Past Issues July 2011 
AMD Developer Central - Code Faster. Faster Code.
 
 
In this issue:
» AMD Fusion Developer Summit Presentations Now Available
» OpenCL™ Coding Competition — Final Deadline Approaching!
» Apache Hadoop Performance-tuning Methodologies and Best Practices — a downloadable reference
» Just Released: GPU PerfStudio 2.6
» Just Released: AMD CodeAnalyst for Windows 3.3 and for Linux 3.0
» OpenCL™ and Microsoft C++ AMP
» AMD and Acceleware Collaborate to Offer OpenCL™ Education
» Just Released: ATI_Compress v1.81
» Just Released: x86 Open64 Compiler Suite v4.2.5.2
» Recently Added to developer.amd.com
» Upcoming Sponsored Events
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AMD Fusion Developer Summit Presentations Now Available

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Thanks to everyone who attended our inaugural Summit and made it such a great event for learning and networking. You can now access the 90+ tutorials and technical sessions that fueled lively discussions and inspired new ideas amongst the industry and academic participants. Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see at the next event!

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OpenCL™ Coding Competition – Final Deadline Approaching! OpenCL™ Coding Competition — Final Deadline Approaching!

Think you have what it takes to write the best AMD Fusion application using the AMD APP SDK and OpenCL™? Prove it with the OpenCL™ Coding competition! Whether it's an app, game, widget, benchmark or demo, the most stellar submission will receive a $20,000 grand prize.

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Apache Hadoop Performance-tuning Methodologies and Best Practices – a downloadable reference Apache Hadoop Performance-tuning Methodologies and Best Practices — a downloadable reference

Users who have deployed and tried tuning their Hadoop clusters for the first time will certainly attest to the fact that optimizing Hadoop clusters is a daunting task. So we have created a guide to best practices for performance tuning of Hadoop clusters, using TeraSort as the reference workload.

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Just Released:  GPU PerfStudio 2.6 Just Released: GPU PerfStudio 2.6

Download the latest release of GPU PerfStudio for improved OpenGL 3.0 support, new Stage Layout features, enhancements to the Image Viewer and Shader Debugger interfaces, and a new Index and Vertex Buffer Window.

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Just Released:  AMD CodeAnalyst for Windows 3.3 and for Linux 3.0 Just Released: AMD CodeAnalyst for Windows 3.3 and for Linux 3.0

AMD CodeAnalyst Performance Analyzer for Windows Version 3.3 has increased reliability for call-stack sampling data, support for the latest assembly instructions included in the new AMD64 Architecture Programmer’s Manuals, new functionality that allows you to cache binary and symbolic information for a module in a profile session, and more.

AMD CodeAnalyst Performance Analyzer for Linux 3.0 adds support for AMD Processor Family 15h performance monitoring counter events and Instruction-Based Sampling, call-stack sampling, new System Data and Source/Dasm tabs, and more.

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AMD CodeAnalyst Performance Analyzer for Windows Version 3.3
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OpenCL™ and Microsoft C++ AMP OpenCL™ and Microsoft C++ AMP

Mark Ireton, Product Manager for Compute Solutions at AMD, answers the question why Microsoft C++ AMP is a good thing for accelerated parallel processing.

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AMD and Acceleware Collaborate to Offer OpenCL™ Education AMD and Acceleware Collaborate to Offer OpenCL™ Education

AMD is partnering with Acceleware to offer training courses on techniques for parallel programming in OpenCL specifically tailored for AMD GPUs and APUs. These courses include classroom lectures, hands-on exercises, and a certificate of completion. Find out if training is happening near you, or request training to come to your location.

Next class: Houston, Texas on September 13-14

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Just Released:  ATI_Compress v1.81 Just Released: ATI_Compress v1.81

ATI_Compress is AMD's library for texture compression, supporting a wide range of compression formats including ATI2N, DXT, and swizzled DXT formats, and conversion of textures between 8bit fixed, 16bit fixed, and 32bit float formats. This latest release adds support for compiling into applications using the SAFESEH option.

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Just Released:  x86 Open64 Compiler Suite v4.2.5.2 Just Released: x86 Open64 Compiler Suite v4.2.5.2

The x86 Open64 Compiler Suite has been updated with performance improvements for the upcoming AMD Opteron™ Family 15h (“Bulldozer” core) processors. The latest release supports the new Family 15h instructions, enabled by flag -march=bdver1: AVX, XOP, FMA4, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSSE3, PCLMUL and AES.

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Code Faster Recently Added to developer.amd.com

 AMD gDEBugger v6.0 for Visual Studio now available for download
 Supercomputer Performance on a Chip Powers Next-Generation Embedded Image Processing (RTC Magazine)
 The Future of the APU - A4MMC2011 Keynote
 The Future of the APU - PAPA Workshop Presentation


 
 
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