Monday, October 06, 2008

IGT HPC Work Group Meeting - Intel TBB & Microsoft HPC 2008 Server

Monday, October 27th, 2008.

IGT Offices, Maskit 4, 5th Floor, Hertzliya.

14:00-14:15: OPENING - Avner & Guy

14:15-15:00: High-Performance and Productivity Computing with Windows HPC

Mr. Doron Caspin, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Israel.


It's a fact: Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) combines the power of the Windows Server platform with rich, out-of-the-box functionality to help improve the productivity and reduce the complexity of your HPC environment. Windows HPC Server 2008 can efficiently scale to thousands of processing cores and provides a comprehensive set of deployment, administration, and monitoring tools that are easy to deploy, manage, and integrate with your existing infrastructure.This lecture will provide an overview on Microsoft HPC solution.

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:00: Introduction to Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB)

Dr. Ami Marowka, Department of Software Engineering, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel.


Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) is a C++ template library aiming for developing parallel applications running on top of multi-core processors. The library consists of building blocks (data structures and algorithms) that free a programmer from some complications arising from the use of native threading mechanisms such as threads creation, synchronization, and termination. TBB abstracts access to the multiple processors by automating the process of data decomposition to small cache-friendly chunks of data called "tasks", and then schedules them to individual cores dynamically in an efficient manner. This approach enables the programmer to focus in the program logic rather than in the ways to optimize the program to the underlying machine architecture.


To register, please send your contact details to

We are looking forward seeing you!

Best Regards,

Guy Tel-Zur, Ph.D.

IGT Chairman