Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of December 09 to 16, 2008.
There won't be a CWN next week. Merry Christmas to all!
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/ae440d7937df6eef#Xavier Leroy announced:
Binary distributions for Windows (MSVC and Mingw toolchains) are now available from the usual place: http://caml.inria.fr/download.html
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/d3c6aacbfed3f44b#Jacques, Lydia and Oleg announced:
pa_monad has been updated to work with Objective Caml 3.11.0. Quite a lot of maintenance work has also been performed (including a renumbering of the versions to be less haphazard). See http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~carette/pa_monad/index.html for details.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/f7e8a8a537521f4c#Sashan Govender announced:
I've uploaded some work on a CUDA binding to OCaml that I've been doing in my spare time over here https://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/daml/. Here's a brief summary of what you can do with it at the moment: - allocate memory on a gpu - deallocate that resource - copy and integer array from OCaml onto the gpu - execute a kernel function to process the data on the gpu - copy the result back into the OCaml array. There are a few example programs in the repository as well. Pretty basic but gotta start somewhere and my time for free software is limited. Things to todo: - Devise a strategy for minimizing copies from the host data structure to the gpu. - Expose more of the CUDA runtime API (this can for the most part be done with camlidl) - Expose the CUDA driver API. - Write some more example progams. - Tidy up the OMakefiles. Any feedback appreciated. There's a mailing list here email@example.com for questions.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/7b07fbeb8ad21ed4#Kevin Hammond:
The School of Computer Science is about to advertise 2 chairs (full professor), 1 lectureship (assistant professor) and 2 postdoctoral research fellowships, with a closing date of 27th February 2009. The posts are sponsored by SICSA (the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance). http://www.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/sicsa-ad The chairs and lectureship are permanent, tenured positions. The fellowships are three-year positions. There will be additional lectureships advertised in the future. Applications from good researchers welcomed. I would be happy to answer general questions about the School, town etc., of course.
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