SCS Invited Talk: Scott Baden

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    • Tuesday April 10, 2018
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: MiRC 102B
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    Free food

Tess Malone, Communications Officer


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TITLE: How to Reduce and Tolerate Communication Costs


I will describe recent work in two projects aimed at reducing the impact of steadily increasing communication costs on scalable systems. The first is UPC++,  a C++ PGAS library that leverages the GASNet-EX communication library to deliver close to the metal communication performance. The second is MATE, a domain specific translator that restructures MPI applications to  tolerate communication by hiding it behind available communication. The benefit of UPC++ comes from its support for one-sided communication and remote procedure call. The performance of MATE’s translated code is competitive with that of manual restructuring.


Dr. Baden received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley in 1982 and 1987. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD, where he was a faculty member for 27 years. His research interests are in high performance and scientific computation: domain specific translation, abstraction  mechanisms, run times, and irregular problems.

Please join us for a reception after.

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College of Computing, School of Computer Science

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Talk, programming languages
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  • Created On: Mar 13, 2018 - 2:39pm
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