Parallel Computing and the Multi-core/Many-core Era


Thursday, January 23, 2014 



Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)


5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner


7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation


$10- $15, See information in Reservations



The field of High Performance Computing (HPC) is one of the foundational topics for the future of computer systems.  From embedded systems to the tablet/desktop to high end systems, parallelism will be an integral part of the future.  While, the parallel hardware is already here; the effective exploitation of it is not.  Of course some subareas are already effectively exploiting parallelism.  Some examples of these areas are: scientific computing, request level/embarrassingly parallel computing, multi-tasking, and data parallelism.  However, for the most part, the insertion of parallelism into many computational tasks remains elusive.  There are many factors complicating the exploitation of parallelism which presents us with many opportunities and challenges to overcome.  This talk will review the state of the art in parallel computing and review some of the programming challenges and strategies for harnessing parallel computing.


Philip A. Wilsey is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati.  He is an experimentalist working in parallel and distributed systems, embedded system, and point-of-care medical devices.


Buffet Menu:  Spinach Stuffed Tomato, Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Lemon Caper Sauce, Beef Stroganoff, Parsley Buttered Potatoes, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, Buttered Noodles, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at Midnight on Sunday January 19th, 2014.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday January 19th, 2014

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