Past Issues December 2008
AMD Developer Central

IN THIS ISSUE:
» New Demo: Intro to AMD CodeAnalyst™ Performance Analyzer
» Ray Tracing: A Good Test of Multithreaded Coding Expertise
» Just Released: Stream KernelAnalyzer
» New videos: AMD and Sun Technology Collaborations
» Updated: 9 Ways to Make Your AMD Server Fly Using Solaris 10
» IOMMU for XEN
» Recently Added to developer.amd.com
» Upcoming Sponsored Events
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New Demo: Intro to AMD CodeAnalyst™ Performance Analyzer

Intro to AMD CodeAnalyst™ Performance Analyzer
View a 5 minute video introduction of AMD’s profiling tools suite, the AMD CodeAnalyst™ Performance Analyzer.   This video describes the features of CodeAnalyst that can help you find the hotspots in your code.

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Ray Tracing: A Good Test of Multithreaded Coding Expertise Ray Tracing: A Good Test of Multithreaded Coding Expertise

The third AMD Multicore Threadfest put programming skills to the test using a complex mathematical challenge: rendering a 3D object in two dimensions using ray tracing.

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Just Released: Stream KernelAnalyzer Just Released: Stream KernelAnalyzer

Stream KernelAnalyzer (SKA) is a tool for analyzing the performance of stream kernels on ATI Radeon™ graphics cards and AMD FireStream™ stream processors. It gives you accurate performance estimates for your kernels and even allows you to view disassembly of the generated hardware shader. Stream KernelAnalyzer can be used as a GUI tool for interactive tuning of your kernels or in command line mode to generate detailed reports. It supports Brook+ and IL kernels.

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New videos: AMD and Sun Technology Collaborations New videos: AMD and Sun Technology Collaborations

Seven Sun engineers discuss projects on which they have collaborated with AMD to bring advanced features and performance improvements to Sun’s software development stack.

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Updated: 9 Ways to Make Your AMD Server Fly Using Solaris 10 Updated: 9 Ways to Make Your AMD Server Fly Using Solaris 10

Delivering outstanding performance from your data center serves your business, career, and self-esteem. Knowing you can achieve this goal with minimal effort on your part is almost as exciting as a hefty pay raise - and that excitement is what you get when you bring together servers based on AMD Opteron™ processors with the Solaris operating system from Sun Microsystems.

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IOMMU for XEN IOMMU for XEN

The I/O Memory Management Unit (IOMMU) is a chipset function that is designed to translate addresses used in DMA transfers and protects memory accesses by I/O devices. This article focuses on IOMMU enablement for XEN.

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Code Faster Recently Added to developer.amd.com

 Just Released: AMD SimNow™ Simulator v. 4.4.5
 Presentations: AMD Booth Presentations at Microsoft PDC 2008
 Just Released: GPU ShaderAnalyzer Version 1.48
 Blog: PDC 2008 Highlights

 
 
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