“Pilot” C Library with University of Guelph's Dr. William Gardner - PPT #126

Kathy and Clay met with University of Guelf's Dr. William Gardner about "Pilot" - "A new method of programming HPC clusters that leverages standard MPI while being easier for novice users to understand and utilize." Following the video is somewhat of a script used for producing the show (courtesy Clay and Kathy).

The News

1. Intel Parallel Studio XE Service Pack 1 was released on 08 SEP. The service pack contains numerous quality improvements and refinements to help further increase application performance. Notably it includes support for Cilk™ Plus v1.1, IEEE 754-2008, Intel Threading Building Blocks v4.0
2. And speaking of new tools, also realeased with the serivce pack was the all new Intel® Fortran Studio XE 2011. This suite includes the latest versions of Intel® (Visual) Fortran Composer XE (this also includes the Intel® Math Kernel Library), Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE and Intel® Inspector XE.
3. SC11 is right around the corner. This is the premier HPC conference in North America. Clay will be there. Look him up – I bet he’d give you an autograph.

These are the questions that were asked, and answered during our interview with Bill:

• What is Pilot?
• Why Pilot?
• Elements of abstraction
• Integrated deadlock Checker
• How Used in PP course
• How to get it – future implementation
• What’s with the fish?
Web site: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~gardnerw/research/ http://carmel.socs.uoguelph.ca/pilot
Kathy Thanks so much for meeting with us today Bill. We will send you the URL as soon as the blog and video are posted we will send you the URL.

If you have comments, questions, suggestions for guests or show topics that you think would be of interest write to is parallelprogrammingtalk@intel.com

About Our Guest
Bill Gardner is a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He teaches software development, embedded systems, and parallel programming. Based in the Modeling and Design Automation Group, his main research area is concurrent system synthesis from formal specifications.

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