This falls into the category of a very good first step. We need more of this, and soon. Intel announced a high school initiative that’s part of their outreach to teach the next generation to “think parallel”
The Intel Academic Community and the Brooklyn Technical High School today kicked off the Clubhouse Parallel Universe Boot-Camp, a three-day training for high school whiz kids on how to “think parallel.” Historically taught in graduate school, Intel believes that parallel programming should be available in high school to prepare the next generation of innovators for real-world software development. The camp will feature interactive application threading instruction by Intel experts and will conclude with an exclusive presentation by Bank of America’s Jeffrey M. Birnbaum showcasing a highly parallel database application on server technology provided by IBM and hosted at BLADE Network Technologies‘ data center networking lab. Learn more.