ActiveState's Python taps Intel MKL to speed data science and machine learning

ActiveState's Python taps Intel MKL to speed data science and machine learning
18-May-2017 09:40 INFOWORLD

Last year Intel became a Python distributor, offering its own edition of the language outfitted with Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL). MKL accelerates data-science-related tasks by using Intel-specific processor extensions to speed up certain operations, a fine fit for a language that has become a staple in machine learning and math-and-stats circles.The Intel Distribution of Python, a repackaging of Continuum Analytics's Anaconda distribution, incorporated MKL support to give Python data science and machine learning packages a boost. Now ActiveState, producers of an enterprise-grade Python, (as well as Ruby, Node.js, and Golang distributions) has brought MKL into its own Python distro.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here