My name is Zander Sprague and I am the Americas Geography Manager for Intel Software College. This my first foray into the forums and I hope not my last.
Although I have a good understanding of Multicore and the technology that Intel makes, I would not say that I am very technical, so I will not be talking about technical aspects of this subject.
What I really wanted to share was my perspective of what Multicore means to me and possibly you. Going forward all the processors that are made will be at least 2 cores if not more. This is exciting to me, there is hope that my computer will be able to do a virus scan and e-mail and gaming all at once. In the past, when my virus checker started I went to get a coffee, because it slammed my system.
I have been a technical instructor for many years. I have had to learn a lot of new programs and then turn around and teach them. Some were very complex and the technology behind it so new that I was helping to define how to teach it. I see the same thing for University professors today. You are faced with the task of integrating Multicore and Parallel programming into your curriculum. You maybe asking "How do I do that"?
I know how you are feeling; I have been in similar situations. Luckily, there is the Intel Academic Community is here to help you. There is a cornucopia of resources for you, and I want to be your partner in bringing Multicore, Manycores, and parallel programming to your students.
Why not MASTER MULTICORE WITH INTEL?