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Tools and Ecosystems: SYCL for OpenCL and more

Come for Table discussions, Member Self-Intro, What's New, Application Showcase, and Advanced Application Development Techniques! Exchange ideas, meet experts, share code... all HPC & GPU, all practical, all cutting-edge.

General Discussion: 
6:15-6:50pm: What’s new and first-time attendee intros 

Main Program: 
7:00-7:50pm:  Building the OpenCL ecosystem - SYCL for OpenCL (Lee Howes, Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm)

Refreshments sponsored by Acceleware

Building the OpenCL ecosystem - SYCL for OpenCL

Writing parallel software for heterogeneous multicore processors is hard, but can give huge performance boosts. The new SYCL provisional specification from Khronos builds an easy-to-use C++ layer on top of the open standard, OpenCL. In this talk we will discuss the SYCL spec, it's goals and how it should help support the heterogeneous computing ecosystem.

SYCL is still a very new technology, having been released in March as a provisional spec to enable feedback from developers. There will be opportunities for the audience to provide input into its future direction.

Lee Howes has been working in heterogeneous computing for a number of years with experience at NVIDIA, AMD and Qualcomm. He currently works on advanced GPU architecture at Qualcomm with a particular emphasis on external standards, respresenting Qualcomm at both Khronos and the HSA Foundation as well as serving as spec editor for the OpenCL-High Level Model working group. This particular talk is given on behalf of Khronos.


Open space; 
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley; 
NASA Research Park Bldg 23; 
Mountain View, CA 94043; 

Directions to Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley; 

Google Map showing parking, check point, and building entrance; 

NOTE: You will need a government issued ID (e.g. Driver's License) to enter NASA Research Park

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  • Salman

    If also, you are interested in going together please let me know. As far as I know, I'll be biking with a friend but a ride won't hurt. Thanks.

    April 20, 2014

  • Salman

    I can do a Google Hangout session for this. If anyone else is interested my phone is: 414 - 455 - 4638 Skype: mksavior Google: [masked]

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Karthikeyan

    It would be great, if anyone start doing Google Hangout sessions (or webinars/recording) of these meetups.

    April 16, 2014

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