June 24, 2013

Over 300 attendees gathered at RICON East for two days to hear talks from all different industries. One talk that attracted a particularly large crowd was the opening keynote. Dr. Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of CS at Harvard University, presented the keynote, “Automatically Scalable Computing.”

In this talk, she discusses how computational infrastructure has been able to scale into increasingly parallel multi-core and blade-based systems; however, the ability to easily produce software that can successfully exploit such systems has continued to stumble. She then presents trajectory-based execution, a radical approach for achieving automatic scalability. This groundbreaking research has achieved surprisingly good speedup in limited domains and has enormous potential. You can watch her full talk below:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdOqkiV-ET4&w=640&h=390]

Her slides are also below:

For more videos from RICON East, check out the RICON East Archive. Tickets for RICON West (Oct. 29-30th in San Francisco) are also now available.