SC is the International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking,
Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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SESSION: PARALLEL: Introduction to Accelerators and GPGPU

EVENT TYPE: Education

TIME: 3:30PM - 5:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: Daniel J. Ernst

Presenter(s):Daniel Ernst, Charlie Peck, Thomas Murphy, Henry Neeman

ROOM:WSCC 611/612/613/614

This session provides an introduction to the use of specialized hardware ("accelerators") to improve the performance of applications, with particular focus placed on General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU). Topics covered will include: overview of some available accelerators; advantages and disadvantages of using accelerators; interfacing accelerators and the PCIe bottleneck; accelerator programming models, languages, tools, and libraries (including CUDA, OpenCL, cuBLAS, etc.). Includes application case studies of accelerator use. Prerequisite: "Shared Memory Parallel Programming using OpenMP" session or equivalent.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Daniel J. Ernst (Chair) - Cray Inc.

Daniel Ernst - Cray Inc.

Charlie Peck - Earlham College

Thomas Murphy - Contra Costa College

Henry Neeman - University of Oklahoma

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