Guest Lectures 2013-2014
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High Performance Computing: Driving innovation and capability (February 2014)
Iain Wardrope, Intel UK
Iain will provide an insight into future HPC technology development looking at hardware trends, ecosystem support and the challenges around Exascale computing.
The talk will also touch upon the convergence of High Performance Computing and High Performance Data Analytics, examining where the effective use of this rapidly maturing capability can provide industry and academia with a competitive advantage.
Solar analysis: the journey from two weeks to one hour with HPC (March 2014)
Steven Turner, Integrated Environmental Solutions
Adventures in the Biology trade: Bioinformatics in the Petabyte era (March 2014)
Dr Hugh Shanahan, Royal Holloway University of London
C++ for Heterogeneous Parallelism (March 2014)
Paul Keir, Codeplay
Codeplay are internationally recognized experts in advanced optimizing technologies, compilers and programmable graphics. We have been providing acceleration solutions that optimize performance for graphics semiconductor designers and AAA game developers since 1999.
In the semiconductor sector, Codeplay partners with leading chip manufacturers, such as Qualcomm and Movidius; helping them to exploit the full potential of their chipsets, and accelerate time-to-market. Codeplay are also a leading participant in a number of European FP7 research projects including Peppher, LPGPU, and CARP. Meanwhile, as a highly active member of the Khronos Group, Codeplay work towards the design of the next generation of the OpenCL standard.
In this talk I will give an overview of Codeplay's motivations and contributions towards the use of C++ for heterogeneous concurrent and parallel processing. This has included extensions to the semantics, control structures, and type system of the C++ language. Details of an exciting new C++ parallel language technology will also be introduced.
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