From AI in space to virtual reality crop dusting on earth, this month covers a gamut of interesting articles.


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Sparking Real-Time Analytics, Igniting Real-Time Intelligence

At the Spark Summit in San Francisco, Michael Greene announced the release of  Streaming SQL for Apache Spark*, part of a project to develop a complete open source framework for streaming analytics and making these capabilities pervasive. This...

The Industry Is Taking Notice of Design Thinking

Design thinking has been gaining a lot of attention in the industry, with myriad books, articles, documentaries, and videos being produced on the topic. It is a process that was developed by leading design firms, and is now being taught by top...

Porting Chrome* Apps to Mobile Using Crosswalk and Apache Cordova*

Chrome* Apps can run on any platform where Chrome is available, which covers almost all of the desktop platforms out there. This is not the case for mobile platforms, which often use a different app hosting model and have their own app stores. ...

June 2015 Intel® XDK Update Blog

Over the past several months we have been busy focusing on quality and security improvements in the Intel® XDK, and changing our User Forums and sign-on over to use Intel’s standard infrastructure.  This month, though, we are releasing a few new...

User Space Networking Fuels NFV Performance

Published on June 12, 2015

It is an exciting time to be a software developer in the networking space and as the roles of engineer are changing so too are the rules.

For 15 years, the traditional thinking behind high performance networking has been to take all the...

Memory hierarchy showing relative speeds and sizes

Advanced Computer Concepts for the (Not So) Common Chef: Memory Hierarchy: Of Registers, Cache & Memory

After introducing this series of blogs, we established some basic processor and threading terminology. In the last blog, we laid the foundation of our kitchen analogy. We noted that a program is equivalent to a recipe, and that the different...

Three Ways to Build DPDK 2.0.0 with Open vSwitch

Published on June 10, 2015

SDK Setup Script

One of the best method to build the DPDK package is to use DPDK's tools/ script. Use the following steps after running the script:

                   - Press [9] to compile...

Don’t make these 4 common developer mistakes

Don’t make these 4 common developer mistakes

After hours of coding, countless sleepless nights, a lot of excitement and maybe a little frustration, you’re finally ready to release your app. After a few...

Webinar: Apache Spark* and Big Data Analytics: Solving Real-World Problems

Big Data analysis is having an impact on every industry today. Industry leaders are capitalizing on these new business insights to drive competitive advantage. Apache Hadoop* is the most common Big Data framework, but the technology is evolving...

IDEO Design Thinking Steps

Adventures in Design Thinking

One of the exciting things happening at Intel these days is our increased focus on user experiences. As a technology company, weaving UX into our culture has required new ways of thinking, innovating, and collaborating—particularly with software...

Building vhost-user For OVS Today Using DPDK 2.0.0

Published on June 9, 2015

UPDATE:  16 June 2015 - The vhost-user patch was accepted and committed  no longer requiring the pre-commit patch be included with the helper script.

I recently discovered that DPDK support for vhost-user offloading was...

Achievement Unlocked Hardware Seeding Contest

June 2015 Hardware Seeding Contest - Win one of 10 Android Tablets

This month’s hardware seeding contest is for one of ten (10) Acer Iconia Tab 8 (model A1-840FHD) Android tablets with a quad core Intel® Atom™ Z3745 processor. That means ten game devs will walk away with one each! These tablets have a 1900x1200...

R200 Camera

Archived - First look: Augmented Reality in Unity* with Intel® RealSense™ R200

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

Augmented Reality is really starting to come alive. Sure we’ve seen Virtual Reality be all the rage with immersive...

The compiler is to blame for everything

Many programmers are very fond of blaming the compiler for different errors. Let's talk about it.

Use Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2015 to analyze MPI Hybrid code

Traditional OpenMP* is a fork-join parallel programming technology. First, program runs with a single master thread which is serial code, later, master thread assigns sub-tasks on created multiple threads where are in parallel region, master...

Two overhead monitors used by Jumpdrive Studios' game XO

What I learned exhibiting for the first time at Power of Play

Published on June 3, 2015By C.J. K.

Power of Play 2015 was an amazing opportunity for me to exhibit Bit Ball, the game I’ve been working on for past few months. It happened to also be the first time I have ever exhibited anything that I have created. With no experience going in I...

Jim Parsons Explores Intel and Partner Innovation

Have you noticed our new TV ad campaign starring Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory”? Each spot highlights a single, innovative experience made possible by Intel technology. The ads are short and really fast-paced, so you might not have had...

Beta Intel® Graphics Driver for Haswell and Broadwell


This beta driver is released to resolve issues some users are reporting regarding a "flickering display" issue on some Intel Haswell and Broadwell based NUC products.


NEW Graphics Driver posted for Haswell and Broadwell.

See the Release Notes for additional details.

The has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct links to the drivers:

64 bit driver:

How to survive a hackathon

How to Survive a Hackathon

How to prepare for and survive a hackathon

Hackathons are exciting, yet daunting; challenging, yet fun. They’re an environment where like-minded people come together to creatively solve problems while...

JuliaCon 2015 coming up

The conference for the Julia programming language happens June 24-27 in Boston.

Meshcentral - Back from Sabbatical

It’s been a while since the last Meshcentral announcement for good raison, I was on sabbatical. So far this year it’s been an amazing time for Meshcentral and the Mesh team. In the last few weeks, I have been very lucky in being able to...

No, That Switch Doesn’t “Turn off UEFI”

Today I want to cover the “Legacy Boot Mode” switch hiding in most UEFI setup screens, and why it doesn’t work the way you think it does.

I gotta be honest … this is one of my biggest nitpicks in the help guides for Linux* users trying to...

Ubuntu 15.04 Provides Openstack Kilo Preinstalled for Easier Deployments on ONP Servers

Published on May 26, 2015

The folks here at Intel see me as a bit of an Ubuntu fanboy.  For the most part, I spend a lot of time in the lab working on the ONP Server using CentOS.   For me, it is less about being an Ubuntu fan and more about using a platform that is...

How to profile MPI processes on all nodes?

Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2015 can analyze MPI processes combined in hybrid codes in cluster system. It means that Intel VTune Amplifier runs parallel MPI program on N ranks to collect performance data, then identify which hot...

Archived - Intel® RealSense™ SDK - Your Face as a Game Controller using JavaScript*

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

Note: JavaScript* has been decoupled specifically for Intel® RealSense™ SDK R3. To enable JavaScript* support, please...

Power of Play – Showcasing the best in the Northwest and beyond


This past weekend I headed up to Seattle for the Washington Interactive Network’s Power of Play event. Power of Play embodies a sense of community. There were three main elements during the event that tied together nicely. A...

Power of Play 2015 - Connecting and Inspiring the Seattle Indie Game Community

It’s been around for eight years now, but Power of Play has managed to outdo itself this year with an incredible level of organization and polish, all while still maintaining a tight-knit and welcoming atmosphere. The event boasted engaging and...

Elusive Algorithms - Parallel Scan

Last month there was a query on the IDZ MIC forum "how to perform inclusive scan in C cilk" in which my initial reply was:

Parallelizing this is problematic due to the next result being dependent upon the prior result. While this is not...

Look Both Ways and Watch Out for Side-Channels!

It has been a while again since I've posted, I've been busy with the day job.

Given some recent research results, I thought I would briefly discuss side-channels.  In case you don't fully understand what a side-channel is I heard a great...