Cython* is a superset of Python* that additionally supports C functions and C types on variable and class attributes. Cython generates C extension modules, which can be used by the main Python program using the import statement.
Caffe is a deep learning framework developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC) and one of the most popular community frameworks for image recognition. Caffe is often used as a benchmark together with AlexNet*, a neural network topology for image recognition, and ImageNet*, a database of labeled images.
Since HPC applications target high performance, users are interested in analyzing the runtime performance of such applications.
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...