April 29, 2013
MADISON, Wisc., April 29 — Marc Snir will be speaking about exascale workshops the Department of Energy held by the Institute for Computing Sciences on Wed., May 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.
This workshop brought together leading researchers in circuits, architecture, operating systems and applications. The workshop produced a report that indicates possible scenarios for handling resilience at exascale and required research to achieve progress in this area.
Snir is Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at the Argonne National Laboratory and Michael Faiman and Saburo Muroga Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently pursues research in parallel computing.
He was head of the Computer Science Department from 2001 to 2007. Until 2001 he was a senior manager at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center where he led the Scalable Parallel Systems research group that was responsible for major contributions to the IBM SP scalable parallel system and to the IBM Blue Gene system.
Marc Snir received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1979, worked at NYU on the NYU Ultracomputer project in 1980-1982, and was at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1982-1986, before joining IBM. Marc Snir was a major contributor to the design of the Message Passing Interface. He has published numerous papers and given many presentations on computational complexity, parallel algorithms, parallel architectures, interconnection networks, parallel languages and libraries and parallel programming environments.
Marc is Argonne Distinguished Fellow, AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow. He has Erdos number 2 and is a mathematical descendant of Jacques Salomon Hadamard.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
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