In the context of the CERN openlab collaboration, Tim Mattson,
an applications programmer from Intel will give an IT computing
seminar at CERN on Monday 27 September. His talk is entitled:
'Design Patterns: establishing a discipline of parallel software
The lecture will start at 11AM in the IT Auditorium and is
chaired by Sverre Jarp, CERN openlab CTO.
The biography of Tim Mattson and the abstract of his lecture are
available to you below.
Abstract of the lecture:
Many core processors present us with a software challenge. We
must turn our serial code into parallel code. To accomplish this
wholesale transformation of our software ecosystem, we must
define established practice is in parallel programming and then
develop tools to support that practice. This leads to design
patterns supported by frameworks optimized at runtime with
advanced autotuning compilers. In this talk I provide an update
of my ongoing research with the ParLab at UC Berkeley to realize
this vision. In particular, I will describe our draft parallel
pattern language, our early experiments with software
frameworks, and the associated runtime optimization tools.
Biography of the speaker:
Tim Mattson is a parallel programmer (Ph.D. Chemistry, UCSC,
1985). He does linear algebra, finds oil, shakes molecules,
solves differential equations, and models electrons in simple
atomic systems. He has spent his career working with computer
scientists to make sure the needs of parallel applications
programmers are met. Tim has had the good fortune to work with
brilliant people on truly great projects. Among these are (1)
the first TFLOP computer (ASCI Red), (2) the OpenMP API for
shared memory programming, (3) the OpenCL programming language
for heterogeneous platforms, (4) programming Intel's first TFLOP
chip (the 80 core research chip), and (5) the design and
software architecture of Intel’s 48 core research chip. In
addition, Tim has been working with a community of pattern
writers to create pattern languages for parallel programming.
This work builds on his book “Design Patterns in Parallel
Programming” (written with Professors Beverly Sanders and Berna
Massingill and published by Addison Wesley).