Hearne Scientific Software have organised Intel Software seminars at University of Technology Sydney and University of Melbourne. The seminars, to be held in December 2008, will focus on what multi-core means to the high performance computing developer marketplace.
James Reinders is leading the development efforts for performance optimising software tools including compilers, libraries, and threading analysis products.
In 1989, Reinders joined Intel Corporation as a senior engineer and has contributed to projects including TeraFLOP supercomputer (ASCI Red), compilers, and architecture work for a number of Intel processors and parallel systems.
Reinders is the author of the latest O’Reilly Nutshell book ‘Intel Threading Building Blocks’, a monthly columnist for the ‘The Gauntlet’, found online at go-parallel.com, and the author of the book ‘VTune Performance Analyzer Essentials’.
A software revolution is underway, triggered by the shift to multi-core hardware architectures. Intel have unprecedented programs ranging from working with professors around the world, to Intel’s leadership in software development tools for multi-core. A recent Evans Data survey found that in markets surveyed, Intel ‘dominated’ the multi-core software development tools.
Reinders will share examples of what Intel is learning, including some surprising and generally encouraging results. Experiences in this last year, including open sourcing Intel Threading Building Blocks, have given Intel unique insight into what software developers are actually doing.
Reinders will extrapolate from these experiences and provide concrete ideas on where this is going to take us, and how Intel products fit into software developers’ needs. Seating at these seminars is limited. Attendance is free of charge. Registration with Hearne Scientific Software beforehand is required.