Intel in the Metaverse - Second Life and Beyond.

Welcome to our page on our voyage through Second Life and other pitstops in the metaverse. This should be an exciting time. I'll be posting material here as we build our presence. I'll also be adding links to my Blog -soon -really-as well as other sites I find interesting.

New - Intel is getting Lively




One of the most exciting features of this page is our live link to our tech events in Second Life!


Click on this text during our live events to hear our speakers live on this web page.


View of Intel's Second Life site

In the meantime, visit us in Second Life and take a look at some of our recent events on the Intel Dev Zone in Second Life page.


Take a look at some of our recent Second Life events:

  • Using Multithreaded Libraries to Maximize Performance for Digital Media Apps - Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) is an extensive library of multi-core-ready, highly optimized software functions for multimedia data processing, and communications applications, at this second life event, we will discuss the basic concepts of Intel IPP and the benefits of using it in related applications , including for applications running on today's Multi-core platforms.
  • Intel and Dr. Dobb's Concurrency Minisummit Pt. 1 - Dr. Tim Mattson, Principal Engineer, Intel Microprocessor Technology Labs, discusses some of how physics and engineering challenges facing the microprocessor industry have helped lead the way towards modern multi-core platforms. tim discusses with the audience steps programmers and the industry must take to take adavantage of this new architecture.
  • Intel and Dr. Dobb's Concurrency Minisummit Pt. 2 - James Reinders (Intel) , Herb Sutter (Microsoft) and Jon Erickson (Dr. Dobb's) lead an open discussion on concurrency and parallelism.
  • Clusters Made Easy - How to Deploy Cluster Systems Dramatically Faster -Werener Krotz Vogel. Technical Marketing Engineer, Intel® Cluster Software Technology, Enterprise Software Solutions Division. Werener discusses changes in cluster technology and how Intel tools allow developers to take better advantage of parallel architecture.
  • Designing Energy Efficient Mobile Applications - Desining for power and energy efficiency is important if your mobile apps depend upon a battery for power. Intel Technic al Consulting Engineer, Bob Steigerwald leads a discussion on this topic in Intel's Second Life event center. Topics include: demand for mobile devices, what is enery efficient software, Power basics, saving energy in the CPU and designing to save energy.
  • Mashups With Intel® Mash Maker - Intel® Mash Maker learns from the wisdom of the community. Any user can teach Mash Maker new mashups, using a simple copy and paste interface, and once one user has taught Mash Maker a mashup, this mashup will be automatically suggested to other users. Intel® Mash Maker also relies on the community to teach it about the structure and semantics of web pages, using a built in structure editor.
  • Threading for Performance. Intel Technical Consulting Engineer, Shwetha Doss, discusses some common performance issues specific to multithreaded applications and how these can be identified with analysis tools such as the VTune Performance Analyzer and Intel Thread Profiler and addressed with Intel® Threading Building Blocks (TBB). Intel TBB, a C++ template-based runtime library, consists of inherently scalable parallel algorithms and data structures that scale applications automatically as more processors and cores are detected in the underlying hardware. Intel TBB also helps address and fix performance issues that result from load imbalance and memory allocation.
  • Scaling from 2 Cores to 80 Cores and Beyond - Tim Mattson & Nitin Borkar. Moore’s Law is going strong. Transistor densities will keep climbing well into the next decade (or longer), but a number of issues (power density and leakage current to name two) make it impractical to use those higher densities to speed up the chip’s clock. How is Intel going to turn those transistors into increased performance? By using parallelism and putting multiple cores on a single chip. To explore a host of many core issues, Intel created an 80 core test chip that is running a real application kernel ran at over one trillion single precision floating point operations per second. In this talk, two developers from this effort will talk about the project and the lessons it holds for the future of many core chips; Nitin Borkar (the overall leader of the project) and Tim Mattson (lead the software development team).



Paul Steinberg, Peretz Stine in Second Life, manages the Intel Dev Zone on Second Life. Please visit there to particiapte in our virtual world events by loading this slurl: If you have ideas for our Second Life site, if you want to put on events of your own -feel free to contact me. SL IM Peretz Stine or RL email See you in world!

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