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11th Annual UNM Computer Science Student Conference

March 18, 2015

11th Annual UNM Computer Science Student Conference
CSSC 2015

Software for Exascale Computing and Beyond
Dr. Robert W. Wisniewski
Intel Corporation

Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium (CEC 1045)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:00 am- 12:00 pm


The drive to exascale contains a series of challenges. The solutions that will be developed from o technology perspective are going to lend to a related set of challenges from a software perspective. Some of the key software challenges include power, reliability, and scolability. Further, while new technologies have opened the possibility of addressing some of the memory and I/O challenges, they bring the need for new software models. In this talk, I will highlight some of the challenges we are facing in achieving exascale computing. I will describe the strategy we are using to develop a software stock for this environment and provide examples areas of current research and development we are pursuing to achieve a software stack capable of exascale computing and beyond.

Dr. Robert W. Wisniewski is on ACM Distinguished Scientist ond the Chief Software Architect for Extreme Scale Computing and a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation. He has published over 67 papers in the area of high performance computing, computer systems, and system performance, filed over 55 patents, and given over 37 invited presentations. Before coming to Intel, he was the chief software architect for Blue Gene Research and manager of the Blue Gene and Exascale Research Software Team at the IBM T.J. Watson Reseorch Facility, where he was an IBM Master Inventor ond lead the software effort on Blue Gene/Q, which was the fastest machine in the world on the June 2012 Top 500 list, and occupied 4 of the top 10 positions.

Invited Guest Speaker: 

Seeing the Future through Rose Colored AR Glasses 
Sean McCracken
Imaginary Computer

Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium (CEC 1045)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Sean McCracken is a mobile application and game developer specializing in Wearable Computing, real time 3D, Augmented Reality and rapid prototyping. McCracken is the founder and lead game programmer at Imaginary Computer, a research Sr development lab currently doing work for Epson's new smart glasses and the world leader in Wearable Gaming. Recently his personal game project PSYCLOPs was the first 3D game released specifically targeting Google Glass. He also was awarded a $10,000 prize for best Google Glass Developer by Rackspace Ventures and Robert Scoble at TechDisrupt San Francisco.

Conference Itinerary

Coffee and Pastries 
9:00 am- 9:15 am

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 am- 9:30 am

Research Presentations by Outstanding Graduate Student Nominees
Mahnush Movahedi
Joshua Hecker
Nick Malone
Scott Levy
9:30 am - 10:50 am

Break 
10:50 am - 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Wisniewski 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Research Posters
Lunch Served
Stamm Room (CEC 1044) 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Research Presentations 
Bruna Jacobson 
Mahdi Zamani 
Matt Dosanjh
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Break
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Research Presentations
Mustafa Cetin
Jacob Hobbs 
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Invited Guest: Sean McCracken 
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm

App and Software Demos
Dinner Served
Stamm Room (CEC 1044) 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm