Seminar Details:

LANS Informal Seminar
"Building the Next Generation of Parallel Applications"

DATE: January 26, 2011

TIME: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00
SPEAKER: Michael A. Heroux, Sandia National Laboratories
LOCATION: Bldg 240, 4301, Argonne National Laboratory

For decades parallel computing has been the focus of intense research and development in selected fields, and numerous large-scale parallel applications have been developed. SPMD via MPI has been a dominant approach to parallelism to date, but this approach alone will be insufficient going forward. Presently we are on the threshold of mass deployment of parallelism across most application areas, but the path to developing these applications is uncertain. There are many programming models, languages and architectures from which to pick, and the number of choices is growing. In this presentation we discuss some of the principles of parallel application development that have produced today’s codes, and how we can address these principles going forward. We also discuss what much change in order to move forward and give ideas for developing parallel applications now that will have sustained value in the future.


Please send questions or suggestions to Jeffrey Larson: jmlarson at anl dot gov.