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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 ...
Maybe they're waiting for the movie version of "Differential Geometry of Elliptic Curves"
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 13/05/11 1
Intel has an electronic employee newsletter. We get company news, announcements, human interest stories, convention reports, etc.  One other regular feature is a poll of employees on a wide range of topics. Things like how often we eat meat to our favorite movie genre to what kind of mobile devic...
Round 2: Microgrant Awards for Parallelism in the Classroom
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 29/04/11 0
Do you have some coursework in parallel programming that other professors could make use of? Do you have some programming homework assignment that is to be solved with parallelism? Do you have some interesting lecture topic in parallelism that fits into a "standard" course within your department ...
Spelling Lesson
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 28/04/11 0
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?
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 21/04/11 0
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
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 12/04/11 3
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'"
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 07/04/11 3
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?
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 30/03/11 3
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
Autor: Clay Breshears (Intel) Publicado em 22/03/11 1
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...