Remember tottering off to school with only your 10-inch digital tablet? Yeah, and nobody had acne, braces or glasses either. It may sound impossible, but coming to a backpack near you is not only a 10-inch Android solution, but a 7-inch solution based on the Intel® Atom architecture.
I’ll try to figure out what is new for Intel® Atom™ architecture in new versions of GCC and how this affects performance and code size on the well-known EEMBC® CoreMark® benchmark: www.coremark.org
The chart below shows CoreMark performance results for base and peak option sets on various GCC versions relative to GCC 4.4.6 base performance (higher is better):
Gregory Menvielle is the CEO and founder of Pyramedium, and is currently developing an HTML5 app called smartnotify (http://smartnotify.us/). Greg kindly consented to sitting down and giving us some information about his background, his current work, and his thoughts on HTML5.
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Intel® Cilk™ Plus is an extension to the C and C++ languages to support data and task parallelism. It provides three new keywords to implement task parallelism and Array Notation, simd pragma and Elemental Function to express data parallelism. This article demonstrates how to improve the performance of an Averaging Filter in image processing using Intel® Cilk™ Plus. To demonstrate the performance increase, you will use a program that reads a bitmap RGB image and does averaging with a filter of size 3x3. Averaging filter work
Performance tuning of an existing application is truly a challenge and it depends on a lot of factors like the nature of algorithm the application works on, if the implementation is scalable to take advantage of thread/data parallelism etc. The most logical approach any developer would follow for tuning the performance of an application is to do a dynamic profiling of the application under different workloads, try to analyze the hotspots in that application, and then fine tune them to work best on a given hardware architecture.
Educational game developer NOMAD Apps recently developed a new version of its math learning app, AWEsum!*, to take advantage of the features available with Intel® All-in-One (AIO) devices that run Windows* 8. The AIO devices consist of an 18- to 27-inch monitor with a motherboard behind the screen. They are powerful, portable, and allow users to do everything they would do with a PC. An AIO device can stand up like a PC monitor or lie flat on a table, so more than one user can interact with it at a time.
O pacote de drivers USB Intel para Android* habilita a conexão de uma máquina Windows* com um dispositivo Android que contém um processador Intel® Atom™.
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With the growing number of devices supporting touch, handling the touch interaction method in your applications is more and more important.
Windows* 8 standard controls and templates already handle touch perfectly, so if you only use them, you don’t really need to know what is under the hood.