April 16, 2014—The Chapel Programming Language—Thomas Van Doren

Time and Location

April 16th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Microsoft Campus.

Come at 6:45 for pizza sponsored by Protingent.


Chapel is an emerging parallel programming language whose design and development are being led by Cray Inc. in collaboration with academia, computing centers, and industry. Chapel’s goal is to make parallel programming more productive, from high-end supercomputers to commodity clusters and multicore desktops and laptops. It supports a multithreaded execution model via high-level abstractions for data parallelism, task parallelism, concurrency, and nested parallelism. Chapel has a multi-resolution model that allows users to write high level abstract code while still maintaining control over lower level details as needed.


Thomas Van Doren is a software engineer at Cray Inc. in Seattle where he works on Chapel. Previously he worked at Cozi Inc. and graduated from the University of Washington. Thomas loves open source software, automation, and working on large scale problems.

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