[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Tue Aug 26 17:44:20 EDT 2008


Ed Hill <ed at eh3.com> writes:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:29:11 -0400 "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
>> I think part of the issue is that most people doing scientific
>> computing don't have computer science backgrounds, which is a
>> shame.
>
> Formal CS training can certainly help but I don't view it as a
> requirement.  I've met some remarkably capable programmers who have
> little or no formal CS background.

I didn't say "formal CS background", I just said "CS background". :)

> And I don't mean to sound like a cheezy motivational speaker but
> if each of us is willing to study the texts a bit, read others' code,
> and learn-by-doing then I don't think there is anything that prevents us
> from becoming capable programmers.  Or engineers.  Or chefs.  Or system
> administrators.  Or..., well, you get the idea.  :-)

I don't disagree.

Perry
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Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com
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