Visualize this! Live from Siggraph - a talk with Cakewalk

Hello and welcome to another episode of Visualize this! where we talk about topics relating to Visual computing. I am Arti Gupta community manager for games development at Intel Software Network.

For Siggraph this year we decided on streaming live interviews with software vendors who are well known in the visual computing world and have worked with Intel products.

I spoke with Carl Jacobson VP of Marketing at Cakewalk about Sonar 8 and their use of threading with Intel processors and tools

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Here is the interview outline:

1. Cakewalk has products for different needs, can you tell our audience about these? (level set the audience and intro to your products)
2. Cakewalk is a member of the Intel Software Partner Program. What challenges were you trying to solve? (talk about performance needs for Sonar DAW based on user expectations, etc)
3. I understand you also improved your spinlock implementation using better use of threading, can you talk to what was the problem and how you addressed it? (hyper threading technology)
4. Besides using Intel hardware you also used tools like Vtune Performance Analyzer and threading tools, how did the use of these tools help you scale?
5. You mentioned Cakewalk has optimized Sonar 8 for the latest Intel platforms. What kind of performance improvements did you see?
6. Can you share some user stories of how that used Cakewalk products? (we can show videos/sounds clips here)
7. How has the relationship with Intel helped? (talk about ISPP, early access to Core I7 and Intel engineers)
8. What innovations are in the works at Cakewalk?

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