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  1. November 21st, 2012 — TouchDevelop: Tips and Types for Programming via Touch — Tom Ball

    Time and Location

    November 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM
    Microsoft Campus.


    TouchDevelop brings a modern programming experience to devices where touch is the primary input mechanism, such as smartphones and tablets. The TouchDevelop environment does this through an interlocking set of features, including:

    • a …
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  2. May 16th, 2012 — An Introduction to Microsoft’s C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism – Don McCrady

    Come at 6:45 for pizza sponsored by Randstad Technologies.


    Microsoft’s C++ AMP (Accelerated Massive Parallelism) is a C++ programming model and language extension that allows any C++ developer to take advantage of the massive parallelism available in today’s GPU’s. It offers a developer-friendly, lightweight, and …

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  3. March 21st, 2012 — A Multi-Core Algorithmic Differentiation Benchmarking System — Brad Bell

    Please join us at 6:45 for pizza sponsored by Summit Group Solutions.


    Implementing code that is fast in a multi-core environment is one of the challenges of modern software engineering.

    To meet this challenge, future Automatic Differentiation (AD) software will have to avoid excessive synchronization barriers between threads …

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