Lecture by Prof. Bill McColl

Title: BSP Computing
Date and Time: 14:00- 16:00 pm, Friday, November 21, 2014
Venue: Lecture Hall, Second Floor, Office Building, Software Campus

Speaker: Prof. Bill McColl
Date and Time: 14:00- 16:00 pm, Friday, November 21, 2014
Venue: Lecture Hall, Second Floor, Office Building, Software Campus
Host:Prof. Baoquan Chen

Title: BSP Computing
 
Abstract
In this lecture I will describe the ways in which BSP has influenced how we think about the design of massively parallel algorithms, software and architectures.
 
Bio
Prof. Bill McColl is head of parallel computing in Huawei Research Center, Paris, France. He was Professor of Computer Science, head of research in parallel algorithms and systems, Chairman of the Faculty of Computer Science  in Oxford University. He established and led Oxford Parallel, a major center for research on industrial and business applications of scalable parallel computing at the university.Developed the BSP approach to parallel programming, along with Les Valiant of Harvard. BSP is now used at all the major web companies(Google, Facebook, Yahoo...) for their massively parallel graph analystics(Pregel, Giraph). BSP also powers leading edge massively parallel machine learning algorithms and software.