Past Issues October 2008
AMD Developer Central

IN THIS ISSUE:
» Introducing the HPC Zone on developer.amd.com
» Help us choose a new design and layout for AMD Developer Central
» New White Paper: Basic Performance Measurements for AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Opteron™ and AMD Phenom™ Processors
» Just Released: GPU ShaderAnalyzer (GSA) v1.47
» Just Released: Absoft Pro Fortran v10.2 with SSE4a suppport
» New Demo: ATI FireGL™ V8600 PCI-Express Real-Time Demo
» Now available: AMD CodeAnalyst for Linux Release 2.8 Beta
» New on AMD.com: ATI Radeon™ Customer Reviews
» Recently Added to developer.amd.com
» Upcoming Sponsored Events
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Introducing the HPC Zone on developer.amd.com

Introducing the HPC Zone on developer.amd.com The AMD ecosystem of software tools and resources to optimize HPC application development for AMD processors and underlying platforms provides key advantages that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Visit our new HPC Zone for a wide range of information covering general parallel programming basics to step-by-step instructions for best practices in HPC programming.

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Help us choose a new design and layout for AMD Developer Central Help us choose a new design and layout for AMD Developer Central

The AMD Developer Central staff is considering a facelift for the developer.amd.com site, and we want to make sure it meets your needs. That's why we're previewing some concepts, with an opportunity for you to vote on them. Your feedback will help us to decide on a final design and layout scheme that will be easier to use and more pleasing to the eye.

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New White Paper: Basic Performance Measurements for AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Opteron™ and AMD Phenom™ Processors New White Paper: Basic Performance Measurements for AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Opteron™ and AMD Phenom™ Processors

Our thanks to everyone who evaluated the v2.8 beta release and sent in valuable feedback.  The official release of AMD CodeAnalyst v2.8 is now available for free download, with new processor events supporting the AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra, and the added convenience of integration into the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 & 2005 IDE.

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Just Released: GPU ShaderAnalyzer (GSA) v1.47 Just Released: GPU ShaderAnalyzer (GSA) v1.47

GPU ShaderAnalyzer is a tool for analyzing the performance of pixel and vertex shaders on ATI Radeon graphics cards. It gives you accurate performance estimates for your shaders and even allows you to view disassembly of the generated hardware shader.  New in version 1.47 is support for Catalyst™ driver version 8.10 and a NoGeometryShader (G) option for a DX10 shader to the command line parameter.

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Absoft Pro Fortran v10.2 with SSE4a suppport Just Released: Absoft Pro Fortran v10.2 with SSE4a suppport

Absoft’s newly released Pro Fortran v10.2 compiler suite for Linux improves Fortran development with new SSE4 vector support to help boost performance of applications running on the latest 64-bit x86-64 and 32-bit x86 processors from AMD such as Quad Core AMD Opteron™ and AMD Phenom™ X4 and X3 processors.  Absoft Corporation is a leading developer of compilers, debuggers and software development tools for high performance computing.

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New Demo: ATI FireGL™ V8600 PCI-Express Real-Time Demo New Demo: ATI FireGL™ V8600 PCI-Express Real-Time Demo

This demo is a medical visualization on the GPU in real-time.  Rapid and meaningful visual representation of datasets such as CT, MRI and PET scans can make an important difference in the speed of surgical planning, diagnosis and treatment.  Using the Visible Human Project® dataset, we demonstrate how the ATI FireGL™ V8600 PCI Express graphics card can be used to perform these calculations in real-time.

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Now available: AMD CodeAnalyst for Linux Release 2.8 Beta Now available: AMD CodeAnalyst for Linux Release 2.8 Beta

This new beta release includes support for performance monitoring events provided by the AMD Family 10h revision 4 processor, a new mode for the Instruction Based Sampling mechanism (IBS-Op dispatched-op count), and an AMD DiffAnalyst Tool.  It also adds Basic Block Analysis and In-line Function Analysis features, and allows up to 32 performance counters to be configured for a single profile with event multiplexing.

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Ratings and Reviews New on AMD.com: ATI Radeon™ Customer Reviews

Interested in sharing your opinions of our ATI Radeon products?  Now you can rate them and tell others what you think.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series ATI Radeon™ HD 3600
ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 ATI Radeon™ HD 3400
ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 Fusion for Gaming Utility


 
 
Code Faster Recently Added to developer.amd.com

 Article: The File I/O Subsystem and Its Affect on Software Performance
 Blog: AMD is a Gold Sponsor of Microsoft PDC 2008
 Blog: Benchmarking and collecting performance data under Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
 Blog: ACML Example Programs and the Bonus RNG
 Just released: AMD SimNow™ v4.4.4

 
 
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    November 21-23: Beijing, China
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    November 26 - December 10, Virtual
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