Pervasive Parallelism Seminar Series

Pervasive Parallelism Seminar Series

Seminar series

The Pervasive Parallelism Seminar Series includes seminars hosted by the CDT PPar, alongside seminars selected from existing School of Informatics and EPCC series, which are deemed to be of particular relevance to CDT PPar students and supervisors.

Seminars are added to the current year’s programme as they are announced by the host institute or organisation. Announcements and reminders about PPar Seminars, PPar Lunches and other talks and events, which are relevant to the core areas of the CDT, are sent to the PPar-Announce mailing list.

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CDT PPar students are expected to attend as many of the Pervasive Parallelism Seminars as they reasonably can, especially those most relevant to their work.

PPar supervisors, industry partners, and interested staff and students from other institutes or schools are also very welcome to attend any PPar Seminars.

The PPar Seminar schedule for the current year, as well as previous series, are provided below. Please visit regularly, or join our mailing list, for updates.

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 Campus map available here.

Pervasive Parallelism Seminar Series Schedule – 2017/18







Margaret Martonosi (Princeton) End of Moore’s Law Challenges and Opportunities: Computer Architecture Perspectives for the Post-ISA Era Mon 9th April 2018 11.30 IF G.07 ICSA
Toni Collis (Appentra Solutions) Opportunities and challenges: diversifying your workforce Thu 29th Mar 2018 14:00 IF 4.31/33 ICSA
Kevin Stratford (EPCC) Performance Portability with Kokkos: An Introduction Wed 28th Mar 2018 14:00 JCMB 6206 EPCC
Ted Slater  (Cray) Data Analytics with HPC Thu 22nd Mar 2018 14:10 JCMB 1501 EPCC
Alan Gray (NVIDIA) The NVIDIA GPU Architecture for Deep Learning and More Fri 2nd Mar 2018 14:00 JCMB 6301 EPCC
Dan Sorin (Duke University) Fault Tolerant Computer Architecture (Series of 4 Leverhulme lectures) Mon 19th, Tue 20th, Wed 21st, Fri 23rd March 2018 12:00 IF 1.15 and 1.16 ICSA
Alan Stokes (Univ. Manchester) The SpiNNaker HPC and Robotics Thu 15th Feb 2018 12:45 IF 4.31/33 IPAB
Antonio Javier Gallego Sánchez, Miriam Ruiz Ferrández, Eduardo Rodriguez-Gutiez HPC Europa visitor presentations Wed 14th Feb 2018 14:00 JCMB 4325A EPCC
Iain Bethune (Technical Programme Manager) & James Clark STFC Hartree Centre Tackling industry challenges with HPC, Big Data and Cognitive Computing Tue 13th Feb 2018 14:00 JCMB 6301 EPCC
Brian Hills, Richard Carter, Matthew Higgs, Caterina Constantinescu An Introduction to the Data Lab Innovation Centre  Wed. 31st Jan 2018 14:00 JCMB 4325A EPCC
Prof Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge Systems, Models and Learning: from mobile devices to mobile data Wed. 31st Jan 2018 14:00 IF-4.31/4.33 ICSA
Bill Joos, Go to Market Consulting Tales from Silicon Valley Tue. 23rd Jan 2018 17:45 Informatics Forum, Ground Floor Informatics Ventures, as part of the iVTuesday series
Dr. Thomas Pasquier, University of Cambridge Toward practical whole-system provenance Mon. 8th Jan 2018 13:00 IF-4.31/4.33 ICSA
Angus Maidment, EPCC Alumnus Blockchains:  The end of HPC as we know it? Thu. 14th Dec 2017 15:00 JCMB 6206 EPCC
Daniel Jimenez, Texas A&M Machine Learning for Microarchitectural Prediction  Mon. 11th Dec 2017 11:00  IF-4.31/4.33  ICSA
Chung-Kil Hur, Seoul National University A promising semantics for relaxed-memory concurrency  Tue. 5th Dec 2017 16:00 IF-4.31/4.33 LFCS
Zheng (Eddy) Zhang, Rutgers University A Simple Yet Effective Balanced Edge Partition Model for Parallel Computing Mon. 4th Dec 2017 15:00 IF-4.31/4.33 ICSA
Toni Collis, EPCC & WHPC Women in HPC in 2017: What did we do and where is Women in HPC going in the future? Wed. 29th Nov 2017 14:00 JCMB 4325A EPCC
Dr. Marco Fiore, CNR, Italy Privacy in mobile phone trajectory data: indistinguishability and uninformativeness Fri. 24th Nov 2017  14:30 IF-4.31/4.33 ICSA
Dr. Mahdi Jelodari, University of Manchester Elastic Circuits in the Clouds Tue. 7th Nov 2017 14:00 IF-4.31/4.33 ICSA
Paul Baecke, Microsoft Microsoft Big Data Guest Lecture Mon. 6th Nov 2017 17:00 AT, Lecture Theatre 4
Alistair Grant, EPCC Potholes in the Amazon (Cloud) – AWS Pipelines for the IoT Wed. 11th  Oct 2017 14:00  JCMB 4325A EPCC
Prof. Yungang Bao, Institute of Computing Technology Labeled Computer Architecture: A New Perspective on Software Defined Computer Architecture Thu. 14th Sept 2017 11:00 IF-4.31/4.33 ICSA
Dr. Alan Stokes, University of Manchester Graph-based problems and the SpiNNaker neural HPC architecture Wed. 6th Sept 2017 14:00 JCMB, Room 4325A EPCC

IF = Informatics Forum, George Square campus
AT = Appleton Tower,  George Square campus
JCMB = James Clerk Maxwell Building, King’s Buildings campus

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