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LabVIEW Multicore Benchmark Demo

Here are a couple great photos (courtesy of Joris Robijn) from the NIWeek 2007 keynote*, which show LabVIEW's response to the multicore crisis: The photo on the left shows two quotes, describing the industry's concern with the state of parallel software: "To fully exploit the power of processors working in parallel… new software must deal with the problem [...]

LabVIEW and the Multicore Crisis

Software developers and technologists everywhere are beginning to discuss the looming "multicore crisis".  In a nutshell, this crisis stems from the fact that processors are no longer getting faster due to heat issues; they are just getting cheaper, so, we're putting more of them in a single computer.  Today's multicore processors look like a single chip, but actually have [...]

LabVIEW for Everyone is Better than Sex! (but, just barely)

I noticed today, that in the Electrical & Electronics section of Amazon.com, "LabVIEW for Everyone" was ranked #37, just ahead of "The Technology of Orgasm". If we're doing better than sex, we're doing alright

I couldn’t live without “File>>Locate in Project”

This is another article in a series showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs -- "The OpenG VIs that I couldn't live without". In this article, I'm going to show a very useful tool called the Locate File in Project, which gives you an easy way of finding VIs in the Project Explorer. If you have this tool installed, it will [...]

LabVIEW for Everyone… even 10 year old wiz kids

One of the stars of NIWeek 2007 was a 10 year old wiz kid named Samuel Majors, who is using LabVIEW to automate his model train sets. Samuel was featured during a part of the keynote on Thursday, August 9th titled "Future Scientists and Engineers" (see [...]

Functional Globals in LabVIEW 8.5 – No Loop, No Joke

As an April fools day joke this year, I posted a VI on LAVA that shows an implementation of a Functional Global that appears to not have any While Loop or For Loop around the Feedback Node. This trick was accomplished by making the While Loop very large (extending beyond the visible region of the [...]

Announcement: Comments RSS Feed for “Thinking in G”

I have just set up an RSS feed of all the comments on “Thinking in G” to make it easier for everyone to participate in the lively discussions that follow the articles.
And, I’d like to take this moment to give a big “thank you” to all the readers of Thinking in G — especially those [...]

JKI and the LabVIEW Community

( JKI and LAVA and LabVIEW and NI Week and OpenG )

One the reasons that NIWeek 2007 was the Best NIWeek Ever was that during the NIWeek 2007 Alliance Day keynote, NI showed a slide called “The LabVIEW Community Online” (shown above) which included JKI’s logo! This slide displayed the logos of various LabVIEW community websites, including discussion forums, blogs, etc. I was extremely [...]

An NIWeek t-shirt so small, it’s “limited only by your imagination”.

( NI Week )

This year’s NIWeek T-shirt was so small that it came vacuum-sealed in a 1″x3″x6″ (approximate) package. Honestly, when I first saw it, I had no idea that it was a t-shirt — it looked more like a marshmallow sandwich.
In order to compress a t-shirt into that small of a package, it [...]

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