Massively Parallel Computing

Date:     Wednesday 18 Apr 2012
Time:     18:30 – refreshments from 6:00pm
Speaker:     Nick Forrington – Allinea
Location:     AS124 – Armstrong Siddely block
Abstract:     This highly entertaining talk explored how extreme concurrency and heterogeneous systems are impacting high-performance computing (HPC), and its overlap and implications for developers outside of HPC. It also explored the challenges of bug fixing in this environment, as exemplified by the UK’s Allinea Software, whose debugging tool is designed to scale for software running in environments from the humble multi-core desktop, through GPU systems, and onwards to Petascale machines with over 200,000 cores…they await the 1,000,000 core machine to confirm the debugger still works on that platform!

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