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How This Book Is Organized

The book contains the following information.

General Topics covers general topics such as the STREAM benchmark, or Amdahl's law.

Compilers covers the traditional domain of compilers, compiler flags, and optimization, and also includes a trilogy of articles on profile feedback.

Hardware-Specific Topics covers some hardware-specific material, such as the use of atomic operators, and the x86 calling convention.

Solaris Performance Primer contains an impressive series of blog entries by Stefan Schneider and Thomas Bastian that cover the wealth of tools that are available for inspecting system and application performance.

Developer Tools continues on the topic of tools by describing those that are available as part of the Sun Studio compiler collection.

Libraries and Linking covers libraries and the linker, topics such as how to cause an application to pick up a particular library or a different library depending on the capabilities of the hardware.

Floating Point discusses some topics around floating point, such as subnormal numbers.

Parallel Code contains some articles on the topic of parallelization and OpenMP.

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