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Build Robust Systems Using Flow Graph in TBB

Much effort has gone into enabling software to take advantage of the increase in computing power in modern parallel machines, but most software available today offer limited scalability. Find out the importance of building robust systems by mapping the actor/agent paradigm to your algorithm or code and implementing the system …

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Xeon Phi Developer Training From the Experts

Intel has announced a software developer training series for the Xeon Phi coprocessor. The one-day trainings are taking place in more than 30 major cities in the U.S. and Canada through September. The course will provide software developers the foundation needed for modernizing their code to take advantage of parallel …

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Two Ways to Put Transactional Synchronization Extensions into Play

Intel has provided two distinct ways to implement Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX). The first is by using a new set of operations that won’t run on older processors. The second is to use older operations that have been reworked with the new technology. Jeff Cogswell explores how this works. Intel’s …

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Build Robust Systems Using Flow Graph in TBB

Much effort has gone into enabling software to take advantage of the increase in computing power in modern parallel machines, but most software available today offer limited scalability. Find out the importance of building robust systems by mapping the actor/agent paradigm to your algorithm or code and implementing the system …

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What Parallel Pros Need to Know About Transaction Synchronization Extensions

Intel introduced Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) with its Haswell architecture, which came out in 2013. In this two-part series, Jeff Cogswell explains the rationale behind TSX and how it can help in your parallel programming. In the first of this two-part series, I’m going to discuss a technology in Intel …

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Better Android App Building with Intel C++ Compiler

While most Android apps are written in Java, a large number of developers use C or C++ and use Android NDK to build the shared library and Java Native Interface (JNI). App performance, including a smooth user experience, is one of the key reasons for using native programming over Java. …

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Painlessly Port Apps to Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor

The huge benefits of having the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor as a programming platform are widely known within the development community. However, before developers can fully take advantage of those benefits, they often need to adjust their applications in order to efficiently retrieve available compute power. Get a detailed look …

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How Intel Security Could Stop Another Heartbleed

A newly formed consortium has been set up to build security for Internet of Things could backstop open-source as well. McAfee, which is part of Intel Security, has posted the Heartbleed test site that scans sites for versions of the OpenSSL encryption software responsible for the locked-lock browser icon that …

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How Intel TSX in C++ Compiler Speeds Threading Performance

The paradigm shift in processor design from single-core to multiple cores has made multithreaded programming all the more important. Software applications now have the opportunity to make use of all available cores on the target machine by distributing the workload across multiple threads. But there is always at least one …

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Nuclear Fusion Research Gets Supercomputer Boost

International researchers, who want to harness nuclear fusion to develop sustainable, clean energy, now have a much more powerful supercomputer to facilitate their work.  The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is increasing the power of the Helios supercomputer in Rokkasho, Japan, from 1.5 Petaflops to nearly 2 …

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Ice X: Redefining Supercomputer Cool

A new immersion cooling system from 3M cuts power use and raises performance of a proof-of-concept supercomputer from Intel and SGI.

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