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Simple Print to Console Algorithm using NASM Assembly Code on Linux*

When searching for a good, clean working example other than perhaps writing out a "Hello World" string to the console in Netwide Assembler (NASM) for standard x86 architecture...

Authored by Last updated on 06/14/2017 - 16:35
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Introduction to OpenMP* on YouTube*

Tim Mattson (Intel) has authored an extensive series of excellent videos as in introduction to OpenMP*.

Authored by Mike P. (Intel) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:51
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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.

Authored by Andrey Karpov (Blackbelt) Last updated on 05/30/2018 - 07:08
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The Last Line Effect

Authored by Andrey Karpov (Blackbelt) Last updated on 05/30/2018 - 07:00
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Let's Play a Game - find bugs in popular open-source projects

Test your C/C++ skills - find bugs in popular open-source projects.
Authored by Andrey Karpov (Blackbelt) Last updated on 05/30/2018 - 07:08
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Dynamic Languages Take Over the Internet

The server world has really embraced Python in a big way. For example, the OpenStack project is a very popular Infrastructure as a Service offering, and most of it is written in Python. This makes Python a leader for Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:43
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The 0-Day Challenge: What is the Pulse of the Internet?

The core components of the Internet get updated constantly. Every time the source changes, the health and performance can change. A single source code change can fail to build, can break compatibility with existing code and can change the performance anywhere from a fraction of a percent up to 10% or more on major customer workloads. We're trying to read the pulse of our core components (Python,...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:42
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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 or C++. How can we speed this up? Or as the performance expert would say, how do I decrease...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 20:00
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Python Brings Us the LIGO Gravity Wave Sound

 

Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:22
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Doubling the Performance of OpenStack Swift with No Code Changes

My current gig is mostly about performance. I manage a group of software engineers dedicated to the languages becoming really important to the cloud and the datacenter.

Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 17:10