Parallel Programming Talk Radio - "Is this thing on?"

Clay Breshears and I sat down this morning at 8:00AM PST to kick off a new Parallel Programming talk radio show on the Intel Software Network. The idea is kind of a cross between Car Talk and Love Lines. We want to provide some getting started information, share new innovations in parallel programing and talk with people who are developing tools/software that runs in parallel on multi-core systems.

Today's talk was an introduction to the Intel Software Network and a get to know Aaron and Clay show. Talked about Clay and my blogs, technical articles we've published on the site and discussed Clay's "8 Simple Rules for Designing Threaded Applications". You can listen to the show below, or download an MP3 file of the show directly.

The next show is scheduled for August 13th at 8:00AM PST. Clay and I will be talking with David Rich, Vice President of Marketing at Interactive Supercomputing. Interactive Supercomputing is helping researchers and engineers build, optimize and run parallel programs using MATLAB* and Python for multi-core and high-performance computing clusters.

We have some other shows and ideas in the works. Please let us know what you think of the program and your ideas for future shows.
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Clay Breshears (Intel)'s picture

The analogy that I would have put forward was more of an Abbot and Costello talk about parallelism and multi-core. But that is just purely from physical characteristics. (See for yourself at We'll have to work on our "Who's Running in Parallel?" routine.