As I continue to explore different Ultrabook capabilities, in this blog I decided to look into a powerful threading and performance optimization tool for C/C++, .NET, and FORTRAN developers who need to understand an application's serial and parallel behavior to improve performance and scalability: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2011.
In all my years in college I have used a laptop PC. Recently, I’ve been tempted to get a MacBook Air Pro because of its light-weight and stylish look. But, since starting at Intel, I’ve been able to explore and play with an Ultrabook and it has changed my mind completely. The reason is simple: Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks are just amazing! Ultrabooks will be even more amazing when you add the touch screen capability of Window 8 later this year.
Target Audience: Undergraduate with college math background (sophomore/junior)
Description: Small project that visualizes the computation of the 2D Mandelbrot set. Uses OpenCV for visualization. Includes three versions for both Windows and Linux: serial, OpenMP, and CILK.
This version of Destroy the Castle was created to show how to parallel such a game application using OpenMP Tasks. The project is built using Intel(R) Parallel Studio Composer compiler.
The overall goal of the course is for students to gain an understanding of Multi-core Game Engine by working on a series of labs and projects. The topics of the course are: