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  • Blog Post: Parallel Computing at PDC09

    Besides a bunch of sessions, there’s also a chalk talk at #PDC09. Check out the details and “how to avoid the crowd” at the A View into the Behavior of Your Parallel Application blog.
  • Blog Post: Month of Parallelism

    That is on MSDN Magazine. This month is full of great stuff about parallel programming on the Windows platform, the tools, the OS, problem solvers and much more. Discover the paradigm shift online today. Content: Paradigm Shift: Design Considerations For Parallel Programming Coding Tools: Improved Support...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 Head Start

    Later this year Microsoft ships the second version of the Windows HPC Server SKU, Windows HPC Server 2008. This product is a real milestone product for Microsoft and – I certainly hope – for the industry as a whole. Tejas Karmarkar a HPC Solution Specialist at Microsoft : "Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Intel Launch Parallel Computing Research Centers

    Just in case you missed this: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/mar08/03-18UPCRCPR.mspx Today Microsoft and Intel announced a joint initiative to fund two universal parallel programming research centers. One will be located at UC Berkeley, the second will be at the University of Illinois...
  • Blog Post: Beta 1 of Windows HPC Server 2008 available

    Today we announced the public availability of Windows HPC Server 2008 aka. CCS V2. While Windows HPC Server 2008 obviously addresses the HPC market, the Microsoft efforts in high performance computing go way beyond pure HPC. The second half of the official press announcement hints what's coming over...
  • Blog Post: AMD announces Core Math Library 4.0

    From the press announcement : ACML is a set of numerical routines tuned specifically for AMD64 processors designed to increase support for linear programming, an optimizing technique for mathematically intensive code, in multi-core processing environments. Enhancements to ACML announced today include...
  • Blog Post: Supercomputing Expert Daniel Reed Joins Microsoft Research

    After Burton Smith back in 2005 we have another Supercomputing guru joining Microsoft, Daniel Reed . Reed joins Microsoft Research as director of scalable and multicore computing. He has a long background in parallel computing. Reed was as director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications...
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