EMiT 2015 was held at The Place Aparthotel between June the 30th and July the 1st 2015 in Manchester (UK) and included a list of speakers from both academia and industry. This included presentations from distinguished invited speakers as well as exciting new research from those that successfully submitted work.
The conference was held over two days, with a dinner at the end of day 1. Associated events over the two days immediately followed the EMiT conference.
Presentations were accompanied by an extended printed abstract, which was supplied as a digital collection at the event for each delegate and was also published with an associated ISBN number following the conference.
An abridged version of the submitted extended abstracts is available as ISBN 978-0-9933426-0-8
The slides of the talks given by the speakers are provided for download in the table below.
|Prof. Stephen Furber|
|Steve Furber CBE FRS FREng is ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK.After completing a BA in mathematics and a PhD in aerodynamics at the University of Cambridge, UK, he spent the 1980s at Acorn Computers, where he was a principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor. Over 50 billion variants of the ARM processor have since been manufactured, powering much of the world’s mobile and embedded computing. He moved to the ICL Chair at Manchester in 1990 where he leads research into asynchronous and low-power systems and, more recently, neural systems engineering, where the SpiNNaker project is delivering a computer incorporating a million ARM processors optimised for brain modelling applications.|
|Prof. Laura Grigori|
|Laura Grigori is Director of Research at INRIA in France.Laura is a senior research scientist at INRIA, where she is leading Alpines group, a joint group between INRIA, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, and CNRS, in Paris. Her field of expertise is in high performance scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, and combinatorial scientific computing. She has performed research in institutions as INRIA, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. She is leading several projects in preconditioning, communication avoiding algorithms, and associated numerical libraries for large scale parallel/multicore machines, and she is a co-developer of SuperLU_DIST, a well known parallel solver for large systems of equations. She is currently the Program Director of the SIAM special interest group on supercomputing.|
|Dr John Linford|
|John Linford is a scientist at ParaTools Inc.John received his Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where his dissertation was selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Computer Science. His research interests include emerging computer architectures, automatic code generation, performance analysis, and numerical simulation. He develops tools for chemical kinetic simulation, rotorcraft engineering, software performance analysis, and software environment management. He has been invited to speak at Harvard University and Argonne National Laboratory and was a guest researcher at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Jülich, Germany. He is a National Defence Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow and a Central European Summer Research Institute Fellow. John works for ParaTools, Inc. in Baltimore, MD.|
|Dr Filippo Mantovani|
|Filippo Mantovani is technical co-ordinator of the Mont-Blanc project.Filippo is a postdoctoral researcher in the Heterogeneous Architectures group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He graduated in Mathematics and holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Ferrara in Italy. He has been a scientific associate at the DESY laboratory in Zeuthen, Germany, and at the University of Regensburg, Germany. He spent most of his scientific career in computational physics, computer architecture and high performance computing, contributing to the Janus, QPACE and QPACE2 projects. In 2013 he joined BSC’s Mont-Blanc project, becoming recently technical coordinator of the project.|