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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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S15: Understanding Intel Parallel Building Blocks

SESSION: S15: Understanding Intel Parallel Building Blocks

EVENT TYPE: Tutorial

TIME: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Presenter(s):Michael McCool, Arch Robison, James Reinders


Developers need a comprehensive set of strategies and technologies for tackling parallel programming. Intel Parallel Building Blocks is such a comprehensive set of technologies, and includes Threading Building Blocks (now extremely popular), Cilk (from MIT), and Array Building Blocks (from RapidMind). PBB supports a set of sophisticated and structured parallel programming strategies. Many patterns of parallel computation are supported from fork-join parallelism to collective vector operations. PBB supports multiple hardware mechanisms for performance through parallelism, including vectorization (SIMD instructions), multicore, and co-processor offload. Static and dynamic compilation are available. We introduce PBB and demonstrate detailed usage through a number of examples. Examples cover a range of algorithmic patterns and application domains, including scientific computation, finance, and imaging. Since PBB integrates a number of different programming paradigms, multiple approaches to solving the same problems are compared. Includes live demonstrations of build processes, performance and scalability analysis, and performance optimization.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Michael McCool - Intel Corporation

Arch Robison - Intel Corporation

James Reinders - Intel Corporation

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