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Winner! - SxSW Day 2
By Tim Duncan (Intel)Posted 03/11/20140
Yes that's me accepting the major award of the ergonomic mouse, RollerMouse Red by Contour.  Pretty cool and makes up some ground for my missing the golf tournement - long story - and expensive :(  Really nice folks with a pretty cool product. They tweeted the photo here. RollerMouse ‏@RollerMou...
Power Management: Policy? We don’t need no stinking policy!+
By Taylor Kidd (Intel)Posted 03/10/20140
Yep. Here is another blog series from yours truly. Unfortunately, it will delay my long awaited – at least by me – discussion on measuring power. Here is a rough outline for the blogs: Introduction and motivation Power management infrastructure Types of power management policies Policies imp...
28,000 Steps: SxSW Day One
By Tim Duncan (Intel)Posted 03/10/20141
  My first day at the conference was mostly about getting the lay of the land.  Checked in, got a bunch of books, a newspaper and some shopping bags.  First impression after that was power is everything.  The Austin Conference Center has many plugs around and as you can see from the pictures, a...
To Concatenate or Not Concatenate RDRAND?
By John Mechalas (Intel)Posted 03/07/20140
At the heart of Intel® Data Protection with Secure Key is the digital random number generator (DRNG), a NIST* SP800-90A compliant pseudorandom number generator which is accessed using the RDRAND instruction. Beginning with Intel CPU's code-named Broadwell, Secure Key will also include an SP800-90...
Transactional Memory Support: the speculative_spin_rw_mutex (Community Preview Feature)
By Christopher Huson (Intel)Posted 03/07/20140
In a previous post I discussed the Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) technology released in the new generation of processors.  I described the Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB) implementation of the HLE interface (speculative_spin_mutex).  Now we can talk ab...
Ultrabook with QHD display = Wow!
By jimdempseyatthecovePosted 03/07/20140
Ultrabook with QHD display == Wow! My professional programming experience goes back to 1972. Every once in a while a technology comes out that has a high rating on the Wow! factor. When the technology is affordable, the combination makes it must-have productivity improvement product to incorpora...
MWC 2014 and the Internet of Things Hackathon
By Stewart Christie (Intel)Posted 03/06/20140
On the same day that we announced the launch of our new IoT developer program at Mobile World Congress, we kicked off two sets of hackathons in Barcelona. With fifty developers each day,each with an Intel(r) Galileo board,  a live USB, a wifi adapter, a set of cables and some sensors this was a p...
Now Available: Android SDK x86 System Image with Google APIs
By Josh Bancroft (Intel)Posted 03/06/20145
If you've used the Android SDK, you've probably noticed that Intel Atom x86 system images for the emulator have been available for a while now. You might have been frustrated with the fact that the system image didn't include access to any of the Google APIs. I have good news: Google has released...
Intel® RealSense™ and Gaming
By Code-MonkeysPosted 03/05/20140
This post originally appeared on the Soma Games blog and is printed here with permission. If you were watching at CES you may have seen Intel unveil their RealSense initiative. This is really an evolution of the Perceptual Computing initiative they pushed a year earlier but now with (vastly) imp...
The Chronicles of Phi - part 2 Hyper-Thread Phalanx – tiled_HT1
By jimdempseyatthecovePosted 03/05/20141
Strategy to address the performance issue through use of a Hyper-Thread Phalanx.
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Let us talk about HECI and LMS
By ajay-mungara (Intel)Posted 01/24/200720
Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI ) driver is a software interface that is used to communicate to the AMT subsystem (Management Engine) to access AMT capabilities. Communication between the local host operating system (OS) and the ME is accomplished by means of the HECI driver. HECI is bi-...
Go Parallel
By Dmitry VyukovPosted 06/18/201320
This is a first post in a series of posts about parallel programming with Go language. What is Go? You may ask. Go is a language with the cutest mascot ever: As you may see, it also supports parallel programming: as well as concurrent programming: I am sure you are already excited by the langu...
Adding Multi-Touch Support in Unity Windows Apps.
By steve-hughes (Intel)Posted 11/07/201220
Adding Multi-Touch Support in Unity Windows Apps. Someone asked me recently how to take advantage of multi touch in Unity apps running on Windows 7 & Windows 8 desktop.  I remember saying things like “it should be really easy”, and “Someone must have done that” and “go look for a plugin”.  He...
Angry Birds Lands on AppUp
By Bob Duffy (Intel)Posted 01/04/201119
One of the coolest parts of my job is when I'm asked to review a fun new app in AppUp. And so is the case today. For the last 30 minutes I've been having fun with an exclusive version of Angry Birds from Rovio made available to AppUp stores. I have the early release for testing but from what I ...
GDC 2009: From the Show Floor!
By Gina Bovara (Intel)Posted 03/23/200919
Hey everyone!  It's that time of year again for the Game Developer's Conference!  Post a comment on this blog if you're at the event with your comments and updates from the show! If you don't know what to comment on, answer the question:"As a developer, what resources would you like to have acce...
Game Engines for Android
By Nathan Totura (Intel)Posted 09/18/201319
With Android continually increasing in popularity it is always interesting to take a look at the latest collection of game engines available for the paltform. I am also further intersted in seeing which game engines include x86 support since the number of Intel x86 based mobile devices continue t...
Haswell New Instruction Descriptions Now Available!
By Mark Buxton (Intel)Posted 06/13/201119
Intel just released public details on the next generation of the x86 architecture. Arriving first in our 2013 Intel microarchitecture codename “Haswell”, the new instructions accelerate a broad category of applications and usage models. Download the full Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions Programm...
Hear that knocking sound? It’s PC gaming!
By Mandy Mock (Intel)Posted 04/19/201019
Do you know what the opportunities are in PC gaming? They’re probably better then you think – the PC gaming market is much bigger than consoles, both in installed base and in money made. Sound hard to believe? Between how fast changes are happening in game models and distribution mechanisms and i...
Instructions to disable the Intel AMT privacy notification popup
By ajay-mungara (Intel)Posted 04/26/200719
Lori Welch left a comment on one of my blog posts - "I am curious why every time I login to the pc, I get a box that pops up notifying me of the AMT. I find this particularly annoying for end users, and is there no way to disable the notice?" First, let us understand why the Intel AMT privacy not...
What is so Hard About Parallel Programming?
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 09/17/200818
I've seen it again.  One more claim that "Parallel programming is hard" and then the claimant launching into some complex and convoluted solution to make parallel programming easier.  (Matt Wolfe has some interesting observations in this regard.) How hard is it to do/learn parallel programming?Di...

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