bwbug: BWBUG meeting Tue, January 8

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Fri Dec 21 17:47:55 PST 2001


The next BWBUG (Baltimore/Washington Beowulf Users Group) meeting is
Tuesday January 8, 2002, at 3pm, in the Logicon Greenbelt auditorium.

The speaker will be Bill Carlson, and the topic is:

Unified Parallel C (UPC), and Beowulf Clusters

Since Bill didn't give me an abstract, I took the liberty of writing
one:

Unified Parallel C (UPC) is a compiler-based approach to explicit
parallel programming. Unlike most parallel programming languages and
libraries, the syntax for UPC's additions to C fit on a business
card. The underlying machine model exploited by UPC is termed SALC:
Shared Address, Local Consistency. This is exactly what the Cray T3E
provided. However, modern cluster interconnects such as Quadrics,
Myrinet, and even Ethernet with MVIA drivers, offer the capability of
supporting UPC, and in fact Compaq supports UPC on their Alpha SC
clusters.

See http://bwbug.org/ for directions and links to more info about UPC.

Our February meeting will be Tuesday Feb 12, at 3pm.

If you'd like to attend the meeting via videoconference, please
contact me.

-- greg (lindahl at conservativecoputer.com)






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