Session: UPC: Unified Parallel C
  Chair: Tarek El-Ghazawi (GWU)
  Time: Wednesday, November 19, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  Rm #: 36-37
  Tarek El-Ghazawi (GWU), Bill Carlson (IDA-CCS), Kathy Yelick (UCB), vendor representatives
  UPC, or Unified Parallel C, is a parallel extension of ANSI C. UPC follows a distributed shared memory programming model aimed at leveraging the ease of programming of the shared memory paradigm, while enabling the exploitation of data locality. UPC incorporates constructs that allow placing data near the threads that manipulate them to minimize remote accesses. The UPC effort is carried out by a consortium of academia, government, and industry. Vendor support of UPC is increasing and many compilers are now available.

This BOF will serve as a reach out platform to inform the community about UPC and its current progress. This will include changes in the recently released UPC version 1.1. It will also include information about the UPC I/O and UPC Collective operation libraries. In addition, we intend to make the community aware of new compiler developments, software resources, upcoming events, performance and benchmarking results, and opportunities to participate in the UPC consortium.
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