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Updates today for our compilers, libraries and cluster toolkits
By James Reinders (Intel) Posted on 06/23/09 2
Today we released updates for our C++ and Fortran compilers, our Intel Math Kernel (MKL) and Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP) libraries and Cluster toolkits. Noteworthy additions include outstanding performance enhancements, support of Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) and incl...
on Processors, Cores and Hardware threads
By James Reinders (Intel) Posted on 10/29/08 4
In discussing the ins and outs of parallel programming, we need to distinguish between the terms processor, processor core and hardware threads. It is easy to be imprecise and say 'processors' sometimes when we mean 'processor cores' - but with multicore processors being everywhere it seems that ...
Parallelism tidbits heard at PDC
By James Reinders (Intel) Posted on 10/27/08 3
Here at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, I'm busy attending every session they have on parallelism.  Microsoft engineers deserve high marks for talking about parallelism at PDC very well - not hyping it, not ducking it - very good presentations.  I suspect much of it will end up on...