The Shape of Languages to Come

Thursday 11 February 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Free, but pre-booking is required.

Dr Malcolm Sherrington


The past 5 years has seen a revolution in the way that computer programs are compiled and executed due to the emergence of the low level virtual machine (LLVM), yet this has gone almost unnoticed by the computing fraternity.

In this talk, Malcolm Sherrington will explain the basis of LLVM compilation, its future directions and discuss current systems which use LLVM and implications for the implementation of existing and emerging computer languages. The session will conclude with a demonstration of LLVM in practice using the Julia language.

About the Speaker:

Dr Malcolm SherringtonMalcolm Sherrington has taught engineering and computing at University of Brighton and Imperial College, London, as well as running his own consultancy firm since the early 1980's. Over this time he has used a wide range of computer systems and languages but his passion is high speed computing and parallelism.

Dr Sherrington is a co-organiser of the UK HPC and the Financial Engineers and Quants groups. He is also the founder of the London Julia Users Group and has recently authored a book on Julia.


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