Past Issues May 2008
AMD Developer Central

IN THIS ISSUE:
» Cash Prizes - and Bragging Rights!
» Join us in Second Life for a chance to win an AMD Spider PC
» Coming June 1: Profiling your Windows® code with AMD CodeAnalyst™ gets easier
» Just Released: AMD Stream™ SDK v1.1 beta
» GCC Quick Reference Guide - New & Improved!
» Download now: Pathscale Compiler Suite v3.2 Beta Tuned for AMD Platforms
» AMD CodeAnalyst™ Software Developer Training in Bangalore, India
» Wrapping up JavaOne 2008
» Recently Added to developer.amd.com
» Upcoming Sponsored Events
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Cash Prizes - and Bragging Rights!

Cash Prizes - and Bragging Rights!
Now is your chance for fame and fortune for doing what you do best!  The second marathon coding match started May 21st and goes through June 4th.  It’s not too late to sign up!  Last quarter’s competition was a close one, but in the end there was one coder that blew the socks off the rest of the submissions.  Do you have what it takes to be the next topcoder?

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Join us in Second Life for a chance to win an AMD Spider PC Join us in Second Life for a chance to win an AMD Spider PC

Have you been paying attention to the latest trends in multi-core processors and multi-threaded programming? Are you curious about how parallel programming can dramatically improve application (and of course, PC gaming) performance? Are you a code warrior interested in a cool challenge? If so, you might have what it takes to conquer the AMD Treasure Hunt Game!

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Profiling your Windows® code with AMD CodeAnalyst™ just got easier Coming June 1: Profiling your Windows® code with AMD CodeAnalyst™ gets easier

AMD CodeAnalyst™ is a suite of powerful tools that analyzes software performance for all x86 processors and gives specific insight about code execution on AMD processors. With the upcoming beta release of CodeAnalyst 2.8, it will be easier than ever to profile your code because CodeAnalyst 2.8 integrates into Visual Studio 2008.

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AMD Stream™ SDK v1.1 beta Just Released: AMD Stream™ SDK v1.1 beta

Now available for download is the beta release of the AMD Stream SDK v1.1.  This release includes new versions of the Brook+ compiler and the CAL runtime library, adds support for Linux, AMD FireStream 9170, integer data types in Brook+ and integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, and incorporates various bug fixes and improvements.

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GCC Quick Reference Guide - New & Improved! GCC Quick Reference Guide - New & Improved!

The GCC Quick Reference Guide for optimized x86 code generation has been updated to include the AMD GCC contributor team’s contributions to GCC 4.3.0.  This one-page summary of compiler flags highlights some general optimization flags and their specific purposes, along with some AMD platform-specific flags, targeted for the GCC toolset available in Linux distributions from Red Hat and Novell and from the Free Software Foundation (FSF).  Plus, meet the AMD GCC contributor team at the GCC Developers’ Summit in Ottawa, Canada next month where they will be discussing their efforts on these GCC flags and more.

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Download now:  Pathscale Compiler Suite v3.2 Beta Tuned for AMD Platforms Download now: Pathscale Compiler Suite v3.2 Beta Tuned for AMD Platforms

The PathScale Compiler Suite is optimized for the AMD64 architecture and includes a PathScale compiled version of the AMD Core Math Library (ACML).  Release 3.2 features improved code generation for multi-core AMD processor-based platforms, including platforms with Quad-Core AMD Opteron, AMD Phenom X4, and AMD Phenom X3 processors.  This release also adds support for the popular Ubuntu Linux, as well as the latest Red Hat and SUSE versions. Other notable additions to this release are Fortran 2003 ISO C binding support, and gnu compatibility with nested functions.

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AMD CodeAnalyst™ Software Developer Training in Bangalore, India AMD CodeAnalyst™ Software Developer Training in Bangalore, India

On June 2nd and June 4th, AMD is leading day-long training sessions on the use of the AMD CodeAnalyst profiler at the AMD India Engineering Centre in Bangalore.  Space is limited and capacity is nearly full, but e-mail us if you are interested in attending, or if you would like to be notified if additional training sessions are added.

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Wrapping up JavaOne 2008 Wrapping up JavaOne 2008

Thank you to everyone who stopped by AMD's booth at JavaOne to fill out our survey, pick up a tshirt or other fun giveaway, check out our demos, and of course, experience our oxygen bar! Get the scoop on the whole event (including pictures) at our blogs.

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Code Faster Recently Added to developer.amd.com

Virtualizing a Virtual Machine (JavaOne 2008 presentation) (PDF)
GCC Quick Reference Guide: Optimized x86 Code Generation Updated for GCC 4.3.0 (PDF)
Blowing the Socks off the AMD Multicore Threadfest Competition
Framewave: A fast, efficient library for signal processing

 
 
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