• About the Par Lab

    In March 2007, Intel and Microsoft announced they would fund a Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC) and invited the 25 top Computer Science departments to submit proposals. In August 2007, Intel and Microsoft told us that their technical committee had unanimously selected Berkeley as the top choice of the competition. The public announcement came March 2008, and included support for University of Illinois in addition to Berkeley. The five-year, $10M, UPCRC forms the foundation for the U.C. Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory, or Par Lab, a multidisciplinary research project exploring the future of parallel processing.

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  • Pentagon Research Director Visits Universities in Bid to Re-energize Partnerships

    New York Times Article

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  • Par Lab Seminar: Towards a Science of Parallel Programming

    Keshav Pingali of the University of Texas at Austin will speak on Thursday, November 19 at 11am in 430 Soda Hall (the Woz).

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  • News

    EECS graduate student Jike Chong is the recipient an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship, supported by the Intel Corp.

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  • EE Times: Berkeley discusses progress in parallel programming


    BERKELEY, Calif. — Researchers gave an update Thursday (Feb. 11) on their work to find new programming models for tomorrow's many-core processors at an annual event at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, Berkeley announced two new research centers—one focused on low-power circuits and another on cloud computing.

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