SC is the International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking,
Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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Broad-based Efforts to Expand Parallelism Preparedness in the Computing Workforce

SESSION: Broad-based Efforts to Expand Parallelism Preparedness in the Computing Workforce

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Michael Wrinn, Richard A. Brown, Benedict Gaster

ROOM:WSCC 611/612

The industry and research communities face increasing workforce preparedness challenges in parallel (and distributed) computing, due to today’s ubiquitous multicore and cloud computing. What new, broad-based initiatives are addressing those challenges? What will come next? This BoF, co-hosted by leaders of several of those initiatives, features an interactive dialog among session attendees for community feedback, input, and participation, toward a goal of accelerating the development of a parallelism-savvy computing workforce, motivated by forward-looking efforts to encourage parallelism education and training. The session is convened by the Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future (EAPF), an organization with wide-ranging industry/academia/research membership, including Intel, AMD, and other prominent technology corporations. It also features leaders from the ACM Tech Pack on Parallel Computing authoring group and two NSF-funded projects for integrating parallelism throughout the undergraduate computing curriculum. Focus: industry/research needs; ecosystem-wide dissemination of concepts and practices of parallel computing.

Session Leader Details:

Michael Wrinn (Primary Session Leader) - Intel Corporation

Richard A. Brown (Secondary Session Leader) - St. Olaf College

Benedict Gaster (Secondary Session Leader) - AMD

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