Intel® AI Analytics Toolkit Release Notes


Published:12/05/2020   Last Updated:12/04/2020


This document provides details about new features and known issues for the Intel® AI Analytics Toolkit. The toolkit includes the following components:

  • Intel® Optimization for TensorFlow*

  • Intel® Optimization for PyTorch*

  • Intel® Distribution for Python*

  • Intel® Low Precision Optimization Tool

  • Model Zoo for Intel® Architecture

  • Intel® Distribution for Modin*

Version History

Date Version Major Change Summary
Dec 2020 2021.1 Initial Release

Where to Find the Release

Please check the release page for more information on how to acquire the package.

Compatibility Notes

  • Intel® Optimization for TensorFlow* is compatible with version 2.2

  • Intel® Optimization for PyTorch * is compatible with version 1.5

  • Intel® Distribution for Python* is compatible with cpython version 3.7

  • Intel® Optimization of Modin* is compatible with version 0.8.2

System Requirements

Please see system requirements.

How to Start Using the Tools

Please reference the usage guides for each of the included tools:

Known Limitation

Intel® Optimization for PyTorch* requires Intel® AVX512 supports on the system.


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