REMINDER: Jack Dongarra to Deliver ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture at SC22

November 8 , 2022

2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Jack Dongarra will be delivering his Turing Lecture, "A Not So Simple Matter of Software," at the 2022 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC22). The lecture will take place at 9 am CT (3 pm UTC) on Tuesday, November 15, and will be available via livestream here and on the ACM homepage.

In "A Not So Simple Matter of Software," Dongarra will explore how high-performance computing has changed over the last 40 years and how these changes continue to impact numerical scientific software significantly. He will discuss the need for a new generation of software libraries and algorithms to use dynamic, distributed, and parallel environments effectively, as well as the software and algorithm challenges already encountered. Dongarra will also speak about increased scale of computation, depth of memory hierarchies, range of latencies, and increased run-time environment variability—factors which will inevitably accelerate these challenges.

Dongarra received the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades. He is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee. He also holds appointments with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Manchester.