We have issued an update to correct a problem a small number of Mac and 64-bit Linux users have experienced when doing certain types of floating point computations on very recent hardware (such as this report on MaplePrimes: http://www.mapleprimes.com/questions/201815-Problem-Loading-MKL-In-Maple-18). When the problem occurs, instead of giving the result, Maple issues a “lost kernel connection” error message and must be restarted.
While this issue does not occur on most computers, we recommend that all Maple 18 customers running on Mac or 64-bit Linux install this update to ensure they do not encounter this problem. This update can be safely applied to any Mac or 64-bit Linux computer. Windows and 32-bit Linux users do not need, and cannot install, this update.
To get this update, you can use Tools>Check for Updates from within Maple, or visit Maple 18.01a Downloads.
Announcing the 2014 Maple T.A. User Summit
Maplesoft will be hosting the 2014 Maple T.A. User Summit this October 22-24 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This conference discusses important trends in education, how technology is changing, and what all this means for educators and students. This is an opportunity for Maple T.A. users to learn first-hand how Maple T.A. is transforming testing and assessment, and non-users can also benefit by learning about current and future trends in online education.
Conference highlights include:
- Expert advice from long term users on how they’re using Maple T.A.
- Comprehensive hands-on Maple T.A. training
- Demonstration of new features in Maple T.A., and where the technology is heading
- Social events with Maplesoft staff and other educators from around the world
We invite users who are using Maple T.A. in an innovative way in their classroom to submit a presentation proposal by July 15th, 2014. For details, please visit: https://webstore.maplesoft.com/taconference/MapleTA_Summit_CFP.pdf
For more details, preliminary agenda, and to register, please visit our website: https://webstore.maplesoft.com/taconference/
Maplesoft Product Manager, Maple T.A.