There are two POWER-related contests you should know about,if you don't already. Both are already in progress, and both are sponsored by IBM. The Linuxon POWER open source developer contest is a US-only contest with three categories: original applications, and two tiers of port challenge options. You can register untilthe end of October; entries are due at the end of November.
The second contest is open to entries from around the globe, but is restricted to college students competing as teams in the ACM Parallel Power Challenge.Registration for this 29th annual ACM challenge is also open until October 31 for most teams(it may be earlier in some regions depending on preliminary qualifying rounds, so double-check that it is true for your area). You can alsosee a sampleproblem set from the first regional which was held in Australia last month; more information is available at the IBM Student Portal.
Of course, in this vein I should also mention our totally unrestricted Power Architecture challenge, which is open to everyone in the US and out of it, in school and out of it -- even to IBMers, their families and friends. We have the luxury of being so open because, basically, you really can't win anything.But it is fun anyway, so take a look.Event logging
In other news, interesting events are taking place on both coasts on Wednesday October 6: in Boston, the Free EDAUsers Group welcomes Ales Hvezda, the founder and leader of the gEDA project, as speaker at their monthly meetingat MIT.
And on the other side of the US, the San Jose McEnery Convention Centerplays host to the 2004 FSA Suppliers Expo, of which IBM is a platinum sponsor.Look for us at booth 408, but especially look out for Regina Darmoni, Program Director of PowerPC licensing. Regina is one of IBM's most enthusiastic proponents of thePower Everywhere initiative, and has spearheaded PowerPC licensing efforts at IBM from the concept stage tothe present. She can answer questions about Power Architecturetechnology and licensing, IBM's foundry technology portfolio, our engineering & technology services (and more!).
And as if that wasn't enough (but I'm pretty sure that it very nearly is), there is a Webcast coming up on ThursdayOctober 7 on Green Hills Software Tools and Real Time Operating Systems forEmbedded Power. Registration is free and covers Green Hills Software's optimized software development toolsand real-time operating systems (RTOS) for IBM PowerPC 4xx, 750, and 970processor families.Return to the Power Architecture zone