Where do you turn when the performance requirements of your application exceed what your 8CPU Opteron server or homegrown Linux cluster can provide? What if the communication bandwidth of your cloud service is insufficient for your interprocessor communication needs? Your neighborhood BitCoin miner may already have the solution! The parallel processing technologies once reserved for government research labs are now within the reach of small companies. This seminar with review the history of multiprocessing and parallel processing and describe how modern computer hardware, languages, and frameworks can be utilized to achieve concurrency on a massive scale.
Phil Harbison is the CTO of Xavax, Inc. where he develops enterprise web applications. A graduate of UAH (BSEE, 1981) he has worked as a computer and software engineer for 33 years. His interests are Lotussports cars, piano, photography, and supercomputing.