Workshop on Facilitating Adoption of Parallel Computing
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Location: GHC 7501 at CMU Sponsor: CMU|Portugal Program
With the rise of multicore processors and the increasing richness of application functionality, leveraging parallel computation is increasingly necessary to achieve good performance. However, parallel computing is also difficult for programmers, due to the need to decompose the problem into sub-parts which can be solved in parallel, and due to the challenges of managing potential interference between concurrent tasks.
This workshop focuses on research approaches intended to facilitate the practical adoption of parallel computing. These may include engineering approaches, new models of parallel computing, approaches for verification and reasoning in the presence of concurrency, and approaches for teaching parallel computing.
9:00 Welcome and Workshop Introduction 9:15 Engineering Parallelism: What Works in Practice 10:15 Break 10:30 New Programming Models Facilitating Adoption of Parallelism 12:00 Lunch (provided for workshop participants, RSVP below) 1:00 Verification: Helping Developers Reason about Concurrency 2:00 Hardware Factors in Parallel Computing 2:45 Break 3:00 Teaching Parallel Computing 3:30 Wrapup 4:00 Informal Follow-up