My guest is Tim Browne Principal Games Designer at Codemasters.
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1. Tell us about your role at Codemasters
The Intel Gaming and Graphics Samples team has just published another sample to coincide with one of our presentations
As part of our sponsored sessions, we had a presentation on using Intel Threading Building Blocks called Game Engine Tasking. It uses the concept of a task as found in TBB to enable better, more transparent scaling across available cores.
Early this month Intel held an event about the Sandy Bridge architecture and other near future developments. Attendees signed an NDA before entering the event and the material presented was really interesting to hear. The room was packed to no room with what looked to me like over 500 people sitting and listening.
I want to pre-announce another sample that will soon be available on ISN for download, certainly either during or right after GDC. And that brings up an interesting question, that of taxonomy of sample code. From the Intel Gaming and Graphics Samples team point of view, there are three categories for the sorts of code one could expect in a development kit:
With the launch of our New Second Generation Intel® Core processor, there has been a lot of interested in the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX). I decided to investigate more on how application developers targeting the Second Generation Intel core processor for their application might use Intel AVX. Stan Melax has written a detailed article on how developers that are incorporating 3D images into their application might use Intel AVX.
A long time ago, a mentor encouraged me to wake up earlier each day and spend some quiet time thinking about what’s going on in my life. While my job responsibilities and family were growing, my attention span was shrinking. I was becoming someone that life just “happened to.” I didn’t like it and he was tired of hearing me complain about it. So now I slow down a little each morning to thoughtfully consider my priorities and the bigger picture of life. It’s really helped me to prioritize my time (as well as remember all my kids’ names).