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Thursday, February 28 • 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Applications and Programming Models: "Reverse Time Migration using Coarray Fortran," Alan Richardson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Coarray Fortran (CAF) is a new set of language extensions introduced in the Fortran 2008 standard. It permits distributed memory parallel programming without the use of an external library such as MPI. CAF follows the Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) model of parallel programming. This partitions an array among processors. Processors are allowed to access any element in the global array, but it is likely that most accesses will be to their local portion. The PGAS model is particularly suited to domain decomposition parallelization strategies, where parallelism is achieved by dividing the problem domain among processors.


Henri Calandra

Henri Calandra obtained his M.Sc. in mathematics in 1984 and a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1987 from the Universite des Pays de l’Adour in Pau, France. He joined Cray Research France in 1987 and worked on seismic applications. In 1989 he joined the applied mathematics department of the French Atomic Agency. In 1990 he started working for Total SA. After 12 years of work in high performance computing and as project leader for Pre-stack Depth... Read More →

Olav Lindtjorn

HPC and Innovation Manager, Schlumberger
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Jan Odegard

Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Rice University
Jan E. Odegard joined the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (formerly Computer and Information Technology Institute) at Rice University as Executive Director in 2002. In this role he led the development and deployment of large scale competing resources in support of research. Today, the computational resources deployed at Rice supports the research of over 100 faculty members and close to 500 users. The majority of users are... Read More →


Terrence Liao

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Alan Richardson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alan Richardson obtained a bachelor's degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin, followed by an MSc in High Performance Computing from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Geophysics program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Earth Resources Laboratory, where he works with Professor Alison Malcolm to develop seismic imaging algorithms that... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2013 1:45pm - 2:10pm
DH 1064 Duncan Hall