Intel SSF Optimizations Boost Machine Learning

August 16, 2016 Rob Farber Data scientists and deep and machine learning researchers rely on frameworks and libraries such as Torch, Caffe, TensorFlow, and Theano. Studies by Colfax Research and Kyoto University have found that existing open source packages such as Torch and Theano deliver significantly faster performance through the use of Intel Scalable System Framework (Intel SSF) technologies like the Intel compiler and performance libraries for Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL), Intel MPI (Message Passing Interface), and Intel Threading Building Blocks (Intel TBB), and Intel Distribution for Python (Intel Python). Andrey Vladimirov (Head of HPC Research, Colfax Research) noted that “new Intel SSF hardware and software in combination with code modernization delivered an observed 50x machine learning performance improvement in our case study”. In the Colfax Research and…


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