Sandy Bridge

Using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE to Tune Software on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family

Download this guide to learn how to identify performance issues on software running on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 family
(based on Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge-EP/EX/EN). The guide explains how to use Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE's General Exploration profile for Xeon processor E5 servers.  It explains how to identify the most common software performance issues and gives suggestions for how to address each.  

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  • Ultrabook Part 2: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2011 with Windows 8* and Visual Studio* 2012 RC

    As I continue to explore different Ultrabook capabilities, in this blog I decided to look into a powerful threading and performance optimization tool for C/C++, .NET, and FORTRAN developers who need to understand an application's serial and parallel behavior to improve performance and scalability: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2011.

    Introducing Intel Ultrabook™ – Part One

    In all my years in college I have used a laptop PC. Recently, I’ve been tempted to get a MacBook Air Pro because of its light-weight and stylish look. But, since starting at Intel, I’ve been able to explore and play with an Ultrabook and it has changed my mind completely. The reason is simple: Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks are just amazing! Ultrabooks will be even more amazing when you add the touch screen capability of Window 8 later this year.

    Optimizing XuanYuan with Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzer on Intel® HD Graphics

    Engineers from Intel & Tencent used Intel® GPA to improve the performance of XuanYuan by 1.34x. The performance gains from these optimizations also improved the frame rate on a pre-release Ivy Bridge system by 1.30x from 66 fps to 86 fps.
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  • Редактирование Onloaded Shadows: перенос обработки теневых карт с графического на центральный процессор (Статья)

    Во многих приложениях источник света передвигается очень медленно. Это означает, что обновление тени может происходить не каждый фрейм. С помощью метода Onloaded Shadows можно перенести асинхронную обработку теневых карт на CPU.
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  • История развития форматов видеосжатия

    Далёкий 1988й год был полон удивительных событий. В этом году увидел свет 4й альбом группы Metallica «...And justice for all», а СССР запустил в свой первый и единственный полёт многоразовый космический корабль «Буран».

    Have your cake and eat it too - part 2

    In the first part of this article I described how you can “have your cake and eat it too” with respect to programmable use of Hyper Threading or no Hyper Threading through use of thread team selection attributes on the parallel_for construct in the QuickThread® programming tool kit.

    In this part I will describe the test bed application and results data as run on an Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge (no over clocking).

    Have your cake and eat it too

    This English idiomatic proverb or figure of speech dating back to 1546 is used to describe situations where “you can’t have it both ways.” Considering that this blog is posted on a website which, barring a few exceptions, has a preponderance of content relating to programming and computers. So where does this idiomatic proverb fit in with typical content found on this website?

     A few days ago (October 12, 2011) a post was made by Andy to the Threading on Intel® Parallel Architectures forum titled:

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