As a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers from the hardware and software areas, PACT brings together researchers and practitioners in parallel systems to present ground-breaking research related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and large scale systems.
The technical conference program is honored to host 3 distinguished keynote speeches on the most recent developments in parallel systems hardware, software and applications:
Build Watson: An Overview of DeepQA for The Jeopardy! Challenge
Dr. David Ferrucci, IBM Research
Towards a Science of Parallel Programming
Prof. Keshav Pingali, University of Texas at Austin
Raising the Level of Many-Core Programming with Compiler Technology – meeting a grand challenge
Prof. Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This year's program will consist of workshops and tutorials on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, as well as the technical conference from Monday, September 13 to Wednesday, September 15. The technical program, workshops and tutorials will cover a broad range of research, development, and application of experimental and commercial parallel systems.