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We're Dancing as Fast as We Can - So Much New Must-Read Content
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 04/29/11 0
There is so much new good stuff on this community that I can't quite keep up. What, with the launching of yet another Threading Challenge last week and nearly a dozen new blogs and articles in these last few weeks - can't believe it's almost May. Let me direct you to some recent clever and inform...
Parallel Programming Talk #106 - Roni Simonian - New Threaded Debugging Tool - "Maze"
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 04/22/11 0
Time for another episode of Parallel Programming Talk – show #106 – our guest today is Roni Simonian, creator of a cool software tool called Maze – we’ll be talking with her a little later. I think I should remind you of our schedule. We film/stream two live shows, one at 9am and one at 10am Pac...
And They're Off!!! - Intel Threading Challenge 2011 Started Today - Bigger Prizes this Year
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 04/18/11 0
It's begun! The first two (one each of Apprentice and Master Level) problems hit the Threading Challenge Web site at noon today. Now you've got three weeks to formulate and submit your solutions. This will be followed by two more problem sets with three-week submission windows also. You can check...
Parallel Programming Talk Show #105 - Intel Product Marketing Engineer Don Gunning - Current Challenges of Cluster Computing
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 04/16/11 0
 Time for another episode of Parallel Programming Talk – show #105. Guest: Don Gunning, Parallel Programming Tool Guru for Intel to discuss current challenges of cluster computing, Intel software/tool solutions to those challenges, and what’s in store for future versions of the tools.Show NotesNe...
Parallel Programming Talk #104 - Dr. Peter Pacheco discusses new book: "Introduction to Parallel Programming"
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 03/31/11 1
Hi – it’s Tuesday, March 29 and this is show #104. Dr. Peter Pacheco is here with us this morning and we'll be discussing his new book “Introduction to Parallel Programming”  But as usual, we’ve got a little news to share first: If you haven’t heard about it, The Intel Concurrency Checker is a f...
Parallel Programming Talk #103 - Dr. Martin Margala and Dr. Wim Vanderbauwhede - High-throughput DCT Algorithm, Using more than 1000 Processors
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 03/31/11 0
Hi – it’s Tuesday, March 29 and this is show #103. We’ve been away for nearly a month as the film crew has been galivanting all over the place – from Barcelona to San Francisco. Bet they’re glad to be back in the Studio. I know I’m glad – we can return to the routine!……… We’ve got an interesting...
This Community Manager's First Meetup
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 03/24/11 1
It's 2pm and doors open in an hour for our Bay Area Parallel Programming Community Meetup here in Santa Clara. The weather today is interesting and I am axious to see who braves the very rainy weather to join us. We are here to learn what the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor Family means to th...
A Meetup for Bay Area Parallel/Multicore Programmers 3/24/11
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 03/08/11 1
    You are invited to attend the first Intel® Parallel Programming MeetUp at Intel HQ in Santa Clara, CA on Thursday, March 24. Register now to attend.The Parallel Programming MeetUp is for software developers in the San Francisco Bay Area to learn about Intel’s 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ ...
Parallel Programming Talk #101 - Intel's Paul Petersen Discusses Intel® Parallel Advisor 2011
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 02/14/11 0
In this episode Dr. Clay Breshears and I meet with Intel's Paul Petersen to talk about Intel® Parallel Studio 2011’s Parallel Advisor – the cool tool that helps programmers find the best places to inject parrallelism into their code. But first, the News:Many conferences this time of year:Casual ...
Did you say Virtual Colonoscopy? - Parallel Programming Talk #102 with Intel's Bevin Brett
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 02/09/11 1
Intel Engineer Bevin Brett discusses an actual application of Parallel Advisor and the part it is playing in reducing the time, cost and discomfort of an important medical test. A test many avoid – and as a result may miss early cancer detection. Plus, this technology could be applied to a number...