[Chicago] ACM Meeting June 11th

Chris McAvoy chris.mcavoy at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 17:45:21 CEST 2008

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           High Performance Computing

 Presented by: Patrick Leonard
   Vice President, Engineering & Product Strategy
     Rogue Wave Software

 Wednesday, June 11, 2008

 5:30 p.m. Social Hour, Dinner Buffet & Refreshments
 6:30 p.m. Presentation  (ends about 8 p.m.)

 Hosted by: Roosevelt University, Chicago Downtown
            Auditorium Building, Ganz Hall, 7th Floor
            430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
            (nearest intersection: Congress and Michigan)

 $10 Chapter members
 $12 Non-members
 $ 5 Students

 High Performance Computing (HPC) and complementary technologies
 are becoming very important to business, government, and academic
 fields today because managing both ever-increasing amounts of data
 and complexity/speed of data analysis are requiring engineers to
 design high performance hardware and software.

 Discussed will be multi-core, concurrency, and GP-GPU
 (General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units - using
 the processor in a 3D-Graphics card for other purposes.) All are
 emerging as ways to address the high performance demands facing

 Patrick is responsible for software engineering and product
 strategy for all Rogue Wave products.  To this role, Patrick
 brings a broad range of software and technology industry
 experience including software design and development in parallel
 computing and infrastructure, product strategy, international
 markets experience, public policy, professional services, and
 product marketing.  He serves on the Steering Committee for the
 Service Component Architecture (SCA) at OASIS and as company
 representative to government organizations.

 Before joining Rogue Wave, Patrick created new e-business and
 distributed enterprise application products for J.D. Edwards (now
 part of Oracle). Prior to that, he designed and built custom
 enterprise systems for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

 Patrick authored a patent for Content Based Routing, which was
 awarded in 2003. Outside of the office, he pursues various
 activities including oil painting, skiing, and mountain biking.

 Note: Please make your reservation as soon as you know you are
 coming. We need a headcount for the food, as we order it in
 advance.  Even if it is last-minute, reserve anyway. Thanks.

 Make your meeting reservation by filling out this quick form:
 or by replying to this e-mail ( greg at neumarke.net ) You may also
 call Greg at (work) 773-907-3308

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