The Black Belt for Academia is earned through a combination of community participation, leadership, integration of parallel programming into curriculum nominations, and approval by the Intel selection committee.
I have to say that I love my job. I get to meet all kinds of fascinating people all on the same road to THINK PARALLEL. One such person is Dr. Dick Brown of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Professor Brown attended last year’s SIGCSE in Chattanooga, TN, and heard Michael Wrinn of Intel’s talk on Ubiquitous Parallelism. He told me recently that this talk really helped him realize that a big change in CS curriculum was necessary.
What an exciting IDF I just attended. There were all kinds of cool announcements like the Xeon 3400 micro-server chip, and 22 nm chips out soon, the launching of the Intel Atom Developer Program. The list is long and exciting.