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Programming Multicores: Do Applications Programmers Need to Write Explicitly Parallel Programs? [abstract] (IEEE Xplore, PDF)
Arvind, David I. August, Keshav Pingali, Derek Chiou, Resit Sendag, and Joshua J. Yi
IEEE Micro, Volume 30, Number 3, May 2010.

In this panel discussion from the 2009 Workshop On Computer Architecture Research Directions, David August and Keshav Pingali debate whether explicitly parallel programming is a necessary evil for applications programmers, assess the current state of parallel programming models, and discuss possible routes toward finding the programming model for the multicore era.