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Nov 3 2022

An Overview of High Performance Computing and Future Requirements

CS Distinguished Lecture Series

November 3, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


ERF 1043


842 W. Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607

An Overview of High Performance Computing and Future Requirements

Presenter: Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and University of Manchester

Abstract: In this talk we examine how high performance computing has changed over the last 10 years, and look toward the future in terms of trends. These changes have had and will continue to have a major impact on our numerical scientific software. A new generation of software libraries and algorithms are needed for the effective and reliable use of (wide area) dynamic, distributed and parallel environments.

Speaker bio: Jack Dongarra holds an appointment as University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, has the position ofdistinguished research staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is the Turing Fellow at the University of Manchester, and is an adjunct professor of computer science at Rice University.

He received a BS in mathematics from Chicago State University in 1972 and an MS in computer science from  Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973. He received his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1980. He worked at Argonne National Laboratory until 1989, becoming a senior scientist.

Dongarra specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, the use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers. His research includes the development, testing and documentation of high quality mathematical software.

He has contributed to the design and implementation of the following open source software packages and systems: EISPACK, LINPACK, the BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, Netlib, PVM, MPI, NetSolve, Top500, ATLAS, and PAPI. He has published approximately 300 articles, papers, reports and technical memoranda and is coauthor of several books.

He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004 for his contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. He received  the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing in 2008; was the first recipient of the SIAM Special Interest Group on Supercomputing’s award for Career Achievement in 2010; received the IEEE Charles Babbage Award in 2011; and received the ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award in 2013 for his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing. Dongarra received the 2021 A. M. Turing Award from the Association of Computing Machinery, an award that is often described as the "Nobel Prize of computing." He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Faculty host: Sathya Ravi,


UIC Computer Science

Date posted

Oct 10, 2022

Date updated

Oct 10, 2022