Intel Academic Community Bulletin - May 2009

Subject: Intel® Academic Community News- May 15th 2009


Spring is coming slowly here in Oregon. It is still grey and rainy, but getting warmer and new growth is everywhere. In Moscow, Beijing, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, and Cairo, where some of our academic colleagues are located, I see they are enjoying similar spring conditions. Even our friends in the Southern hemisphere, Sao Paulo and Cape Town are enjoying moderate and pleasant temperatures. I hope you are all doing well and making progress on integrating parallelism into your curriculum.

In this Bulletin:

  • Teach Parallel! Podcasts
  • Model Courseware from Xiamen University
  • The Art of Concurrency
  • Teaching Challenge
  • Intel Visual Computing Institute
  • Summer Workshops

Teach Parallel!

-- The Teach Parallel Podcast series is off to an excellent start.  All events are just 30 minutes, so join us live:

-May 19, 10am PDT.  Dr. Tim Mattson:  The State of the Game- The View from Intel Research
-June 2, 10am PDT.  Professsor Matt Wolf, Research Scientists CERCS

Available on demand:
-Professor Dan Garcia, UC Berkeley: Bringing Back Passion, Beauty, Joy, and Awe to Computer Science.
-Professor Dan Ernst, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire: Preparing Students for Ubiquitous Parallelism.

Model Courseware from Xiamen University

-- Intel Academic Community member Prof. Zhongwen Li's course Real Time System Design & Analysis was nominated as a Ministry of Education model course in China. The course introduces software development based on multi-core platforms to train students on parallel programming design concepts. This is a great honor for Professor Li and Intel.  Click for details. (Courseware is in Chinese)

The Art of Concurrency

-- Intel Academic Community Blackbelt and team member Dr. Clay Breshears has just published a new book through O'Reilly Press, The Art of Concurrency: A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications.  Congratulations Clay! Find out more about Clay's work and many activities supporting the Academic Community.

Teaching Challenge

-- How does one deliver an engaging presentation on the practical use of thread scaling that also includes the basic concepts of threading to CS undergraduates, with little or no knowledge of threads? Mike Pearce recently faced this challenge at a local university.  Do you have suggestions or advice? Let us know.

Intel and Saarland University Open Intel Visual Computing Institute

-- Intel and Saarland University announced the opening of the Intel Visual Computing Institute in Saarbrücken, Germany, chartered with researching solutions to make future entertainment, productivity, and Internet experiences more intuitive, lifelike and immersive. The Intel VCI will Intel Labs Europe's latest member. For more on this, check out Intel CTO, Justin Rattner's blog.

Instructor Led Trainings

-- Sign up for 3 days of free, hands-on training on parallelism conducted by Intel and colleagues from the Academic Community.
June 2-4, 2009. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
July 21-23, 2009. University of Illinois, Universal Parallel Research Center, Champaign, IL.
Get more information.

Supercomputing Education Summer 2009 Workshops

-- The Education Program is a multi-year, year-round program primarily designed to teach undergraduate faculty from a broad range of disciplines about high performance computing and computational methods, and to help them integrate these techniques into their classrooms. Find out more.

University of Illinois Summer Programming Workshops

UPCRC Summer School for Multicore Programming
ParaPLoP Workshop on Parallel Programming Patterns

Over the next month, you can expect to see some significant changes to the community webpage and overall structure.  I'm counting on your feedback and guidance and hope to hear from you all soon.

All the best,
Paul Steinberg
Intel Academic Community Manager
My blog

This picture of me was taken in Yosemite Valley. For those of you with an interest in mountaineering, I am leaning against Little Columbia Boulder in Camp 4.


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