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Twitter for C++ Programmers

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

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...

Working with Intel® Code Builder for OpenCL™ API on Systems Equipped with Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 Coprocessor

Due to the recent restructuring in OpenCL™ Technology (see https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-opencl ), the Intel® Code Builder for OpenCL™ replaces the Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications. For the Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 coprocessor, that means...

Showing code in movies - a minor rant

Published on April 27, 2015By Clay B.

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...

2015 April Hardware Seeding Contest - Submit to win an Iris Pro Laptop!

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...

Making Games on a Cross Country Bicycle Trip

Published on April 23, 2015By Greg L.

(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...

Maker Movie and MakerSpace Tour in Phoenix

As part of Phoenix Urban Design Week 2015 activities I attended the local premiere of  "Makers" at Filmbar in downtown Phoenix.  Preceded by a short bike ride, and followed by a short discussion about the local maker community, this was a great way...

The Last Line Effect

I have studied numbers of errors caused by using the Copy-Paste method and can assure you that programmers most often tend to make mistakes in the last fragment of a homogeneous code block. I have never seen this phenomenon described in books on...

Audit Log/Access Monitor in Intel AMT

Audit Log (also known as Access Monitor) is an feature introduced in AMT 4.0 that provides a place to record events and introduces a new type of user called Auditor. Key features of the Audit Log are: Auditor user type that cannot be removed or...

Null Pointer Dereferencing Causes Undefined Behavior

I have unintentionally raised a large debate recently concerning the question if it is legal in C/C++ to use the &P->m_foo expression with P being a null pointer. The programmers' community divided into two camps. The first claimed with...

Use which hardware PMU events to calculate FLOPS on Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) coprocessor?

FLOPS means total floating point operations per second, which is used in High Performance Computing. In general, Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier XE only provides metric named Cycles Per Instruction (average CPI), that is to measure performance for...

Intel AMT and Java

For all of you Java developers out there that have be searching for tools to help with your Intel® Active Management Technology solutions, your search is over. I’d like to introduce you to the Intel® WS-Management Java Client Library, available for...

Intel AMT Alarm Clock

  Have you ever been working and had a patch come down from your IT department that you had to install now. Or how about a virus scan that brought your machine to a crawl in the middle of your work. If so, you may wish your IT department would use...

StdAfx.h

This article is meant for those programmers who are only getting started with the Visual Studio environment and trying to compile their C++ projects under it. Everything looks strange and complicated in an unfamiliar environment, and novices are...

Intel AMT WebUI

Intel AMT WebUI Authentication issues with Internet Explorer

If you have extended Active Directory (AD) for use with your AMT clients and Kerberos authentication, you may have issues connecting to the AMT WebUI for those machines when using Internet Explorer (IE). This is related to authentication settings....

5 Myths Busted about Hackathons

5 Myths Busted About Hackathons and The Maker Community

A few months ago, I decided to pursue a new career path. After spending years in graduate school specializing in energy-efficiency of mobile platforms and being a developer in the same field, I felt it was time for change. So, I joined the Internet...

XDK Update for April 2015

Intel® XDK Update for April 2015, and Apache* Cordova*

As you are probably aware, we did two updates in the past couple of weeks.  The March 30 update, build 1878, was a regular update to fix a number of open issues.  This one today, build 1912, is to address some regressions with that update.   Not...

Intel AMT Time Keeping

Intel® AMT Time Keeping

The date/time used by Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) is maintained by a protected real time clock (PRTC) running within the Manageability Engine.  Clock Usage The clock is used for a variety of reasons in AMT including date/time checks...

Intel GPA 2015

Intel GPA 2015 R1 - OpenGL splits from DirectX - and it's all free!

Which Intel software tool includes a new name, new features, and it's ALL available for FREE?    Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA) 2015 R1 - available at https://software.intel.com/gpa What was already a great analysis and...

2015 Intel® Level Up Game Dev Contest – 1 month to go!

Running the Intel® Level Up Game Dev Contest is one of my favorite parts of my job. The Level Up contest is designed to encourage innovation in game development among student and indie devs. Contestants submit their not yet for sale games – they...

Working with Intel AMT and Linux

Working with Intel AMT and Linux is not as easy as working with AMT and Windows. It is mainly due to fewer resources being available for Linux. But before I go any further with this topic I must state that AMT itself is operating system (OS)...

Intel AMT SOL Device IDs

Intel AMT SOL Device IDs

I was recently asked to provide a list of the PCI device IDs for the AMT virtual Serial-over-LAN (SOL) devices. This seemed like a relatively easy task. Then I realized that there were different IDs for each version of AMT.       And there are ...

Hack Holyoke: Welcoming Women to STEM!

Loving the #hackholyoke demos and keynote by @Lyndsey360 !! http://t.co/xwa8MxV0ut pic.twitter.com/CC2HtmfN9r — Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) April 4, 2015 We spent last weekend at Mt. Holyoke College for a very special, welcoming and...

The reasons why 64-bit programs require more stack memory

Published on July 1, 2010, updated April 10, 2015By Andrey Karpov

In forums, people often say that 64-bit versions of programs consume a larger amount of memory and stack. Saying so, they usually argue that the sizes of data have become twice larger. But this statement is unfounded since the size of most types (...

What is "Fast Call for Help" (aka CIRA)

Download the Intel AMT SDK Intel® AMT SDK Documentation Requirement: The Environment Detection feature must be enabled and configured. Follow Gael on Twitter: @GaelHof The architecture for "Fast Call for Help" is best suited for large...

Interview with Intel® Software Innovator Peach Pellen

The Intel® Software Innovator program  supports innovative independent developers who display an ability to create and demonstrate forward looking projects, by providing them speakership and demo opportunities at industry events and developer...

What is "Standard Manageability?"

Download the Intel AMT SDK Intel® AMT SDK Documentation Follow Gael on Twitter: @GaelHof If you have an Intel AMT system and cannot figure out why you are getting error messages when trying to make API calls related to certain Intel AMT features,...

VR Developments from an Artist Viewpoint

On March 22, 2015 I attended the Virtual Reality Los Angeles Spring Expo along with about 1500 other people.  These are my thoughts and observations on the current state of VR. Only one year ago a Virtual Reality meetup group was started by a 19...

Intel Omni-Path Webinar

The upcoming next-generation Intel Omni-Path Architecture addresses lessons learned, good and bad, from Intel True Scale Architecture and standard InfiniBand*. In an effort to avoid observed pitfalls, Intel approached the architecture of an HPC...

Ceph Erasure Coding Introduction

Ceph introduction Ceph, The Future of Storage™, is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware. Ceph has been developed from the ground up to deliver object, block, and file system storage in a...

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