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How does a Computer Engineer accessorize?
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 14.01.2010 1
Mattel's Barbie is getting ready for a new job.  She has apparently narrowed the field down to five choices: environmentalist, surgeon, architect, news anchor, and computer engineer.  You can cast a vote for her new career at http://www.barbie.com/vote/ before 12 FEB 2010. While I was trying to m...
One pi that Soupy Sales couldn't take in the face
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 08.01.2010 2
A new record for the number of digits of the mathematical constant pi has been computed, according to an online BBC News report.  The new record, almost 2.7 trillion digits, is about 123 billion more than the previous record.  More details are here at Fabrice Bellard's website. An Intel Core i7 p...
Organized by Discord, Strife, and Entropy?
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 29.12.2009 1
DISCLAIMER: The following is not an endorsement for any product or service mentioned.  In fact, the author has a five year old pay-as-you-go cell phone that he rarely turns on, so what could he know about such things? So I'm watching TV, probably the Green Bay Packers running roughshod over the S...
A Tale of Two Covers
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 29.12.2009 6
During the month of November 2009 I was working with a translator in Japan to identify and correct errata in my book The Art of Concurrency, as well as translate the text and (attempts at) humor into Japanese.  A few days before Christmas, I received a copy of the translated book.  Obviously, the...
To me, THIS is "Visual Computing"
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 24.12.2009 2
I just found out about Scratch, a graphical programming language developed by folks at the MIT Media Lab.  The idea is to make programming more engaging and accessible to children and teens.  Programming in Scratch is simply done by composing graphical building blocks together.  The blocks are de...
The Speed of Molecular Computations
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 22.12.2009 2
I've been interested in biological systems for computation ever since the first DNA computation paper published by Adleman, "Molecular Computation Of Solutions To Combinatorial Problems," in Science (266, pp. 1021–1024; 1994) .  I've even blogged about it here and here.  Now researchers at the Un...
The 2009 Intel Threading Challenge Contest roundup
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 07.12.2009 0
The winner for the Phase 2 portion of the 2009 Intel Threading Challenge Contest has been announced. Go to the contest website for details. For this contest, we broke up the problems into two Phases. The first phase had 6 problems and ran 13 weeks from 06 APR to 03 JUL; the second phase also had ...
Intel cores in 80% of TOP500
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 18.11.2009 0
I didn't get the chance to go to the SC09 conference, but I am watching the news that's coming out of that event. One of the regular features at SC is the release of the TOP500 list of most powerful computers in the world. Check out the website (www.top500.org) for the most current list and all...
It was the Roomba in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 15.10.2009 1
A study conducted at the University of Washington has found that home robots may be a security and privacy leak for their owners. The authors of the study point out that it is not the case where intelligent robots will throw off their shackles and attack their owners. It's a situation that some r...
CLRS III: Extension of the Threads
Опубликовано Clay Breshears (Intel) Размещено 08.10.2009 1
I've got a great wife. For my birthday she got me a copy of the newly updated Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd ed. by Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, and Stein. (Amazon.com says this book dropped last week, but, when I checked as I wrote this, the MIT Press site says I shouldn't even be able to have a ...