Øredev is the premier software development conference in Sweden and Europe (they claim). I gave some presentations there in 2006 and 2007, but since then they have dropped the general embedded software development track and just focused on programming for mobile phones. Most of the material is “general IT”. If you are doing software development on the desktop or for servers, it is a good place to go to learn new things from the general world of computing.
Anyhow, I looked at this year’s program to see how they developed it. In particular, it was striking that their main set of topics (see front page) did not include parallel programming or multicore.
However, there is a session called Meanwhile, which includes five talks on parallel programming.
Interesting, I guess this is indicative of how little impact parallel programming has yet had on the general world of IT programming.