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Did Bradbury or Asimov Predict Multi-Core?

7 Aug 20072 min read
Do you read Science Fiction? Have you read a story that involves parallel computation or multi-core processors? Tell our Threading for Multi-Core Developer Community about it and you can win cash prizes. It's easy to join. Spend your summer wisely and join the Reading for Multi-Core Contest.

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Did Bradbury or Asimov Predict Multi-Core?

Do you read Science Fiction (SF)? Many of the tech advances of today were first predicted in science fiction stories - personal computers, the Internet, and even Google. But have you come across a story that featured parallel computations or multiple processors to solve a problem? The Intel® Threading for Multi-Core Developer Community would like to hear about it. So share your taste for SF literature – and win cash prizes.

What you need to do

No Ph.D. is required. Just search your science fiction "memory banks" or browse through your science fiction book collection. Then share with the community the science fiction novel, novella, or short story that contains the reference to parallel computations or multiple processors. Make sure to provide the title, author, page number, and publisher so that our judges can verify your entry. The more entries you submit the better your chances of winning.

What you can win

There's so many ways you can win:

  • First Mover's Advantage: The first twenty (20) valid entries will get a $25 USD AMEX or VISA gift card.
  • Who's the Most Popular? The top three (3) vote getters from the community will get a $100 USD AMEX or VISA gift card each.
  • Who Got There First? A $100 USD gift card bonus prize goes to the entry coming from the earliest publication.

Act fast – the contest ends on August 31, 2007. So enjoy your summer and brush up on your Science Fiction. Jump in and vote! Make sure to add a comment or two! Click here to join.

The Rules

Anybody on the planet Earth can join the contest. But before you start plowing through all your SF book collection (note: non-printed material is not eligible), let's lay down a few ground rules.

Related Resources

Intel is sponsoring this contest in the spirit of fun for our Threading for Multi-Core Developer Community. But we're also serious about helping developers get up to speed on multi-threading. Check the links below to our learning resources about this new programming paradigm. Grab a code sample, view our videos, or post a question in our forum.


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