As a lot of you probably already know, Smoke is a tech demo that showcases a framework to support n-way threading of game technologies. By properly threading a game it can have more accurate physics, smarter AI, more particles, and/or a faster frame-rate. Smoke demonstrates one way to achieve better games.
This week the smoke team released version 1.2 of the Smoke Tech demo. What's new with this release?
December 2012: This WhatIf project has been retired, but will remain here for reference.
The winner for the Phase 2 portion of the 2009 Intel Threading Challenge Contest has been announced. Go to the contest website for details. For this contest, we broke up the problems into two Phases. The first phase had 6 problems and ran 13 weeks from 06 APR to 03 JUL; the second phase also had 6 problems to solve in 13 weeks from 24 AUG to 20 NOV. The description of the twelve problems is still available on the contest main page if you are curious about what the problems were.
Imagine going to the moon without first testing and rehearsing a lot of the possible scenarios in a simulator here on Earth! Many would consider it laughable. But most, if not all, developers actually parallelize code without first modeling code for both performance and correctness before parallelizing the code.
Welcome to my first blog! I have previously co-authored a couple of articles but this one is truly my first blog. Those of you who loved "The Sound of Music" may find the title of this blog familiar. For the rest, this blog is really about sharing with you some of the tools I work with and like.
Hello Parallel Programers & Intel Software Partners, I'm Aaron Tersteeg. Welcome to Episode 52 of Parallel Programming Talk. Joining me again is Dr. Clay Breshears. On today's show we talk with Marco Melo CEO, Virtos Backups
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XSLT 2.0: Regular expressions
One of the weaknesses in XSLT 1.0 was the very simple set of string manipulation features. In comparison to many popular programming languages, the string functions lacked one very powerful feature, regular expressions. Intel SOA Expressway actually offers this functionality with extension functions for our customer base. In XSLT 2.0, the XSLT working group plugged this hole for everyone in a couple of ways that we’ll look at in this post.