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Code Together covers the rapidly changing software landscape from the perspective of developers. Listen as we talk to developers, entrepeneurs and technologists who are trying to create solutions that meet the needs of the modern, accelerated computing world.


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Code Together covers the rapidly changing software landscape from the perspective of developers. Listen as we talk to developers, entrepeneurs and technologists who are trying to create solutions that meet the needs of the modern, accelerated computing world.






The Growing Importance of Operational AI

Eduardo Alvarez joins Tony to talk about how the AI landscape for businesses and developers is changing rapidly, and how we need to move to take advantage of the opportunities and not get left behind. They also talk about fine-tuning Llama2 with LoRA on Gaudi2 and the benefits for users. Guest: Eduardo Alvarez - AI Solutions Engineer @ Intel Eduardo Alvarez Learn more: Eduardo's blog post oneAPI Unified Acceleration Foundation Bob Duffy Stable Diffusion Llama2 Fine-Tuning with Low-Rank Adaptations (LoRA) on Gaudi 2 Processors President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence


Generative AI and Accessibility - Shaping the Future of Technology and Human Interactive

Darryl Adams joins Tony to talk about how generative AI solutions will change the way we interactive with technology. They talk about how to extend current solutions, and how developers and technologists might design better solutions leveraging generative AI capabilities. Guest: Darryl Adams - Director of Accessibility at Intel. Darryl Adams Resources: Goodmaps Ximira BeMyEyes OpenAI OmniBridge Cephable Check out more Intel podcasts at:


Accelerating Epistasis Detection - How oneAPI Supports Genetics Researchers

Advancements in genomics have accelerated significantly over the past few decades as compute technology has grown exponentially. Professor Alessandra Ilic and Ricardo Nobre join Tony to talk about their research and how oneAPI is helping them accelerate research in the area of epistasis detection, which in genetics is when the effect of a gene or set of genes is affected by the presences or absence of another set of genes. Guests: Aleksandar Ilic is an Assistant Professor at the IST, University of Lisbon, and a Researcher of INESC-ID, Portugal. His research interests include high-performance and energy-efficient computing and modeling of parallel heterogeneous systems. Ricardo Nobre is a PostDoc researcher at the INESC-ID R&D center in Lisbon/Portugal, as part of the High-Performance Computing Architectures and Systems (HPCAS) research area. His interests include high-performance computing, parallel programming, compilers and machine learning. Aleksandar Ilic Ricardo Nobre Resources: INESC-ID Achieves 9x Acceleration for Epistasis Disease Detection using oneAPI Tools and Intel Hardware Source Code Intel® Advisor Intel® VTune™ Profiler oneAPI 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series References: D. Marques, R. Campos, S. Santander-Jiménez, Z. Matveev, L. Sousa and A. Ilic. Unlocking Personalized Healthcare on Modern CPUs/GPUs: Three-way Gene Interaction Study. Paper presented in the 36th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) Lyon, France, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/IPDPS53621.2022.00023 R. Nobre, A. Ilic, S. Santander-Jiménez and L. Sousa. Fourth-Order Exhaustive Epistasis Detection for the xPU Era. Paper presented in the 50th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Chicago, USA, 2021. DOI: 10.1145/3472456.3472509 D. Marques, A. Ilic, Z. A. Matveev, and L. Sousa. Application-driven Cache-aware Roofline Model. Future Generation Computer Systems 107 (2020): 257-273. DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2020.01.044 Ilic, F. Pratas, and L. Sousa. Cache-aware roofline model: Upgrading the loft. IEEE Computer Architecture Letters 13.1 (2013): 21-24. DOI: 10.1109/L-CA.2013.6 Check out more Intel podcasts at:


