[sf-lug] BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, July 22, 2010: A Technical Anatomy of SPM.Python
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Sun Jul 18 21:15:05 PDT 2010
BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, July 22, 2010: A Technical Anatomy of
Tonight's talk is the second of a two-part presentation:
* A Technical Anatomy of SPM.Python
by Minesh B. Amin
Meetings usually start with a Newbie Nugget, a short discussion of
an essential Python feature, especially for those new to Python.
Tonight's Newbie Nugget: Why Use Decorators, by Glen Jarvis
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
BayPIGgies meeting information is available at
------------------------ Agenda ------------------------
..... 7:30 PM ...........................
General hubbub, inventory end-of-meeting announcements, any
..... 7:35 PM to 7:45 PM ................
Newbie Nugget: Why Use Decorators, by Glen Jarvis
..... 7:45 PM to 8:40 PM (or so) ................
July 22, 2010 -- Second of a two-part presentation:
A Technical Anatomy of SPM.Python
(A Scalable, Parallel Version of the Python Language)
by Minesh B. Amin
Spm.Python, a commercial product, extends Python with a
programming paradigm for solving parallel problems and
strives to do so in a pythonic (natural) way by augmenting
the serial Python language with parallel concepts like
parallel task managers and communication primitives.
This talk examines the what, why, and how of this
augmentation. The context for and solutions to several
(what were) open technical problems will be discussed,
- extending the general exception handling infrastructure
across many compute resources,
- designing the parallel constructs in a way so that serial
components are delineated from parallel components,
- designing and implementating a robust assumption tracking
infrastructure (to avoid most forms of parallel
- declaring and defining parallel closures (the building
blocks of all parallel constructs).
Minesh B. Amin is the founder and CEO of MBA Sciences, which
recently introduced the SPM.Python product that enables users
to easily create parallel applications using an integrated
Python API and framework. Minesh received his PhD in Computer
Science from the University of Minnesota and moved to the
Silicon Valley, developing software solutions at ViewLogic
and Synopsys prior to starting MBA Sciences in 2006. He is a
big fan of the Python language and in his spare time enjoys
Pink Floyd, House, hiking and firing up a barbecue grill,
though not necessarily in that order. :-)
..... 8:50 PM to 9:30 PM ................
Mapping and Random Access
Mapping is a rapid-fire audience announcement of issues, hiring,
events, and other topics.
Random Access follows people immediately to allow follow up on the
announcements and other interests.
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