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HTML5 - It's a Pretty Big Deal

Published on April 1, 2014

by Jonathan Stark

When it comes to building apps, I’m a Web guy. For me, HTML5 is the logical way to build an app quickly and reach more people on more devices. For most organizations, reach and time-to-market...

Cloud Rendering Sample

Using Pixel Shader Ordering a, DirectX extension, Cloud Rendering is vastly improved with better outdoor lighting technology.

Speculative Parallel DFA Membership Tests

Published on March 31, 2014

In a recent paper published in the International Journal of Parallel Programming, Yousun Ko, Minyoung Jung, Yo-Sub Han and Bernd Burgstaller presented techniques to parallelize memberships tests for Deteministic Finite Automata (DFAs). With the...

Intel® System Studio - for the industrial and automotive Internet of Things

The new Intel® System Studio released in mid-February combines support for the Intel® Quark SoC with highly optimized compiler and the XDB Intel® JTAG Debugger with support for performanc tuning, in-depth instruction and evend tracing, power & performance analysis, and first class build tools...

Use Intel® System Studio to optimize your Tizen* IVI automotive software stack

Intel® System Studio is now optimized and tested for Tizen* IVI. Having a compiler that takes advantage of the latest optimizations for the Intel® Atom(TM) Processor E38xx, including Intel® Streaming SIMD Exttensions 4.2 (Intel® SSE 4.2) and the latest in memory access, cache utilization and...

Intel® System Studio now with full support for the Android* system software developer

Intel® System Studio now adds full support for the Android* developer to its feature set. Everything from system software debug via JTAG to device driver and shared object build and optimization with the Intel® C++ Compiler and the Intel® VTune(...

UEFI BIOS Debug via JTAG and EDKII Debug Agent with Intel® System Studio

Intel® System Studio (http://intel.ly/system-studio) now supports UEFI BIOS debug not just through JTAG (UEFI Bios Debugging), but also through the EFI Development Kit 2.x (EDKII) as described at http://uefidk.com/develop/development-kit-...

Detecting Network-bound Applications in Server Systems

Following my previous blogs, Detecting CPU-bound Applications in Server Systems and Detecting Disk I/O-bound Applications in Server Systems, I will continue the discussion in this blog on detecting a network-bound application.

When...

Meshcentral.com - Second IP address

Just a quick note to say that a few days back, we added a second static IP address to Meshcentral.com and made it known as "swarm.meshcentral.com". I configured the server so that port 443 on the new IP address is identical to port 8080...

Goodbye Cluster, Hello Cloud: The *iHub_ Nairobi and Intel Hardware

Guest post by Jimmy Gitonga, Outgoing iHub Community Lead 

In 2012, Intel gave the iHub initial hardware for our Super Computer - a blade chassis populated with three blade serverswith Google contributing grant...

ARPedia: “You’ve Got a T-Rex?”

The Intel® RealSense™ SDK has been discontinued. No ongoing support or updates will be available.

Note:  If you're interested in Intel® RealSense™, then you'll want to check out the 2014 Intel® RealSense™App...

Why Social Media Matters to Developers

Introduction

In our personal lives, many of us use multiple forms of electronic communication—social media—with which we connect online to family, friends, and various social communities to share ideas, messages, images, and other content. Even...

Performance BKMs: Introduction and Super-secret Intel Tools

At SC13 (Super Computing 2013)*, someone commented that Intel seems to have some super-secret set of tricks in its pocket, allowing us to optimize “far beyond those of mortal man”+. We don’t really have any super-secret tricks. Even if we did, we...

Optimizing Apps for the 2 in 1: A Better User Experience

A recent Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro review at Ars Technica ostensibly focused on the incredibly high resolution of this 2 in 1 device; but seemed to be more focused on something besides the size of the pixels:

“The device now comes with a...

Notification: Update to Resource Guides for Developer and Administrator published

Hi all,

I just wanted to let whoever is listening that I just published updates to the Resource Guide for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Developers and Resource Guide for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Administrators documents.

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The Chronicles of Phi - part 5 - Plesiochronous phasing barrier – tiled_HT3

For the next optimization, I knew what I wanted to do; I just didn’t know what to call it. In looking for words that describes loosely-synchronous, I came across plesiochronous:

In telecommunications, a plesiochronous system is one where...

Capturing, Handling, Displaying, and Sharing Images in an Android App

With advances in imaging technology and tighter software integration in devices, users are turning to their smartphone or tablet as the primary camera used in their daily workflow.  Some popular actions users are performing are around capturing...

BKMs on the use of the SIMD directive

We had an ask from one of the various "Birds of a Feather" meetings Intel® holds at venues such as at the Super Computing* (SC) and International Super Computing* (ISC) conferences. The customer wanted to know BKMs (Best Known Methods) on the...

Intel® XDK Update for April 2014

In the past couple of months we had some insightful meetings at MWC, the Games Developers Conference, and the most interesting was a hackathon at the Bergen County Academy in Hakensack, NJ. This hackathon was conceived, organized (including getting sponsors and funding), and completely run by high...

Resources for Software Developers: Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

There are many resources related to Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) that are available on the internet today. My attempt in this blog is to provide you with a list of the resources that may provide some insights throughout your...

The Chronicles of Phi - part 4 - Hyper-Thread Phalanx – tiled_HT2

The prior part (3) of this blog showed the effects of the first-level implementation of the Hyper-Thread Phalanx. The change in programming yielded 9.7% improvement in performance for the small model, and little to no improvement in the large...

Women's History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

With March being Women’s History Month, we’re proud to pay tribute to just a few of the many great women in science and technology that have paved the way for the next generation.

Developer Roundtable: The Future of Cross-platform Game Development

Published on March 21, 2014

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Guest Panel

Chris Pirillo, Host (LockerGnome)
Geoff Blair (Lost Decade Games)
Matt Hackett (Lost...

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Video Playing with Android* Media Player

Published on March 20, 2014

One important aspect about Android application development is that the system provides easy ways for applications to invoke features provided by other applications conveniently.  This capability of sharing features among applications helps...

Broadening Participation in Visualization Workshop

Clemson University hosted the first Broadening Participating in Visualization workshop on February 10-11, 2014. I was honored to serve as a panelist and keynote on visualization from an industry perspective. Visualization plays a significant role...

Android on x86 Abstract

Free eBook Download: Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® Architecture

Android on x86: an Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® Architecture serves two main purposes.  First, it makes the case for adapting your applications onto Intel’s x86 architecture, including discussions of the business potential, the changing...

Meshcentral.com - Android Photos, Contacts and QR codes

This week, we have a bunch of Meshcentral improvements for Android. Android devices are increasingly of interest and being able to activate and provide a rich set of experiences on these devices is important for Intel. Rick...

GDC 2014: What to Look Forward To

This week, March 17-21, the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event will kick off in San Francisco, California at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. The Game Developers Conference, or GDC, is an amazing...

The 2014 Intel Level Up Game Developer Contest is open...NOW!

I'm super excited for another season of Level Up.  You'll notice a subtle but important change in the name from "Intel Level Up Game DEMO Contest" to "Intel Level Up Game DEVELOPER Contest".  We recieved feedback last year that the term "demo"...

Announcement: Developer Roundtable

Published on March 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce our second HTML5 Hub roundtable this time with host, Chris Pirillo! Our topic discussion will focus on, “The Future of Cross-platform Game Development”. Head over to our Google+ page on...

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