The Intel® Academic Community is an online community that provides free resources to help faculty teach parallel programming to undergraduates around the world. The Intel Academic Community has a worldwide membership of over 5,000 professors. Members enjoy free access to hardware, software development tools, online training, courseware, and technical support.
One of the most popular resources that the Academic Community provides is the Intel® Manycore Testing Lab- a 40 core/80 thread, remotely accessible studio that is available for classroom use. This gives students access to modern multicore development environments and experience with hands-on labs and homework assignments.
Over 200 courses, labs, and homework assignments are downloadable on the Educational Exchange. Online webinars include a wide range of topics, from fundamentals of teaching parallel programming to lower division undergraduates, to making teaching parallelism engaging by using games. The Academic Community also provides software tool grants, such as Parallel Studio XE and Intel® Cluster Studio XE.