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New Contributed Code for Cilk™ Plus: DotMix, a Deterministic Parallel Random-Number Generator

DotMix is a new user-contributed code that provides programmers with a repeatable but efficient way to deterministically generate pseudorandom numbers in parallel in Intel® Cilk™ Plus. In this post, I explain what "contributed code" is, where it comes from, and give a brief preview of DotMix.
Authored by Jim Sukha (Intel) Last updated on 06/14/2017 - 15:59
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Thread safety issue for random_number intrinsic

Calls to RANDOM_NUMBER from different threads can sometimes return the same value.
Authored by Martyn Corden (Intel) Last updated on 06/01/2017 - 18:09
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Download the Latest Intel® Digital Random Number Generator Software Implementation Guide

Intel® Digital Random Number Generator Software Implementation Guide
Authored by Jeffrey Rott (Intel) Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 10:35
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Intel® Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG) Software Implementation Guide

In introduction to the Intel® Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG). Includes prerequisite downloads and related software as well as an overview of DRNG use.
Authored by John M. (Intel) Last updated on 06/07/2017 - 09:21
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Using Pedigrees in Intel® Cilk™ Plus

Pedigrees are a new feature implemented in Intel Cilk Plus and currently available in Intel® Composer XE 2013. In this post, I explain what pedigrees are, how they work, and how you can use them in Cilk Plus. Pedigrees are a key component used in the implementation of DotMix, a contributed code for a deterministic parallel random-number generator (DPRNG) discussed in my previous post.
Authored by Jim Sukha (Intel) Last updated on 10/11/2017 - 11:28
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