The module interleaves compiler and performance analyzer topics with essential architecture topics. General architecture topics include:
- Exploiting the architecture - taking advantage of: SSE how to get instructional parallelism in a single core.
- Multi-core architecture: how to use OpenMP and or Intel® CilkPlus™ to get parallelism from multiple cores Program organization via cache utilization, efficient data structures and loop performance.
Artificial intelligence (AI) drives gameplay. To maximize your AI’s potential and utilize the entire CPU, this means threading. This article examines how to thread a simple AI and some of the challenges in writing an AI that truly scales to multi-core.