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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

AMD x86/x64 and Multi Core using Visual Studio 2008

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  • Webcast1 AMD x86 and x64 Performance Considerations when Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
    AMD’s new “Barcelona” processor family is at the center of the new wave of CPU architectures. This session will describe enhancements made to the Microsoft .NET Framework regarding code generation improvements and cache system pressure as a result of more cores per single chip. Developers will learn how to choose between server and workstation garbage collectors for performance, object creation tips, about lock optimizations in the CLR, and how (not) to deal with threads when developing managed code solutions.  Speaker: Robin Maffeo | Jan 31, 2008 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Multi Core is Here! But How Do You Resolve Data Bottlenecks in Native Code? In this session we will show you how to optimize your code to take advantage of these cores by feeding them with the data they require. The session will explain details of the “Barcelona” processors’ innovative three-level cache system and the improved integrated memory controller. Topics include the automatic data prefetcher, L1/L2/L3 cache behavior, and explicit cache management instructions.  Speaker: Michael Wall | Feb 1, 2008 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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