Friday, May 25, 2007

Performance Architect Wanted

Haven't posted in a while ... I have been super busy. My .NET client-side framework is taking off in a big way. I am off architecting other interesting things that bring me in touch with messaging acceleration, KDB+, visualizations, and more.

My new intern starts on Tuesday. Every year, we get a bunch of interns from the top universities who have just completed their Masters or PHD in comp sci or physics. Mine will be devoted to expanding and maintaining my framework, but he has a lot of interests in hardware accel too.

Ted, our performance architect, has left the firm for a great new job at AB. So, we are looking for a great performance architect to work in Warren, New Jersey. Let me know if you are interested.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Somasegar, who I gather is the head of the Visual Studio product line, blogs that Microsoft will be giving full support to multicore processing in their dev tools.

When I was out in Seattle a few weeks ago, I met with the Microsoft Accelerator team about the future of their technology. Also their stuff is wed to GPU's right now, the Accelerator team claims that it can be used as an abstraction for multicore systems. The guys from the Accelerator team also predict that the world will eventually be moving to massively multi-core machines (ie: Intel's 80 core processor)

Word is that both Credit Suisse and Goldman have teams devoted to exploring FPGA technology. The problem with FPGA is the amount of effort that goes into porting code, and the entire develop/build/debug cycle is very slow.

It will be nice to get first-class support from Microsoft as far as development tools go.

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