User Story: As a Macintosh user who has enjoyed using DSS on my local computer, it would be great to use Dataiku DSS on a New Apple Silicon Computer.
Having DSS working on Macintosh Computers has been an excellent entry point for folks interested in using DSS. Installing DSS has been easy. In two or three years Dataiku will lose this advantage of the ease of entry if it only supports Intel Computers. (With Version 11.0.1 this seems to be the case.)
Given the significant CPU & GPU performance gains in the first generation of the Apple M1 chip, it is likely that Apple’s Macintosh will be a performance leader in the laptop and desktop space for several years to come. However, to get those performance improvements DSS will need to support native Apple silicon (ARM64) instruction sets.
Give the custom Neural Network Processor in the Apple Silicon Chips it is likely that there will be development that can uniquely be done within the M1 Macintosh environment.