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Vectorization 101: Getting Back to the Basics

In this video, Jeff Cogswell introduces the concept of vectorization. He shows how the processor can do mathematical operations on entire blocks of arrays in a single operation, resulting in much higher performance.

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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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Genome Supercomputer Helps Trace Decline of North Atlantic Fish

Researchers have used a high-performance computing cluster at Indiana University’s National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) to make inroads into understanding why the population of zooplankton and cod fisheries in the North Atlantic have declined — and whether global climate change is the reason. Scientists from the University of …

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Achieve Effective Parallelism of Algorithms

Taking care of thread management work can help programmers save time and effort on designing and supporting parallel algorithms. Find out how Intel VTune Amplifier XE embedded task analysis can help conquer the challenge. Find out more. 

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Xeon Phi Coprocessor Memory Matters

In order to get the most out of the many cores of the Xeon Phi coprocessor, each of which supports four physical threads, the right kind of memory and an operating system—either Linux or Windows—are required. In this blog, Jeff Cogswell explains how the memory and operating system are architected. …

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Supercomputers: The Good, the Bad and the Moldy

Pushing super-powered computers out to more scientists is a good thing, but we need to proceed with caution lest we end up with a slimy, moldy mess.

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