ACE keynote presentation at LCTES

ACE has been invited for a keynote presentation at LCTES in Seattle, Washington:

Title: The Role of C in the Dark Ages of Multi-Core

Presenter: Dr. Marcel Beemster

Date: June 20th, 2013

Abstract: Contrary to predictions of its demise, C remains a dominant programming language, especially in embedded systems. Speed and transparency dictate that it will be so for the next decade, despite its supposed unsuitability for programming parallel architectures. A flexible compiler development system is a unique vehicle to bend the C language and its implementation to the developers' will. Using hard-won experience in applying extended versions of C to diverse parallel architectures, C's potential in the dark ages of multi-core programming is examined.