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Parallel Hacker Meetings

What's it?

This is a series of informal meetings of people actively working on parallel Haskell implementations, mainly GpH and Eden. Physically these meetings involve mainly people from Heriot-Watt and St Andrews Univ, with others joining in over Skype.


March 8th, 2010

Where: EM 1.58 (Mountbatten building), Heriot-Watt Univ, Edinburgh Web Map

When: 1:30 - 4:00 pm, March 8th, 2010.

Agenda (this intentionally gives only a rough structure for the discussions at the mtg):

  • Strategic discussion on GpH:
    • Community support (Book, strategies module etc)
    • Visibility (Web pages, tutorial etc)
    • Project integration (Current and future projects)
    • Define focus for future developments:
      • Pick your top 3 tools etc that would help your research
      • Pick your top 3 challenge applications SICSA Multi-core Challenge
      • Pick your top 3 arguments why a Fortran programmer should switch to Haskell
  • Technical discussion on GpH:
    • Updates on GpH/Eden sub-tasks (see GpHEden Wiki)
    • Status reports on GpH-related hacking
    • Discussions on:
      • Application-level abstractions for parallelism
      • Language-level primitives for controlling parallelism
      • RTS-level implementation
  • Future directions:
    • Next steps in Eden/GUM integration
    • Roadmap towards serialisation integration
    • Future mtgs