Rust Kernel Timer Frequency Challenge
Write a Rust program that estimates the kernel timer interrupt frequency. (Opened in Class 4.)
Solved! (1 October 2013) Here is Wil Thomason's code: https://github.com/wbthomason/rustKernelTimer
Multi-Threaded MapReduce Challenge
Write a multi-threaded, functional map-reduce. (Opened in Class 10.)
Making the new MacBook Payoff
Write a program that runs at least 20x faster on my new MacBook Pro than it runs on my old MacBook Air. (Opened in Class 10.)
Clarification: Several students suggested clever ways to do this that involve first identifying the machine you are running on (e.g., use uname -a) and then running different code based on that. This is worthy of some respect, but not enough to satisfy the intent of the challenge.