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  • Sambamba: Another Way To Automatically Parallelize Code

    Phoronix: Sambamba: Another Way To Automatically Parallelize Code

    Sambamba is an interesting research project out of academia that's yet another attempt at coming up with a better means of automatically parallelizing code. The Sambamba project describes itself as "A Runtime System for Online Adaptive Parallelization."..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM2Njc

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    Sambamba
    Just when you think software names couldn't get dumber...

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    • #3
      Agreed, whichever 14 year-old in a man's body named GIMP needs a good kicking.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
        Agreed, whichever 14 year-old in a man's body named GIMP needs a good kicking.
        Non-English speaker who likes acronyms? It stands for Gtk Image Manipulation Program-- the very fact they made it be THAT makes me believer the original name was from a non-english speaker, and therefore wouldnt know 'gimp' is a negative term. Could they have changed it? Sure. Should they have? Probably. Will they? doubtful, simply for nostalgic reasons.

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        • #5
          Actually GIMP is the acronym for "GNU Image Manipulation Program", as it predates GTK and GTK is in fact an acronym for "GIMP Tool Kit".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ericg View Post
            Non-English speaker who likes acronyms? It stands for Gtk Image Manipulation Program-- the very fact they made it be THAT makes me believer the original name was from a non-english speaker, and therefore wouldnt know 'gimp' is a negative term. Could they have changed it? Sure. Should they have? Probably. Will they? doubtful, simply for nostalgic reasons.
            from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP (enphasis added):

            History
            GIMP was originally released as the General Image Manipulation Program,[7] by creators Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis. (Development of GIMP began in 1995 as a semester-long project at the University of California, Berkeley; the first public release of GIMP (0.54) was made in January 1996 [8][9] and in the following year (1997) GIMP became a part of the GNU Project. The definition of the acronym GIMP was changed to mean the GNU Image Manipulation Program in reflection of its existence under the GNU Project.[10] <..>
            whatever meaning you attribute to the G in GIMP, i'd be quite positive that someone named Spemcer Kimball is a native english speaker...

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