Why Open Source AI Models Matter and Using Open LLMs

Eduardo Alvarez joins Tony to talk about using open large language models (LLMs) to compete with closed source alternatives isn't as hard as one may think. He also talks about how the industry is changing around AI solutions with the popularity of open models thanks to companies like Hugging Face and the GPT4All community. Eduardo then talks about his experience running hackathons and the brand new Intel Developer Certification program, which he created the MLOps content for. Finally they wrap up with a discussion about his journey as a LatinX engineer celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest: Eduardo Alvarez - AI Solutions Engineer @ Intel Eduardo Alvarez Learn more: Hugging Face GPT4All OpenVINO Toolkit Intel Neural Compressor Intel® Extension for Transformers Intel® Neural Compressor Intel® Developer Cloud oneAPI


AI and oneAPI - Women in Data Science

Kavita Aroor guest hosts a panel discussion from some oneAPI Innovators in the AI space who participated in a oneAPI AI Hackathon and Usha Rengaraju, one of the judges of the competition. They share their insights into where to apply AI, why AI matters and how oneAPI based solutions are helping to bring performant solutions to the AI space. They also talk about their unique journeys as women in data science. Kavita Aroor is a Developer Marketing Lead for Asia Pacific and Japan at Intel. She drives the developer outreach, engagements, and programs in the areas of GPU, HPC and AI. Usha Rengaraju currently heads the data science research at Exa Protocol and she is the World’s first women triple Kaggle Grandmaster. She specializes in Deep Learning and Probabilistic Graphical Models and was also one of the judges of Tiger Graph “ Graph for all – Million Dollar Challenge” in 2022. She is ranked as top ten Data Scientists in India for the year 2020 by Analytics India Magazine, ranked as top ten women data scientists by Analytics Insight magazine for 2021 and also ranked as top 150 AI Leaders and Influencers by 3AI magazine. Deepthi A J is a passionate and dedicated Ph.D. scholar with a strong focus on research and innovation. She is a trainer, who imparts knowledge and expertise to aspiring learners. With expertise in conveying complex ideas concisely, she contributes to both academic and professional realms. Anusha C A is a passionate software engineer with a drive for innovation and a deep curiosity for exploring new technologies. She is skilled in developing robust solutions through years of experience at Lam Research and Honeywell and is committed to diversity and inclusion to create a meaningful social impact. Learn More: Intel Developer Cloud oneAPI Intel® AI Analytics Toolkit


AI and oneAPI - A oneAPI Spotlight Discussion with AI Innovators

Kavita Aroor guest hosts a panel discussion from some oneAPI Innovators in the AI space who participated in a oneAPI AI Hackathon. They share their insights into where to apply AI, why AI matters and how oneAPI based solutions are helping to bring performant solutions to the AI space. Kavita Aroor is a Developer Marketing Lead for Asia Pacific and Japan at Intel. She drives the developer outreach, engagements, and programs in the areas of GPU, HPC and AI. Mohan Krishna R has around 13 years of experience in providing comprehensive solutions to complex data problem across multiple industries like technology, FMCG, retail etc. He is currently working as Principal AI Scientist at Course5 AI Labs. His work around predicting the Indian Elections winner using social data got published in mainstream media include the Washington Post, Economic Times (digital & print) and Bloomberg. Sudarshan Bandyopadhyay is currently pursuing his masters from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Cyber Physical Systems). His current area of interests are Edge AI, Embedded Systems and Machine Learning. He currently works under the guidance of Dr. Punit Rathore for developing an Intrusion Detection System using ML for Autonomous Vehicles. Yuvraj Singh Deora is an enthusiastic tech pursuer currently on the path to an Integrated M.Tech in Software Engineering at VIT. His drive lies in bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology and real-world solutions. From AI and IoT to Blockchain, he is dedicated to tackling practical challenges that truly matter. Learn More: Intel Developer Cloud oneAPI Intel® AI Analytics Toolkit


Maximum Performance Storage for AI/HPC - How DAOS Enables Large Dataset Workloads on Aurora

