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“HOW Series”: Webinars on Performance Optimization, June 2017

April 28, 2017

  In a Nutshell HOW Series “Deep Dive” is a free 20-hour hands-on in-depth training on parallel programming and performance optimization in computational applications on Intel architecture. The 6th run in 2017 begins June 19, 2017. Broadcasts start at 16:00 GMT (9:00 am in San Francisco, 12:00 noon in New York, 5:00 pm in London, 7:00 pm in Moscow, 9:30 pm in New Delhi, 1:00 am in Tokyo). June 2017 S M T W H F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30                   — Webinar+remote access c GMT 16:00 San Francisco 9:00 am New York 12:00 noon London 5:00 pm Moscow 7:00 pm New Delhi 9:30 pm Tokyo 1:00 am Live status as of 23 minutes ago: 94 registrants. Register Cannot attend? Register anyway for cluster access, progress updates and recorded video.   Learn More Why Attend the HOW Series Course Roadmap Instructor Bio Prerequisites Remote Access for Hands-On Exercises Slides, Code and Video System Requirements (IMPORTANT!) Supplementary Materials Chat Why Attend the [...]

HOW Series “Deep Dive”: Webinars on Performance Optimization, May 2017

April 13, 2017

  In a Nutshell HOW Series “Deep Dive” is a free 20-hour hands-on in-depth training on parallel programming and performance optimization in computational applications on Intel architecture. The 5th run in 2017 begins May 15, 2017. Broadcasts start at 16:00 GMT (9:00 am in San Francisco, 12:00 noon in New York, 5:00 pm in London, 7:00 pm in Moscow, 9:30 pm in New Delhi, 1:00 am in Tokyo). May 2017 S M T W H F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31                   — Webinar+remote access GMT 16:00 San Francisco 9:00 am New York 12:00 noon London 5:00 pm Moscow 7:00 pm New Delhi 10:30 pm Tokyo 1:00 am Live status as of 32 days ago: 100 registrants. Register Registration for this training in June 2017 is also open. Cannot attend? Register anyway for cluster access, progress updates and recorded video.   Learn More Why Attend the HOW Series Course Roadmap Instructor Bio Prerequisites Remote Access for Hands-On Exercises Slides, Code and Video System Requirements [...]

HOW Series “Deep Dive”: Webinars on Performance Optimization, April 2017

March 16, 2017

  In a Nutshell HOW Series “Deep Dive” is a free 20-hour hands-on in-depth training on parallel programming and performance optimization in computational applications on Intel architecture. The 4th run in 2017 begins April 17, 2017. Broadcasts start at 16:00 UTC (9:00 am in San Francisco, 12:00 noon in New York, 5:00 pm in London, 7:00 pm in Moscow, 9:30 pm in New Delhi, 1:00 am in Tokyo). April 2017 S M T W H F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30     — Webinar+remote access UTC 16:00 San Francisco 9:00 am New York 12:00 noon London 5:00 pm Moscow 7:00 pm New Delhi 9:30 pm Tokyo 1:00 am Live status as of 60 days ago: 354 registrants. Registration for this workshop is closed, but you can register for the upcoming HOW series in May or you can watch the recordings of all presentations below.   Learn More Why Attend the HOW Series Course Roadmap Instructor Bio Prerequisites Remote Access for Hands-On Exercises Slides, Code and Video System Requirements (IMPORTANT!) Supplementary Materials Chat Why [...]

HOW Series “Deep Dive”: Webinars on Performance Optimization, March 2017

February 15, 2017

  In a Nutshell HOW Series “Deep Dive” is a free 20-hour hands-on in-depth training on parallel programming and performance optimization in computational applications on Intel architecture. The 3rd run in 2017 begins March 13, 2017. Broadcasts start at 16:00 UTC (9:00 am in San Francisco, 12:00 noon in New York, 4:00 pm in London, 7:00re pm in Moscow, 9:30 pm in New Delhi, 1:00 am in Tokyo). March 2017 S M T W H F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31                   — Webinar+remote access UTC 16:00 San Francisco 9:00 am New York 12:00 noon London 4:00 pm Moscow 7:00 pm New Delhi 9:30 pm Tokyo 1:00 am Live status as of 95 days ago: 138 registrants. Registration for this workshop is closed, but you can register for the April HOW Series.   Learn More Why Attend the HOW Series Course Roadmap Instructor Bio Prerequisites Remote Access for Hands-On Exercises Slides, Code and Video System Requirements (IMPORTANT!) Supplementary Materials Chat Why Attend the HOW [...]

Optimizing Torch Performance for Intel Xeon Phi Processors

November 18, 2016

    In this 1-hour webinar, Ryo Asai (Colfax) discusses how machine learning applications can benefit from code modernization. He begins by exploring the parallelism that gives modern computer architecture its performance, and how it can be leveraged. Then he applies code modernization techniques live on-screen to the Torch machine learning framework. Specifically, he optimizes image recognition through a deep convolutional neural network that uses the VGG-net architecture. For each code modernization technique, he explains why it works, and how to apply it in practice. What you will learn: What code modernization is, and its importance for machine learning Practical knowledge of modern computer architectures Code modernization techniques for leveraging parallelism Slides:  Colfax-Torch-VGG-Webinar.pdf (2 MB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log [...]

