Speaker: Prof. Richard A. Brown, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, St. Olaf College
We are all immersed in a world of parallel and
distributed computing (PDC), ranging from personal multi-core cell phones to
the expansive remote cloud computing-powered services they interact with.
How can we give CS students everywhere the essential PDC
concepts they need to understand the day-to-day computing they use? We describe a module-based approach for
incrementally adding PDC to existing courses in appropriate contexts, and
consider the range of computational platforms available for providing hands-on
experience with PDC technologies.
will also offer audience members an opportunity briefly to try an inexpensive
PDC teaching platform based on a Raspberry Pi single-board computer. The
physical presence of a Pi piques student interest, and helps to make some PDC
Audience members are
invited to bring a laptop for the demo.