Tony is joined by Kevin Harms of Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and Mohamad Chaarwi of Intel to discuss how the open source Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS) project will enable world class I/O performance on the Aurora Exascale Supercomputer. Guests: Kevin Harms is a team lead of the ALCF's Performance Engineering group. His interests include working on high performance storage and I/O. Mohamad Chaarawi is a senior software engineer in the DAOS group at Intel. He is responsible for the DAOS client library and other middleware IO libraries and application porting over the DAOS stack. Kevin Harms Mohamad Chaarawi Learn More: Aurora Supercomputer Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS) IO500 List oneAPI Check out more Intel podcasts at:


Using AI for Accessible Experiences - How Enabled Play Uses Existing Devices for Accessibility

Enabled Play is a platform that helps anyone access and control their technology in ways that work for them. Enabled Play CEO Alex Dunn joins Tony to talk about how Enabled Play technology creates accessible experiences for games, productivity on any platform using their SDK. Alex talks about how their AI technology uses Intel hardware and software to make these experiences a reality. Guest: Alex Dunn is CEO of Enabled Play. He was just recognized as a Forbes 30 under 30 to watch in the Boston area. He is focused on bringing solutions accessible solutions to businesses and individuals. Alex Dunn - CEO of Enabled Play Learn more: Enabled Play OpenVINO™ Toolkit oneAPI Intel® Liftoff for Startups Intel® Developer Cloud


Beewant - Multimodal AI Powered Data Management

Ahmed Joudad, CEO of Beewant, a multimodal AI solutions company joins Tony to discuss how Beewant is solving problems by being a first mover in the multimodal AI space. They talk about business solutions, as well as how Paris is taking advantage of their technology. Ahmed and Tony also talk about how Intel Liftoff for Startups, Intel Developer Cloud and oneAPI based solution are accelerating the capabilities and time to market of their platform. Finally they wrap up discussing Ahmed's path to being a founder/CEO, about the future of AI and why secure AI solutions matter. Guest: Ahmed Joudad is the founder of Beewant, an AI Platform that makes it easy for companies to navigate through large volumes of unstructured data. He spent most of his career working for a global provider of financial market data and platforms. He always had a passion for technology, particularly AI and machine learning and believes that the key to unlocking the full potential of AI is high-quality data that would enable algorithms to learn and improve. Ahmed Joudad - CEO of Beewant Learn more: Beewant oneAPI Intel® Liftoff for Startups Intel® Developer Cloud


Simplifying Computer Vision AI for Business - Intel Geti

Tony sits down with the Intel Geti team which is on the cutting edge of simplifying computer vision AI solutions for businesses. They talk about how the product works and where businesses are integrating Intel Geti into their solutions. They also talk about how AI has changed over the past 10 years and the possibilities of multi-modal AI solutions in the future. Guests: Ashutosh Kumar drives technical marketing efforts for Intel Geti. He holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and an MBA and 10+ years of experience in software development, R&D, and product across semiconductor, software security, and machine learning domains. Oliver Hamilton is the Intel Geti Technical Product Manager, shaping the roadmap items and future of Intel’s computer vision training platform. He has a PhD in Computer Vision and has been working in the field for over 10 years on use cases from security, medical and agritech. Ashutosh Kumar Oliver Hamilton The Intel Geti platform enables teams to rapidly build computer vision models and accelerate business automation with AI. It is a commercial software product by Intel, that comes with a 30-day trial option and is sold with an annual license. Learn More: Contact us: Watch the webinar to learn more: Watch a demo: Case studies: Blogs: Bravent Complex Machinery Assembly Use Case Royal Brompton Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) Study Bird Box Bot Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit Check out more Intel podcasts at:


Sustainability and Software - Designing a Framework for Software Sustainability

Asim Hussain joins Tony to discuss a wide range of topics around sustainability. They talk about Asim's experience in the sustainability field and what software efforts exist around sustainability. They also discuss how energy efficiency is measured for data centers, the metrics the Green Software Foundation have proposed and other broad topics around maximizing the value of sustainability efforts. Guest: Asim Hussain - Green Software Foundation Asim is a developer, author and speaker with over 20 years experience working for organizations such as the European Space Agency, Google, Microsoft and now Intel where he is the Director of Green Software. He's also the Executive Director and Chairperson of the Green Software Foundation, a global industry consortium with a mission to create a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and best practices for building green software. Learn more: Green Software Foundation Environment variables (GSF Podcast) SCI (software carbon intensity) specification Climate Action .tech Data Center Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Google PUE reporting The Green Web foundation CO2.js


AI, Advertising, Entrepreneurship and oneAPI - How SiteMana Innovates Solutions Using oneAPI

Entrepreneurship is one of the most critical parts of the technology industry. One of the topics we've been talking this year is the journey from developer or technologist to company founder. Today we are joined by Peter Ma, who has founded multiple companies and will talk to us about his company SiteMana, how AI is changing the industry and how oneAPI is enabling his company to move quickly in a dynamic AI and advertising space. Guest: Peter Ma - Co-Founder SiteMana Learn more: SiteMana oneAPI Intel® Liftoff for Startups


Sustainability and the Cloud - How Developers Can Harness More Sustainable Solutions

Environmental sustainability should be one of the most important considerations of technology going forward. Cloud and on-prem data centers consume a significant amount of energy, which maps to a signficant carbon footprint. This month, we will be focusing on how developers can affect environmental sustainability by using a variety of efforts and technologies. Niki Manoledaki is a software engineer who works with the CNCF to advocate for cloud-native environmental sustainability by contributing to the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group. She is also a Maintainer of the GitOps WG. Marlow Weston is a Cloud Software Architect at Intel specializing in resource management. She is co-chair of the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group. She’s also worked on MLOps, firmware, drivers, HPC cluster tools, and I/O HPC libraries. Guests: Niki Manoledaki Marlow Weston Learn More: CNCF TAG Environmental Sustainability Kubecon Presentation - Node Adaptive Power Tuning Open Source Summit Presentation - Optimizing Full-Stack Sustainability in a Real World Data Center GitOps and Sustainability


NayaOne - Simplifying Access to Financial Services on Any Hardware

Karan Jain, the founder and CEO of NayaOne stops by to talk about how NayaOne is changing how companies access applications in the financial services industry and how oneAPI is contributing to that transformation. We also talk about entrepreneurship and his journey to founding and running a successful startup. Guest: Karan Jain - CEO NayaOne Learn more: NayaOne oneAPI


Intel® Liftoff for Startups - Accelerating Innovation Through Partnerships

Innovation is at the heart of what drives technology companies. In an effort to foster and grow technology solutions, Intel has created the Intel Liftoff for Startups Program. Today we will talk to the two lead engineers helping drive this program and learn a little about how they help startups reach their goals. Guests: Rahul Nair Ryan Metz Learn More: Intel® Liftoff for Startups Intel® Developer Cloud 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with Built-In Accelerators Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series oneAPI HuggingFace


How Argonne’s Sunspot Testbed is Helping Advance Code Development for Aurora

As software is being deployed to the Aurora exascale supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, we are learning more about the performance of the hardware and the potential scientific applications it can enable. Today we talk about Argonne’s new Sunspot testbed and how research teams are using it to optimize code performance in preparation for early science runs on Aurora. Guests: Tim Williams - Deputy Director of Argonne’s Computational Science Division Venkat Vishwanath - Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Data Science Team Lead Tim Williams Venkat Vishwanath Learn More: Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group (IXPUG) Presentation Argonne Leadership Computing Facility ALCF Early Science Program Argonne Sunspot Testbed Highlights Exascale Computing Project 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with Built-In Accelerators Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series oneAPI SYCL Kokkos OpenMP Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS) ITER Tokamak (Paris) Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO)


Hugging Face and Intel – Driving Towards Practical, Faster, Democratized and Ethical AI solutions.