Training Calendar

October 4, 2016

“HOW” Series: Deep Dive   June 2017 S M T W H F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30                   — Upcoming Information Register   Learn Modern Code Are you realizing the payoff of parallel processing? Are you aware that without code optimization, computational applications may perform orders of magnitude worse than they are supposed to? The Web-based HOW Series training provides extensive knowledge needed to extract more of the parallel compute performance potential found in both Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors and coprocessors. Practice New Skills The HOW series is an experiential learning program because comprising instructional and hands-on self-study components: The instructional part: 10 lecture sessions with 1 hour of theory and 1 hour of practical demonstrations. In the self-study part: attendees are provided with remote access over SSH to a Linux-based cluster of training server with Intel Xeon Phi processors (KNL) and Intel [...]

Performance Optimization for Intel® Xeon Phi™ x200 Product Family: Video

September 29, 2016

Optimization for Intel Xeon Phi Processors x200 Colfax now offers a 2-hour Hands-On Workshop (HOW) video on the best practices for performance optimization for Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (formerly Knights Landing). Use links below the video to navigate the 10 episodes.     Slides:   HOW-Knights-Landing.pdf (4 MB) Part 1. Meet Intel Xeon Phi processors Purpose of Intel Xeon Phi processors and their organization from the programmer’s point of view. Episode 01. ► Intel architecture: today and tomorrow (14 min) Episode 02. ► Cores in Intel Xeon Phi processors (7 min) Episode 03. ► Vector Instruction Support (14 min) Episode 04. ► High-bandwidth memory (8 min) Episode 05. ► Clustering modes (9 min) Part 2. Hands-on Demonstrations Exercises in performance optimization for Intel Xeon Phi processors. Episode 06. ► Memory bandwidth optimization (19 min) (bonus: ► with memkind) (9 min) Episode 07. ► Vectorization with AVX-512 (13 min) (bonus: ► threading) (9 min) Episode 08. ► Tuning with Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) (20 min) Episode 09. ► [...]

Machine Learning on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors: Image Captioning with NeuralTalk2, Torch

June 20, 2016

  In this case study, we describe a proof-of-concept implementation of a highly optimized machine learning application for Intel Architecture. Our results demonstrate the capabilities of Intel Architecture, particularly the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Phi processors (formerly codenamed Knights Landing), in the machine learning domain. Download as PDF:  Colfax-NeuralTalk2-Summary.pdf (814 KB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log In. or read online below. Code: see our branch of NeuralTalk2 for instructions on reproducing our results (in Readme.md). It uses our optimized branch of Torch to run efficiently on Intel architecture. See also: colfaxresearch.com/get-ready-for-intel-knights-landing-3-papers/ 1. Case Study It is common in the machine learning (ML) domain to see applications implemented with the use of frameworks and libraries such as Torch, Caffe, TensorFlow, and similar. This approach allows the computer scientist to focus on the learning algorithm, leaving the details of performance optimization to the framework. Similarly, the ML [...]

Intel® Python* on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors: Out-of-the-Box Performance

June 20, 2016

This paper reports on the value and performance for computational applications of the Intel® distribution for Python* 2017 Beta on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors (formerly codenamed Knights Landing). Benchmarks of LU decomposition, Cholesky decomposition, singular value decomposition and double precision general matrix-matrix multiplication routines in the SciPy and NumPy libraries are presented, and tuning methodology for use with high-bandwidth memory (HBM) is laid out. Download as PDF:  Colfax-Intel-Python.pdf (1 MB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log In. or read online below. Code: coming soon, check back later. See also: colfaxresearch.com/get-ready-for-intel-knights-landing-3-papers/ 1. A Case for Python in Computing Python is a popular scripting language in computational applications. Empowered with the fundamental tools for scientific computing, NumPy and SciPy libraries, Python applications can express in brief and convenient form basic linear algebra subroutines (BLAS) and linear algebra package (LAPACK) [...]

Knights Landing Webinar Slides Translated to Japanese

May 13, 2016

日XLsoft社の協力で、弊社の “Introduction to Next-Generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor: Developer’s Guide to Knights Landing” で使われているスライド集が日本語に翻訳されました。 With the help of our partners at XLsoft, the slide deck for the webinar “Introduction to Next-Generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor: Developer’s Guide to Knights Landing” has been translated to the Japanese language. XLsoft社のウェブサイト/XLsoft website Download here:  JP-Colfax-Programmers-Guide-to-KNL.pdf (5 MB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log In. For more information, and to register for the webinar, please visit: Webinar [...]
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