Inside Intel: The Race for Faster Machine Learning



The goal is not just the fastest but the most productive machine-learning platform for researchers.

Pradeep Dubey, an Intel Fellow at the Intel Labs division

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Configuration information: One 2-socket Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4 (45M cache, 2.3GHz, 18 cores), memory 128GB vs one NVIDIA* Tesla K80 GPUs, NVIDIA CUDA* 7.5.17 (Driver 352.39), ECC enabled, persistence mode enabled.