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C-States, P-States, where the heck are those T-States?

I had an interesting question come across my desk a few days ago: “Is it still worthwhile to understand T-states?” My first response was to think, “Huh? What the heck is a T-state?”

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 12/11/2015 - 14:39
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A Brief Survey of NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Architecture) Literature

This document presents a list of articles on NUMA (Non-uniform Memory Architecture) that the author considers particularly useful. The document is divided into categories corresponding to the type of article being referenced. Often the referenced article could have been placed in more than one category. In this situation, the reference to the article is placed in what the author thinks is the...
Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 09/18/2015 - 09:37
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Submissions open: High Performance Parallelism Gems

We have all had our little discoveries and triumphs in identifying new and innovative approaches that increased the performance of our applications. Occasionally we find something more, something that could also help others, an innovative gem. You now have an opportunity to broadcast your successes more widely to the benefit of our community. You are invited to submit a proposal to a...
Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 02/14/2016 - 10:19
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Performance BKMs: There’s more than one hammer

I don’t know if any of you have noticed but Intel® has a tendency to emphasize its own homegrown tools. This isn’t bad as Intel has some of the best.

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 07/01/2015 - 15:50
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Determining the Idle Power of an Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor

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Authored by Todd E. (Intel) Last updated on 07/01/2015 - 15:50
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Advanced Computer Concepts for the (Not So) Common Chef: Memory Hierarchy: Of Registers, Cache & Memory

After introducing this series of blogs, we established some

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 06/15/2015 - 10:15
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Advanced Computer Concepts for the (Not So) Common Chef: The Home Kitchen

Since that brief aside on terminology is out of the way, let us continue with the kitchen analogy.

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 05/18/2015 - 10:33
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Advanced Computer Concepts For The (Not So) Common Chef: Introduction

While talking to a very intelligent but non-engineer colleague, I found myself needing to explain the threading and other components of the current and next generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ archit

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 05/05/2015 - 15:21
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Advanced Computer Concepts for The (Not So) Common Chef: First Some Terminology Part 2

OF COURSE, I KNOW WHAT A THREAD IS….DON’T I?

Now that we know what a core is, let’s dive into another source of confusion.

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 04/14/2015 - 16:15
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Advanced Computer Concepts For The (Not So) Common Chef: Terminology Pt 1

Before we start, I will use the next two blogs to clear up some terminology. If you are familiar with these concepts, I give you permission to jump to the next section.

Authored by Taylor K. (Intel) Last updated on 03/24/2015 - 18:03
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