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May 17, 2011

Speaking on the “Teach Parallel” show on IntelTV tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be speaking with Paul Steinberg of Intel and Tom Murphy of Contra Costa college about the criticality of understanding parallel programming techniques for industry.

In my previous role on the Adobe Image Foundation, it was an obvious requirement for our hiring candidates. We were building tools for a insanely parallel problem, image and video processing. Now that I’m working on a new product, it would maybe seem that it would not be as important. In fact, our threading models are even more complicated than in my previous group. My expectations around threading knowledge for incoming candidates are just as high.

Even the most modest mobile hardware is going (or has gone) parallel. In addition, the expectations from a user perspective around interactivity with their applications is never higher. A laggy touch interface is death to an application (or a platform). Going to get coffee while your image renders on a desktop is a thing of the past. User’s expectations of the software we write is higher than ever and it is nearly impossible to get this interactivity without taking advantage of multi-threading on today’s multi-core processors.

The tools continue to improve, but the threading models continue to evolve. A fundamental understanding of multi-threading is critical for anyone moving into Software Engineering or looking to stay current in their field.

I always enjoy talking with Paul and Tom, and expect that we’ll have a lively conversation.

Tune in live on May 17, 10:00 AM PDT

Here is Paul’s post on the subject.

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September 28, 2010

Recordings from the Intel Developer Forum

Here is the recording from the panel I was on: Parallelism and Education: Navigating through a Sea of Cores with Dr. Daniel Ernst (University of Winsconsin-Eau Claire), Dr. Ryan Newton (Intel), Dr. Mathew Wold (Intel), Dr. Michael McCool (Intel), and Thomas Murphy (Contra Costa College)

After the Panel session, I was on an episode of Teach Parallel on Intel Software Network TV with Dr. McCool, Professor Murphy and Paul Steinberg.

There were a lot of other good panels on educating developers for the current parallel architectures that are archived on the Intel site.

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