TALK: Engineering Software for Multicore Systems

11/21/2012 12:00 pm

TALK: Victor Pankratius - MIT, Wed, Nov 21 from 12-1pm in 306 Soda Hall

Speaker: Victor Pankratius, MIT

Title: Engineering Software for Multicore Systems

Abstract: Today’s applications need to be parallel in order to exploit the multicore potential. Thus, parallelism becomes an issue for average programmers in a variety of fields. This talk discusses emerging software engineering problems and provides insights synthesized from a set of empirical studies. It highlights new directions for solutions in key areas, including general-purpose auto-tuning, debugging with data mining techniques, and usability engineering for parallel languages.

Bio: Victor Pankratius conducts research at MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also a 'Privatdozent' at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, where he heads the Multicore Software Engineering investigator group. Victor serves the community as the elected chairman of SEPARS, an international network of academics and industry working together to advance the state-of-the-art in multicore programming.
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