"ECE Distinguished Lecture: ‘What Have We Learned About Programming Heterogeneous Computing Systems?’"

Wen-mei W. Hwu, Sanders-AMD Chair, U. of IL Urbana-Champaign

October 26th (Monday), 10:00am
Engineering Science Bldg, Room 2001

Since the introduction of CUDA in 2006, we have made tremendous progress in heterogeneous computing. We have built heterogeneous top supercomputers. We have used heterogeneous mobile computing applications. Much has been learned about of algorithms, languages, compilers and hardware architecture in this movement. How hard is it to program these systems today? How will we program these systems in the future? In this talk, I will go over the lessons learned from educating programmers and developing performance-critical libraries. I will then give a preview of the types of programming systems that will be needed to further reduce the software cost of heterogeneous computing.

About Wen-mei W. Hwu:

photo of wen-mei W. Hwu Wen-mei W. Hwu is a Professor and holds the Sanders-AMD Endowed Chair in the Department of ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also CTO of MulticoreWare Inc., chief scientist of UIUC Parallel Computing Institute and director of the IMPACT research group. He directs the UIUC CUDA Center of Excellence and serves as one of the principal investigators of the NSF Blue Waters Petascale supercomputer. For his contributions, he received the ACM SigArch Maurice Wilkes Award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the ISCA Influential Paper Award, the IEEE Computer Society B. R. Rau Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science of the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM. Dr. Hwu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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