The Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory

Apr 11, 2011  |  2:00pm | Harold Frank Hall 1132
Krste Asanovic
Professor, UC Berkeley

The Berkeley "Par Lab" was established in 2008 to address perhaps the greatest ever challenge in computing systems: the end of sequential processor performance scaling and the resultant need to move to parallel computing everywhere. Our ambitious goal is “to enable most programmers to productively write correct, portable, efficient software for manycore processors that will scale with the number of cores”. We formed a large co-located team of faculty and students collaborating to tackle this problem from applications down to architecture. In this talk, I will give an overview of our research agenda and describe the progress we have made in the first three years of the project.


Krste is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He also leads the Architecture Group at the International Computer Science Institute, and holds a joint appointment with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Krste's main research areas are computer architecture, VLSI design, parallel programming and operating system design. At UCB, he is part of the Par Lab, tackling the design and programming of manycore architectures. Previously at MIT, Krste led the SCALE group, investigating advanced architectures for energy-efficient high-performance computing.

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