The Manycore and Multicore Workshop has a really good line-up of speakers - should be a good 1 1/2 days...
- John Manferdelli, Microsoft Corporation - Supercomputing and Mass Market Desktops
- Chuck Moore, AMD Corporation - The Role of Accelerated Computing in the Multi-core Era
- Jack Dongarra, Univ. of Tennessee - An Overview of High Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future
- Charles Leiserson, MIT - Multithreaded Programming in Cilk
- Dan Reed, RENCI/UNC Chapel Hill - Multicore: Let’s Not Focus on the Present
- Dave Kirk, NVIDIA Corporation - NVIDIA CUDA Software and GPU Parallel Computing Architecture
- Panel on Manycore/Multicore's Programmability Gap
- Vivek Sarkar, Rice University - Portable Parallel Programming for Heterogeneous Multicore Computing
- Dave Patterson, UC Berkeley - The Parallel Computing Landscape: A Berkeley View 2.0
- Stephen Pawlowski, Intel Corporation - Supercomputing for the Masses
Sponsored by Microsoft Corporation
Workshop dates: Sunday, November 11 - Monday, November 12, 2007
Location: SC07 Conference, Reno, Nevada
More information can be found at http://sc07.supercomputing.org/
The era of "Supercomputing applications are what supercomputing does best," which is generally associated with heavyweight, numerically-intensive science computation, is rapidly converging with real-time and consumer applications such as computer gaming and multimedia. These new application genres are achieving a level of sophistication that makes them almost indistinguishable from supercomputing applications, and, consequently, are driving the recent developments in processor architectures. Most of the emphasis over the last few years has been on multi-core architectures, which are used as CPUs (e.g. quad-cores) in the current desktop and laptop systems and also used to develop supercomputing clusters.