Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tesla: Elon Musk pay restored?

Tesla stockholders vote to restore Elon Musk's $44.9B pay package | AP News

Tesla shareholders voted Thursday to restore CEO Elon Musk’s record $44.9 billion pay package that was thrown out by a Delaware judge earlier this year, sending a strong vote of confidence in his leadership of the electric vehicle maker.

The favorable vote doesn’t necessarily mean that Musk will get the all-stock compensation anytime soon. The package is likely to remain tied up in the Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court for months as Tesla tries to overturn the Delaware judge’s rejection.

"Bend" a new programming language

Mind-bending new programming language for GPUs just dropped... - YouTube

HigherOrderCO/Bend: A massively parallel, high-level programming language @GitHub

(Rust, Apache license)

Bend is a massively parallel, high-level programming language.

Unlike low-level alternatives like CUDA and Metal, Bend has the feeling and features of expressive languages like Python and Haskell, including fast object allocations, higher-order functions with full closure support, unrestricted recursion, even continuations. Yet, it runs on massively parallel hardware like GPUs, with near-linear speedup based on core count, and zero explicit parallel annotations: no thread spawning, no locks, mutexes, atomics. Bend is powered by the HVM2 runtime.