Scientific Computing: the Case for Python

January 10, 2014

What's in your scientific computing toolbox? Over at the R Bloggers site, University of Texas at Austin research associate Tal Yarkoni explains why these days, Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Retrofitting Programming Languages for a Parallel World

February 23, 2012

The most widely used computer programming languages today were not designed as parallel programming languages. But retrofitting existing programming languages for parallel programming is underway. We can compare and contrast retrofits by looking at four key features, five key qualities, and the various implementation approaches. Read more…

By James Reinders

NVIDIA Opens Up CUDA Compiler

December 13, 2011

GPU maker NVIDIA is going to make its CUDA compiler runtime source code, and internal representation format public, opening up the technology for different programming languages and processor architectures. The announcement was made on Wednesday at the kick-off of the GPU Technology Conference Asia in Beijing, China. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Programming for the Cloud

October 14, 2011

There are lots of programming languages to choose from, but how are they addressing the unique needs of the cloud? Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Another Computer Legend Passes Into the History Books

October 13, 2011

Dennis Ritchie, designer of the C language and co-developer of UNIX, dies at the age of 70. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Python Snakes Its Way Into HPC

November 17, 2010

Interpreted programming languages usually don't find too many friends in high performance computing. Yet Python, one of the most popular general-purpose interpreted languages, has garnered a small community of enthusiastic followers. True believers got the opportunity to hear about the language in the HPC realm in a tutorial session on Monday and a BoF session on Wednesday. Argonne National Lab's William Scullin, who participated in both events, talked with HPCwire about the status of Python in this space and what developers might look forward to. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Reduce Parallel Programming Pain with Dataflow Languages

June 28, 2010

New programming paradigms needed for multicore processors. Read more…

By Casey Weltzin

From Scripting to Scaling

April 12, 2010

New generation of HPC programmers embracing higher level languages. Read more…

By Craig Lucas

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