I hope you are all enjoying the new Intel® Core™i7 platforms. Most people are very pleased with the performance of these new platforms. I hope all of you software developers are regular VTune Analyzers users too (but I know not all of you are). One of the great advantages of VTune Analyzer’s event based sampling feature is that it doesn’t just show you where your code spends the most cpu time, it helps you understand why. When you understand why you can better make changes that will improve performance. Dr.
Today is the second anniversary of the Sun and Intel joint agreement to optimize the Solaris operating system for Intel Xeon processors. Like last year, when I wrote this summary of our work, I decided to recap where we are to date.
Like last year’s edition, this is pretty much off the top of my head.
Another in the series of 5-minute videos on OpenSolaris and Xeon Processors.
This one is about the details in our work on the Intel Core i7 processor, previously known as the codename "Nehalem". The community has been busting hump all year with a laser focus on optimizing OpenSolaris and Solaris for Nehalem. And why not? The architecture has some truly new and exciting advancements for Intel.
Hope you like it - appreciate your comments.
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Here's the latest video in the series I am doing on OpenSolaris and Intel Xeon processors. This is about an exciting feature called "Turbo Mode" we have available in our new Intel Core Microarchitecture (aka "Nehalem"). I also give props to the community work on the "Power Aware Dispatcher" which should make use of the feature. It's only 5 minutes long, and I make reference to Amdahl's Law, which is of course a highlight of any video! (Shameless plug follows: As usual, if you run the blip.tv clip all the way through to the end, it counts as a view for statistical purposes).
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