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Episode #57: Python performance from the inside-out at Intel

Published Thurs, May 5, 2016, recorded Mon, May 2, 2016.


When you think about the performance of your software, there is nothing more low level and fundamental than how your code executes on the CPU itself. Many of us study and try to understand how to maximize performance at this low level. But few are in a position to define what happens at this level.

That's why I'm thrilled to share the work that Intel, the largest PC chip manufacture, is doing specifically to make Python faster and to make their chips execute Python even better.

This week you'll meet David Stewart, manager in the Intel Data Center Software Technology group at Intel. We'll discuss the wide variety of work Intel is doing in open source and Python.

Links from the show:

David Stewart: evangelists.intel.com/bio/David_Stewart
David on Twitter: @davest
BitBake: yoctoproject.org/tools-resources/projects/bitbake
Intel Distribution for Python: software.intel.com/en-us/python-distribution
PyPy: pypy.org
Pypy on Talk Python: talkpython.fm/episodes/show/21
CPython internals Talk Python: talkpython.fm/episodes/show/22
OpenStack: openstack.org
OpenStack on Talk Python: talkpython.fm/episodes/show/33
Python is an Equal Opportunity Programming Language (article by David):
motherboard.vice.com

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David Stewart
David Stewart
David Stewart is a manager in the Data Center Software Technology group in Intel's Software & Services Group. David's team focuses on optimizing open source server dynamic languages such as Python, PHP, HHVM and Node.js. David has been an operating systems and compiler expert for his whole career, starting out with Unix in 1980.


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