[svfig-announce] SVFIG Meeting September 24th
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SVFIG Meeting on the (twenty-)Fourth of September --- this Saturday!
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SVFIG Meeting Agenda for Saturday, September 24, 2005
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
9:45 - "A Jolly Nice Cup of Coffee" (Lionel Hardcastle from 'As Time Goes By')
10:00 - C. H. Ting --- REVISITING THE GEOMETRIC ARITHMETIC PARALLEL
"I worked on GAPP arrays at Lockheed in 1980's. It looks that we can
put 1M processors on a single chip instead of 72 in the original GAPP
chip. You can hold complete HDTV image frames in one chip and do
processing. All the interprocessor connections are on chip, and do not
have to be brought out to pins. I am prototyping it on an Altera
II FPGA, which can hold 1000 processors. Other advance signal
and huge matrix/linear equation problems can be solved in this chip.
GAPP info: Wikipedia
Parallel Processing Solves the DTV Format Conversion Problem
12:00 --- LUNCH
Some go to TOGO's , some bring their own and stay at Cogswell
1:00 --- INTRODUCTIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, RUMORS, RANDOM ACCESS
Changing to every other month? Quarterly? Annual?
What's for lunch in October?
Maybe we order Armadillo Willy's via Waiters on Wheels? Pizza?
1:30 --- FORTH DAY IS COMING
We will discuss your talk that you're going to give. We'll ask you who you
think we should ask to speak besides you and Chuck.
2:00 - Kevin Appert --- THE EAR TRAINING PROJECT
Based on Glen Haydon's award-winning application for the Apple-][ we'll talk
*Glen's original application and his Asilomar talk about it.
*Other Applications that do the same sort of thing.
(hint search Shareware.com for "Ear Training")
Have a look at this one
*The pathway to fame and fortune...
... or giving it away free to music students and teachers
Please come and give me your thoughts and perhaps help me out with
3:00 - Panel Discussion --- BOOSTING YOUR SEARCH ENGINE RANKING
Recently, an attempt was made to elevate a particular result in
the order in which Google presents its search results. So far, there
has been no success. Do some research and bring some ideas on
how to "stuff the ballot box" at Google.
IF THERE'S TIME --- RANDOM ACCESS
TOPICS FROM THE ASSEMBLED
FORTH SUCCESS STORIES
DIGITAL CAMERA TEARDOWN IN EE TIMES
FREE SEMINAR COMING TO TOWN AND LOW-COST ARM PROCESSOR EVALUATION BOARD
Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at
Cogswell, so bring your wifi.
If you would like to present at a SVFIG meeting, email me, Kevin
Appert forther at com-you-know-the-rest.com (see the return address)
At Future Meetings:
Success Stories, we'll look at the ones on Dave's page and on Forth
Inc.'s and BRING YOUR OWN!
- TI's free SPICE distribution
- JV hasn't been asked but maybe he'll discuss his recently installed
LINUX distro. He says it "Rox like Sox in a Box!"
Coming Soon (or not) / Suggestions welcome / Express enthusiasm or I'll
assume nobody's interested...
"Name That Antenna" We see lots every day ... what are they for? Am I
being spied on? Will Ricochet ever return?
Intro to Linux --- can you talk to your wifi print server? What kind
of modem do you need to buy or is that an issue now?
Is anyone interested in having a Linux installation party? Bring a few
desktop boxes in and maybe invite in an expert or two.
Math Secrets of Mosaic: An algorithm is better than a poke in the eye
with a sharp matrix any day.
Charley Shattuck - maybe ColorForth?
Smart Dust (Dave Jaffe, how about you? Or maybe you can coordinate a
visit from the Smart Dust folks?)
A USB Device Enumerator in SwiftForth
PID - Is it right for me?
SVFIG meeting or meeting fragments as Webcast
George the Robot Seller from MondoTronics (this droid speaks 237 human
languages but does no actual useful work)
What happened with the Space Rated Forth Chip? (not the Harris thing, the
Forth-based mass-market appliance computers --- Cat and/or QX10
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