We welcome NVIDIA to the ASPIRE lab as an industrial affiliate. NVIDIA is interested in improving the efficiency and programmability of heterogeneous computing platforms at all scales, from mobile platforms to datacenters to supercomputers.
“The Berkeley Par Lab: Progress in the Parallel Computing Landscape” is a book comprising a collection of papers and essays from the Berkeley Parallel Computing Laboratory, which was the predecessor to the ASPIRE Lab. The book is now available for download from the Microsoft Research site.
Intel has joined the ASPIRE lab at the industrial sponsor level. Intel was also a major sponsor of the Parallel Computing Laboratory, in which several of the technical components of the ASPIRE lab were developed, and we welcome the chance to continue our deep collaboration on programming models for future specialized and heterogeneous computing architectures.
ASPIRE researcher Prof. Jim Demmel has been awarded the Charles Babbage Award at the 2013 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium “in recognition of his innovative contributions to the development of linear algebra algorithms and software”. The IPDPS conference established the Charles Babbage Award to be given each year to a conference participant in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field. Jim was also co-author on 5 papers at the conference, including the Best Paper ! Congratulations Jim!