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Parallel Programming Talk #39 - What's new in TBB 2.2?
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 07/17/20093
Aaron was out of the office for the show, so Clay Breshears and Michael Wrinn hosted the show.Download an MP3 of the show.Download link to a high quality MP4 video file of the show (about 290MB)News:Threading Challenge Update We have a winner for Challenge Prolem #5 (Knapsack Problem): "matteocil...
Where were you at 12:34:56 7/8/9?
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 07/09/20093
I like numbers.  I like number facts.  I like number patterns.  So, I was happy when a good friend from the years of my second stint at graduate school sent me a note about the numerical sequence generated by the time at 25 minutes and four seconds before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, this year.Ea...
What I did during my sabbatical
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 05/20/20092
I wrote a book! I didn't write the whole thing during my eight weeks of sabbatical, of course. But I was able to devote much more time to it and get the first draft in on schedule. The book has been available for pre-order from Amazon.com for a few months and is now available from the O'Reilly...
80-core Processor hiding <i>In Plain Sight</i>
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 05/05/20099
My wife and I were watching the latest episode of the USA Network show In Plain Sight (episode 203, "A Stand Up Triple") last night. After the shootout that gets the family into witness protection, the marshals are looking at pictures of the crime scene and Marshal Marshall Mann (Frederick Weller...
Code your Future...and win a prize!
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/30/200912
It's here!! The Intel Threading Challenge 2009 contest has been announced.  Visit the official contest web page to get the details and sign up for participation. This year, we'll be running things a little quicker than we did for the previous contest.  There will be two separate contests held thi...
Concurrent Characters
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/26/20094
For my monthly SF book discussion group, we just finished Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars. This is a Young Adult fantasy novel that does a reimagining of the classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. In Beddor's work, seven-year old...
Robots and the Changing Face of War
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/16/20091
I used to watch a BBC import late on Saturday nights called "Robot Wars." Little chainsaw-wielding, mace-spinning, hammer-bashing radio controlled vehicles would run around an arena and try to incapacitate each other. The one left running was the winner. I flashed back to this show as I was readi...
1000 Universities - A Big Blowout and I missed the party
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/16/20091
Two weeks ago (03 MAR 09), a whole host of activity was launched to recognize the addition of the Jordan University of Science and Technology to the Intel Academic Community. This addition marked the 1000th university to be signed up to receive, share, and discuss courseware material for teaching...
Parallel Programming Talk Radio Show 10 MAR 09 - Michael Mallen of Virutal Parallel Systems
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/11/20091
My first shot at showing how grown up I've become by running the show all by myself and I get sideswiped by the US Congress. Daylight Savings Time started on 08 MAR in America as federally mandated. However, the show's broadcast time is synchronized with GMT, so the live broadcast was held at 9am...
UPCRC Illinois Summit - 12 FEB 2009
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 02/24/20090
I was able to attend the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC) Illinois Summit meeting on 12 FEB 2009. This was a progress report of various research projects that are going on with faculty and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's been about a year since...