After a long hiatus from this blog, I am returning to write about programming, C++, C#, PHP, Java, Linux, Windows griping, and other tidbits. Several years have passed and technologies have matured–ever so slightly on the desktop, IMHO. I have started a new project related to GPGPU computing: Campy.NET, a “better” API to access the GPU for CLI programs on Windows. Please check out: http://campynet.com. I hope to write as soon as I understand how the latest VirtualBox release (4.3.20) does not boot one of my virtual disk images, and no longer recognizes the Intel Virtualization setting in my PC’s BIOS. Sigh.
There is much news with regards to hardware and software. Intel’s Broadwell will be releasing various versions of the chip over the next year; NVIDIA now has CUDA 7.0, the Maxwell GPU, and soon to release the large–and probably over-the-top expensive–GM200-400-A1; AMD is limping on and improving its Graphics Core Next processors. Today, I read an interesting article on how Intel lost the mobile business with Apple and the iPhone–a good read like an Aesop’s fable.