Microsoft and Intel working together to optimise deep learning

Published: June 7, 2019

Microsoft and Intel are teaming up to bring optimised deep learning frameworks to Azure, with a new offer: ‘Intel Optimised Data Science VM for Linux (Ubuntu)’.

The new offer

The new offer is built on top of the well-known Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM), adding new Python environments containing Intel optimised versions of TensorFlow and MXNet. The optimisations leverage various Intel tools and libraries to enhance training and inference on the Intel Xeon processors. Find out more here.


We’re working closely with both Microsoft and Intel, and are hosting a series of technical workshops in Dublin and London in the first week of July on using HPC and AI in Azure. Find out more about the events here.


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