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AMD Developer Central is pleased to host a series of online multithreading coding competitions with TopCoder! We are excited to be part of the creative genius shown by TopCoder competitors and can't wait to see what you come up with. And of course this wouldn't be a competition without cash prizes!

Software development is at a key juncture with multi-core microprocessors breaking their way into the mainstream. It is a constant challenge to stay ahead of the game, and the name of the game today is parallel programming. is here to offer parallel programming best practices, platform optimization guidance, software development tools and resources you need to succeed.

AMD recommends that all contestants do the following:

  1. Register at
  2. Read our parallel programming technical articles
  3. Download and try out CodeAnalyst™ Performance Analyzer and familiarize yourself with AMD Core Math Library and AMD sponsored Framewave library