Education and Research Challenges in Parallel Computing

  • L. Ridgway Scott
  • Terry Clark
  • Babak Bagheri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3515)


Over three decades of parallel computing, new computational requirements and systems have steadily evolved, yet parallel software remains notably more difficult relative to its sequential counterpart, especially for fine-grained parallel applications. We discuss the role of education to address challenges posed by applications such as informatics, scientific modeling, enterprise processing, and numerical computation. We outline new curricula both in computational science and in computer science. There appear to be new directions in which graduate education in parallel computing could be directed toward fulfilling needs in science and industry.


Parallel Computing Parallel Programming Message Passing Interface Research Challenge Graduate Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Ridgway Scott
    • 1
  • Terry Clark
    • 2
  • Babak Bagheri
    • 3
  1. 1.The Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Computation Institute, and the Departments of Computer Science and MathematicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Information & Telecommunication Technology CenterThe University of KansasLawrenceUSA
  3. 3.PROS Revenue ManagementHoustonUSA

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