General Lecture by Jack Dongarra at MECD

General Lecture by Jack Dongarra
21st July 2022

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Professor Jack Dongarra is the recipient of the 2021 ACM A. M. Turing Award, the “Nobel Prize of Computing”, for his pioneering concepts and methods which have resulted in world-changing computations.

The University of Manchester will be hosting a Public Lecture in recognition of this achievement on 21st July 2022. The public lecture by Professor Dongarra will start at5:30pm in Lecture Theatre B in Engineering Building A with registration at 5:00pm in the Engineering Building A foyer and is entitled: and is entitled: A Not So Simple Matter of Software.

This talk will look at some of the changes that have occurred in high-performance computing and the impact that is having on how our algorithms and software libraries are designed for our high-end computers. For nearly forty years, Moore’s Law produced exponential growth in hardware performance, and during that same time, most software failed to keep pace with these hardware advances. We will look at some of the algorithmic and software changes that have tried to keep up with the advances in the hardware.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the MECD Event Space.

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