In this video from the 2016 Blue Waters Symposium, Wen-mei W. Hwu from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presents: What is Driving Heterogeneity in HPC?
“In the 21st Century, we are able to understand, design, and create what we can compute. Computational models are allowing us to see even farther, going back and forth in time, learn better, test hypothesis that cannot be verified any other way, and create safe artificial processes.”
Professor Wen-mei W. Hwu research interests are in the areas of architecture, implementation, software for high-performance computer systems, and parallel processing. He is a Principal Investigator (PI) for the petascale Blue Waters system, is co-director of the Intel- and Microsoft-funded Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC), and PI for the world’s first NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence. At the Illinois Coordinated Science Lab, he is the director of the OpenIMPACT project, which has delivered new compiler and computer architecture technologies to the computer industry since 1987. He also serves as the Soft Systems Theme leader of the MARCO/DARPA Gigascale Silicon Research Center (GSRC) and on the Executive Committees of both the GSRC and the MARCO/DARPA Center for Circuit and System Solutions (C2S2).