This weeks poll question is about what instruction sets do you optimize for. For example,
Howdy from Austin, TX and day 3 of SC08. The Intel Academic Community kicked off the day with another great round of debate on the No more sequential code topic. Today we had Dr Steve Heller from Sun and Dr Dan Heller from Microsoft. They both brought fresh ideas to this subject and even got the audience involved. A professor from LSU was most interested in how to bring access to Super computers and Parallel Programming to K-12 teachers.
There is a building excitement here at SC 08. As we talk to more and professors, we are hearing that they are looking for ways to implement concurrent programming in to their curriculums. Today was an exciting day for me at my first Super Computing convention.
Hello from Super Computing 08. The Intel Academic Community kicked off our time at SC08 with a rousing Bird of a Feather panel talk about Sequential programming and why we are still teaching it. There was great audience participation, with many sides of the issue raised. What model do you use to teach concurrent programming? Are the students ready for this, do they have the proper math skills? There were over 100 in attendance and many people remarked that they thought it was a worthy topic whose time has come.