Video: Wen-Mei Hwu on Computer Engineering and the Parallel Computing Revolution

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In this video, Professor Wen-Mei Hwu from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign presents Computer Engineering and the Parallel Computing Revolution.

Modern computers are already heterogeneous parallel systems and will be more so in the near future. The computer of 2016 will have many CPU cores, many GPU cores and many accelerators. While parallel application developers are already reporting 5‐70X speedup over optimized sequential code, this speedup could scale up to over 1,000X by 2016 if we make some important changes in how we do things.

Recorded at the June 1, 2011 at the first annual Technion Computer Engineering (TCE) Conference in Haifa, Israel.