Author: Pat McCormick - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Title: Choosing The Perfect Accelerator Architecture: "You Want Me to Program What?"


Leveraging accelerator-based systems for high-performance computing has become an active area of research and development over the last five years. In this talk we'll explore several trends within the industry and various "lessons learned" and "rules of thumb" from our work programming accelerators over the last decade. In particular, we'll discuss the history of programming GPUs and what the future programming might look like for these systems (e.g., OpenCL). The talk will conclude with a discussion about our current research efforts in leveraging the power of these architectures for data analysis and visualization.