An evening with Viral Shah

Mar 31, 2016 · London, United Kingdom

We are hosting a special meetup session with guest speaker, Viral Shah. Viral is one of the three original developers of Julia and is over in the UK in the Easter period.

Viral will be speaking about on the ongoing developments in Julia’s parallel computing capabilities. These include representing parallel computations as DAGs, scheduling them efficiently on a distributed cluster, and having the right abstractions for solving a large class of modern linear algebra problems, that include recommendation engines, and out of core logistic regressions. The focus is on scalability and performance without giving up on readability. 

He will also discuss the current state on GPU computing with Julia. Currently, various GPU libraries such as ArrayFire, Gunrock, and CUDA kernels have been plugged into Julia, with GPU codegen being a possibility.

It will also be an opportunity to meet one of the founders of Julia and get a the definitive word on the roadmap for the future development of the language. 

Note that the change of time, the talk starts at 7 pm, and our usual  venue: Room G08, Roberts Building (Engineering) UCL, Torrington Pl, London WC1E 6BT.  

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  • London Julia User Group

    Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library. Want to show what you are working on? Questions to ask? Want to meet others who are using Julia? Let's meetup and talk Julia!

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