Parallel Universe Magazine - Issue 9, February 2012

Submitted: February 01, 2012 Last updated: February 01, 2012
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  • Letter from the Editor: Parallel Performance from Feature Films to Advanced Clusters, by James Reinders
    Examine the impact of applying data parallelism to a geometry generator, and analyzing massively parallel applications for correctness and performance.
  • Parallelizing DreamWorks Animation* Fur Shader: How Intel® Tools Help Add Parallelism in Large Applications, by Sheng Fu
    Learn how Intel parallelization tools help DreamWorks Animation's fur shader take advantage of the performance and capabilities of multicore processors, while preserving legacy libraries needed in production.
  • New Analysis Tools in Intel® Cluster Studio XE, by David Mackay, Ph.D. and Krishna Ramkum
    Improve hybrid application analysis with new cluster tools, including Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE. MPI programs can now be tuned more precisely and easily—regardless of the shared-memory programming model utilized in the hybrid—based on insight into the detailed activities on the nodes of a distributed program.

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