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Workshop: Directives and Tools for Accelerators: A Seismic Programming Shift

  • 11 Oct 2015
  • 12 Oct 2015
  • University of Houston - Alumni Center


Directives and Tools for Accelerators: A Seismic Programming Shift
October 11th and 12th, 2015

Alumni Center, University of Houston,

4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004

High-level, directive-based programming models have been rapidly gaining traction as a portable, productive means to develop application code for multicore platforms and accelerators. Due to their usability and portability, programming APIs such as OpenMP and OpenACC are increasingly being adopted as an alternative to lower-level APIs such as CUDA and OpenCL. This workshop will provide a forum for HPC application developers and technical managers to learn more about these high-level, directive-based programming strategies and their usage to program accelerators, such as NVIDIA/AMD GPUs, and coprocessors such as Intel’s Xeon Phi.

The speakers in this workshop will discuss directive-based standards for accelerator programming and how they can benefit HPC application development. 

The Keynote speakers will be Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center of Tokyo Institute of Technology (GSIC) and Dr. Luiz DeRose, Senior Principal Engineer and the Programming Environments Director at Cray Inc.

A panel session moderated by Duncan Poole, President of the OpenACC Standards Group, will give attendees an opportunity to provide their feedback and give input on requirements to members of the programming standards committee in order to help them make improvements to the specification and implementation.

 

The workshop will conclude with a networking session for exchanging ideas and experiences.

 There will be a 1-Day Intensive Coaching Hackathon on October 13th, 2015 at PGH Hall at UH.

 

Please register by September 30, 2015, AOE.

 

There will be a welcome reception on October 11th, 2015. The workshop will take place as a full day event on October 12th, 2015.

 This workshop is organized by the HPC Tools group, Dept. of Computer Science, UH, in collaboration with CACDS and the OpenACC Standards Group

 
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