· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · February
· · · · 08 (2 entries)

Berkeley on Parallelism · Any­one who cares at all about tak­ing ad­van­tage of these nasty new mi­cro­pro­ces­sors that still fol­low Moore’s law but side­ways not just straight up ought to go and read The Land­scape of Par­al­lel Com­put­ing Re­search: A View from Berke­ley. As the ti­tle sug­gest­s, it’s an overview pa­per. Thank good­ness we have uni­ver­si­ties, so that smart peo­ple who know about this stuff can in­vest a few months in sur­vey­ing the land­scape and re­port back for the rest of us who are be­ing whipped around by the mar­ket mael­strom. Here­with way too much ap­plause and dis­agree­ment and ex­pan­sion ...
California Trip Miscellany · Sun sched­ules the An­a­lyst Sum­mit and the World­wide Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search Con­fer­ence in the same week in San Fran­cis­co, which works well, be­cause it lets those of who pitch in at both (which is ba­si­cal­ly ev­ery­one outward-facing) save on trav­el and tran­sit. But com­bine that with some re­al in­ter­est­ing en­gi­neer­ing dis­cus­sions and some VIP vis­i­tors and, well, there go three days ...
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