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These are your 2011 Faces of Parallelism...
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 20/09/11 0
  The "Faces of Parallelism" lab and contest at last week's Intel Developer Forum 2011 went quite well. There were 87 people that stopped by during the four hour lab time to try out one or more of the Intel® Parallel Building Blocks (Intel® PBB) libraries. A bonus portion of the lab was the oppor...
Do you have a face for parallelism?
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 08/09/11 1
Are you going to the Intel Developer Forum next week (13-15 SEP 2011)? If so, you should check out the "Faces of Parallelism" lab that is being held on Wednesday afternoon. This event will be a self-paced lab on parallel programming with the Intel® Parallel Building Blocks. If you have some expe...
Blue Waters and Red Ink
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 09/08/11 8
I got a bit of a shock this morning.  On the front page of the local newspaper (and the online version, too) was the story about IBM pulling out of the Blue Waters project with NCSA. (HPCwire covered it here.) The main reason for IBM's decision is reported to be due to the project no longer being...
When Threading Building Blocks Attack!
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 28/07/11 9
 This week (25-29 JUL 2011) I'm lecturing at the UPCRC UIUC Summer School on Multicore Programming. I like teaching parallel programming and I live near the UIUC campus, so it's convenient for me. Overall I have a good time and often learn some things from the students. As an example, I found the...
Antediluvian Holes and Pegs o' my Heart
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 18/07/11 0
Have you ever been confronted and confused by too many choices? Seven Deadly Sins? Thirty-one flavors? 5000 fingers of Dr. T? 10,000 Maniacs? Sometimes it is enough to make you throw up your hands in surrender and not do anything. Now, there is help for the parallel programmer that feels she has ...
Maybe this iGravy iTrain is still running
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 13/06/11 2
Saw a report that Apple is being sued by an Arizona company for infringing on their name iCloud. The CNet story and comments from the ZDNet reflection detail a few other similar cases that Apple has run into recently and how they have had to pay for licensing other 'i' prefixed names and web doma...
This could lead to excellence (or serious injury)
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 08/06/11 6
I was at the dentist last week for my bi-annual cleaning and checkup. Ultimately everything was fine, but during the exam the hygienist pulled out a new method of taking X-ray images of my teeth. It was digital (and it was the good kind of digital). I still needed the heavy lead sheet on my chest...
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 03/06/11 2
 I'm on the horns of a dilemma. Almost two years ago I ranted about never owning an e-book reader. Since then there have been several new products come on the market. The Kindle from Amazon.com has been improved and offers a few different versions and price points. Barnes & Noble came out wit...
I'd prefer reaching Parallel Programming Nirvana
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 18/05/11 1
Have you seen the article "Nine Tips to Parallel Programming Heaven"? This is excerpted advice from an interview of Dr. Yann Golanski by Stephen Blair-Chappell and details Dr. Golanski's recommendations to someone starting to parallelize an application. Sure, it's got one more point than my own "...
Comprehending Large Numbers
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 17/05/11 0
When I was in 6th grade, I wrote out the number Googol ('1' followed by 100 zeroes). I cut and taped strips of paper together to be able to display it in a single long string. It was impressive at that time.I found another impressive number today reading through John Morris's ZDNet blog overview ...