

Connecting Dies: How Moore’s Law Now Drives Packages
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Connecting Dies: How Moore’s Law Now Drives Packages

Did you know that processors, and other packaged integrated circuits, often contain more than one die (aka chip)? It’s not something you can tell by looking at them.

11/15/17

Intel HPC Developer Conference and SC17: Supercomputing Matters More Than Ever
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Intel HPC Developer Conference and SC17: Supercomputing Matters More Than Ever

More than ever, developments in high performance computing are affecting the entire computer science field and touching every facet of our lives.

11/08/17

Intel’s ‘2018 Model Year’ Developer Tools Are Now Available
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Intel’s ‘2018 Model Year’ Developer Tools Are Now Available

When I want the best performance on x86/x86-64 processors while using C, C++, Fortran, or Python, Intel tools have no equal. Intel tools can also help with C# and Java optimization. Starting this week, we can now kick the tires of...

09/12/17

Developer Skills at Work: Serious (and Not-So-Serious) Stuff
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Developer Skills at Work: Serious (and Not-So-Serious) Stuff

Feeling knowledgeable? I have two different opportunities to put your software development knowledge to work. They could not be more different! Not-so-serious first. In preparing for this blog, I wasted enough time to become the...

07/27/17

Digital Twins: A Compelling Use for Simulations on IoT Data
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Digital Twins: A Compelling Use for Simulations on IoT Data

Imagine that we know an object well when it starts out, and we can measure activity and forces applied to it, and we can simulate how it would react and change. In such a case, we’ve created a “Digital Twin” for our...

07/21/17

Raise Your Hand and Ask: What’s PGAS?
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Raise Your Hand and Ask: What’s PGAS?

Note: Most people don’t want to be the uncool one to raise their hand and ask a question, but in many cases we really should. These occasional “Raise Your Hand and Ask” posts highlight cool “buzzwords” you may have heard. My aim...

07/14/17

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