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A Tale of Two Cakes
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 08.02.2011 2
Parallel Programming Talk has now put out 100 episodes. The first were done as phone-in Internet radio shows. We now are broadcasting video interviews and have just inaugurated a newly constructed Intel Software Network studio. Our special 100th episode is now available for viewing. This mileston...
Don't foist your oyster moisture onto the cloister
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 20.01.2011 1
Almost a year ago I blogged about the IBM system, Watson, being created and programmed for playing as a contestant on the game show Jeopardy! It seems that the taping of the three game series of machine versus former players/champions Ken Jennings (winner of 74 straight games) and Brad Rutter (wi...
Why Parallel Performance Results Don't Matter...much
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 11.01.2011 10
Let me state up front that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Intel Software Network or the editorial policies of the ISN Parallel Programming Community.  It's just me and my bias. I was reading a paper a few days ago that described how the author took 4 numeric c...
My Parallel Junkie Enabler
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 10.01.2011 1
I love my wife. You may recall that for my 2008 birthday she got me Introduction to Algorithms, 3E. She knows how to feed my "addiction" for parallel programming knowledge and books. For Christmas this year she got me a copy of Introduction to Parallel Computing, 2E, by Grama, Gupta, Karypis, and...
Does this chip make my 1000 cores look fat?
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 04.01.2011 0
A report from the University of Glasgow heralds a research breakthrough where over 1000 cores were built into a single chip. Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology was used. The chip was reported to perform some graphics related computation at a rate of 20X current processors running thr...
Maybe I do have an answer
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 17.12.2010 1
In my last blog, I complained about bad communication and poor spelling/grammar practices that I've seen creeping into society for the past 20+ years.  (I forgot about the abuse of "your" and "you're".  Thanks, Kathy!) An idea hit me that might help all of us with this problem. Many misused words...
This must be how dialects get started
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 16.12.2010 0
I received an electronic newsletter in my email today. One of the featured parts of the current issue was a tribute piece for a comrade who is no longer with us. What caught my eye was the title: "In Memorandum: John Smith" [not the real name]. Thinking I might not know all the nuances of the wor...
Preaching to the Choir's Brick Wall
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 10.11.2010 1
If you're going to be at SC10 next week, you "get it."  You understand the importance of parallel programing, and if you're a university or college faculty, you are likely wanting to teach parallel programming as early as possible within your curriculum.  Unfortunately, if you're the only one in ...
How to Avoid Being Pelted with Grapefruit-sized Hailstones
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 24.09.2010 0
After having built and run most of the Apprentice level entries for the second problem in Phase 2 of the 2010 Intel Threading Challenge ("Hailstone Numbers"), I thought I would share some of the common themes I've seen and offer some advice on how to improve your parallel code's performance. Ther...
Intel Threading Challenge 2010: One Down, Three to Go
Von Clay Breshears (Intel) Veröffentlicht am 31.08.2010 0
The first problem in Phase 2 of the 2010 Intel Threading Challenge contest has closed.  I'm very pleased that we had over 20 entries across the two problem classes from around the world.  Right now the judging staff is preparing to begin compiling and running the enter applications against the ch...