A great way to spend the weekend

If you get excited about technology and learning new things, here is an update on my learning activity this past weekend. Learn XAML and programming XAML using C++ /Cx. With the C++ Renaissance in full swing at Microsoft and in the industry, I could not use “just” XAML but became more interested in what “ponies”…

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Running the Ocean Simulation AMP sample on the NVidia GeForce GTX 550Ti

As mentioned earlier, I upgraded my home machine GPU to a NVidia GeForce GTX 550Ti recently. I setup a USB hard disk with Win8 and Windows To Go (WTG) and took time today to test AMP performance on this setup. I built the Ocean simulation AMP sample available here in Release mode and launched the…

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Time to upgrade PC Graphics card?

I recently began writing the 4th chapter of my upcoming book on “Developing Windows 8 Applications using Microsoft C++”. The 4th chapter is all about concurrency and AMP. As I continue writing and developing samples, I noticed that all the samples are running under WARP (an emulator, for short). This is because none of my…

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C++ AMP contest

Beyond3D announced a contest calling for developers to implement a program using C++ AMP. Head over the their announcement site for more details and fine print.   Good luck to all participants!

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