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.
We had the Black Belt meet up Wednesday night and there was quite a lot of lively discussions happening between black belts and Intel folks. I had the pleasure of sharing IDF with our 2 Belt Belts for Academia, Matt Wolf and Tom Murphy. They were both interviewed by the BBC radio as we exited Paul Otellini’s keynote on Tuesday morning. Both of them shared their thoughts and even got a mention of the Intel Academic Community in their answers. (Thanks guys)
I have the say the most exciting part was when one of Tom Murphy’s Contra Costa Community College students, Tareq Saif, won the Code Breaker challenge. This is our big developer challenge and it is a multi part competition. There were hundreds of participants and Tarek beat them all. He credits his win to the problem solving that Tom teaches in his Computer Sciences classes. We at the Intel Academic community are excited and proud for Tareq and Tom. Here is a great example of what can happen when you THINK PARRALLE!!!