Vector Fabrics Founder and CEO Paul Stravers Discusses and Demos vfEmbedded - PPT #127

It’s time for Parallel Programming Talk – this is show #127 Below are some script details including questions we asked Paul.


1. The Guide for Developing Multithreaded Applications has been updated.

Changes include:

2. Intel Parallel Studio XE Service Pack 1 (Click What's New) was released on 08 SEP. The service pack contains numerous quality improvements and refinements to help further increase application performance. Notably it includes support for Cilk™ Plus v1.1, IEEE 754-2008, Intel Threading Building Blocks v4.0

3. And speaking of new tools, also released with the servceservice pack was the all new Intel® Fortran Studio XE 2011. This suite includes the latest versions of Intel® (Visual) Fortran Composer XE (this also includes the Intel® Math Kernel Library), Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE and Intel® Inspector XE. Our guest next week will be Steve Lionel to talk about the new Fortran Studio XE 2011.

4. SC11 is only a few weeks away. This is the premier HPC conference in North America. Clay will be there. Look him up – I bet he’d give you an autograph.

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Kathy: And now it’s time for our guest Paul Stravers – Chief Architect - Welcome Paul – before we get to the heart of the matter can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Kathy – Thanks –let’s start with a statement on the Vector Fabrics Web site: “Making software work on modern complex multicore platforms can be an incredibly complicated task. vfEmbedded makes programming such as multicore SOC easy.” What is vfEmbedded?
Clay – next question and so on…

Kathy – Paul – thank you very much for spending a little time with us today. Where can our viewers learn more about vfEmbedded and Vector Fabrics. Add url

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About today’s guest

Paul Stravers is co-founder and Chief Architect at Vector Fabrics, where they specialize in tools to help you parallelize and map applications on multi-

Earlier, Paul was Principle Architect at Philips Research and NXP, working on multiprocessor architectures, coherent system caches, memory hierarchies, on-chip bus architectures, application partitioning and mapping, mixed-level simulators and performance modeling.

Before that, he worked at several R&D positions in California, Germany and the Netherlands. Paul holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology.

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