Seminar: Steve Wallach
Chief Scientist, Co-Founder, Director
Convey Computer Corporation
Computer Software: the "Trojan Horse" of HPC
October 13, 2010 | 4:00pm | ESB 1001
Discussion of Moore’s Law and analysis of its impact on computer architecture. With computer clock rates leveling, other methods to achieve high performance computing must be found. This talk will discuss the role of software, its current state and trends, and application specific heterogeneous computing in achieving next generation high performance computing.
Wallach is a founder of Convey Computer Corporation and is an adviser to venture capital firms CenterPoint Ventures, Sevin-Rosen and InterWest Partners. Previously, he served as vice president of technology for Chiaro Networks Ltd., and as co-founder, chief technology officer and senior vice president of development of Convex Computer Corporation. After Hewlett-Packard Co. bought Convex, Wallach became chief technology officer of HP’s Enterprise Systems Group. Wallach served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Simulation and Computing Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1998 to 2007. He was also a visiting professor at Rice University in 1998 and 1999, and was manager of advanced development for Data General Corporation. His efforts on the MV/8000 are chronicled in Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Soul of a New Machine." Wallach, who has 33 patents, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow, and was a founding member of the Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee. He is the 2008 recipient of IEEE’s prestigious Seymour Cray Award.
Directions and Parking
The Engineering Science Building (ESB) is located off of Mesa Road, on the East Side of Campus (see campus map). UCSB requires visitors to observe Parking Regulations and have a valid parking permit while parking on campus. See interactive parking map for more information. We suggest you park in Lot #10, which is a 2-3 minute walk from the Engineering Science Building.
Driving to UCSB from the south
Take Highway 101 to the Highway 217/Aiport/UCSB exit. Highway 217 will lead you directly to the Henley Gate entrance of UCSB. There is a traffic circle just inside the gate. Take the right fork onto Mesa Road. At the first stop light, turn left into parking structure 10. Please be sure to park in a 4-hour metered parking spot located along the first floor ramp apon entering the structure. Additional visitor parking is available in lots 16 and 18 further along Mesa Road.
Driving to UCSB from the north
Take highway 101 south to the Los Carneros Road exit; turn right onto Los Carneros and follow across Hollister Avenue (the third stoplight) to the fourth stoplight, Mesa Road. Turn left. Mesa Road will take you directly onto campus. Continue straight on Mesa Road, past the Fire Station, then turn right at the third stoplight into parking structure 10. Please be sure to park in a metered parking spot located along the first floor ramp apon entering the structure. Additional visitor parking is available in lots 16 and 18 further along Mesa Road.
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