Here in the US, the new semester is gearing up and professors are back at work. Is everyone ready with their lesson plans? And how much weight will you be placing on teaching Parallelism this year? Let us know by completing your online profile and be sure to take a look at our updated Academic Community Moodle for course components, as well as new material.
In this Bulletin:
• Black Belts
• Update your Academic Community Profile
• Parallel Lab Boot camp
• New Content
• 2009 Threading Challenge
• Teach Parallel!
• Trainings and Events
Two Black Belts selected from the Academic Community
Congratulations to Dr. Matt Wolf and Professor Tom Murphy! Two of your peers in the Academic Community were just added to the ranks of the Intel Software Network Black Belts. This high honor has only gone to 16 members in our software community of over 440 thousand registrants. Find out about their ongoing contributions to the field and community.
Complete your Academic Community Profile today!
Three great reasons not to wait:
• Tools Licenses! — Have your current licenses expired? Add Intel Parallel Studios to your suite of Intel Software Development tools.
• Recognition! — Receive 10 Black Points for completing the survey and a chance to be highlighted on the site. Be sure you get recognition for your participation.
• Win Prizes! — Tell us what resources can help professors teach parallelism to undergraduates, and you’ll be entered in a contest for 12 copies of The Art of Concurrency and a grand prize of a MyPocket XP*. This promotion is for a limited time, so don’t delay. Update your profile now.
Parallel Computing Laboratory Boot Camp
The Summer Boot camp, in-depth training on Parallelism, at UC Berkeley included talks and Labs on parallel architectures and programming models. Check out Links to the Par Lab lectures and videos on the IAC Moodle to get the unique Berkeley view on architecting parallel software using design patterns, including discussions on a variety of parallel applications from image retrieval, speech recognition and computer music.
New Parallelism Curriculum Content, IIS
Under the leadership of Professor HS Jamdagni, the India Institute of Science created a comprehensive parallel programming curriculum now available for download on the Intel Courseware Access repository. This outstanding curriculum integrates concepts of parallelism into existing computer science curriculum and will be taught at the newly launched Center of Excellence for faculty training at MSRIT*.
2009 Intel Threading Challenge
With the Stirring words “Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more” Intel’s own Bard of Parallelism, Dr. Clay Breshears, announces the start of the 2009 Intel Threading Challenge contest. Read Clay’s blog here
Don’t miss upcoming Teach Parallel! episodes, Parallelism in the Artist’s Studio with Professor Sheldon Brown of UCSD, Sept 8, 2009, 10am PDT and a special live broadcast on September 22, 2009 from the Intel Developer forum in San Francisco, CA. Teach Parallel! is available live and on demand via Intel Software Network TV. More info on all Teach parallel available here.
Training and Events
September 15-18, 2009, Austin Game Developer&aposs Conference. Austin, TX, USA.
September 22 – 24, 2009, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA, USA– Discounts and Free passes are available for Academic Community members.