On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Chapel development team at Cray will be hosting an all-day Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT on the /r/programminglanguages subreddit. The AMA will focus on the topic of the Chapel parallel programming language — what it is, what makes it unique, technical questions about Chapel, the challenges of language adoption, the status of the project, and whatever else is on readers’ minds. In addition to questions specifically about Chapel, participants are encouraged to ask more general questions about parallel programming languages and models.
Whether you’re interested in Chapel specifically, or parallel programming languages more generally, we invite you to attend this AMA, posting your questions and promoting others that are of interest to you. If you’re new to Reddit, see below for more information on how to participate.
How to participate
To participate in the AMA, you must first set up an account on Reddit. The URL for the Reddit AMA will be posted Thursday, October 14th in the morning when we kick off the session (click here). When available, the link will also be posted on this blog, the Cray Twitter feed and the Chapel project and Facebook pages. At that time, you’ll be able to visit the chatroom where you can ask questions.
More about Chapel
Chapel is an open-source programming language designed for productive parallel computing at scale. Chapel’s design and implementation have been undertaken with portability in mind, permitting it to run on multicore desktops and laptops, commodity clusters and the cloud, in addition to the high-end supercomputers for which it was designed. Chapel’s design and development are being led by Cray Inc. in collaboration with academia, computing centers, and industry. For more information about Chapel see this blog post or visit http://chapel.cray.com.