Didja ever think ... on those "slow" months when you can barely come up with enough material to sew a single finger on a glove ... that you could solve the problem of filling up your space on the newsletter by gathering up your old and new topic-related material and running that on the alternate week. Sort of a theme issue.
Your guide of mini-guides to using ALF
Meet ALF Introduction includes descriptions of workload division, tasks, runtime framework, external components, and indication and situations best for ALF.
10 major concepts Explains the  computational kernel,  tasks (finalize, dependency, scheduling, instance, fixed mapping, context, events),  the task descriptor,  work blocks types and scheduling,  data partitioning (data transfer list, host data partitioning, accelerator data partitioning),  accelerator buffer management and the five types of buffers,  using work blocks and order of function calls per task instance on the accelerator,  modifying the work block parameter and context buffer when using multi-use work blocks,  datasets, and 10 error handling.
Basic ALF application structure Diagram of basic app structure, description of host/accelerator processes, samples, and source code.
Double buffering Description of double buffering and buffer schemes (single-buffer, three-buffer, four-buffer, and overlapped I/O buffer schemes).
Handling constraints SPE accelerator memory constraints and data transfer list limitations.
Optimizing applications Three ways to optimize applications with ALF --  using accelerator data partitioning,  using multi-use work blocks, and  what to consider for data layout design.
Accelerator buffer management Backgrounder on buffer management and description of/usage guide for buffer types (task context, work block parameter and context, work block input data, work block output data, and work block overlapped input and output data buffers).
When to use the overlapped I/O buffer To maximize the memory usage on accelerators.
I mean, after all, traffic is traffic whether for brand new articles or for old ones.
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1 reply Latest Post - 2008-08-07T13:43:20Z by johnswan
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Re: Newsletter tip for a slow month2008-08-07T13:43:20Z in response to SystemAdminVery helpful, Kane!
I usually have more content than I can handle for the top section of the newsletter, but I like the idea of a themed intro. In addition, the various zone editors may find this useful for filling their sections on slow weeks. And you're right -- content IS content (as long as it's up-to-date). Frequently, the top 10 page (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/newsletter/devcom/email/topten/) includes articles and tutorials that were published years ago.