Our seminar series is free and available for anyone to attend. Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm in the Kilburn Building during teaching season.

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The Swan Task Dataflow Scheduler: Design and Applications

  • Speaker:   Dr  Hans Vandierendonck  (Queen's University Belfast)
  • Host:   Antoniu Pop
  • 26th January 2016 at 14:00 in Kilburn L.T. 1.3
Task dataflow is increasingly investigated as a programming model and execution model for high-performance and energy-efficient computing systems. The model requires programmers to annotate tasks with the data read and written by the task and uses this information to optimise runtime scheduling. This talk presents the rationale behind the design of Swan, analyses its performance and discusses current projects in high-performance computing and data analytics using Swan.
Hans Vandierendonck is assistant professor at Queen's University Belfast where he leads research on programming models and runtime systems for high-performance and data-intensive computing. He also has an interest in computer architecture and memory technologies. Previously, he held a Marie Curie Fellowship. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and of the ACM.)
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