Intel Just Released Cross-Architecture Toolkit OneAPI
- Excellent news if you too were waiting on this awesome toolkit from Intel.
- The OneAPI 2022 cross-architecture middleware for developers is finally out.
- Intel says it created the world’s first unified C++, SYCL, and Fortran compiler.
- It also contains libraries, pre-optimized frameworks, analyzers, and debuggers.
Lots of new reasons to be excited about, considering that Intel has just released its OneAPI 2022 toolkits to the general public.
The above-mentioned toolkits feature expanded cross-architecture features including open-source software components.
So, from now on, Intel will deliver productivity and performance through a complete set of advanced tools, including libraries, compilers, analyzers, pre-optimized frameworks, and debuggers.
There are over 900 new and enhanced features that have been added over the past year, which strengthen every tool in the foundational and domain-specific toolkits.
And if you were wondering how to take advantage of this new set of tools, know that Intel has made them available for download or use in the Intel DevCloud for free.
New cross architecture middleware for developers from Intel
OneAPI 2022 actually consists of various cross-architecture and open source components, allowing developers to benchmark different types of CPUs and GPUs for optimizing application performance.
By using this method, they can figure out which hardware is right for their applications without having to invest in physical CPUs or GPUs.
The Intel OneAPI 2022 updates the LLVM-based components, and the company has also included its latest work on GPU and XPU offloading, and a new Intel extension for SciKit-Learn, and Intel Neural Compressor.
According to Intel’s Press Release, the latest update contains new capabilities include the world’s first unified compiler implementing C++, SYCL, and Fortran, data-parallel Python for CPUs and GPUs.
The list continues with advanced accelerator performance modeling and tuning, and performance acceleration for AI and ray-tracing visualization workloads.
Intel also wanted to mention that the improvements to the OneAPI platform will help developers as 40 percent of them target heterogeneous systems that use more than one type of processor, processor core, or coprocessor.
Through the latest update, the company claims to have created the world’s first unified compiler implementing C++, SYCL, and Fortran for CPUs and GPUs utilizing a common LLVM backend.
The 2022 Intel OneAPI toolkit also contains a complete set of advanced tools including compilers, libraries, pre-optimized frameworks, analyzers, and debuggers, notes Intel.
Allegedly, the OneAPI can accelerate deep learning framework performance by up to 10 times, and speed up machine learning algorithms by more than 100 times on Intel CPUs over the stock open-source version.
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