From the Intel Software Network, we find news that Berkeley’s ParLab has hosted a workshop focused on writing design patterns for parallel computing
Ok, so…why is this interesting? Consider: the present state of parallel programming looks a lot like that of object-oriented programming in the early 1990s — a small number of practioners understand and use it, but the overall profession looks on with anxiety. The Design Patterns approach helped to shove OO into the mainstream; could it do so again for parallel programming?
The group is inviting broad participation. Check out the project wiki.