Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel® ISA-L) provides the tools to help accelerate and optimize storage on Intel architecture (IA) for everything from small office NAS appliances to enterprise storage systems. Intel® ISA-L can run on a variety of Intel® server processors and provides operation acceleration via the following instruction sets:
Intel's Cache Monitoring Technology (CMT) feature was introduced with the Intel®Xeon® E5 2600 v3 product family in 2014. This feature enables fine-grained tracking of L3 cache occupancy, enabling detailed profiling and tracking of threads, applications or VMs.
Previous blog posts referenced below provide an overview of various aspects of the feature:
How to build and run Xen clients that can recognize Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessor
Today is the second anniversary of the Sun and Intel joint agreement to optimize the Solaris operating system for Intel Xeon processors. Like last year, when I wrote this summary of our work, I decided to recap where we are to date.
Like last year’s edition, this is pretty much off the top of my head.