Profiling DirectX Activity

In Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview the Concurrency Visualizer highlights the way the traced process makes use of DirectX. To see how Internet Explorer 9 makes use of the GPU give the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\TabProcGrowth registry key a value of 0. Internet Explorer will then only use one process per window. Navigate Internet Explorer to a…

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General-Purpose Computation on Graphics Hardware

Those of you following the various parallel computing blogs from our team or who have played with Visual Studio 2010 have probably noticed a heavy focus on single box parallelism (and mostly on client machines).   For a future version of Visual Studio we are exploring stronger investment for the Windows HPC Server (for an…

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