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Parallel Programming: I Told You So

Sep 22, 2009, 13:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas Eadline)

"Not being one to gloat (cough), I would like to take this opportunity to say, “I told you so.” In case you are wondering what it was exactly I said, I will recap.

"I periodically bemoan the state of parallel programming. My experience with parallel programming stretches back to the late 1980’s. At this time, I was working on various parallel programing ideas including Fortran conversion and Logic Programming. The lessons I learned were two fold. First, parallel computing is hard and second we need to re-think how we do things. This opinion is shared by virtually everyone who has worked in HPC over the years. The prognosis is not that great either. Take a look at Greg Pfister’s blog where he writes about comments like Parallelism Needs a Killer Application. By the way, Greg’s other blog posts are worth reading."

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