HelloI dont know if its the right forum for this question.
I am a student and saw that i can buy academic licences for lower price.Can i use the academic/student licence to build commercial software?
Hello darkfate, there are no restrictions on what you can build with the academic or student versions of our products. The academic/student classification is a discount program whereby we offer our tools at a big discount for academic or student use.
Please let us know what you do with the tools. I would be very interestd to hear about your efforts
Paul SteinbergAcademic Community Manager
Excellent. I am happy that our tools and discounts are helping you. Are you applying paralle stretegies to solving your problem?
You might want to try "Three Things You Must Teach" (http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2008/12/19/video-lecture-series-th...) the video series as a starting point. This was aimed at university faculty, but it can be watched and understood by most anyone. It's not the Intel tools, but it should get you started with some of the ideas behind parallel programming.
I remember learning about parallel architectures as a starting topic. That gave me the background to understand how parallelism is executed and relate how threads or processes would interact with their execution environment and each other. That may be a bit archaic, but the idea has some merit. This is especially true when attempting to understand performance issues. That is, some of the same architecture issues (memory bus speed/size, cache usage, etc.) that can affect serial execution will be the same that can come up in parallel execution.
Another video of interest (after the first set) would be "A visual guide to key concepts in threaded programming Common problems and how to solve them" (http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2008/12/18/playing-with-toys-for-c...).
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