3/25/2008

Do American developers fear parallelism?

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. :-)

3 comments:

Himmele said...

I like concurrency very much, but only using message-passing systems like QNX or Erlang. So, do you have plans to port Erlang to QNX. I think it would perfectly fit. By the way, I am from Germany. ;-)

Himmele said...

I like concurrency very much, but only when using message-passing systems like QNX or Erlang. Do you have any plans to port Erlang to QNX? They would perfectly fit together. By the way, I am from Germany ;-)

Paul N. Leroux said...

Hi Himmele! Please check this link:

http://www.openqnx.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=7018

Thx,

- Paul