Eclipse HPC Workbench

Colloq: Speaker: 
Gregory R. Watson
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Colloq: Date and Time: 
Tue, 2009-10-13 10:00
Colloq: Location: 
5700, RM L302
Colloq: Host: 
Jeff Vetter and David Banks
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Colloq: Abstract: 
HPC Workbench is a collection of integrated Eclipse-based tools that will be required to meet the productivity challenges of the next generation of petascale computing systems. It is built on Eclipse and the Parallel Tools Platform, and will include the HPC(S)T performance tools and the IBM parallel debugger. It targets the IBM LoadLeveler and PE runtime environments on Linux and AIX systems. This talk will provide an overview of the main features of the HPC Workbench and discuss the issues that need to be addressed to provide a highly productive development environment.
Colloq: Speaker Bio: 
Greg Watson is a senior software engineer at IBM and project leader for the Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform project. His research interests focus on tools for parallel computers, program debugging, distributed computing and operating systems. Greg received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tasmania in 1986 and received his Ph.D. from Monash University in 2000. He has been involved in the computing industry for over 20 years. He worked in a variety of positions during this time, including Manager, Corporate Computer Systems for Griffith University and Manager of the Queensland Parallel Supercomputing Facility, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the largest parallel computing system in Australia. More recently, Greg was team leader of the Cluster Research Team in the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory.