Optimizing and testing a wildcard algorithm to get 5x performance improvement.
The advent of a unified memory model in CUDA 6 has made GPU programming much easier by removing lots of implementation details that developers formerly had to manage manually.
A very fast, parallel, simple to implement sort makes efficient use of memory.
The best books of the past 12 months.
printf-style debugging and the ability to partition computing devices into subdevices make OpenCL 1.2 a very useful upgrade.
The new Java positioned for convergence across the stack and for parallelism
Manage requirements with customization based on project complexity
New versions of XL Deploy and XL Release
A promise of an easier parallel programming model
Updates for Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 and Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013
Software Development Performance Index (SDPI) developed with Carnegie Mellon
Architecture for interactive computing, includes parallel tools
VersionOne extends Agile collaboration to all stakeholders
TotalView 8.12 support for Cray XC30 supercomputer series and Apple
Swarm is new peer review software for distributed Agile teams
Events of Interest
October 27-30. Santa Clara, CA. ZendCon 2014
October 27-28. Burlingame, CA. GGDevCon (Google Glass App Development)
November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon
November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference
November 5-7. Berlin, Germany. GOTO Berlin International Software Development Conference
November 17-19. San Diego, CA. RubyConf
November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe
November 18-21. San Francisco, CA. AnDevCon Android Developer Conference
November 25-26. London, UK. IoT 2014
April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015
May 4-8, 2015. Chicago, IL. Microsoft Ignite Conference
Videos of Past Events
September 2014. Atlassian Summit 2014
September 2013. JavaOne
June 2013. JAXConf 2013
May 2013. Google I/O
October 2012. JAXLondon 2012
September 2012. Strangeloop
July 2012. Java Language Summit
June 2012. Google I/O 2012
May 2012. Atlassian Summit
May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference
March 2012. Multicore World
July 2011. JVM Language Summit