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Heterogeneous Programming in Modern C++ with SYCL is a two-day onsite training course with programming exercises, taught by Gordon Brown, James Reinders, Michael Wong, Rod Burns, and Ronan Keryell.  It is offered at the Gaylord Rockies from 09:00 to 17:00 Aurora time (MDT) on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th, 2022 (immediately following the conference). Lunch is included.

Course Description

Parallel programming can be used to take advantage of heterogeneous architectures including GPUs, FPGAs, XPUs, DSPs, NPUs, IPUs, TPUs or special units on CPUs to significantly increase the performance of applications. SYCL is an open standard programming model that is defined by the industry and lets developers support many of these processors from different vendors using a single code base and only modern standard C++ code.

This tutorial will give software developers the knowledge they need to begin developing parallel applications using C++ and the SYCL programming model. Our goal is to equip attendees with the skills they need to build highly performant applications that can be used in the fields of HPC and AI and deployed to multiple hardware platforms.

We will cover the fundamentals of the SYCL programming model before moving to more advanced topics. We will explore how SYCL can be used to write serious applications, covering intermediate to advanced features of SYCL as well as some of the tools and libraries that support SYCL application development.

This is a hands-on tutorial, attendees will work through exercises that represent key design patterns encountered by people who program heterogeneous systems and deploy this code to multiple processors from different vendors.