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PGO: Let It Go (PHP)

We can hope that companies like Intel® will come along with a faster processor. (And this does tend to happen every year). Or we can improve our compilers to produce better machine code. Or we can analyze our own code and change it to run more optimally. For PHP, we do all three: We partner with the processor architects to improve the way they execute PHP; we look for changes we can make to the...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/03/2019 - 20:08
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China Railway Corporation is Named Finalist for the SUPERUSER Award

The adoption of OpenStack* marked the first time China Railway has fully embraced open source technology.
Authored by Travis Broughton (Intel) Last updated on 08/01/2019 - 11:41
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HHVM and Haswell

There is no question that PHP is the most popular language in use today to implement server code on web pages. Something like 80% of web sites are implemented using it. The extremely popular site Facebook has implemented their own PHP interpreter called HHVM, and they are doing code development on it as an open source project. Because of its performance and its open source methodology, it is also...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 17:59
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High Performance PHP 7

On October 21, 2015, I was invited to give a technical talk at ZendCon, the largest gathering of the PHP community. A lot of excitement this year surrounds the release of PHP 7 which represents a massive performance improvement over previous versions. Here are a few notes from my talk. The promise was to offer a way for attendees of the talk to get even more performance out of PHP 7. We show you...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 18:01
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PHP - The Right Tool for the Job?

Today there is a profusion of computer languages targeted at different activities. It's important to choose the right one. A lot of programmers love Python because it's so fast to implement stuff, but it can be a pain to use to create a simple website. PHP is the most popular choice for implementing active content in a website. And it's rather obvious once you dig into it. As you create your web...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 18:06
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Using Clear Linux* for Teaching Virtual Platforms

For Simics® traini

Authored by Engblom, Jakob (Intel) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 18:19
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Gravity Waves, Python*, Intel and the Billion-Year Bong

Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 18:52
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Experimenting with OpenStack* Sahara* on Docker* Containers

Docker* is an emerging technology that has become very popular recently in the market. It provides a flexible architecture to deploy applications. OpenStack* is another hot technology on the market. It has been available for several years, became more stable and also added more features support in recent releases.
Authored by WEITING C. (Intel) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 19:23
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Python Brings Us the LIGO Gravity Wave Sound

 

Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 10/15/2019 - 19:26