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On C++ AMP Remappable Shader

This blog post describes C++ AMP remappable shader feature and the changes that it brings to the compilation/execution model in Visual Studio 2014. This feature improves C++ AMP code compilation speed without affecting runtime performance. We will provide data to show the improvements and cover the steps to utilize this feature.To understand ...
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Parallel STL – Democratizing Parallelism in C++

Only a few years ago, writing parallel code in C++ was a domain of the experts. Nowadays, this field is becoming more and more accessible to regular developers thanks to the advances in libraries, such as the PPL and C++ AMP from Microsoft, Intel's Threading Building Blocks, OpenMP or OpenACC if you prefer a pragma-style approach, OpenCL for ...

C++ AMP to target Khronos SPIR and HSAIL

The Parallel Programming in Native Code blog recently announced Clang support for C++ AMP via LLVM backend. This is a key milestone in our commitment (as mentioned in Somasegar's blog) to share the C++ AMP specification to all C++ developers, regardless of whether they're using Visual C++ or not. Portability across hardware and platforms is ...
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The Microsoft C++ Compiler Turns 20!

This month, we enter the third decade of C++ at Microsoft. It was twenty years ago, in February of 1992, that we released our first C++ compiler: Microsoft C/C++ 7.0. Before then, we already worked with several of the C++ “preprocessor” compilers that took C++ and converted it to C before our compiler then created the executable ...
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