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Parallel Programming Talk – Cilk Arts CEO Duncan McCallum

by on Jun.16, 2009, under Storage

Parallel Programming Talk – Cilk Arts CEO Duncan McCallum

Aaron & Clay talked with Cilk Arts CEO Duncan McCallum on the 35th episode of Parallel Programming Talk of Parallel Programming Talk.

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June 18 – Research@Intel in Mountain View, CA (Meet Aaron)

June 22-26 – Parallel Programming Summer School at University of Illinois (Meet Clay & Aaron)

June 23 – Webinar: Go-Parallelism! Ease the Onramp for C/C++ Windows Development (Microsoft and Intel presenting)

July 17 – Intel Parallelism Training – Santa Clara – Free

July 19-20, 2009 – Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Systems: Testing, Analysis, and Debugging (PADTAD – VII) with presentations by Intel and CILK

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On Today&aposs Show:

Duncan McCallum, CEO of Cilk Arts. Duncan see business opportunity in the future of parallel application development and multi-core tools. He co-founded Cilk Arts to help companies take full advantage of their multi-core platforms.

The Cilk++ cross-platform solution offers the easiest, quickest, and most reliable way to maximize application performance on multicore processors. Cilk++ provides a simple set of extensions for C++, coupled with a powerful runtime system for multicore-enabled applications. Cilk++ enables rapid development, testing, and deployment of high performance multicore applications.

Cilk++ solves the two large problems facing the software industry as a result of the multicore revolution:

  • Enabling today&aposs mainstream programmers to develop multithreaded (or parallel) applications; and
  • Providing a smooth path to multicore for legacy applications that otherwise cannot easily leverage the performance capabilities of multicore processors.

With Cilk++, you can retain the serial semantics of your existing applications, use existing serial methodologies for programming, tooling, debugging, and regression testing.

Check out the show for a more indepth discussion of Cilk tools and technology. Learn more at

Last week CILK hosted an event at MIT. 20 people, 4 labs, 2 days. The next event on CILK&aposs calendar is the Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Systems: Testing, Analysis, and Debugging on July 19-20, 2009

Coming up Next on Parallel Programming Talk

June 23 – Dr. Calvin Lin (Professors at University of Texas) will discuss his new book Principals of Parallel Programming

June 30 – Joe Duffy (Microsoft) will discuss the MS Parallel Extensions to .NET and MS Task Parallel Library


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