It's 2pm and doors open in an hour for our Bay Area Parallel Programming Community Meetup here in Santa Clara. The weather today is interesting and I am axious to see who braves the very rainy weather to join us. We are here to learn what the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor Family means to the Parallel Programmer. We have two very knowledgeable Intel folkswith us today: Rich Hubbard, a Senior SW Engineer and a member of the SSG Apple Enabling Team, working on optimizing Mac OS apps for power and performance.
Early this month Intel held an event about the Sandy Bridge architecture and other near future developments. Attendees signed an NDA before entering the event and the material presented was really interesting to hear. The room was packed to no room with what looked to me like over 500 people sitting and listening.