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The fourth UK Many-Core developer conference (UKMAC 2012)

UKMAC 2012 is supported by the EPSRC-funded Algorithms and Software for Emerging Architectures Collaborative Computational Project: ASEArch CCP.

Registration now closed. Registration is £70 for the conference only, £99.50 including the conference dinner.

The UK Many-Core developer conference 2012 (UKMAC 2012) conference follows on from the UK GPU developer conference and is now in its fourth year. Previous conferences have been held at Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College.

Andreas Olofsson, CEO of Adapteva, to give the opening keynote

We are delighted to announce that Andreas Olofsson, CEO of Lexington, MA-based Adapteva, and the creator of the recent Parallella kickstarter project, will give the opening keynote at the conference. Adapteva's Epiphany embedded many-core solution has ploughed a different furrow from the many-core mainstream, focusing on incredibly simple cores in large numbers, thus delivering much higher performance per watt than alternate approaches.

Venue (Wednesday Dec 5th): The Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX. Registration from 8.30am.

Conference dinner (Tuesday Dec 4th pm): The Riverstation, The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB. The dinner begins at 7.30pm on the Tuesday evening before the conference, diners can make their choices on the evening.

This year the conference title has changed from "GPU developer conference" to "Many-core developer conference" in order to embrace all aspects of many-core computing. Topics covered by the conference include high-performance computing, embedded and mobile parallel systems, computational science, finance, computer vision and beyond. The goal of the event is to strengthen the UK's expertise in many-core computing, in both industry and academia.

Previous events at Imperial College, Cambridge and Oxford regularly attracted around 100 participants and proved to be invaluable opportunities to meet colleagues and swap stories of many-core successes and challenges.

UKMAC 2012 programme

Click on the talk titles to read the abstracts.

Time Speaker
  Title
 
08:30 Registration
09:30 Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol (slides) (video)
  Welcome and Introductions
09:40 Andreas Olofsson, Adapteva (slides) (video)
  Keynote address: Ultra energy efficient many-core computer architectures
10:30 Alan Gray, EPCC (slides) (video)
  Scaling Soft Matter Physics to a Thousand GPUs and Beyond
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Shuo Li and Jim Cownie, Intel (slides) (video)
  Extending Parallelism from Intel Xeon Processor to Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor: --- A Structured, Stepwise Approach to Manycore Programming
12:30 Dave Glowacki, University of Bristol (slides) (video)
  danceroom Spectroscopy: Interactive quantum molecular dynamics accelerated on GPU architectures using OpenCL
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Zheng Wang, University of Edinburgh (slides) (video)
  Portable Mapping of Data Parallel Programs to OpenCL for Heterogeneous Systems
14:30 Andy Page, BAE Systems (slides) (video)
  The Use of GPU Frameworks
15:00 Alexey Kravets, ARM (slides) (video)
  A taste of CARP: benchmark analysis, language design and kernel verification
15:30 Coffee
16:00 Pedro Gonnet, Durham University (slides) (video)
  Using asynchronous task-based parallelism directly on GPUs
16:30 Carlo Bertolli, Imperial (slides) (video)
  Performance Portability for Unstructured Mesh Applications using the OP2 Library
17:00 Simon McIntosh-Smith (slides) (video)
  Closing remarks
17:15 Depart
   

 

UKMAC 2012 chair: Simon McIntosh-Smith, Microelectronics Research Group, University of Bristol

UKMAC Steering Committee: Prof Mike Giles (Oxford), Prof Paul Kelly (Imperial), Dr Graham Pullan (Cambridge), Simon McIntosh-Smith (Bristol)

Local organisers: Simon McIntosh-Smith, Lesley Jones (Bristol)

Local volunteers: Nic Ellington, Mike O'Connor and Mike Boulton


Conference Sponsors

Intel Imagination NVIDIA Ind. Maths KTN ASEArch CPP

Organised in conjuction with the OpenCL user group, Comportability.

Comportability