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Bridging Multicore's Programmability Gap


B. Scott Michel  (Aerospace Corporation)
Hans Zima  (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Workshops Session
Monday,  08:30AM - 05:00PM
Room 16A/16B
Processor designers are aggressively reclaiming "Moore's Law" in performance by packaging multiple execution units on a single die a.k.a "multicore". This approach is similar to the massively parallel processor (MPP) systems from the 80's and early 90's and brings with it the same problem that hampered MPP adoption: How to develop software that takes advantage of this computing power. What has emerged today is a "Programmability Gap", the gap between multicore-based systems and current languages, compilers and software development techniques. This workshop features a series of academic and industry speakers whose work presents a broad cross section of the current landscape of solutions addressing this programmability gap. Speakers in this workshop include Alex Aiken (Stanford), David Bader (Georgia Tech), Brad Chamberlain (Cray Inc.), Vivek Sarkar (Rice) and Bryan O'Sullivan (Linden Lab)
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