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SYCL: a programming standard for heterogeneous computing based on modern C++

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Location: Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A Dates: 9th October 2019 Website: meetup.com

Heterogeneous computing is now the norm for systems ranging from low-end embedded devices up to the high-end HPC systems to reach high-performance while keeping power consumption low.

Programming multi-processor system-on-chips with different kinds of processors, graphics processing units (GPU), configurable specific accelerators (video CoDec, machine-learning accelerators…), reconfigurable programmable logic (FPGA), coarse-grain reconfigurable arrays (CGRA), various hierarchies of memory and memory interfaces, configurable I/O and network support, security support, power control, etc. is a real challenge.

This presentation covers the SYCL programming standard from the Khronos Group (http://sycl.tech) which aims to solve some of these programming issues.

Speaker: Ronan Keryell, Principal Software Engineer, Xilinx Research Labs