Tag co-design

PRACE Future Tech ’12

Jeff Vetter (ORNL/GT) and Rich are invited speakers this week at the PRACE-1IP WP9 Future Technologies Workshop in Daresbury, United Kingdom. Rich is presenting the co-design theory that Kent has been developing. UPDATE: See Rich’s slides on Kent’s co-design work [here].


Taking in the view at ICERM (Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics), just before the start of a meeting on exascale algorithms, architectures, and programming [www]. I (Rich) gave a talk on Kent’s preliminary work that is developing a power- and area-constrained model for co-designing algorithms and architectures. Never before have I heard references to work done “30 years ago” than at this meeting, at which very talented, experienced, and knowledgeable computational scientists abound.

Talk @ CMU

Rich is in drizzly Pittsburgh today visiting a number of great faculty and students at CMU, including members of the amazing SPIRAL team! He’ll also be giving the ECE Seminar a little later today. Can someone please explain the Pittsburgh Left, he asks?

Facing the Multicore Challenge II

Rich will give the lab’s “Balance principles” talk [PDF slides] as an invited keynote at the Facing the Multicore Challenge II conference in Karlsruhe, Germany. His hosts are a delight and the conference, which focuses on young scientists, is energetic and sharp. Overall, a great and highly recommended meeting! [Photo: ZKM Car Culture Exhibit]

Talk @ PPAM’11

I (Rich) am giving a talk today [PDF slides] at the International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM), which is being held in the beautiful and historic town of Toru?, Poland. This is a great and well-organized meeting, and I look forward to the next meeting!


The lab is in Hamburg this week for ISC’11. Watch our tumblr log (hpcgarage.tumblr.com) for updates. UPDATE: Rich’s talk slides on “Balance principles for algorithm-architecture co-design” are available here (PDF).


The HPC Garage is back from Seattle / Bellevue, where we participated in the AMD Fusion Developer Summit. Rich gave a panel talk, which previewed some of the lab’s on-going work on algorithm-architecture co-design (PDF slides). Also, the HPC Garage band, “Casey and the Bloodhounds,” made its debut. YouTube video forthcoming, so stay (performance) tuned!


Casey, Kent, and Aparna are back from HotPar’11, where they presented our work on balance principles for “co-design.” Update: Slides posted (see below). Enjoy!




  • K. Czechowski, C. Battaglino, C. McClanahan, A. Chandramowlishwaran, R. Vuduc. Balance principles for algorithm-architecture co-design. In Proc. USENIX Wkshp. Hot Topics in Parallelism (HotPar), Berkeley, CA, USA, May 2011. [PDF | PDF slides]

Salishan ’11

Rich is back from the US Dept. of Energy-sponsored 2011 Salishan Conference on High-Speed Computing, where he had a chance to preview some of the thought-provoking exascale forecasting work being done by Kent, Casey, and Chris. (Work currently under review; stay tuned!)

HotPar’11: Balance principles for algorithm-architecture co-design

This just in — we’ll be presenting a paper at this year’s HotPar workshop, on the topic of “co-design”:

  • K. Czechowski, C. Battaglino, C. McClanahan, A. Chandramowlishwaran, R. Vuduc. “Balance principles for algorithm-architecture co-design.” In Proc. USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism (HotPar), May 2011. (accepted)