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Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL

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  • Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm




Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL

Computer Science Colloquium Series
Shane Peelar

Date:  Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Chrysler Hall North, G100

Abstract: Computing hardware has changed dramatically in the last 15 years with the introduction of GPGPU compute and practical FPGAs.  These non-conventional architectures require special considerations in order to fully utilize their computing power, and they often times cannot be programmed the same way that a conventional CPU would.  OpenCL is a framework for Heterogeneous Computing that aims to provide an interface for writing programs that can execute across these devices.  In this talk, I'll discuss the basics of the OpenCL programming model and how it maps onto real architectures.  I will also introduce some popular ways of taking advantage of OpenCL without needing to use low-level code.

Bio: Shane Peelar is a Doctoral student at the University of Windsor.  His areas of expertise include heterogeneous compute, Natural Language Processing, and program optimization.  He also participates in the development of the OpenCL standard through the University of Windsor OpenCL Working Group.

 



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