Date: Friday, 17th of July, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Speaker: Stéphane Zuckerman
Title: Dataflow Parallel Execution Models
Abstract: Parallelism is now ubiquituous. Computer systems feature explicit parallel computing units, ranging from supercomputers with millions of compute units, down to embedded systems. However, most systems rely on the same basic abstract machine model: the Von Neumann abstract architecture, which is control-centric. Another possibility is to rely on data-centric models, such as data flow models of computation. This talk will introduce Dataflow models, from its origins to more modern aspects, such as the Codelet Model and its derivatives.