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International Symposium on Future of High Performance Green Computing 2018 (HPGC2018)

David Padua

David Padua

Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Then and Now: How parallel computing has changed since 1979.

I will present an outline of the history of parallel computing since 1979. The talk will focus on the evolution of machine organization, languages, compilers, and applications. The presentation will be based on a project that Robert Kuhn and I initiated a few weeks ago to commemorate the Tutorial on Parallel Processing that we put together and IEEE Press printed in 1979. Robert Kuhn and I were PhD students of David Kuck and he encouraged us to create the tutorial.



David Padua is the Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He has done research on parallel computing, autotuning, and compilers and has published more than 170 papers in those areas. He has participated in the organization of more than 70 conferences and workshops and served on the editorial board of ACM TOPLAS, JPDC, IEEE TPDS, and IJPP and as Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing (Springer‐Verlag). He is a fellow of the IEEE and the ACM and the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Award. In 2017, he received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Valladolid in Spain.