Tim Mattson (Intel) has authored an extensive series of excellent videos as in introduction to OpenMP*.
In the past couple of years I've noticed a trend to "re-invent" technology or re-brand old ideas and concepts from previous computing generations.
I am very proud to be one of the first Intel Academic Microgrant for Parallelism recipients. I thought others might enjoy hearing how one old dog is trying to learn some new tricks.
Ray-tracing is a classic example of an embarrassingly parallel algorithm; since each pixel is typically independent of the rest, theoretically every pixel can be done in parallel (given enough core
The N-Body problem is a classic example used frequently to demonstrate parallelization and how it improves performance.
CoMD is an open-source classical molecular dynamics code. One of its prime application areas is materials modeling.