Slide Decks for the PDC ‘09 Patterns of Parallel Programming Workshop

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I’m happy to say the the slide decks from the PDC workshop finally seem to have shown up online. They may have been there a while but I only just noticed them. Go to the PDC page for the workshop… Patterns of Parallel Programming: A ...

ParaPLoP 2010: Parallel Patterns Workshop

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Dates for this year’s pattern languages workshop for parallel patterns have been announced. Not sure If I’ll be able to attend but it definitely looks interesting. ParaPLoP 2010 ParaPLoP 2010, a PLoP-style workshop on parallel programming patterns, will be March 30 - April ...

Five Minutes with Tibi Covaci at PDC 09

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

While I was at PDC Tibi Covaci interviewed me as part of his Five Minutes with… series. You can see the full interview here. Five Minutes with Ade Miller Ade Miller, manager of the Patterns and Practices group talks to Tibi about the ...

PDC, Parallel Computing and the Computer Controlled Toilet

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

One of the questions which came up in the Q&A panel at the end of our parallel patterns workshop on Monday was “Do we really need 512 cores, or even 24?” This is completely valid point. If I had that much compute power on the desktop what would I do ...

PDC Patterns of Parallel Programming Workshop

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I was speaking at our PDC Workshop today. We had a couple of hundred attendees and finished up with a great Q&A session; so many excellent questions that it actually overran. We didn’t leave the Conference Center until gone 6pm. I’ve posted Patterns of Parallel Programming Primer. The other PDC decks ...

PDC 2009: What’s Happening at the Patterns Workshop

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

We’ve been busy working hard on our decks for the PDC Patterns of Parallel Programming workshop. You can see the preliminary agenda in the slide below. As you can see we’re planning to have plenty of time for questions and hope to cover a lot of ground. One of my goals ...

PDC 2009: Patterns of Parallel Programming Survey

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Coming to the Patterns of Parallel Programming workshop at PDC this year? Just thinking about it? We’ve put together a very short survey to try and gauge the audience and try and tailor our content. If you have two or three minutes, because that’s all it takes, fill ...

PDC 2009: Patterns of Parallel Programming Facebook page

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

I’ve created a Patterns of Parallel Programming Facebook page… We’ll be posting updates to this page in the next couple of months before PDC. If you’re planning on attending the workshop itself or just PDC then sign up. I’d really like to get some ideas as to ...

PDC 2009: Patterns of Parallel Programming Resources

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

A while back I wrote about Parallel Computing: The Old new Thing. One of the things p&p is doing to help developers be successful in this space is to talk about the underlying patterns. We’re running a workshop at PDC as a first step in this effort. The preCon sessions ...

Patterns of Parallel Programming; “It’s not just a recompile”

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Last week Robert Hess interviewed me for the Knowledge Chamber on Channel 9. We talked about why understanding the fundamentals of patterns for writing parallel software is going to become more and more important over the next few years. Why simply recompiling your code for the latest processor from Intel ...