Everyday Parallelism<br/><br/>

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Keller 3-180
Robert Strzodka (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik)
Parallelism is largely seen as a necessary evil to cope with the power restrictions on a chip and most programmers would prefer to continue writing sequential programs rather than dealing with the alien and error-prone parallel programming. This talk will question this view and point out how the allegedly unfamiliar parallel processing is utilized by millions of people everyday. Parallelism appears as a course only when looking at it from the crooked illusion of sequential processing. Admittedly, there are critical decisions associated with specialization, data movement or synchronization, but we also have lots of experience in taking them because they are performed everyday. Presented results will demonstrate that the drawn analogies are not just theoretic.
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