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IBM

Submission + - Learn Cell BE Programming

arehnius writes: The lab of High-Performance Computing of Georgia Tech, directed by Dr. Bader, and in which I work in was chosen to be the "STI Cell Center of Competence". Therefor, the College of Computing of Georgia Tech hosted a one-day workshop on Cell Programming run by Hema Reddy, Cell Solutions Engineer at IBM Cell Ecosystem & Solutions Enablement. From the website,

"The workshop consists of a series of lectures and hands-on exercises in a Cell development environment to familiarize the students with Cell basic programming skills."
You'll find there everything needed to be started: an development environnement (in a virtual machine, to be used with vmware), the slides of the presentations, and the COMPLETE video of the workshop. Link to website: http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/~bader/CellProgram ming.html
Editorial

Submission + - Now playing: Open Source movies

Pritesh writes: "After YouTube, Will it be LetsFilm.com?

http://www.tech2.com/india/news/websites-internet/ after-youtube-will-it-be-letsfilm.com/4569/0

The Web 2.0 era, the next step in internet evolution, has opened up the online world in a way that the internet is now largely driven by User Generated Content (UGC). Be it the popular Wikipedia, or the phenomenon called YouTube, the web experience is no longer a one way lane. Today, it's all about buzz words like 'Broadcast yourself,' 'Create your own space,' or simply 'Wiki' in everything. Here's looking at an effort by a 26 year old Indian techie, who — inspired by the Open source revolution, combined with his love for movies and technology in the Web2.0era — initiated a User Generated Movie platform, LetsFilm.com."
Software

Submission + - Complete Computing System in 20K lines of Code

Ron Teitelbaum writes: "Viewpoints Research Institute work Steps Toward The Reinvention of Programming — A Compact And Practical Model of Personal Computing As A Self-Exploratorium has been picked up by the National Science Foundation and will be supported with a 5 year grant. Check out Ian Piumarta's, of Viewpoints Research Institute, Stanford University talk"
Education

Open Access For Research Gaining Steam 64

An anonymous reader writes "The BBC reports that open access to research is gaining steam as more than 20,000 people, including Nobel Prize winners, have signed a petition calling for greater access to publicly-funded research. While publishers are fighting open access, a growing number of funding agencies and universities are making it a mandatory requirement."
Technology (Apple)

Submission + - Has Apple become a vaporware producer?

MrPerfekt writes: "I am a giant Apple fan, but with the recent Apple TV delay and complete lack of information about the release of Leopard, I think this is a fair question. The iPhone is still months off as well. Apple has been somewhat out of character the past year telling us about products that are in development in the first place but it highlights the fact that they haven't released anything groundbreaking in a while. Instead, we only seem to get tastes of what's to come. I think this is minorly intensified by the fact that Macintoshes now use Intel processors. We can see the Intel roadmap and what is due to be released when and can eagerly anticipate a future Apple release that may be a while off. So, is Apple now in the unenviable position of being a company that gets us excited about future products that may not show up for a long time, if at all?"
Programming

Marvin Minsky On AI 231

An anonymous reader writes "In a three-part Dr. Dobbs podcast, AI pioneer and MIT professor Marvin Minsky examines the failures of AI research and lays out directions for future developments in the field. In part 1, 'It's 2001. Where's HAL?' he looks at the unfulfilled promises of artificial intelligence. In part 2 and in part 3 he offers hope that real progress is in the offing. With this talk from Minsky, Congressional testimony on the digital future from Tim Berners-Lee, life-extension evangelization from Ray Kurzweil, and Stephen Hawking planning to go into space, it seems like we may be on the verge of another AI or future-science bubble."
Red Hat Software

Submission + - ESR "reaches limit" with Fedora

lisah writes: "Renowned open source supporter Eric Raymond vented his spleen in an open letter to Fedora. Touched off by four hours worth of headaches while trying to upgrade a single package, Raymond says he's jumping ship after 13 years but says it's 'a damn, dirty shame' it had to come to that."

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