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New Intel® USB Driver version 1.9.0 for Android* Devices Available for Download
By Tao Wang (Intel) Posted on 04/30/15 0
The new Intel Android* USB Driver package 1. 9.0 is available for download at the Intel Developer Zone. It enables you to connect your Windows*-based machine to your Android* device that contains an Intel® Atom™ processor inside. This includes the latest Intel® Atom™ x3 and x5 processor families ...
Improving Crowd Simulations in Gaming
By Michael Coppock (Intel) Posted on 04/30/15 0
Current technology allows for many interesting and exciting scenarios in games. Including larger crowds, maybe in a city or a group of soldiers on a battlefield, could provide greater immersion for players if the flow of the crowd can be accurately predicted. Stephen J. Guy and Ioannis Karamouzas...
Twitter for C++ Programmers
By Andrey Karpov Posted on 04/30/15 0
This small post is for those programmers who use Twitter or are just about to start doing this. I'm sure developers will find some useful information here.
Fluent Conf 2015: HTML/CSS/JS and Robotics Too
By WAI LUN POON (Intel) Posted on 04/28/15 0
Photo opp - me and the Javascript Rhino we all love!  :) Last week I attended Fluent Conf for the second time. It’s great to see the continuing trend of the Web + IoT and other hardware + Javascript goodness.   Though the main focus of this conference is on HTML/CSS/JS, quite a few o...
Working with Intel® Code Builder for OpenCL™ API on Systems Equipped with Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 Coprocessor
By loc-nguyen (Intel) Posted on 04/28/15 0
Due to the recent restructuring in OpenCL™ Technology (see ), the Intel® Code Builder for OpenCL™ replaces the Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications. For the Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 coprocessor, that means we need a specific OpenCL™ Runtime and the Code B...
Showing code in movies - a minor rant
By Clay Breshears (Intel) Posted on 04/27/15 4
I went to see the movie "Ex Machina" this past weekend. The plot involves a reclusive search-engine billionaire bringing one of his code drones up to his remote estate/research lab to administer the Turing Test to an Artificial Intelligence (called Ava) that is housed in a robotic body. I've alw...
Space Apps Challenge SF: Where the Sky Was Not the Limit
By GRACE METRI (Intel) Posted on 04/24/15 0
On April 10th, 2015, I was fortunate to travel from Hillsboro, Oregon to San Francisco, California especially to take part in the International NASA Space App Challenge hosted at Constant Contact. The challenge was held for two days in 133 cities around the world focusing on 4 themes: Earth, oute...
Let's Play a Game - find bugs in popular open-source projects
By Andrey Karpov Posted on 04/24/15 2
Test your C/C++ skills - find bugs in popular open-source projects.
2015 April Hardware Seeding Contest - Submit to win an Iris Pro Laptop!
By Mitchell Lum (Intel) Posted on 04/23/15 3
This month’s hardware seeding contest is for two (2) Cyberpower Zeus Hercules laptops - that means two game devs will walk away with one each!  They come equipped with a 4th Gen Core i7 processor and Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics – our highest end processor for laptops.  It’s actually the same model ...
Making Games on a Cross Country Bicycle Trip
By Greg L. Posted on 04/23/15 2
(This is a guest post from 2013 Level Up Game Dev Contest winner Greg Lobanov.) In 2013, I won the grand prize in the Intel LevelUp Game Demo contest with my game, Perfection. The resulting relationship with Intel has been hugely beneficial to me as an indie game dev. That same year, Intel seede...
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Doctor Fortran in "Too Much of a Good Thing?"
By Steve Lionel (Intel) Posted on 01/23/09 13
A lot of Fortran programmers take the "belt and suspenders" approach to coding, with explicit declarations of every attribute they want for a symbol.  In general, this is good practice, especially when combined with IMPLICIT NONE to force you to say what you mean.  But some programmers take this ...
Is your memory management multi-core ready?
By Roman Dementiev (Intel) Posted on 08/21/09 13
Recently I have got a workload that could not scale beyond a few cores. This particular application is using one thread per user, so theoretically, if one has an 8-core machine then 8 concurrent users should fully utilize the machine giving 8x speedup compared to a sequential run. It did not happ...
C-states and P-states are very different
By Taylor Kidd (Intel) Posted on 01/01/15 13
C-states are idle states and P-states are operational states. This difference, though obvious once you know, can be initially confusing. With the exception of C0, where the CPU is active and busy doing something, a C-state is an idle state. Since an idle CPU isn't doing anything (i.e. any usefu...
It's here! The Intel Guide for Developing Multithreaded Applications
By Clay Breshears (Intel) Posted on 10/27/11 13
Okay, so it's not something that I would promote as "New & Improved"  with big splashy TV commercials, like some laundry detergent or kids' sugary drink. I would be more likely to skip the trumpets and play a fanfare on a kazoo instead. Even so, I'm excited to announce that the Intel Guide f...
Transactional Synchronization in Haswell
By James Reinders (Intel) Posted on 02/07/12 12
We have released details of Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) for the future multicore processor code-named “Haswell”. The updated specification (Intel® Architecture Instruction Set Extensions Programming Reference) can be downloaded. In this blog, I’ll introduce Intel TSX and...
Sun + Intel + OpenSolaris + 2 Years = The Year of Core
By David Stewart (Intel) Posted on 01/22/09 12
Today is the second anniversary of the Sun and Intel joint agreement to optimize the Solaris operating system for Intel Xeon processors. Like last year, when I wrote this summary of our work, I decided to recap where we are to date. Like last year’s edition, this is pretty much off the top of my ...
Intel® OpenCL SDK – Alpha update now available
By Arnon Peleg (Intel) Posted on 02/10/11 12
Intel continues to demonstrate its commitment to parallel computing tools and standards support with the recent announcement of an update to the Intel® OpenCL SDK alpha version on This update release brings full coverage of the OpenCL™ 1.1 standard to the Intel® Core™ processor...
6 Ways to Market Your Business on a Shoestring Budget
By Wendy Thomas Posted on 03/19/12 11
Once you've created a marketing plan that identifies what it is you want to sell, how, and to whom, you need to start getting the word out on your business. One question that many start-up companies will ask is how do I effectively reach the most people while keeping a reasonable marketing budget...
The Doctor is IN!
By Steve Lionel (Intel) Posted on 07/11/06 11
.. testing. testing... Is this thing on? Oh, hi! Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Doctor Fortran 2.0. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steve Lionel, and I work for Intel's Developer Products Division. For the past four years, I've been part of Intel's compiler support team, but be...
Doctor Fortran in "I've Come Here For An Argument, Side 2"
By Steve Lionel (Intel) Posted on 07/10/09 11
My earlier post, "I've Come Here For An Argument", was very popular with my fellow support engineers, as it provided a convenient answer to questions they frequently receive.  (For me too, which in part is why I wrote it!) But some people (cough, Ron, cough) are never satisfied, and I've been ask...

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