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a. 2.1x and 1.5x performance boost with TensorFlow on Wide & Deep: Tested by Intel as of 3/1/2019. 2 socket Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 Processor, 28 cores HT On Turbo ON Total Memory 384 GB (12 slots/ 32GB/ 2933 MHz), BIOS: SE5C620.86B.0D.01.0271.120720180605 (ucode:0x4000013),CentOS 7.6, 4.19.5-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64, Deep Learning Framework: https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow.gith3262818d9d8f9f630f04df23033032d39a7a413 + Pull Request PR26169 + Pull Request PR26261 + Pull Request PR26271 , PR submitted for upstreaming, Compiler:gcc 6.3.1,MKL DNN version: v0.17, Wide & Deep: https://github.com/IntelAI/models/tree/master/benchmarks/recommendation/tensorflow/wide_deep_large_ds commit: a044cb3e7d2b082aebae2edbe6435e57a2cc1f8f ,BS=512, Criteo Display Advertisement Challenge, 2 instance/2 socket, Datatype: INT8 vs Tested by Intel as of 3/1/2019. 2 socket Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 Processor, 28 cores HT On Turbo ON Total Memory 384 GB (12 slots/ 32GB/ 2633 MHz), BIOS: SE5C620.86B.0D.01.0286.121520181757, CentOS 7.6, 4.19.5-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64, Deep Learning Framework: Deep Learning Framework: https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow.git 3262818d9d8f9f630f04df23033032d39a7a413 + Pull Request PR26169 + Pull Request PR26261 + Pull Request PR26271 , PR submitted for upstreaming, Compiler:gcc 6.3.1,MKL DNN version: v0.17, Wide & Deep:https://github.com/IntelAI/models/tree/master/benchmarks/recommendation/tensorflow/wide_deep_large_dsa044cb3e7d2b082aebae2edbe6435e57a2cc1f8f, BS= 512, Criteo Display Advertisement Challenge, 2 instance/2 socket,Datatype:FP32

b. 3.7x and 2.1x performance boost with Pytorch ResNet-50: Tested by Intel as of 2/25/2019. 2 socket Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 Processor, 28 cores HT On Turbo ON Total Memory 384 GB (12 slots/ 32GB/ 2933 MHz), BIOS: SE5C620.86B.0D.01.0271.120720180605 (ucode: 0x4000013), Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, kernel 4.15.0-45-generic, SSD 1x sda INTEL SSDSC2BA80 SSD 745.2GB, 3X INTEL SSDPE2KX040T7 SSD 3.7TB , Deep Learning Framework: Pytorch with ONNX/Caffe2 backend: https://github.com/pytorch/pytorch.git (commit: 4ac91b2d64eeea5ca21083831db5950dc08441d6)and Pull Request link: https://github.com/pytorch/pytorch/pull/17464 (submitted for upstreaming), gcc (Ubuntu 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04) 7.3.0, MKL DNN version: v0.17.3 (commit hash: 0c3cb94999919d33e4875177fdef662bd9413dd4), ResNet-50: https://github.com/intel/optimized-models/tree/master/pytorch, BS=512, synthetic data, 2 instance/2 socket, Datatype: INT8 vs Tested by Intel as of 2/25/2019. 2 socket Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 Processor, 28 cores HT On Turbo ON Total Memory 192 GB (12 slots/ 16GB/ 2666 MHz), BIOS: SE5C620.86B.00.01.0015.110720180833 (ucode: 0x200004d), CentOS 7.5, 3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64, Intel® SSD DC S4500 SERIES SSDSC2KB480G7 2.5’’ 6Gb/s SATA SSD 480G, Deep Learning Framework: : https://github.com/pytorch/pytorch.git (commit:4ac91b2d64eeea5ca21083831db5950dc08441d6)and Pull Request link: https://github.com/pytorch/pytorch/pull/17464 (submitted for upstreaming), gcc (Red Hat 5.3.1-6) 5.3.1 20160406, MKL DNN version: v0.17.3 (commit hash: 0c3cb94999919d33e4875177fdef662bd9413dd4), ResNet-50: https://github.com/intel/optimized-models/tree/master/pytorch, BS=512, synthetic data, 2 instance/2 socket, Datatype: INT8&FP32

14x inference throughput improvement on Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 processor with Intel® DL Boost: Tested by Intel as of 2/20/2019. 2 socket Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 Processor, 28 cores HT On Turbo ON Total Memory 384 GB (12 slots/ 32GB/ 2933 MHz), BIOS: SE5C620.86B.0D.01.0271.120720180605 (ucode: 0x200004d), Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, kernel 4.15.0-45-generic, SSD 1x sda INTEL SSDSC2BA80 SSD 745.2GB, nvme1n1 INTEL SSDPE2KX040T7 SSD 3.7TB, Deep Learning Framework: Intel® Optimization for Caffe version: 1.1.3 (commit hash: 7010334f159da247db3fe3a9d96a3116ca06b09a) , ICC version 18.0.1, MKL DNN version: v0.17 (commit hash: 830a10059a018cd2634d94195140cf2d8790a75a, model: https://github.com/intel/caffe/blob/master/models/intel_optimized_models/int8/resnet50_int8_full_conv.prototxt, BS=64, synthetic Data, 4 instance/2 socket, Datatype: INT8 vs Tested by Intel as of July 11th 2017: 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 CPU @ 2.50GHz (28 cores), HT disabled, turbo disabled, scaling governor set to “performance” via intel_pstate driver, 384GB DDR4-2666 ECC RAM. CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core), Linux kernel 3.10.0-514.10.2.el7.x86_64. SSD: Intel® SSD DC S3700 Series (800GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC).Performance measured with: Environment variables: KMP_AFFINITY=’granularity=fine, compact‘, OMP_NUM_THREADS=56, CPU Freq set with cpupower frequency-set -d 2.5G -u 3.8G -g performance. Caffe: (http://github.com/intel/caffe/), revision f96b759f71b2281835f690af267158b82b150b5c. Inference measured with “caffe time –forward_only” command, training measured with “caffe time” command. For “ConvNet” topologies, synthetic dataset was used. For other topologies, data was stored on local storage and cached in memory before training. Topology specs from https://github.com/intel/caffe/tree/master/models/intel_optimized_models(ResNet-50). Intel C++ compiler ver. 17.0.2 20170213, Intel MKL small libraries version 2018.0.20170425. Caffe run with “numactl -l“.

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