Sunday, 22 August 2010

Welcome Kit from Brunel University

Everything ready

I just finished to pack, the destination is UK to attend the CERN School of Computing.

CERN School of Computing:
Since the early seventies CERN has organized every year the CERN Schools of Computing (CSC) in one of the CERN Member States. CERN Schools of Computing, usually held in August/September, are open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years of experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. The participants come from all around the world and are typically of 15 to 25 different nationalities. A fraction of them come from outside the physics community, generally attracted by the advanced topics that are taught. Attendance is limited to 80 students.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

OpenLab Multi-threading and Parallelism Workshop

A fifth instance of the Multi-threading and Parallelism Workshop will be held on the 4th and 5th of May 2010 at CERN. An Intel expert and four openlab staff will lead the two day event and help you improve your knowledge by explaining the key intricacies of parallel programming and presenting the most efficient solutions to popular multi-threading problems. Two hands-on labs are also planned where participants will be able to improve their understanding of multi-threaded programming methodologies and learn to use tools for debugging and profiling multi-threaded applications. Non-expert users should feel more than welcome, as the course is a great opportunity to improve their knowledge.

Event highlights:

Day 1, AM: Lectures
Fundamental aspects of multi-threaded and parallel computing:
The move to multi-core and its impact on software
Important parallelism and multi-threading concepts
OpenMP discussion
Day 1, PM: Hands-on lab #1
Intel Threading Tools overview and exercises
Parallel programming exercises in Linux environments

Day 2 AM: Lectures
POSIX Threads discussion
Threaded programming methodology and scalability issues
NUMA and inter-node communication discussion
New directions
CERN-specific parallelism related topics
Day 2 PM: Hands-on lab #2
Parallel programming exercises in Linux environments


Familiarity with the C or C++ programming language
Basic knowledge of Linux

Saturday, 3 April 2010

per ora ti cibi di avanzi

Tra tutte le pessime idee che mi vengono in mente, quella di ospitare un trovatello non è stata poi così male.

Il suo nome è stato scelto così:

1) siamo in svizzera
2) qui parlano francese
3) te sei un gatto
4) ti chiamerò CH !
5) anzi no Digramma.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

La parfumerie

Le SoundSystem LoKoMoBiL et la Compagnie Balistik vous accueillent dans un théâtre transformé en Cirque déjanté pour l'occasion. Electro Circus Show c'est l'esprit Rave d'antan et l'ambiance Cabaret punk du futur réunis. Le gros Son, le Cirque, la vidéo et la déco se mélangent pour créer une alchimie FUNKY FREAKS.

Definitely one of the best events attended here in geneva since september !!

C'erano trappeziste, sputafuoco, chitarre flessibilate, arrambicatori pazzi il tutto in un ambiente davvero unico per una ginevra apparentemente posh!

The Clock is ticking, Spring is coming and the day is getting longer !

Ha det bra !!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Servette Vs Bienne

Glocals got 300 ice hockey tickets for some lucky members..
I was one of them, so I went to Vernets Rink to watch the game on Thursday evening.
It was really AMAZING and for FREE !!

unfortunately I don't have picture of the team presentation but you can watch this video

The regular season it's finishing and I'm really looking forward for a Play Off ticket..

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

EuroEnglish !! 5 years plan from European Commission

Five year phase in plan that "EuroEnglish"

The European Commission have just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five year phase in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump for joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboard skan have 1 less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the"f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away.

By the 4th year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz year, ve vil hav a realy sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand each ozer.