On August 25th, Intel Corporation launched Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL). It is a library designed to help software developers reduce development time and boost performance of data analytics and machine learning applications. Intel® DAAL helps applications make better predictions faster, and analyze larger data sets with the available compute resources at hand. Intel® DAAL is designed, built and backed by Intel to help delight data scientists in their quest to efficiently turn Big Data into Information. Intel® DAAL was created by the same team that creates Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) which is renowned for both precision and performance. Those same renowned computational capabilities, that drive Intel® MKL, have been adopted, expanded and outfitted to handle the special needs of Big Data to create this new product Intel® DAAL. For Data Scientists, Intel® MKL and Intel® DAAL make a powerful combination for tackling Big Data.
For more details, see the Release Notes.
There is a webinar series running September 1 through November 10 (all available for replay afterwards) with a series of talks by Intel experts on the new tool capabilities and covering popular usage questions - http://tinyurl.com/webinars-intel2016. The Intel DAAL talk is scheduled for September 29, 2015.
Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library is available starting August 25th, 2015.
You can obtain as part of Intel fully supported suites, or you may qualify for free versions of such suites if you are an educator, open source developer or researcher, or you can obtain Intel DAAL with a Community License at no charge.