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Write Your Own conio.h for GNU/Linux

Here’s a close look at the technique and code for console handling in Standard (i.e., ISO/ANSI) C/C++.   In the latter part of the article readers are encouraged to write their own code for…

Introducing NVIDIA’s Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)

This article, the first in a series, introduces readers to the NVIDIA CUDA architecture, as good programming requires a decent amount of knowledge about the architecture. Jack Dongarra, professor at the University of…

Loop optimisation

CodeSport (November 2011)

In this month’s column, we will continue our discussion on some of the common loop optimisations performed by the compiler. In last month’s column, I had presented a coding snippet (shown below) and…

Free your mind

FOSS is __FUN__: Free Your Mind

Golf, par, handicaps — and sub-classing, abstraction and lines of code. Sounds interesting? Last month, I have had the privilege of listening to two presentations on two radically different subjects. The only thing…

Let's optimise a bit...

CodeSport (October 2011)

In this month’s column, let us focus our attention on some of the common compiler optimisations, and on how to write code that can be well optimised by the compiler. In last month’s…

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