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Intel’s New Processors: A Machine-learning Perspective

Machine learning and its younger sibling deep learning are continuing their acceleration in terms of increasing the value of enterprise data assets across a variety of problem domains. A recent talk by Dr. Amitai Armon, Chief Data-Scientist of Intel’s Advanced Analytics department, at the O’reilly Artificial Intelligence conference, New-York, September 27 2016, focused on the usage of Intel’s new server processors for various machine learning tasks as well as considerations in choosing and matching processors for specific machine learning tasks.

Performance Optimization of Deep Learning Frameworks on Modern Intel Architectures

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Elmoustapha Ould-ahmed-vall from Intel describes how the company is doubling down to optimize Machine Learning frameworks for Intel Platforms. Using open source frameworks as a starting point, surprising speedups are possible using Intel technologies.

Intel Xeon Phi Processor Code Modernization Nets Over 55x Faster NeuralTalk2 Image Tagging

“Benchmarks, customer experiences, and the technical literature have shown that code modernization can greatly increase application performance on both Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors. Colfax Research recently published a study showing that image tagging performance using the open source NeuralTalk2 software can be improved 28x on Intel Xeon processors and by over 55x on the latest Intel Xeon Phi processors.”