Feeds

Intel: Our first five parallel-computing schools are open for business

Boffins primed to make new programmers think less sequentially

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Chip giant Intel has begun funding research into ways to make applications easier to write for parallel processing systems, and to teach those methods to future generations of computer engineers and scientists.

The first five institutions to qualify as Intel Parallel Computing Centres are: the Konrad Zuse Information Technology Centre in Berlin and Bologna’s Cineca in Italy, and three universities in the US: Texas, Tennessee and Purdue.

All are “leaders in their field”, said Intel senior fellow and data centre group CTO Steve Pawlowski this week.

Speaking at Intel’s European Research and Innovation Conference (ERIC), Pawlowski called on other leading institutions who want in on the programme to submit their collaborative research proposals straight away. Intel wants to hear about work leading to solutions that are open, portable and scalable.

Pawlowski told The Register that the new Parallel Computing Centers were established to “push forward” on the development of parallelism coding techniques and clever new ways to teach them.

Much programming education still centres on sequential coding, he said, but with exascale systems coming on stream in the next five years, the ability to think and code for parallel computing is going to be at a premium.

To get coders ready for exascale, the new generation of programmers need to start putting parallelism at the heart of their learning today.

Much of that work is happening over here in Europe. Four out of Intel’s five exascale computing research labs are located in Europe, in France, Belgium, Germany and the UK. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud
Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
VVOL update: Are any vendors NOT leaping into bed with VMware?
It's not yet been released but everyone thinks it's the dog's danglies
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.