Gastvortrag am Lehrstuhl: Prof. Jürgen Brehm, Universität Hannover

Am Donnerstag, den 13. Dezember 2012 wird Prof. Jürgen Brehm von der Universität Hannover einen Gastvortrag zum Thema "Synthetic Benchmarks to Abstract Parallel Hardware and Predict Efficient Code Partitioning" an unserem Lehrstuhl halten.
Termin:     13. Dezember 2012, 14.15 Uhr

Ort:              Eichleitnerstr. 30, Raum 201



To increase the performance of a program, developers have to parallelize their code due to trends in modern hardware development.  Since the parallelization of source code is paired with additional programming effort, it is desirable to know if a parallelization would result in an advantage in performance before implementing it. This talk examines the use of synthetic benchmarks for estimating the performance gain looking at the parallelization of Population Based Algorithms (PBAs) like Genetic Algorithms (GAs) and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms  (PSOs) to be implemented on multi- and many-cores. Furthermore, the software-hardware mapping with the most performance gain is suggested.

Keywords: Synthetic Benchmark, Parallel Programming, Multi-Core Architecture,
GPGPU (General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit), Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization




Prof. Jürgen Brehm got his Master in Computer Science from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in 1986 and his PhD in Engineering Sciences in 1991. Since then he works for the Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) at the Institute of Systems Engineering. From August 1994 until August 1995, he spent one year at the Computer Science Department of the Vanderbilt University at Nashville, USA. He finished his habilitation on "Performance Analysis of High Performance Systems" in 2000 at LUH. In his current position as apl. Professor he is doing research in the area of high performance computing, multi-core and many-core architectures, and heterogenous parallel systems.



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