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Key Game SDK Support for x86

As the capabilities of mobile platforms improve, fascinating and realistic games are possible and more in demand. But there are many aspects to developing a successful game: you need to address details like graphics, physics, and audio. A wide range of frameworks are available that can help you...

Building with the Intel® IoT Developer Kit

There may be some in our audience that have worked with the Intel® IoT Developer Kit. These kit is based on off the shelf hardware like the Intel® Galileo Board, and a Grove Sensor Kit by Seeed Studios*. They work on Yocto* Project Linux and are great as an introduction to the world of IoT. There...

Which Intel® IoT Gateway is Right for You?

We get asked many times about how to choose the right gateway for a given need. There are a variety of manufacturers that have designs based on several industry verticals. But it still comes down to, how do I choose the right one? The first thing we suggest is to look at your project and the...

Intel® Edison Board Now Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT

Intel and Microsoft teams have been working together to ensure that IoT developers using the Intel® Edison Board can rapidly build cloud-connected IoT solutions using the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Through testing and verification against the Azure IoT SDK, the Intel® Edison Board is now Microsoft...

A Guide to Optimization Techniques for the Intel® MIC Architecture

A 3-part educational series on Optimization Techniques for the Intel® MIC Architecture is provided by Colfax Research. The series focuses on select topics on optimization of applications for Intel’s multi-core and manycore architectures (Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors).

Application Developers Alliance Workshops on the Future of the Digital Enterprise

The Application Developers Alliance, just announced a 3-city event series aimed at promoting cutting-edge enterprise technologies to increase datacenter operational efficiency, deliver multi-platform solutions, and maintain data security. The...

Object.observe, Crosswalk and the Intel XDK

After my recent blog on Object.observe(), I of course tried it out in the XDK. It worked fine in the emulator (after clearing up a few typos) so I created an app and installed it on my phone. There I didn’t have as much luck. It didn’t do...

September 2015 Intel® XDK Update – Hello Cordova* 5!

We took a couple of measured steps to get this release to full Cordova 5 support. Debugging on-device is critical to getting fully functioning apps with Cordova plugins - something that is not easy to do because the app has to be built with the plugins first. We figured that out, and in July,...

Improving Brain Research Worldwide through the Intel® Modern Code Developer Challenge

One of the ways we take our stewardship of Moore’s Law seriously at Intel is by sponsoring contests and challenges for the developer community. With the help of partners, we offer developers incentives and platforms that spur the advancement of technology, leading to new ways to make lives better...

Object Observation Without Objection

I remember the first time I looked at C++, having been a C programmer for some time. There was a lot of stuff in there that seemed more complicated than it was worth (e.g. Templates) but some features were really handy. One of my favorites was...

HPC Cloud Challenge: Intel, Altair, AWS Champion Developers

High Performance Computing (HPC) is no longer limited to the realm of science and technology. The National Strategic Computing Initiative is a recent U.S. Executive Order coming straight from the White House and is inspiring innovation in high performance computing (HPC) across the board. The...

CADEX Resolves the Challenges of CAD Format Conversion with Help from Intel®

Given the complexity of CAD systems, integrating diverse CAD files is no small feat. Russia-based CADEX developed its CAD Exchanger product to help vendors efficiently bring diverse types of CAD data into a chosen standard. Intel® software developer...

My Reality Moment. Why Did I Ever Agree to Do This?

When I first took this job of leading our scripting languages area, the Reality Moment struck when I had my first real look at the challenges of dynamic languages. For example, if you compare two strings in a program, we have some new instructions in the processor which can make these go very fast...

How Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Rocketed the Development of Hypersonic Vehicles

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Laboratory is focused on futuristic vehicles such as airplanes and spacecraft that travel at high speeds. To create the complex simulations its projects need, MIPT needs advanced high-performance...

Making the Dead Rise, and Other Impossible Tasks

My current job is to lead our company's work on dynamic server languages, such as performance optimization and feature enabling. Besides PHP and HHVM, we want to improve Python. There is a huge amount of Python code in use out there, for example running OpenStack, Swift, DropBox and many others....

Code Modernization Black Belt IDF Presentation

On Tuesday, August 18, Kathy Farrel Moderated an IDF panel of Code Modernization Experts at IDF 2015: Intel PE Robert Geva, and three Black Belt Software Developers; Clay Breshears, Tom Murphy and Gaston Hillar. Our presentation set out to help developers understand the necessity to utilize...

