Parallel Programmaing Talk Show #98 - A Visit with Dr. Fortran, Steve Lionel Discusses Coarrays in Fortran



Show Notes:
It’s Tuesday, January 18, 2011 and this is Parallel Programming Talk #98

We are very lucky today to have the Intel Software Network’s first Black Belt, Steve Lionel with us to discuss Co-arrays but first, the news:

  • New, interactive tool helps Java developers write safe, parallel programs. Computer science researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have released a new, interactive tool that simplifies writing safe parallel programs in Deterministic Parallel Java (DPJ) – a modern type and effect system based on the Java programming language. Read more 


There are a lot of trade shows and conferences coming up (and already gone.)

  • It’s only the 2nd week of January and CES 2011 in Las Vegas is behind us. Formerly code named Sandy Bridge, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family was announced there. What’s in it for you? In the coming weeks and months you will learn how Intel’s new offering impacts the parallel programming/multicore community and specifically how your work can change. Some of that information will be presented on this show.

  • Casual Connect - Feb 10 – 12 Congress Center, Hamburg, Germany http://europe.casualconnect.org/

  • Mobile World Congress Feb 14 – 17 2011 Barcelona, Spain - http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/

  • GDC - Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2011 Moscone Center in San Francisco http://www.gdconf.com/

  • ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Mar 9 – 12 2011 Dallas - http://www.sigcse.org/

  • 25th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
    May 16-20, 2011 - Anchorage (Alaska) USA - http://www.ipdps.org/


Now on with the Show – Let me tell you a bit about our guest. Steve Lionel
Steve joined Intel in 2001, coming from DEC/Compaq where he was a Fortran compiler developer. Today he focuses more on the support and "evangelizing" side of things. He has been writing his Doctor Fortran column since 1998.

Steve – you made a presentation on the subject of Co-arrays in Fortran recently at SC10 – What are they and why are they important?

Tune in next week , Jan 25th at the usual time 8am. YY Zhou talks about order synchronization in “Taming the Wild Order of Synchronizations." Incidentally, that is our 99th show which means that the 100th show – WOW – will be on Tuesday, February 1st. Tune in as we mark this major milestone. We’ll have some special guests and surprises and we’ll take an up close and personal look at the new ISN Studio. This has been in the works for a long time. We’re pretty excited about it around here.

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