Is skill in parallel programming a cultural phenomenon? Do most real-world computing problems parallelize easily? For a heated discussion on these and other pressing multi-core issues, visit Slashdot and check out "More Interest In Parallel Programming Outside the US?"
The thread started today in reaction to a blog post from Intel's James Reinders, who claims that developers in the U.S. and Europe are falling behind when it comes to embracing parallelism. He also states that programmers with <15 years' experience show significantly more interest in parallelism than programmers with >15 years' experience. Fighting words!
If you're an American developer, you don't have to take this lying down. You can still register for the Multicore Expo, which goes from April 1 to April 3, and prove to the world that you embrace your inner parallelism. Lots of multi-core hardware/software vendors will be there, including Intel, QNX, Freescale, Sun, and Texas Instruments. (I work for QNX, so, yes, this is a shameless plug. :-)