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Coarse-grained locks and Transactional Synchronization explained

Coarse-grained locks, and the importance of transactions, are key concepts that motivate why Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) is useful.  I’ll do my best to explain them in this

Authored by James R. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 03/10/2019 - 22:08
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Transactional Synchronization with Intel® Core™ 4th Generation Processor

Intel has released details of Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) for the future multicore processor code-named “Haswell”.

Authored by James R. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/23/2019 - 09:14
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Intel® Software Development Emulator

Product overview for the Intel® Software Development Emulator or Intel® SDE
Authored by Ady Tal (Intel) Last updated on 03/26/2019 - 07:07
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Intel® Software Development Emulator Download

Download page for the latest Intel® Software Development Emulator
Authored by Ady Tal (Intel) Last updated on 07/03/2019 - 20:00
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Intel® Software Development Emulator Release Notes

Chronological list of Release notes for the Intel® Software Development Emulator
Authored by Ady Tal (Intel) Last updated on 03/26/2019 - 07:08
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Exploring Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions with Intel® Software Development Emulator

Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) is perhaps one of the most non-trivial extensions of instruction set architecture introduced in the 4th generation Intel® Cor

Authored by Roman Dementiev (Intel) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 17:00
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Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) profiling with Linux perf

Intel® TSX exposes a speculative execution mode to the programmer to improve locking performance.. Tuning speculation requires heavily on a PMU profiler.

Authored by Andreas Kleen (Intel) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 17:00
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Using HLE and RTM with older compilers with tsx-tools

To use HLE/RTM to improve lock scalability the lock library needs to be enabled.

Authored by Andreas Kleen (Intel) Last updated on 06/14/2017 - 13:26
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Web Resources About Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions

A list useful technical resources related to Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX)
Authored by Roman Dementiev (Intel) Last updated on 07/23/2019 - 09:12
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Monitoring Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions with Intel® PCM

After applying a new technology (a new processor, a hardware accelerator, a new instruction, etc) besides measuring the immediate performance delta one requires a method to verify that this technol

Authored by Roman Dementiev (Intel) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 17:00