We have been sharing a lot of content about C++ AMP on this blog and obviously we are excited about the technology that we created – no surprise there.
I always believed, and still do, that our enthusiasm about this technology will be matched by customers when we finally release C++ AMP with the RTM release of Visual Studio 11 in the future. I also anticipate that the Beta release will also result in more “eyeballs” on C++ AMP. What I did not expect was so much interest in C++ AMP when it was announced in June (when there were no bits at all!) or with the early VS 11 Developer Preview release last September. I thought I’d share some of the external C++ AMP coverage in this post. Note: the links that follow without any context are in random order and none of their content is endorsed by Microsoft – I am just linking to stories I came across and the list is not exhaustive. With caveats out of the way, here come the links.
News sites or re-linkers that picked up announcements include the register, mary jo, nvidia, amd, amdagain, thevarguy, pcworld, infoworld, eWeek, betanews, itproportal, techeye, stockandshares and arstechnica. There has also been coverage in non-English languages such as heise, ru_sites_with_same_story, blognone, and atari. Beyond reactions to our announcements, there are developers who picked up the Developer Preview and started writing code to the point where they started asking detailed questions about C++ AMP, which you can browse in our official forum, but also on StackOverflow. There have also been mostly non-technical discussions in other forums most notably reddit and slashdot.
Beyond silently evaluating the technology or re-posting links about it, some individuals went further in their experimentation to the point of posting their experience on their own blogs. Some examples are:
- Ken Domino wrote about his C++ AMP experiments.
- Marc Gregoire shared his slides and also wrote a detailed article on his blog and similar article on codeguru.
- Josh Reuben gathered a bunch of documentation on his blog post.
- Martin Pozor detailed his very first attempt to use C++ AMP.
- If you can read Chinese (or translated if you can’t), a mandelbrot example is on this blog (incl. a link to a Chinese transcript of my BUILD session!).
I’ll be doing another roundup of external coverage at a future release milestone… Maybe your content will feature on it (let us know the URL to consider)…