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June/July in the Intel Academic Community

by on Jul.09, 2009, under Storage

June/July in the Intel Academic Community

Now that classes are done for many of us, we can start turning our attention to research and training projects. This last month saw some really great activities in the Middle East; I’ll be highlighting a few of those.  I’ll  also be be talking about the debut of Intel Software Network TV, a powerful new vehicle for building our community and continuing the conversation on defining a  curriculum with parallelism at its core. Finally, take a look at our newly launched Academic Showcase and let us know what you think!

In this Blog:

  • Teach Parallel!
  • Academic Forums
  • Community Blogs
  • News from the Middle East
  • News from the Americas
  • Training Opportunities

Teach Parallel!

The Teach Parallel show is now available live and on demand via Intel Software Network TV Your humble Community Manager and Professor Tom Murphy of Contra Costa College co-host a weekly discussion on parallel computing and the undergraduate curriculum with academic Community members.

Join us live, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM PDT.

- June 30, 10am PDT. Dr. Scott Lathrop, Blue Waters Technical Program Manager for Education: HPC Centers can help support curricular change

- July 7, 10am PDT. Dr. Diane Baxter, Director of Education at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD. Education Outreach.

- July 14, 10am PDT. Kay Wanous, Recent Graduate, Earlham College: Students teaching Faculty

- July 28, 10am PDT. Dr. James Reinders, Intel Chief Software Evangelist: Intel Parallel Studio & parallelism in the classroom

- August 11, 10am PDT. David Patterson, Pardee Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley: Parallelism in the Text: The new edition of Computer Organization and Design.

Academic Forums

Intel Academic Community training manager, Mike Pearce has added links to hardware architectural resources.  Take a look at these valuable resources, give Mike some feedback as to the utility of this information, and let us know what else you need.

Academic Community Blogs

Are you reading Intel Academic Community Blogs? Are you blogging yourself? We would welcome your contributions. If you are interested in blogging, please email me directly.

Intel Academic Community Blogs welcomes Professor Tom Murphy. His wide-ranging blogs take parallelism as the point of departure and continue to explore topics ranging from HPC to the discipline of computer science, to teaching, and points further.

News from the Middle East

Earlier this year, the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) became the 1000th University to join the Intel Academic Community.  Now, in an unrelated, but significant notice, Intel announced that it was funding a multi-core laboratory at the university. Link

From Cairo Egypt, the Academic Community recently received some kind words from Dr. Mohamed Bakr Abdelhalim.  Shukran Ya Ustadh.  For more on Dr. Abdelhalim please see our community testimonials.

News from the Americas

Georgia Tech Instructor-Led-Training was well-attended with 14 faculties from the Historically Black Colleges or Universities.  Faculty from Clark Atlanta, Howard University, Spellman College, North Carolina A&T State University and Hampton University were in attendance.  See more here.

See an interview with Dr. Andrew Chien, VP of Intel Research at Research@Intel Day.  Andrew discusses the importance of supporting computing excellence and Intel’s sponsorship of the ACM’s AM Turing Award.  You can find information on future technologies research at

Training Opportunities

Intel Training

Sign up for free multi-day, hands-on training on parallelism conducted by Intel and colleagues from the Academic Community. Find out where Intel is teaching this summer.

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.

Other Training and event activities

· July 1, 2009 Intel® Parallel Studio at the Microsoft Seminar in the U.K. Learn “How to Write and Debug Parallel Code using Intel® Parallel Studio”

· August 3-7, 2009 SIGGRAPH (New Orleans, LA, USA) Join Intel in New Orleans for a focus on our products for graphics and animation.

· August 17-19, 2009 GDC Europe(Cologne, Germany)

· August 22-24, 2009 Intel Developer Forum (San Francisco, CA, USA)

· September 15-18, 2009 Austin Game Developer&aposs Conference (Austin, TX, USA)


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