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Intel's Cache Monitoring Technology: Software Support and Tools
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 12/11/14 0
Introduction Intel's Cache Monitoring Technology (CMT) feature was introduced with the Intel®Xeon® E5 2600 v3 product family in 2014.  This feature enables fine-grained tracking of L3 cache occupancy, enabling detailed profiling and tracking of threads, applications or VMs. Previous blog posts ...
Intel's Cache Monitoring Technology: Use Models and Data
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 12/11/14 1
Introduction Intel's Cache Monitoring Technology (CMT) feature was introduced  with the Intel® Xeon™ E5 2600 v3 product family in 2014. The CMT feature provides visibility into shared platform resource utilization (via L3 cache occupancy), which enables improve application profiling, better sche...
Intel’s Cache Monitoring Technology Software-Visible Interfaces
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 12/11/14 0
Introduction Intel‘s Cache Monitoring Technology (CMT) feature was introduced with the Intel® Xeon™ E5 2600 v3 line of server processors in 2014. Initial blog posts here (https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-xeon-e5-2600-v3-product-family) and here (https://software.intel.com/en-us/bl...
Benefits of Intel(R) Cache Monitoring Technology in the Intel(R) Xeon(TM) Processor E5 v3 Family
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 09/08/14 0
Introduction The number of cores is increasing with the introduction of new processors.  As more cores are added, the number of diverse workloads that potentially can run simultaneously is also increasing.  Workloads can be single-threaded or multi-threaded applications and they can run in nativ...
Intel® Xeon™ E5-2600 v3 Product Family
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 06/18/14 0
Based on Intel® Core™ microarchitecture (formerly codenamed Haswell) and manufactured on 22-nanometer process technology, these processors provide significant performance over the previous-generation Intel® Xeon™ processor E5-2600 v2 product family. This is the first Intel® Xeon® processor fami...
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 V2 Family New Reliability Features
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 04/21/14 0
  The following article covers Reliability features at a glance.   A very comprehensive whitepaper on MCA recovery and how to change applications to be Recovery Aware is available here:   https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-xeon-processor-e7-880048002800-v2-product-family-based-platf...
Power Auto Analysis
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 02/21/14 0
By Rukhsana Yeasmin A single application can drain a device’s battery and negatively impact consumers’ perception of a platform. Unlike performance, there is no natural market-driven motivation to make one’s application power-efficient. There may be a few exceptions where an application is so obv...
APIC Virtualization Performance Testing and Iozone*
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 12/17/13 1
  Introduction Virtual machine monitors (VMM) emulate most guest access to interrupts and the advanced programmable interrupt controller (APIC) in a virtual environment.  They also virtualize all guest interrupts. These activities require the exit and reentry of the virtual machines (VM), but t...
Securing Data in the Cloud with BoxCryptor*: Impact on Device Power
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 09/30/13 0
Introduction Today many take their tablets or smartphones everywhere.  They take pictures and videos and upload  them to the cloud so that they can be accessed anywhere and shared with friends and family.  Storing pictures and video clips in the cloud is convenient.  However, if someone gains acc...
Intel® Half-Precision Floating-Point Format Conversion Instructions
By Khang Nguyen (Intel) Posted on 09/30/13 0
Introduction In today’s world, many applications, in one way or another, involve graphics.  High resolution graphical and game applications may require a huge amount of disk space and memory to store graphics data.  Half precision floating format can specifically reduce the amount of graphics dat...