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Lessons Learned from the LLVM Experience: A Fireside Chat with Chris Lattner
Event Type
Invited Talk
Emerging Technologies
Parallel Programming Systems
Software Engineering
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TimeWednesday, 17 November 20212:15pm - 3pm CST
LocationFerrara Theatre
DescriptionIn the modern HPC ecosystem, the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure is nearly inescapable, and this has had a profound impact on both academic research and commercial HPC development. We will chat with Chris Latter about how LLVM grew from his master’s thesis project at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2000 into a broad community effort used by, and contributed to, by nearly every major company producing compilers and programming-language tools. Chris will share his insights and experience from transitioning LLVM into the commercial environment, growing the LLVM ecosystem and community, building on LLVM to create the Swift programming language and MLIR, and how he sees technology evolving into the future.

Interviewer: Hal Finkel
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