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2012/09/26, MC103, 11:30 - 12:30

State of compilation technology and trends and challenges for the industry
Raul Silvera , IBM Toronto Lab

Area: systems, development, alumni experience

Abstract:

Raul will discuss the current state of compilation technology at IBM, its value for the industry and the world at large, and some of the current challenges and opportunities. He will also have a general discussion of life as a software developer at a large software corporation such at IBM, both from work/life balance and career development perspectives.

Biography of Speaker:

Raul Silvera is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at the IBM Canada Lab in Toronto. He's a graduate of the M.Sc. program at the School of Computer Science of McGill University. He joined IBM in 1997 and has been focused on development of compilation technology for the IBM Power and System Z platforms, including code analysis, optimization, parallelization, and code generation for C, C++, Fortran and other static languages. He has participated on many industry standard committees, including C++, OpenMP and Fortran, has led a large team of software professionals at IBM and as part of IBM has had the opportunity to make an impact on several of the largest computing sites in the world.