Bonfire Gathering: Remember the Old Tradition Virtually!

Tuesday, August 10th 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT


ICPP started in 1972 as an intimate workshop-like gathering of intellectuals in parallel processing. As ICPP rapidly grew in stature and size, the ICPP bonfire joke-telling party came into being about 1976 to capture that original informal workshop-like setting for more than a decade. This year’s virtual ICPP bonfire will reminisce about the history behind the bonfires, their social and professional impact to the parallel computing community, and the jokes that were told, all from the perspective of long-time ICPP bonfire attendees from the 1970s and 1980s, who are noted below.


H.J. Siegel (Moderator)

Bruce Berra

Tom Casavant

Hank Dietz

Doug DeGroot

Duncan Lawrie

Diane Smith

Celebrating 50 Years of ICPP

Wednesday, August 11th 2021
9:15am - 10:15am CDT


Listen and ask questions to ICPP pioneers about their memories of early ICPP events.


Keshav Pingali (Moderator)

Susanne Hambrusch

David Padua

HJ Siegel

Guang Gao

Lionel Ni

Ahmed Sameh