Category Archives: Software Tools

Parallelism as a First Class Citizen in C and C++, the time has come.

It is time to make Parallelism a full First Class Citizen in C and C++.  Hardware is once again ahead of software, and we need to close the gap so that application development is better able to utilize the hardware without low level programming. The time has come for high level constructs for task and [...] Read more >

Register for Intel(R) Technical Presentation "Modeling parallelism with Intel(R) Parallel Advisor" by Dr.Paul Petersen (Architect)

Paul Petersen, Architect for the Intel(R) Parallel Studio product suite, will be presenting on July 21st at 9am PDT on “Modeling Parallelism with Intel® Parallel Advisor”. Please register and attend. Read more >

OpenMP 3.1 API Specification Available

I’m happy to share some news for all the OpenMP folks out there! Last week the OpenMP Architecture Review Board has voted on the final release of the OpenMP 3.1 API Specification. After a successful vote, the Architecture Review Board has released the OpenMP 3.1 API Specification. It is available on the OpenMP webpage for [...] Read more >

OpenMP 3.1 API Specification Available

I’m happy to share some news for all the OpenMP folks out there! Last week the OpenMP Architecture Review Board has voted on the final release of the OpenMP 3.1 API Specification. After a successful vote, the Architecture Review Board has released the OpenMP 3.1 API Specification. It is available on the OpenMP webpage for [...] Read more >

PVS-Studio has learned to watch over your programming

PVS-Studio now has an operation mode that will help you to find errors and misprints as soon as possible. The analyzer launches right after the files have been compiled and “blushes with shame” for your code if something goes wrong. The feature is currently available only for Visual Studio 2010 users. I wrote many times [...] Read more >

Intel® Power Checker

The Intel® Power Checker provides a quick assessment about power-related parameters of an application when it is idle and when it processes a workload. The tool is also detects whether the application is power aware. Currently, the Intel® Power Checker runs only on a laptop/netbooks using Intel processors. Users can see the results immediately after [...] Read more >

. Bull Mountain – it’s just darn exciting and important technology.

Aside from Bull Mountain being a geographical point in the US (there is actually more than one place called Bull Mountain, by the way), it is the “Code Name” for Intel’s latest innovation in the generation of super-robust Random Numbers. It is based on the RdRand instruction that is new on the next generation platform [...] Read more >

Using the Intel® Manycore Testing Lab: Classroom Research, Contests, and Capstones

The Intel® Manycore Testing Lab is a 40 core/80 thread remote access facility that members of the Intel Academic Community sign up for and use (for free). It’s a direct benefit of joining the Intel Academic Community, for use by professors and their students, if those professors want their students to have hands on experience. [...] Read more >

Register for Mark Davis’ presentation "Intel® Parallel Advisor 2011 Shows Its Stuff on Duplo"

Mark Davis, Senior Principal Engineer for the Intel(R) Parallel Advisor 2011 product, will be presenting on June 22nd at 9am PDT on “Intel® Parallel Advisor 2011 Shows Its Stuff on Duplo”. Please register and attend. Read more >

Hamburg Germany – ISC’11

I’m headed to Hamburg Germany for the International Supercomputing Conference next week. We will be talking a lot about our Many-Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture and how to realize amazing performance on highly parallel applications. We have some incredible demos and partners in our booth – so I hope you can drop by to visit us. [...] Read more >

Using the Intel® Concurrency Checker

If you are an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and you want to get a quick assessment on the threading concurrency of your software product, you can download a tool called the Intel® Concurrency Checker located at http://software.intel.com/partner/app/software-assessment . The Intel® Concurrency Checker measures an application workload to determine how well the application will scale on [...] Read more >