Cloud took Las Vegas by storm last week with the annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. This was the sixth year Intel sponsored this cornerstone cloud computing event and we have showcased the full range of our collaboration with AWS, from edge to cloud, spanning an array of applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), and the Internet of Things (IoT).

I’d like to recap some highlights of the Intel and AWS collaboration over the last year and highlight some of the innovations we showcased at re:Invent 2017. One of the biggest moments for Intel this year was the launch of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors on July 11.

AWS was a key customer for this revolutionary platform, and we were very pleased when Dr. Matt Wood, Amazon’s General Manager of Artificial Intelligence, supported our launch talking about AWS EC2’s new compute-intensive C5 instance, powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors. He emphasized the importance of C5 for HPC, machine learning, and AI applications, and stated that the computational power of the Intel Xeon Scalable processor lets AWS customers use more data and machine learning to create innovative new products and experiences.

Dr. Wood discussed how Intel and AWS collaborated on the optimization of C5’s deep learning engine with Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), increasing AI inference performance by over. Through Intel’s long collaboration with leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) such as AWS to drive cloud innovations, delivering the highest level of cloud infrastructure efficiency has always been a priority because at cloud scale, every ounce of efficiency matters. Read more from…

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