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8-9 Oct 2018: Training
9-11 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Ananth Sankar

Ananth Sankar
Head of AI Solutions Engineering, Intel

Ananth Sankaranarayanan is the head of AI solutions engineering in the AI Products Group at Intel Corporation, where he is responsible for coengineering AI platforms, accelerating AI performance on Intel products, and scaling solutions to worldwide customers and partners across cloud service providers, enterprise, HPC, and communication service providers. Ananth has held a number of engineering leadership roles at Intel since he first started in 2001. Previously, he led Intel’s big data analytics Solutions team. He received the Intel Achievement Award for delivering Intel’s first production high-performance computing capability and more than 30 divisional recognition awards. Ananth holds a BE in computer science and engineering and an MBA in information systems. He has been awarded two patents and has authored several technical publications.


14:35–15:15 Thursday, 11 October 2018
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Secondary topics:  Edge computing and Hardware, Platforms and infrastructure
Ananth Sankar (Intel), Valeriu Codreanu (SURFsara), Damian Podareanu (SURFsara), Colin Healy (Dell EMC)
SURFSara and Intel collaborated as part of the Intel Parallel Computing Center initiative to advance the state of large-scale neural network training on Intel Xeon CPU-based servers. Ananth Sankar, Valeriu Codreanu, Damian Podareanu, and Steve Smith share insights on several best-known methods for neural network training and present results from tests performed on Stanford's CheXNet project. Read more.