College of Integrated Science and Engineering

CS Speaker Series: Making Programs Run Faster: Past, Present, & Future

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
12:10 p.m.
Ntelos Room (ISAT/CS 259)

As part of the JMU Computer Science Speaker Series, Dr. Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth, Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park will present: Making Programs Run Faster: Past, Present, & Future

A common complaint of almost anyone who uses a computer is waiting for the computer to finish something and asking "why is this taking so long?"  For the past 25 years, I have been trying to eliminate this complaint by conducting research into how to help programmers make their programs run faster.  In this talk, I will summarize the highlights (and a few lowlights too) of those efforts.  I will also describe my current work in trying to make programs runs faster automatically based on measuring and tuning using closed-loop feedback. Finally, I will reflect on what the future of tuning programs might look like given changes in technology ranging fromdynamic clock frequency changes, computers with tens of millions of cores, and the growth of non-volatile storage. 

Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth is a Professor of the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also has an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received his PhD and MS degrees in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin. He received a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Hollingsworth¹s research seeks to develop a unified framework to understand the performance of large systems and focuses in performance measurement and auto tuning. He is Editor in chief of the journal Parallel Computing, was general chair of the SC12 conference, and is Vice Chair of ACM SIGHPC.  

Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of the Computer Science Department

 

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