SIAM Speaker Series – Professor Michael Heath

Join us for the first event in the SIAM Speaker Series, as professor Michael Heath gives his popular talk from Supercomputing 14, “A tale of two laws”.  This talk discusses how Amdahl’s law and Moore’s law have impacted computing.

Speaker: Professor Michael Heath
Topic: A tale of two laws – How have Amdahl’s law and Moore’s law impacted computing?
Abstract: As Amdahl’s Law and Moore’s Law reach their 50th anniversaries, we review the roles they have played in shaping both perception and reality in high-performance computing. Along the way, we also attempt to clarify some misconceptions that have surrounded both of these highly influential but not always fully appreciated “laws.”
Date: Sep. 30, 4-5pm in Siebel Center 1302

This talk was originally presented at Supercomputing 14 and then invited to be published in a special journal article.