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Quick Overview of the Parallel Programming & Multi-Core Community

I put together a three minute video to give new visitors to the Intel Software Network some quick pointers to the most useful features, benefits and resources of the Parallel Programming & Multi-Core Community. Please take a moment to watch the video and if you want a quick link I have included the text with links for you to find the information fast. Let me know what you think.

Recent Intel® AVX Architectural Changes

Dear Intel® AVX developers,

We recently made some significant changes to the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions Programmer’s Reference Manual (please download the latest version at /sites/avx/). If you are writing tools or software based on AVX, this may impact you. The big changes are a very different FMA syntax and the removal of two instructions (4-operand permutes).

Announcing the Intel® Cluster Poisson Solver Library

The Intel® Cluster Poisson Solver Library (Intel® CPSL) is a powerful tool set for solving separable Partial Differential Equations (PDE). It offers a set of 2D solvers for Poisson-like problems, as well as an example of a 3D Poisson solver. Intel® CPSL provides an advanced implementation of the modern algorithms. For more experienced users, Intel® CPSL offers insight into the solvers sufficient to finer tune them for better performance. The Intel® CPSL is currently available only for the Linux* OS.
Intel® CPSL offers
• 2D Helmholtz solver
• 2D Poisson solver

New Version of the Intel Software Development Emulator released

A new version of the Intel® Software Development Emulator (1.61) has been released on http://whatif.intel.com. This version of includes support for SSE4AES and PCLMULQDQ and the Intel® AVX instruction and includes a new 3-operand FMA instructions, removed VPERMIL2{PS,PD}, new footprint feature, rearrang
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  • Enabling hospitals and their affiliated physicians to stay connected

    Hospitals and IDNs are increasingly looking for new ways to stay connected with their affiliated physicians to enable sharing of health information, streamline the referrals process, and provide seamless access to hospital, lab, PBMs and payer networks. Both hospitals and their affiliated physicians really get excited about the idea of having a consolidated view of patient information and a more integrated workflow, as it is an enabler for increased efficiency, reduced errors and improved outcomes.

    Parallel Programming Talk - OpenCL with Tim Mattson

    Clay and I talked with Dr. Tim Mattson about OpenCL on the Tuesday January 20th show. Tim is Intel’s go to guy for building solutions and standards for parallel architcture. He is an author, teacher and constant learner.

    You can download the show at: /sites/default/files/m/1/6/b/25931

    But first the news:

    Orion talks Smoke Tech Demo on Parallel Programming Talk

    Thanks to Orion for coming on the show. Orion Granatir is a senior engineer in the Visual Computing Software Division. He is one of the primary engineers who built and has been traveling to various show to present the Smoke Tech Demo and answer developer questions.


    Smoke is a tech demo that showcases a framework to support n-way threading of game technologies. By properly threading a game it can have more accurate physics, smarter AI, more particles, and/or a faster frame-rate. Smoke demonstrates one way to achieve better games.

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