Oh my. I’ve been back from vacation for over a week now and still haven’t gotten through all my emails. Even worse, my fresh started "Favorite Posts" blog post series got delayed, too.
Now off to a fresh start with a list of favorite posts from the last 3 weeks:
- Dan Reger from our server marketing team talks about "64-bit, Windows Server, Hyper-V, and the future".
- InsideHPC points to a 6-part series on "Managing multicore projects" on Multicore.info. This excellent series has been published between December 2006 and April 2007:
- Weird sperm wallpaper via freshome. No comment …
- On bMighty.com, Understanding Generation X. "… Gen Xers tended to have a more difficult time of it financially as they were growing up and coming of age. They’ll most certainly want to be sure that they’re getting value for their money. What to do?" Good question.
- All the Microsoft cafeteria cutlery, plates, cups etc has gone green in the sense what we only use compostable items for everything food. Nice move. Now we’ve even earned "green" status from the Green Restaurant Assoc. as Todd Bishop reports on seattlepi.com.
- Another great HPC story on the Windows platform from ANSYS. Found on insidehpc: "Apparently, there are significant performance gains when using HPC Server 2008". The next major version of Ansys will fully support Windows HPC Server 2008.
- Certainly my favorite of all in the last 3 weeks has been on Alarming Development. It is called "Too many cores, not enough brains" or as Jonathan Edwards says in the post "Giving a multicore CPU to a programmer is like giving a drink to an alcoholic."
- I grew up with IKEA, I am from Europe. Now that IKEA has taken over even the far Western part of the US for some time, we can learn "… slide design from an IKEA billboard" via Presentation Zen. Check out the "8 lessons from standing outside an IKEA store".
- Ever wondered where we are in the Hype Cycle of cloud computing? Check out TechCrunch’s "Where Are We In The Hype Cycle?"
- Parallel Studio from Intel has been announced at Intel Developer Forum IDF. Great suite of tools that integrate nicely with Visual Studio.
Part 1: HPC on the Parallelism Frontier
Part 2: HPC Project Implementation
Part 3: Multi-Core Development in the Enterprise
Part 4: The Enterprise Development Cycle Meets Multi-Core
Part 5: Desktop Software Considerations
Part 6: Diving Deeper on Consumer Software