Malony will chair international supercomputing conference

Malony will chair an international supercomputing conference on campus in June
Malony will chair an international supercomputing conference on campus in June

A University of Oregon professor will chair the 27th International Conference on Supercomputing, considered the premier forum for research results in high-performance computing systems.

Allen Malony, a professor in Computer and Information Science, will preside when the conference comes to campus, June 10 to 14.

Keynote speakers include:

  • IBM Fellow Bob Blainey, “Business Meets Supercomputing,” on the recognition by organizations of every size that data has a strategic role but deriving value can be a huge challenge. Blainey is technical architect of the Hardware Acceleration Laboratory in IBM's Software Group. The presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 12.
  • Steve Teig, president and CTO, Tabula, “Function, Latency, Bandwidth, Power: Towards A Better Computer,” on challenges facing the supercomputing community. Teig is the inventor of Tabula's Spacetime 3-Dimensional Programmable Logic Architecture and he has been recognized with an Edison Award for innovation. The presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 13.
  • James (Jim) Smith, emeritus professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “The Role Of Computer Designers In Reverse-Engineering The Brain,” on understanding the mammalian brain’s computing paradigm. Smith, professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been involved in research and development projects at Wisconsin and with Google and Intel. The lecture runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 14.

Sponsored by the Association for Computer Machinery, the conference will also feature workshops, tutorials and technical programs on supercomputing.

-- from the UO’s Computer and Information Science department