Transformer models are the powerful neural networks that have become the standard for delivering advanced performance behind these innovations. But there is a challenge: Training these deep learning models at scale and doing inference on them requires a large amount of computing power. This can make the process time-consuming, complex, and costly. Today we will talk about all kinds of issues around accessible, production level AI solutions. We also talk about ethical questions around AI usage and why open, democratized AI solutions are important. Learn more: Hugging Face Hugging Face Hub Fast Inference on Large Language Models: BLOOMZ on Habana Gaudi2 Accelerator Accelerating Stable Diffusion Inference on Intel CPUs Transformer Performance with Intel & Hugging Face Webinar Intel Explainable AI Tools Intel Distribution of OpenVINO Toolkit Intel AI Analytics Toolkit (AI Kit) Guests: Julien Simon – Chief Evangelist @ Hugging Face Ke Ding – Principal Engineer @ Intel


oneAPI in Practice – How Digital Cortex is leveraging oneAPI to provide scalable, on-demand access to xPU processors

As the world moves towards more specialized hardware like GPUs, Google TPUs, Habana Gaudi (HPU), FPGAs, etc, enabling developers to run their code on the most efficient hardware can be challenging. Intel oneAPI and xPUs are at the vanguard of this shift and Digital Cortex is leading the way forward with its comprehensive set of products built on these emerging technologies. By providing unprecedented access to compute across varying architectures and platforms, Digital Cortex is helping developers unlock new levels of performance while simplifying development processes. We talk to Digital Cortex CEO Charlie Wardell to learn how Digital Cortex is building on top of the oneAPI vision to bring a marketplace of compute kernels to their platform that can run anywhere. Charlie also shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship and what made him make the leap from working in a company to founding a company. Learn more: Digital Cortex oneAPI Intel oneAPI toolkits Guest: Charlie Wardell – CEO of Digital Cortex


Ray Tracing, Path Tracing & Path Guiding – Finding the Light (efficiently) with Chaos and OpenPGL

Over the last couple of decades, the world of computer graphics has been growing at an amazing rate. From animated movies to video games, consumers have reaped the benefits of these technological advances. One of the latest algorithmic advances in rendering is path guiding. Learn about path guiding and how you can take advantage of this cool technology using Chaos V-Ray and the Intel Path Guiding Library (OpenPGL) Learn more: Chaos V-Ray: Intel Open Path Guiding Library (OpenPGL) Github Paper: A 5D Tree to Reduce the Variance of Monte Carlo Ray Tracing Author: Eric Lafortune Paper: Importance driven path tracing using the photon map. Author: Henrik Jensen Paper: Robust Fitting of Parallax-Aware Mixtures for Path Guiding Author: Lukas Ruppert Paper: Practical Path Guiding for Efficient Light-Transport Simulation (a.k.a. Practical Path Guiding) Author: Thomas Müller Paper: Path Guiding in Production Author: Jikra Vorba See also: Guests: Dian Nikolov – Software Engineer @ Chaos Sebastian Herholz – Software Engineer @ Intel


Quantum Computing, How Intel is Driving Towards a Probabilistic Future

Quantum computing technology is becoming more viable, which means programming models are going to have to be created to harness this potentially world changing technology. To many developers, understanding the possibilities of quantum computing and moving from a binary world to a world of quantum states is challenging. Tony talks to Anne Matsuura, a physicist and Director of Quantum Applications and Architecture in Intel Labs about what quantum computing can do for society and how Intel is working on building hardware and software solutions to make that future a reality. We also talk about what a quantum computer actually looks like today (hint: it’s not a tiny flat chip). Learn more: Intel Quantum Computing Homepage oneAPI Guests: Anne Matsuura – Director of Quantum Applications and Architecture in Intel Labs