Parallel Programming Talk #86 -Don Tyson, SunGard Chief Technology Officer

Welcome to Parallel Programming Talk #86. Today is July 20th and we'll be talking Massive Parallel Processing with SunGard Chief Technology Officer, Don Tyson.

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First the News:

UPCRC Illinois Summer School to be held July 19-23, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prerequisites for the summer school include solid programming experience (C, C++, C# or Java languages) and a demonstrated interest in applying multicore programming to academic or professional pursuits.

Threading Challenge Phase 2 begins on Monday, August 9, 2010

Congratulations to our Threading Challenge Phase 1 winners!

Master Level:  1 - Hosoya Index - 1st Place:     Dmitriy Vyukov

Apprentice Level:  1 - Connected Components - 1st Place:    pbialas

The Intel® MKL 10.3 beta has been released and includes Intel® AVX optimizations, Summary Statistics functionality, C interface to LAPACK and Routine level mode control in VML. Please visit Intel MKL 10.3 beta program page () for more details on the new features, bug fixes, and registration/download of the Intel MKL 10.3 beta.

Open Source Convention July 19-23 - OSCON, Portland, OR

  • Explore the benefits and challenges of building scalable applications for the cloud

  • Use open source to target Android, iPhone and other mobile platforms

  • Understand how and when to use NoSQL databases

  • Learn best practice from experts in Python, Java, Ruby, Perl, PHP and JavaScript

  • Use open source effectively as part of your business strategy

  • Learn how to foster contribution and adoption of your open source projects

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On Today's Show:

SunGard Chief Technology Officer, Don Tyson.

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies.  SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries.  SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector.  SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.  With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company.

Don discussed the impact that optimizing his application for massively parallel processing has had on his business with dramatic reductions in the time it takes to reconcile transactions. We also talked about Sungard's software development methodology, what he looks for in new technical hires, Sungard's transition from C+ to .Net. and what it takes for Sungard to stay ahead of the curve.

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