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Thursday, March 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Keynote: Efficiency and Parallelism: The Challenges of Future Computing Bill Dally, Chief Scientist and SVP of Research, Nvidia

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Abstract: The computing demands of mobile devices, data centers, and HPC are increasing exponentially.  At the same time, the end of Dennard scaling has slowed the rate of improvement and made all computing power limited, so that performance is determined by energy efficiency.  With improvements in semiconductor process technology offering little increase in efficiency, innovations in architecture and circuits are required to maintain the expected performance scaling.   The large scale parallelism and deep storage hierarchy of future machines poses programming challenges. This talk will discuss these challenges of efficiency and parallelism in more detail and introduce some of the technologies being developed to address them.

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Jan E. Odegard

Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Rice University
Jan E. Odegard Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology and Associate Vice President, Research Computing & Cyberinfrastructure at Rice University. Dr. Odegard joined Rice University in 2002, and has over 15 years of experience supporting and enabling research in computing, big-data and information technology. | As Executive Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute, Dr. Odegard co-leads the institute’s mission to... Read More →

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Bill Dally

Bill is Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research at NVIDIA Corporation and a Professor (Research) and former chair of Computer Science at Stanford University. Bill and his group have developed system architecture, network architecture, signaling, routing, and synchronization technology that can be found in most large parallel computers today. While at Bell Labs Bill contributed to the BELLMAC32 microprocessor and designed the MARS... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
BRC 103 Rice University 6500 Main Street at University, Houston, TX 77030

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