As part of my focus on software performance, I also support and consult on implementing scalable parallelism in applications.
Any parent knows the simple rule: "Never help a child with a task he can succeed at himself. Otherwise you don't make any good for the kid, for you and for the whole planet".
Just this past week, a senior radio telescope astronomer told me about the shift from C++ back to Fortran in his corner of the world. It is all about efficiency.
Large clusters dominate the semi-annual list of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world.
I've been chatting with a small group of dedicated fans of Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) in New Zealand. They've been looking at adding parallelism, using TBB, to Wordpress, PHP, HipHop,
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Capture good performance requirements when tuning an application.