OpenCL at SC13

Unluckily I am not at SC13, so I’ll enjoy from a distance. Luckily I don’t miss one of the most beautiful 15km runs in the Netherlands. When there is more news, I’ll add to this post – below is mostly taken from the Khronos website and the SC2013 website.

OpenCL Booth

Meet members of the OpenCL workgroup in Booth #4137 to get hot news from the OpenCL experts and an OpenCL reference card. Also learn about next year’s plans for IWOCL (International Workshop on OpenCL). Be sure not to miss the BOF on OpenCL 2.0 (in bold in the schedule).


Sunday, 17 November

8:30 – 17:00TutorialsStructured Parallel Programming with PatternsMichael McCool, James Reinders, Arch Robison, Michael Hebenstreit302
8:30 – 17:00TutorialsOpenACC: Productive, Portable Performance on Hybrid Systems Using High-Level Compilers and ToolsLuiz DeRose, Alistair Hart, Heidi Poxon, James Beyer401

Monday, 18 November

8:30 – 17:00TutorialsOpenCL: A Hands-On IntroductionTim Mattson, Alice Koniges, Simon McIntosh-Smith403

Tuesday, 19 November

11:00 & 15:00ACM Student Research Competition Poster ReceptionIntroduction to OpenCL on FPGAsAcceleWareAltera booth
17:15 – 19:00Short presentationlocal_malloc: malloc for OpenCL __local memory [Poster]John KloostermanMile High Pre-Function

Wednesday, 20 November

11:00 & 15:00Short presentationIntroduction to OpenCL on FPGAsAcceleWareAltera booth
16:00Case StudyAccelerating Full Waveform Inversion via OpenCL on AMD GPUsAcceleWareAMD booth
17:30 – 19:00BOFOpenCL: Version 2.0 and BeyondTim Mattson, Ben Bergen, Simon McIntosh-Smith405/406/407

Thursday, 21 November

11:30 – 12:00Exhibitor ForumOpenCL 2.0: Unlocking the Power of Your Heterogeneous PlatformTim Mattson501/502
10:30 – 11:00PapersGeneral Transformations for GPU Execution of Tree TraversalsMichael Goldfarb, Youngjoon Jo, Milind Kulkarni205/207
11:00 – 11:30PapersA Large-Scale Cross-Architecture Evaluation of Thread-CoarseningAlberto Magni, Christophe Dubach, Michael F.P. O’Boyle205/207
11:30 – 12:00PapersSemi-Automatic Restructuring of Offloadable Tasks for Many-Core AcceleratorsNishkam Ravi, Yi Yang, Tao Bao, Srimat Chakradhar205/207
11:30 – 12:00Short presentationIntroduction to OpenCL on FPGAsAcceleWareAltera booth
16:00 – 16:30PaperAccelerating Sparse Matrix-Vector Multiplication on GPUs using Bit-Representation-Optimized SchemesWai Teng Tang, Wen Jun Tan, Rajarshi Ray, Yi Wen Wong, Weiguang Chen, Shyh-hao Kuo, Rick Siow Mong Goh, Stephen John Turner, Weng-Fai Wong401/402/403

There are other interesting SC13-events around OpenCL, so be sure to check the schedule carefully.


Khronos Members Exhibiting at SC13

Complete floor plan is available here.

Below links are updated from the company-homepages to special SC13 landing-pages.

  • Altera Corporation – Booth 4332.
  • AMD – Booth 1113. See this list for a schedule.
  • ARM – Booth 3141.
    • OpenCL on MALI demos at their booth
    • AccelerEyes (#310) showcases ArrayFire (with OpenCL-on-ARM backend) running on Mali T604.
    • Many more – just look for it.
  • Khronos OpenCL – Booth 4137.
  • IBM – Booth 126, 2713. OpenCL on IBM PowerLinux 7R2 and IBM Flex System. Also collaboration with Altera.
  • Intel – Booth 2501, 2701. OpenCL on their CPUs and GPUs.
  • NEC Corporation – 3109. Vector supercomputer – Khronos probably hints to OpenCL running on this machine – see for yourself.
  • NVIDIA – Booth 613. Have fun hearing them say: “Do you use CUDA or are you locked-in to OpenCL?” and variations on this.
  • Texas Instruments – Booth 3725. OpenCL on DSP demo.
  • XilinX – To schedule a private appointment (for an OpenCL-demo) visit Xilinx at the Convey booth (#3547) or the Alpha Data booth (#4237).

The floorplan can be downloaded here or here (mirrored on 15-Nov).

At SC13 and saw great OpenCL demos or news?

Share this info and photos in the comments, for others to pick up.


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