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

SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

Parallel: Storage Hierarchy

SESSION: Parallel: Storage Hierarchy

EVENT TYPE: Communities, Education

TIME: 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Speaker(s):Charlie Peck, Henry Neeman, Tom Murphy, Dan Ernst


This session focuses on the implications of a fundamental reality: fast implies expensive implies small, and slow implies cheap implies large. The prerequisites are at least one semester of programming experience in C, C++ and/or Fortran, recently, and at least one semester of experience with any Unix-like operating system (including but not limited to Linux), recently. Topics include: registers; cache, RAM, and the relationship between them; cache hits and misses; cache lines; cache mapping strategies (direct, fully associative, set associative); cache conflicts; write-through vs. write-back; locality; tiling; hard disk; virtual memory. A key point: Parallel performance can be hard to predict or achieve without understanding the storage hierarchy.

Speaker Details:

Charlie Peck - Earlham College

Henry Neeman - University of Oklahoma

Tom Murphy - Contra Costa College

Dan Ernst - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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