Prof Jack Dongarra General Lecture to celebrate Turing Award

Professor Jack DongarraProfessor Jack Dongarra

The University of Manchester is hosting a General Lecture by Professor Jack Dongarra in celebration of his winning the ACM A. M. Turing Award.

Taking place on Thursday, 21 July at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre B in MECD’s Engineering Building A, the public lecture is entitled A Not So Simple Matter of Software.

Also known as the ’Nobel Prize of Computing’, the ACM A. M. Turing Award was given to Professor Dongarra - Turing Fellow in the Department of Mathematics - for his pioneering concepts and methods, which have resulted in world-changing computations.

The lecture will look at some of the changes that have occurred in high performance computing and the impact this is having on how algorithms and software libraries are designed for high-end computers.

For nearly 40 years Moore’s Law produced exponential growth in hardware performance, and during that time most software failed to keep pace with these hardware advances. The lecture will look at some of the algorithmic and software changes that have tried to keep up with advances in the hardware.

It will be followed by a drinks reception in the MECD Event Space.

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