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Thursday, March 6

8:30am PST

Keynote: The never-ending story of IT/HPC evolution and its effect on our business, Peter Breunig, GM Technology Management and Architecture ITC, Chevron


Chap Wong

Chap Wong is a Chevron Fellow, he is recognized as Chevron’s thought leader in high-performance computing. He is currently a member of the Strategy, Architecture and Emerging Technology Team in Chevron Energy Technology Company’s Technical Computing Department. Chap is engaged... Read More →


Peter Breunig

Peter Breunig is the General Manager of Technology Management and Architecture at Chevron IT.  In his role, he is responsible for Chevron’s Information Technology technical direction/strategy, emerging IT, and enterprise architecture.  He spent his first 20 years at Chevron in... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PST
BRC 103 Rice University 6500 Main Street at University, Houston, TX 77030

3:15pm PST

Keynote: Efficiency and Parallelism: The Challenges of Future Computing Bill Dally, Chief Scientist and SVP of Research, Nvidia



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/ Associate Vice President Research Computing, 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... Read More →


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... Read More →

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