How Intel® AVX Improves Performance on Server Application

The latest Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family includes a feature called Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX), which can potentially improve application performance. Here we will explain the context, and provide an example of how using Intel® AVX improved performance for a commonly known benchmark.

For existing vectorized code that uses floating point operations, you can gain a potential performance boost when running on newer platforms such as the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family, by doing one of the following:

Use Cases That Take Advantage Of The Enhanced Communications Features Of the Intel® AtomTM Processor C2000 Product Family

The Intel® AtomTM processor C2000 product1 family has a subset of server products that include enhanced communications features.  This communications focused product line codenamed “Rangeley” extends the base Intel® AtomTM processor C2000 product family with greater communications reliability, longer product lifecycle, enhanced thermal profiles, and Intel® QuickAssist Technology to accelerate cryptographic workloa

The Benefits of Solid-State Storage Technologies in the Cloud


Solid-state drives (SSD) have rapidly evolved over the last few years, resulting in devices with more space and greater reliability. SSDs are used for caching in data centers and in larger system applications including computing massive data sets (big data: volume, variety, and velocity). This blog shares some features of Intel® SSD, illustrates the potential uses of SSDs in the cloud, and provides some general Linux guidelines to fully utilize Intel SSDs.

Some key features of Intel SSDs

IDF2013 - Arrived in San Francisco!

Just a quick note to say that I arrived this morning in San Francisco to participate in IDF 2013! I find it all very exciting... I am speaking on the tomorrow afternoon on Intel Platform technologies and the cloud, going to use as an example of how anyone can leverage Intel technologies to make cloud services better. Information about my session:

Enabling Push Notifications for Windows Store Apps using C#

Suppose that a nurse is assisting a patient in some hospital room and that the patient’s doctor is somewhere else in the facility.  The nurse gathers vitals for the patient and enters the information into the computer.  The nurse would like for the doctor to get this information “on the fly” without having to pull him or her into the room to look at the computer.  Solution?  Push notifications!  What could happen is that when the vitals are entered, the doctor receives a push notification from some cloud service, wherever he or she may be.  Thus, this is an example where cloud service

开源 - OpenStack


OpenStack 是一个大规模的可扩展开放云计算平台;旨在通过一个单一的控制平面部署和管理公共、私有和混合云解决方案。此开源项目发展迅速,包括英特尔在内的许多早期采用者正在利用该项目对计算、存储和网络资源等大型池进行编排,并将 IT 作为一项服务向最终用户提供。

OpenStack 社区包括 18,000 多名成员以及 1,300 名积极贡献者。英特尔是一家白金级成员及顶级贡献者,并一直致力于通过贡献代码、发展蓝图、参考架构以及其他技术资源等使 OpenStack 更易于部署和富于功能。

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