Multi-Core Video Series
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Course Description

Multi-Core Lecture Series consists of 11 one-hour lectures by some of the world's leading researchers in the field. This series is not a course and it consists of the presentation for those who are in the research field. This is more intended for research information sharing than educational training. Topics that are covered during these lectures are listed below. This series also includes an hour discussion of the lecturers.

Who Needs to Watch These Videos?

Professionals in a wide variety of industries whose computing requirements include real-time processing, high performance and speed will find these videos an important tool for getting better performance out of their multicore processing systems and future-proofing their applications.

Educators and graduate students will also find this series extremely helpful because it gives them a window into the minds of some of the most accomplished experts in the field.

All twelve of the videos are stimulating, challenging and inspirational.

Self-Paced Learning: Approximate time = 12 hours

PDH: 12.0

CEU: 1.2

Series Cost:

Member: $495

Non-Member: $695

Cost for each video:

Member: $95

Non-Member: $125

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Hear it First From The World’s Leading Experts

New Ways to Get the Most Out of Multicore Processing

Multicore processors have become pervasive in today’s computing infrastructure. Yet, using them efficiently to improve performance while reducing power consumption remains a challenge for most organizations.  That’s why we brought together some of the world’s most renowned experts to solve this problem.  In this video series our experts share the innovative techniques they’ve used to improve reliability as well as performance and reduce costs and time as well as power consumption.

Innovative use in a Wide Range of Applications

Topics in this 12-video series focus on applications in: Automobiles from ECU to self-driving cars; base band communication; big data; cloud computing; cluster computing; medical image processing, multimedia, smartphones and supercomputing.  The series features some of the most advanced parallelization, vectorization and power reduction technologies used in industry applications that utilize advanced multicore processors with accelerators.

Power Reduction for Current and Future Applications

Better power reduction techniques are essential to meet today’s challenges ranging from the high level of megawatts consumed by high performance computing systems to the everyday power charging of smartphones. Our experts show you how they’ve used parallelization techniques to enhance performance and provide opportunities to reduce power consumption using frequency and voltage control as well as clock and power gating of each of the cores. These power reduction techniques offer tremendous potential for a wide variety of current and future applications.

The Experts Speak:

Our video presenters include:

Automatic Parallelization by David Padua – Professor Padua is an internationally recognized expert on autotuning, high level notations for parallel programming, compiler evaluation, and the efficient implementation of scripting languages, and is also a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and the International Journal of Parallel Programming.

Autoparallelization for GPUs by Wen-mei Hwu – With research interests in the area of architecture, implementation, compilation, and algorithms for parallel computing, Wen-mei Hwu is the chief scientist of the Parallel Computing Institute and director of the IMPACT Research Group.

Dependences and Dependence Analysis by Utpal BanerjeeUtpal Banerjee's research interests in computer science are in the general area of parallel processing and he has published four books on loop transformations and dependence analysis, with a fifth one on instruction level parallelism on the way. 

Dynamic Parallelization by Rudolf Eigenmann – Dr. Eigenmann’s research interests include optimizing compilers, programming methodologies and tools, performance evaluation for high-performance computers and cyberinfrastructures, and he currently serves as program director at the National Science Foundation. 

Instruction Level Parallelization by Alexandru Nicolau – The author of over 300 conference and journal articles and many books, Dr. Nicolau has chaired numerous international conferences and is editor in chief of the International Journal of Parallel Programming, the oldest journal in that field. 

Multigrain Parallelization and Power Reduction by Hironori Kasahara – Professor Kasahara has been researching on OSCAR Automatic Parallelizing and Power Reducing Compiler and OSCAR Multicore architecture for more than 30 years, and led four Japanese national projects on parallelizing compilers, multicores, and green computing. 

The Polyhedral Model by Paul Feautrier – Professor Feautrier’s research interests include computer architecture, operating systems, parallel programming, automatic parallelization, and program optimization, and he has been one of the prime movers behind the polyhedral model, an abstract representation of regular programs. 

Vector Computation by David Kuck – David Kuck is an Intel Fellow working on hardware/software co-design in Intel’s Software and Solutions Group, and is the founder of the Center for Supercomputing Research and Development. 

Vectorization by P. Sadayappan – Professor Sadayappan’s current research centers around domain-specific compiler optimization and high-performance scientific computing, including some recent projects such as the PolyOpt polyhedral optimizer in the ROSE compiler and the Tensor Contraction Engine. 

Vectorization/Parallelization in the IBM Compiler by Yaoqing GaoYaoqing Gao’s major interests are compilation technology, optimization and performance tuning tools, parallel programming models and languages, and computer architecture, and as an IBM Master Inventor, he has authored over 30 issued and pending patents.

Vectorization/Parallelization in the Intel Compiler by Peng Tu – Dr. Peng Tu is a Principle Engineer and manages the Technology Pathfinding engineering team in the Developer Product Division of Intel Corporation. 

Roundtable Discussion by all presenters

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