Category Archives: performance tuning

Pipeline Speak: Learning More About Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge

As I’m sure you know, modern processors employ a technique called pipelining to increase instruction throughput. In a pipeline, various dedicated pieces of hardware on the processor each perform particular functions needed to process an instruction, on different instructions at the same time. For example, while one part of the pipeline is executing instruction A, [...] Read more >

Upcoming Webinars on Performance Tuning on Intel(R) Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge

I will be presenting a 2-part webinar on Nov 8th and 9th on performance tuning on Intel(R) Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge. The webinars will walk through our Using Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier XE on Sandy Bridge tuning guide. In each one I will walk through half of the guide, explaining the concepts and taking live questions. [...] Read more >

What we’ve been doing to make performance analysis easier on Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge

New Intel(R) Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge support and tuning guide! We’ve been listening to your feedback on software tuning. Specifically, we’ve been working to make it even easier for developers to analyze software performance on Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge. So now I’m really excited to tell you about the new Sandy Bridge: General Exploration [...] Read more >