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Spelling Lesson
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 04/28/20110
What's that word you use that means "to transform serial code into a parallel equivalent"? Obviously this will be a "new" word since I'm pretty sure the Romans and other Latin speakers had no concept of parallel computation and, therefore, we don't have some root word from that language on which ...
Why weren't you at the Intel Parallel Programming Meetup?
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 04/21/20110
The Intel Parallel Programming Multicore Community Meetup was held on 24 MAR 2011 in Santa Clara, CA. Kathy told me all about this event as it was being planned.  She wanted me to go; I wanted to go, but the cost was going to be a bit steep in both time and money. Now, looking at the video above...
DJ Thr3d'z Parizzelism Slam
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 04/12/20113
It's back. The Intel Threading Challenge 2011 contest is gearing up for launch on Monday, 18 APR. As was done last year, there are two divisions in which to compete: Apprentice and Master. Pick the level you think will challenge you the most and start solving the coding problems. The contest will...
"Only be sure always to call it please 'research'"
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 04/07/20113
It amazes and saddens me when politicians today will deny giving some statement or position that contradicts their current agenda and the host or interviewer then cues up the video recording of them making the contradicted statement. Back before we had widespread video technology, public figures ...
The death of graphology?
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/30/20113
My mother has exquisite penmanship (and an affinity to purple ink). I don't remember much about my father's writing, but I do recall that I always thought he had a strong, legible signature. Of course, my parents come from a generation that emphasized penmanship as a vital academic pursuit. For m...
Automatic Program Grading System from NTU
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/22/20111
I can't believe that I forgot to mention this in my blog post about the training sessions we held in Taiwan the first week in March 2011. I need to remember to consult my notes when I'm writing up these reports. Professor Pangfeng Liu from the Department of Computer Science and Information Engine...
I just flew in from Taiwan, and, Boy! are my arms tired
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/22/20110
This is the third of three blog posts detailing my recent trip to Taiwan. The trip was to do a training course introducing Taiwanese professors on how to use the Intel Manycore Testing Lab.  This first part details my flight and first day on the island nation.  The second part discusses the actua...
Taiwanese Academics Programming the Intel Manycore Testing Lab
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/14/20110
This is the second (and probably most relevant) part of a three part sequence on my recent trip to Taiwan. The trip was to do a training course introducing Taiwanese professors on how to use the Intel Manycore Testing Lab.  The first part dealt with my flight and first day on the island nation; t...
Getting to Taiwan and what I found there
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 03/10/20112
This is the first is a series of three blog posts detailing my recent trip to Taiwan. The trip was to do a training course introducing Taiwanese professors on how to use the Intel Manycore Testing Lab.  This first part details my flight out and first day on the island nation.  If you're just inte...
A Tale of Two Cakes
By Clay Breshears (Intel)Posted 02/08/20112
Parallel Programming Talk has now put out 100 episodes. The first were done as phone-in Internet radio shows. We now are broadcasting video interviews and have just inaugurated a newly constructed Intel Software Network studio. Our special 100th episode is now available for viewing. This mileston...