The Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 3:48pm


Monday, April 11, 2011
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132

HOST: CE Program and The UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency

SPEAKER: Krste Asanović, University of California, Berkeley

TITLE: The Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory

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 Asanović is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley. Asanovic received a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1998 then joined the faculty at MIT, receiving tenure in 2005. He returned to join the faculty at Berkeley in 2007, where he co-founded the Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory (“Par Lab”).