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ISTI Presentation: "Designing Software Frameworks for HPC"

June 24, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Los Alamos Research Park, Suite 301 (New Mexico Consortium), Conference Rm. 32

Presenter:  Ciera Jaspan
Software Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract:  Software frameworks have gained a large following in the object-oriented and web-based communities due to their large code reuse benefits. A well designed framework allows many developers to reuse and extend a well-established design for new projects and promotes a sense of community around a common infrastructure. These benefits are not limited to the OO and web-based communities though; software frameworks could (and already has) provide the same benefits  for the HPC community. In this session, I'll provide advice on when to use or create a software framework, how to design a software framework, and how to evolve legacy codebases into a more modern software frameworks.

Note from Steve Painter, HPC-1 Group Leader:  We have been collaborating with Ciera Jaspan (PhD candidate at CMU) on software frameworks. She will be here to discuss her work, so please mark your calendars.
 
She will cover some examples from what she’s learned while working with Open|SpeedShop and Open MPI and would welcome examples and interaction from the audience. If there is interest, she can meet with smaller groups in the afternoon starting at 2:00 PM.

For more information contact Steve Painter, HPC-1 Group Leader, 665-6288, swp@lanl.gov.

Flyer for this event available here (pdf).

Hosted by the Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and the Institute for Reliable High Performance Information Technology (IRHPIT)



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