I've been chatting with a small group of dedicated fans of Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) in New Zealand. They've been looking at adding parallelism, using TBB, to Wordpress, PHP, HipHop, Perl, and other open source projects. They have published their code and some interesting results. They have a web site http://openparallel.com explaining some of their work.
I am very proud to be one of the first Intel Academic Microgrant for Parallelism recipients. I thought others might enjoy hearing how one old dog is trying to learn some new tricks. Here is the story of "Making Parallelism 'Nifty'".
The Intel Academic Community had a fantastic time engaging with computer science educators at SIGCSE 2011!
At SIGCSE, the Academic Community shared methodologies of teaching parallel programming to educators, including:
What I like most about Intel® Threading Building Blocks (TBB) library is its incessant evolution. Having been first released almost five years ago and enjoying quite broad adoption in the software development industry since then, it still keeps growing new features at unabated pace.