Ralph Johnson presents several data parallelism patterns, including related libraries from Intel and Microsoft, comparing it with other forms of parallel programming such as actor programming.
Ralph Johnson is one of the four authors of the Design Patterns book. He is currently involved with the CS Department at the University of Illinois and the leader of UIUC Patterns/Software Architecture Group. He is mostly interested in OOP, especially frameworks, patterns, business objects, and Smalltalk, and researches refactoring, being involved in creating the Smalltalk Refactoring Browser.
Strange Loop is a developer-run software conference. Innovation, creativity, and the future happen in the magical nexus "between" established areas. Strange Loop eagerly promotes a mix of languages and technologies in this nexus, bringing together the worlds of bleeding edge technology, enterprise systems, and academic research. Of particular interest are new directions in data storage, alternative languages, concurrent and distributed systems, front-end web, semantic web, and mobile apps.