Intel Academic Community at Supercomputing 08

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The Intel Academic Community will be sponsoring a number of events at Supercomputing 08 in Austin Texas. This conference draws academic attendees from across the world with an interest in high performance computing as well as parallelism and concurrency. Please join us at the following live and online events:

Sequential programming is no more - why are we still teaching it?

  • Live Webinar from Supercomputing 08 in Austin, Texas - A Curriculum for Parallelism: Practical Steps for Industry and Academia
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Professor Charlie Peck
Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Earlham College

Professor Scott Lathrop, Associate Director for Education,Outreach and Training
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Attend Online – Register here

Professors Peck and Lathrop lead a discussion with Industry and Academic experts from the show floor of Super Computing 08 on the topic of supporting many cores within the classroom and the enterprise. This webinar will introduce a unique cross-industry and academia working group that has formed to help define, build and promote an undergraduate curriculum for computer science and engineering with parallelism at its core. Participate in this webinar to ask questions, proffer advice and make you voice heard.


Attend Onsite - Room ML6, Thursday November 20, 11:00 AM CST

Conference Events

Monday November 17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m CST. Room: 10B, Austin Convention Center

Presenters: Professor Wen-Mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. David Kirk, NVIDIA Chief Scientist; Dr. Christoph Lameter, Kernel Developer, The Linux Foundation; Professor Charlie Peck, Earlham College; Dr. Michael Wrinn, Senior Architect, Intel Academic Community

Moderator: Professor Tom Murphy, Contra Costa College

There have been urgent voices since at least 1995 calling for the introduction of parallel programming into the undergraduate curriculum, yet academic institutions are still teaching sequential programming. This is true despite the fact that all major manufacturers have moved to a many core architecture and current generation CPU, GPU or ASIC designs cannot be efficiently programmed without knowledge of parallel programming. What should we do to train engineers and scientists to exploit the modern compute platform? This panel debates this issue and kicks off a working group of academic and industry experts that will develop and recommend a practical means for creating an undergraduate curriculum with parallelism at its core. Come to participate in the discussion and to ensure that your voice is heard.

  • Open Discussions “There Is No More Sequential Programming. Why Are We Still Teaching It?”

Intel Booth Theater, Tuesday, November 18 & Wednesday, November 19

Tuesday, November 18, 4pm - Dr. Tim Mattson, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation+ Dr. Ben Gaster, Research Scientist, AMD + Dr. Bill Buros, IBM Linux Technology Center + Professor Kathy Yelick, UC Berkeley

Wednesday, Novembers 19, 10am - Dr. Michael Wrinn, Senior Parallel Architect, Intel + Dr. Dan Reed, Director of Scalable and Multicore Computing Strategy at Microsoft + Dr. Steve Heller, Research Director of Sun Microsystems Laboratories + Professor Scott Lathrop, UIUC





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