HPC and Python: Intel’s work in enabling the scientific computing community
2019-09-05, 09:15–10:00, Track 1 (Mitxelena)

High Performance Computing (HPC) has been a pillar of the scientific community for years, with many in the Python community contributing to its continued development. However, one of the fundamental links in performance is the relationship between h


High Performance Computing (HPC) has been a pillar of the scientific community for years, with many in the Python community contributing to its continued development. However, one of the fundamental links in performance is the relationship between hardware and software.

Intel is hard at work on the Intel® Distribution for Python*, producing optimized packages and upstreaming changes to open source that help take advantage of current and future Intel® Architecture, and hardware that is purpose built to target HPC, Machine Learning, and AI workloads.

Getting the performance out of these workloads has been a challenging journey, one in which good lessons and learnings were made. From Intel’s Python community contributions to the new architectures Intel created for a generation of more accessible scientific compute, Intel’s work continues on delivering more approachable HPC in Python.


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