Supercharge Media Application Development with Visual Coding Framework

Intel® Corporation has just introduced a new revolutionary Intel® INDE beta feature Called Visual Coding Framework (VCF). VCF empowers developers with a high productivity and performance option for creation of visual computing centric applications via a drag and drop graph framework. This graph...

Intel® Developer Tools and Online Courseware Enrich the HPC Curriculum at Ural Federal University

Russia's Ural Federal University—with advanced software developer tools including Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition plus technical and instructional support from Intel--combines online, practical, and classroom learning to provide a rich and...

The New Parallel Universe Magazine is Out: All About Vectorization

Parallel Universe is Intel's quarterly magazine that explores inroads and innovations in software development. The new issue takes a deep dive into the subject of vectorization and what it can do for you. Our first feature article looks at the SIMD directives for explicit vector programming now...

Trending on IoT: Our Most Popular Intel IoT Developer Stories

Added September 14, 2015

Our team of software developers, experts, partners and enthusiasts have continuously shared innovative and exciting ideas in the Intel® IoT Developer Zone. This month we’ve compiled a list of our most popular IoT stories to guide you through the latest projects in the IoT space.

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Getting Started with Intel® RealSense™ App Development: Step-by-Step Install Instructions

Getting started developing an application using Intel® RealSense™ technology? Here are detailed instructions on how to do it, using the Intel® RealSense™ SDK version R6 or above. Includes information on getting a camera and how to install the SDK.

New Memory Access Analysis in VTune™ Amplifier XE 2016 Supports of Tracing Memory Allocation/De-allocation Used in Your Code

New memory access analysis in XE 2016 version, combines functions from old Memory Access and Bandwidth. And there is a new feature to trace system memory allocation / de-allocation in your code. Note that this feature uses of instrumenting system memory allocation / de-allocation APIs, it will...

Conducting Workshop In IoT With Intel® Edison: From Preparations to Executions

From Idea to Execution of hands on workshop on IoT with Intel® Edison. Things that is needed, things that goes well, things that might not go well! Plan improvisation and other facts of such a workshop.

The JITter Conundrum - Just in Time for Your Traffic Jam

In interpreted languages, it just takes longer to get stuff done - I earlier gave the example where the Python source code a = b + c would result in a BINARY_ADD byte code which takes 78 machine instructions to do the add, but it's a single native ADD instruction if run in compiled language like C...

NEW 15.40.7.4279: Intel® Iris™, Iris™ Pro, and HD Graphics Production Driver for Windows* 7, 8.1, 10

Note: Operating system support varies by platform. Please see the associated ReadMe's for more details. The Windows 10* production driver 15.40.7.4279 has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct links to the driver: This driver is in self installing format (exe) intended for...

Presenting at USENIX LISA15 in November

I'll be holding a mini-tutorial session at the USENIX LISA15 conference in Washington, D.C. this coming November. My class, entitled Fundamentals of Data Visualization: Building more Effective Charts and Business Intelligence Dashboards, is targetted at anyone who has to present numerical data in...

Top Intel® Software Developer Stories | Virtual Archers, High Performance Parallelism, Take Your Pulse

A list of the Top Intel® Software Developer Stories including Pulse Detection with Intel® RealSense™ Technology, Intel® Level Up Game Dev Contest Winners, IoT Smart Home Control and more.

Intel® System Studio 2016 launched 9/9/15

Intel is helping with new Intel® System Studio 2016, a comprehensive suite of advanced tools and technologies to help speed delivery of energy-efficient, high-performance, smart, connected devices across wide-ranging system and embedded platforms. It's already helping developers improve the...

Core Challenge In Speeding Up Python, PHP, HHVM, Node.js...

A traditional compiler translates a high-level computer program into machine code for the CPU you want to run it on. An interpreted language translates a high-level language into the machine code for some imaginary CPU. For historical reasons, this imaginary CPU is called a "virtual machine" and...

A Fresh Direction for Future Video Formats

Added September 8, 2015

This past week, Intel announced its membership in the Alliance for Open Media. And with that, we reinforce our commitment to open formats and announce our efforts for delivering the next generation of video coding tools. With founding partners Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and...

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