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Seminar: Ken Kennedy

Compiler Strategies for Supporting High-level Programming without Sacrificing Performance

Presented by The Rice Alliance Austin Chapter Sponsor and Underwriters

Mark your Calendars now for our event on January 26 at 6pm held at the Thompson Conference Center on the UT Campus.

About the speaker:

We are honored to have Dr. Ken Kennedy, Professor of Computational Engineering at Rice University speaking on High Performance Computing without a Degree in Computer Science. Dr. Kennedy is recognized nationally for his significant contributions to the field of Computer Science, and has been on the faculty at Rice since 1971. He received his B.A. from Rice in Mathematical Science in 1967, and a Ph.D. from NYU in Computer Science in 1971. Dr. Kennedy holds the Ann and John Doerr Professor in Computational Engineering In addition, he is the director of HiPerSoft, a Center for High Performance Software Research headquartered at Rice University, and he is also a Co-Chair of PITAC, the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. For more information on Dr. Kennedy, see:


Increases in the complexity of both computer architectures and application structure have led to corresponding increases in the difficulty of application development, making it the nearly exclusive domain of the professional programmer. When combined with a shortage of programmers at the highest skill levels, this has created a software gap between the demand for new software and the ability of our workforce to deliver it. The long-term goal of this research effort is to make it possible for ordinary users, particularly scientists and engineers, to build their own high-performance applications, just as they were once able to do in the early days of Fortran. If this effort succeeds, it will facilitate a dramatic broadening of the community that can use high-performance computing platforms for problem solving.

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  • WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2004
  • WHERE: Thompson Conference Center on the UT Campus next to the LBJ Library, Austin, Texas
  • COST: Complimentary for Rice Alliance members and current full-time Rice University faculty, staff and students. $10 for non-members (cash/check only at the door; credit cards for online registration)
  • RSVP: To register, please go to
  • MORE INFO: Contact: Bob Bridge, 512-306-8680 ext 11,

About the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship - Austin Chapter: The Alliance was created as a forum for exchange and collaboration among the business, engineering and science communities, The Rice Alliance aims to be a vehicle for education of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs in their pursuit of new technology business concepts to develop new jobs and sources of wealth.

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