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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

What’s All the Excitement Over Software Defined Visualization and in Situ Visualization?
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What’s All the Excitement Over Software Defined Visualization and in Situ Visualization?

Software Defined Visualization (SDVis) has become a mainstream idea: visualization on processors (CPUs) has enormous advantages in flexibility, cost, and performance for large visualizations. While that sounds like a great...

A Look Ahead (and Back) to the Intel HPC Developer Conference
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A Look Ahead (and Back) to the Intel HPC Developer Conference

Intel’s “DevCon” has been going on for a handful of years now, and it’s emerged as a popular and interesting venue for those interested in HPC and newer fields like HPDA and AI/ML (High Performance Data Analytics, Artificial...

Why Effective Parallel Programming Must Include Scalable Memory Allocation
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Why Effective Parallel Programming Must Include Scalable Memory Allocation

Multicore processor? Yes. Write program to run in parallel? Yes. Did you remember to use a Scalable Memory Allocator? No? Then read on … In my experience, making sure “memory allocation” for a program is ready for parallelism is...

A Look at Intel’s 2018 Software Development Tools
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A Look at Intel’s 2018 Software Development Tools

I signed up for Intel’s annual public beta (you can too by registering for it), and now I can share some of what I’ve found in the latest version of the software development tools. These are serious tools for Python, C, C++, and...

Be Curious and Learn: Modern Fortran in a Nutshell
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Be Curious and Learn: Modern Fortran in a Nutshell

Advances in science and engineering still rely on Fortran more than any other language by many important measures. Surprised? You shouldn’t be, although many people who call themselves programmers have never actually learned...

Crowdsourcing Solutions to Cancer: Thank You, Kaggle, Intel, and MobileODT
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Crowdsourcing Solutions to Cancer: Thank You, Kaggle, Intel, and MobileODT

“Competition platforms” offer interesting ways to pull together communities to focus on solving a problem. There are several out there. For example, Kaggle provides access to development tools and the compute cycles to run...

How Does a 20X Speed-Up in Python Grab You?
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How Does a 20X Speed-Up in Python Grab You?

Thanks to Intel, I just got a 20X speed-up in Python that I can turn on and off with a single command. And this wasn’t even in ideal conditions. but in a virtual environment: openSUSE Linux (Tumbleweed) running on a VBox on my...

Intel’s Student Ambassador Program: Artificial Intelligence for College Students
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Intel’s Student Ambassador Program: Artificial Intelligence for College Students

Are you a college student interested in machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence? If yes, you have an opportunity to engage with Intel via its Student Ambassador Program (and get some cool stuff). There are...

Teaching Parallel Programming: Teach Early and Often, and Try These Resources
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Teaching Parallel Programming: Teach Early and Often, and Try These Resources

Recently, I had the good fortune to present a class at the ACM Conference for Computer Science Educators (SIGCSE). While I definitely shared my enthusiasm for parallel programming, I had two key goals for those who...

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