Prof. Tarek El-Ghazawi from The George Washington University, USA visited the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on March 15. He made a presentation entitled “Exploiting PGAS and Hierarchical Locality for Productive Extreme Computing” and had an in-depth discussion with relevant researchers and graduate students of CNIC.
During the presentation, Prof. Tarek El-Ghazawi introduced a framework for understanding and exploiting hierarchical locality in preparation for the next era of extreme computing. The role of system and hardware support will be highlighted will be stressed and examples will be shared.
Tarek El-Ghazawi is the IEEE Fellow and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The George Washington University, where he leads the university-wide Strategic Academic Program in High-Performance Computing. His research interests include high-performance computing, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing and parallel programming.
He is the founding director of The GW Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technologies (IMPACT) and was a founding Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC). He is one of the principal co-authors of the UPC parallel programming language and the primary author of the UPC book from John Wiley and Sons. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1988. El-Ghazawi has published well over 250 refereed research publications in this area.