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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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OpenCL: the ultimate in portable parallel programming

SESSION: OpenCL: the ultimate in portable parallel programming

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Tim Mattson, Ben Gaster


Heterogeneous computing with CPUs, GPUs, and other processors has arrived. It seems everyone is experimenting with it. To move from “experimenting with” to “routine production computing platform” we need a rich software ecosystem. And that means we need a standard software platform so programmers can “write once to compile and run anywhere”. OpenCL is that standard. In this BOF we will talk about what’s new with OpenCL. We will also have a panel of experts discuss controversial and engaging issues pertaining to OpenCL. But most importantly, we will engage with the attendees to answer questions, gather input for future development of OpenCL, and have a good time sharing experiences with this new programming model.

Session Leader Details:

Tim Mattson (Primary Session Leader) - Intel Corporation

Ben Gaster (Secondary Session Leader) - AMD

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