Technical Computing and Industry

While doing some site admin I realised I had left this private.  It's captured in the downloads section anyway as part of a larger doc (http://www.coreliuminc.ca/downloads/CoreliumMulticore.pdf) but I thought I'd release it into the wild. In May 2008 the US Council on Competitiveness and IDC published a study on technical computing and HPC (http://www.compete.org/images/uploads/File/PDF%20Files/CoC_REFLECT_April3.pdf).  About 30 companies were surveyed about their use of technical computing.  … [Read more...]

Why are we here?

Just over thirty years ago, the hardware revolution began when Intel commercialised the 8086.  Just under thirty years ago the software revolution began with MS-DOS.  Twenty years ago, Windows 3.0 changed everything.  Whether you love or hate Microsoft, they gave us the foundation of today's marketplace.  For twenty years, software has been in the driver's seat.  Software requirements, particularly gaming, drove faster clock rates and better graphics and the exploding market paid for it all.  … [Read more...]