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.
So that is exactly what he set out to do. Here is an article about the work that he has done. http://www.stolaf.edu/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=NewsDetails&id=4769 Professor Brown has started to do what I hope all of you will, which is to THINK PARALLEL, and better yet start to TEACH PARALLEL. Together we can all figure out the best curriculums and the best ways to teach these new curriculums.
I encourage all of you to come to the Intel Academic Community often to see what your fellow academics are working on. Let us know what you are working on, and share some of your curriculum.