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Programming Languages and New Hardware

Peter Braam

In this lecture, we will give examples of new hardware developments in the areas of memory, and high end and embedded accelerators.  These examples highlight several developments and questions surrounding compilers are being addressed.  Along the way we will illustrate what we may expect to see during the course of the seminar series this Term.

Bio: Peter Braam is a scientist and entrepreneur focused on problems in large scale computing.  Originally trained as a mathematician, he has worked at several academic institutions including Oxford, CMU and Cambridge.  One of his startup companies developed the Lustre file system which is widely used.  During the last few years he has focused on computing for the SKA telescope and on research in data intensive computing. Peter is a Visiting Professor of Physics at Oxford University.



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