It's been an exciting month for the Academic Community, with the Intel Developer Forum at the center of it. Both Intel CEO, Paul Ottelini and VP and General Manager of the Software and Solutions Group, Renee James highlighted the importance of Academia and this community specifically in their keynote addresses. With so much positive attention there has never been a better time to get more involved. Share your experience, participate in our forums, or join a working group to help define the future of parallelism. Visit us online to find out more.
In this Bulletin:
• Moodle Updates
• SW Tools Licenses: Renew/Subscribe now
• Academic Community Highlights from IDF
• Academic Blogs
• Member Contributions
• Teach Parallel! Discussion Series
• PhD Fellowship Awards
• Trainings and Events
-- New Course material
The Programming Fundamentals category is now one of the most active areas on the Intel Academic Community Moodle. Take a look for course modules to use in your classes.
You can now upload your own materials to share with the rest of the community, download modules for your own use, AND you can review and rate both Intel and community content. Please check it out and send us feedback on the new structure.
-- Are your Tools Licenses up to date?
Don't let your licenses expire, take two minutes to fill out the demographic survey portion of your profile. This will automatically renew or subscribe you for the Intel Software Development Tools you need to teach Parallelism in the classroom, including the new Intel Parallel Studio license.
Update your information now (including suggestions for the best resources to help professors teach parallelism to undergraduates) and you'll be eligible to win a copy of The Art of Concurrency and a grand prize of a MyPocket XP*. This promotion is for a limited time only so don't delay. Update your profile now.
-- Intel Academic Community at IDF 09
The Academic Community was out in force during the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Many of the classes, talks and panels were either taped or slides made available. Find the full list of IDF activities here.
You can also find a series of special Teach Parallel interviews on the Academic Community's IDF show page. Topics include Justin Rattner, Intel CTO, on future technologies and academia, Anwar Ghuloum on CT, Kathe Knobe on Intel® Concurrent Collections for parallelism and more.
-- New Blogs
The acquisition of Rapid Mind brought some people and technology to Intel. Check out the new blog by Michael McCool, formerly Chief Scientist and co-founder of RapidMind. And of course, I encourage everyone to go to the Academic Community Blogs. Of particular interest this month are the contributions of our own Dr. Clay Breshears and Dr. Michael Wrinn.
-- Parallelism at the University of Southern California
Academic Community Member, Professor Jose Villeta describes how he was able to use the resources available on the Academic Community website to build a course for both the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments of USC. Read about it here. Do you have an experience using the parallelism course materials or in setting up your own courses that you can share? Let us know!
-- Teach Parallel!
Don't miss the next Teach Parallel! Episode: Developing a Curriculum for Parallelism with Walter F. Tichy, Professor of Computer Science at the University Karlsruhe, Germany. Oct, 20, 2009 10 AM PDT. More info on all Teach parallel shows is available here.
-- Rising Stars in Technology
Nine Fellowships in Software Technology and Design have been awarded by the Intel Ph.D. Fellowship program to some of best students from top universities around the world. Find out about their research topics. Read more about the program and this year's winners.
Training and Events
All the best,
Intel Academic Community Manager