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Intel + Cornell Pioneering Work in the “Science of Smell”

Nature Machine Intelligence published a joint paper from researchers at Intel Labs and Cornell University demonstrating the ability of Intel’s neuromorphic test chip, Loihi, to learn and recognize 10 hazardous chemicals, even in the presence of significant noise and occlusion. The work demonstrates how neuromorphic computing could be used to detect smells that are precursors to explosives, narcotics and more.

Reality Bites: 3 Misconceptions that Can Lead to Microservice Mayhem

In this contributed article, Eric D. Schabell, Global Technology Evangelist and Portfolio Architect Director at Red Hat, discusses how microservices are core to organizations’ flexibility and agility in the digital world. But that doesn’t mean that microservices are right for every use case or even for every organization—at least, not right now.

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2020: Transform Enterprise, Cloud, HPC & Artificial Intelligence with Faster Parallel Code

In this article we’ll drill down into the capabilities of Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2020, the latest release of a comprehensive, parallel programming tool suite that simplifies the creation and modernization of code. Using this newest release, software developers and architects can speed AI inferencing with support for Intel® Deep Learning Boost and Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI), designed to accelerate inner convolutional neural network (CNN) loops.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/27/2020

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

New Research from Accenture and Qlik Shows the Data Skills Gap is Costing Organizations Billions in Lost Productivity

A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Qlik, titled “The Human Impact of Data Literacy” and conducted on behalf of The Data Literacy Project, found that while most organizations understand the incredible opportunity of data, a gap has emerged between organizations’ aspirations to be data-driven and their employees’ ability to create business value with data.

oneAPI: – A Unified Cross-Architecture, High Performance Programming Model Designed to Help Shape the Future of Application Development

In this article, we’ll dive into the newly announced oneAPI, a single, unified programming model that aims to simplify development across multiple architectures, such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators. The long-term journey is represented by two important first-steps – the industry initiative and the Intel beta product.

Heterogeneous Computing Programming: oneAPI and Data Parallel C++

Sponsored Post What you missed at the Intel Developer Conference, and how to catch-up today By James Reinders In the interests of full disclosure … I must admit that I became sold on DPC++ after Intel approached me (as a consultant – 3 years retired from Intel) asking if I’d help with a book on […]

2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 Processors Offer Leadership Performance, and Advance AI

Simulation, modeling, data analytics, and other workloads commonly use high performance computing (HPC) to advance research and business in many ways. However, as converged workloads involving AI grow in adoption, HPC systems must keep pace with evolving needs. 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, with built-in AI acceleration technologies, offer leadership performance to speed the most demanding HPC workloads.

How Astera Labs is Revolutionizing Semiconductor Product Development—100% in the Cloud

For any established semiconductor product developer, designing a next-generation PCIe 5.0 chipset in less than a year is no small feat. For a brand-new startup with no compute infrastructure other than laptops, however, it is a huge ask. That’s why, with time being of the essence, Astera Labs decided to take a chance on the efficiencies it would gain from a 100% cloud-based approach.

Six Platform Investments from Intel to Facilitate Running AI and HPC Workloads Together on Existing Infrastructure

Because HPC technologies today offer substantially more power and speed than their legacy predecessors, enterprises and research institutions benefit from combining AI and HPC workloads on a single system. Six platform investments from Intel will help reduce obstacles and make HPC and AI deployment even more accessible and practical.