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Experimenting with OpenStack* Sahara* on Docker* Containers

Docker* is an emerging technology that has become very popular recently in the market. It provides a flexible architecture to deploy applications. OpenStack* is another hot technology on the market. It has been available for several years, became more stable and also added more features support in recent releases.
Authored by WEITING C. (Intel) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 17:10
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Using Multiple Backends in Openstack Swift

OpenStack Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Object Storage is ideal for cost effective, scale-out storage.

Authored by Yuan Zhou (Intel) Last updated on 02/13/2019 - 13:08
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Core Challenge In Speeding Up Python, PHP, HHVM, Node.js...

A traditional compiler translates a high-level computer program into machine code for the CPU you want to run it on. An interpreted language translates a high-level language into the machine code for some imaginary CPU. For historical reasons, this imaginary CPU is called a "virtual machine" and its instructions are called "byte code." One advantage of this approach is development speed: creating...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 20:00
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The JITter Conundrum - Just in Time for Your Traffic Jam

In interpreted languages, it just takes longer to get stuff done - I earlier gave the example where the Python source code a = b + c would result in a BINARY_ADD byte code which takes 78 machine instructions to do the add, but it's a single native ADD instruction if run in compiled language like C or C++. How can we speed this up? Or as the performance expert would say, how do I decrease...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 20:00
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My Reality Moment. Why Did I Ever Agree to Do This?

When I first took this job of leading our scripting languages area, the Reality Moment struck when I had my first real look at the challenges of dynamic languages. For example, if you compare two strings in a program, we have some new instructions in the processor which can make these go very fast. But unfortunately, if you compare two strings in PHP, you first need to determine if the strings...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 17:46
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PGO: Let It Go (PHP)

We can hope that companies like Intel® will come along with a faster processor. (And this does tend to happen every year). Or we can improve our compilers to produce better machine code. Or we can analyze our own code and change it to run more optimally. For PHP, we do all three: We partner with the processor architects to improve the way they execute PHP; we look for changes we can make to the...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/03/2019 - 20:08
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Unleash the Parallel Performance of Python* Programs

[updated 10/5/2018]

Authored by Anton Malakhov (Intel) Last updated on 10/05/2018 - 18:24
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Doubling the Performance of OpenStack Swift with No Code Changes

My current gig is mostly about performance. I manage a group of software engineers dedicated to the languages becoming really important to the cloud and the datacenter.

Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 17:10
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Intel® IoT Developer Kit: Your Gateway to Commercial Cloud Solutions with Microsoft Azure* IoT

Microsoft Azure* paired with the Intel® IoT Developer Kit provides developers with a full set of development tools – from the edge to the cloud.
Authored by Last updated on 06/20/2019 - 10:33
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Top Ten Intel® Software Developer Stories | April

April showers bring you Python* code samples, a recap of GDC, machine learning in retail and an update to Intel® Threading Building Blocks. Read on!
Authored by Carman, Vicky (Intel) Last updated on 06/21/2019 - 15:53