SC is the International Conference for
 High Performnance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

Preparing for Extreme Parallel Environments: Training and Education

SESSION: Preparing for Extreme Parallel Environments: Training and Education

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 5:30PM - 6:30PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Daniel Ernst, Benedict Gaster, Clay Breshears


This BoF, co-hosted by Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future (EAPF), a community of industry, academics, research and profesional organzations which have a stake in helping to ensure that parallel computing is integrated throught the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and the ACM, will be focused on the challenges and opportunities created by the manycore, heterogeneous compute platforms that are now ubiquitous. Following from the successful panel discussion at SC09, we will discuss the kinds of training and retraining that will be necessary as parallel computing comes to terms with the rapid advancement of exascale computing hardware. The members of EAPF, drawn from a wide cross section of Industry, Academia and Research, will initiate BOF discussions of how to manage and plan for resources and innovations in this dynamic area. How should topics such as parallel language support, hybrid multicore platforms, advanced operating systems support, advanced algorithms and algorithm design patterns be addressed within our training and educational structures? Hosted by ACM and curated by members of EAPF, a new open web portal, the Parallelism Tech Pack, intends to offer community engagement from beginning students to advanced professionals. We seek community input and participation in how best to manage, update, and maintain the usability of this resource, as well as defining the gaps in our (collective) offerings.

Session Leader Details:

Daniel Ernst (Primary Session Leader) - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Benedict Gaster (Secondary Session Leader) - AMD

Clay Breshears (Secondary Session Leader) - Intel Corporation

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