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DirectX, RDX, RSX, and MMX Technology: A Jumpstart Guide to High Performance APIs
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DirectX, RDX, RSX, and MMX Technology: A Jumpstart Guide to High Performance APIs (Books & other media combined)

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Post-publication chapters available! Chapter 24 and Chapter 25 (in PDF format) Until now multimedia developers had to program directly to hardware in order to maximize application performance. DirectX, RDX, RSX, and MMX technology are new advancements that enable programmers to write applications that take advantage of hardware acceleration without direct hardware programming. Written by Intel experts who are developing and applying these new technologies, DirectXAE, RDX, RSX, and MMXoTechnologyo: A Jumpstart Guide to High Performance APIs takes a hands-on approach to illustrate the latest technologies from Microsoft, Intel, and Progressive Networks. This book: *Shows programmers how to get up to speed on each API and provides key hints, tips, and advice throughout the text *Covers DirectX (DirectDraw*, Direct3D*, DirectSound*) and DirectShow (formerly ActiveMovie) APIs from Microsoft; RDX and RSX from Intel; and *RealMedia from Progressive Networks *Illustrates optimization techniques for Pentium, Pentium with MMX *Technology, and the Pentium II processors *Demonstrates how to use Intel's VTune and PMonitor for processor and memory optimization 0201309440B04062001

Computing & ITComputer programming / software developmentSoftware EngineeringComputing & ITGraphical & digital media applications Publisher: Pearson Education (US) Publication Date: 30/12/1997 ISBN-13: 9780201309447  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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Rohan Coelho holds degrees in physics and computer science. For most of his eight years at Intel he has specialized in multimedia technologies at the Intel Architecture Labs (IAL). He wrote the first Indeo Video decoder, participated with Microsoft in developing VFW and ActiveMovie, co-architected DCI for Windows 3.1, worked with Sega on their SonicPC product, architected RDX, and optimized 3D rendering for MMX technology. He has published several papers and holds multiple patents. Maher Hawash has been a multimedia software developer at Intel for the past five years. He graduated with an MSEE from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a lead engineer on the MMX technology software team, he developed the MMX technology emulator and optimized MPEG decoders. As part of the Intel Architecture Labs (IAL), Maher focuses on video technologies, including VFW, ActiveMovie, Indeo, ProShare video conferencing, and the Intel Smart Video Recorder. 0201309440AB04062001

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