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Making Parallelism Nifty with Dr. David Valentine, Slippery Rock University.
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 05/09/11 0
Dr. David Valentine, Slippery Rock University, USA Awardee, first Intel Microgrant for ParallelismMaking Parallelism NiftyDr. Valentine said at SIGCSE 2011 in Dallas that "good instructional materials begin with a brilliant, engaging assignment." He used some of the insights and examples generate...
I would not apply for a microgrant that would award one to people like me!
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 05/05/11 2
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb? The punchline to that old joke, for those of you who did not grow up in the United States, is Grant, as in Ulysses S. Grant, the civil war general. The point of the joke, beloved of Groucho Marx on the old "You bet your Life" show, is that sometimes the easy answer ...
Shekhar Borkar on the Turing Awards 2011.
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 05/01/11 0
Intel Fellow, Shekhar Borkar. The A.M. Turing award is (arguably) our discipline's greatest honor; many call it the "Nobel Prize" of computing. The current award is destined for Leslie Valiant, Harvard University, for his life's work revolving especially around computational learning theory. Of...
Judge not that ye be not judged
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 04/19/11 1
flaga. Intel Academic Microgrants for Parallelism in the Classroom, Round Two, closes May 4, 2011. Apply here First off - No, that's not me in the video, but rather my colleague, Jennifer Teal, from the Academic Community. Just so there is no confusion! Next - Congratulations to the recipients...
Shall We MeetUp?
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 04/19/11 0
I recently attended the first Parallel Programming MeetUp in Santa Clara California at Intel HQ. The event was put on and hosted by my colleague, Parallel Computing Community Manager, Kathy Farrel. The event was attended by developers, students and academics and was both informative, in that it...
Dr. Avi Cohen - Wisdom in the Palm of our Hand.
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 04/04/11 0
Dr. Avi Cohen, Inspector General, Computer Science, Israel Ministry of Education. Wouldn't it be great if all kids in high school had the option of studying computer science? Wouldn't it be insanely great (pax, Mr. Jobs), if all students were required to at least get their feet wet, or their ...
Dr. Susan Rivoire- Introducing Undergraduates to Parallelism
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 03/31/11 0
As some of you may know, both I, the Intel Academic Community Manager, and Professor Tom Murphy, Intel Academic Blackbelt & Teach Parallel co-host, "moonlight" as leaders of the Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future (EAPF.org). The EAPF helps combine the voices and energy of industr...
Are the right changes coming to computer science Advanced Placement courses?
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 03/30/11 0
Conversations with Dan Garcia of the University of California at Berkeley are always exciting. For those of you who do not know him, Dan is a leader in bringing parallelism into the classroom, moreover, he is one of those great teachers who not only is truly in love with his subject, he communic...
How Broad are you Shoulders?
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 03/17/11 1
We've all achieved what we have in life with the help of others – by standing on the shoulders of giants as the old saying goes. Well how broad are your shoulders? Here at the Academic Community we are considering a program to help encourage mentoring among our members. We'll focus on parallelism...
Everyone has a dream
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 01/31/11 4
We all have dreams, but it often takes a lot of work to make them come true. More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, a great American, delivered a seminal speech calling for equality in the United States. In my opinion, inherent in that speech and throughout his life's work, was an und...