Cool Compute - Harnessing More Performance per Watt to Do Cool Stuff

LONDON, April 24, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —

Industry leaders to share their latest insights on developing advanced applications that harness the performance of parallel computing on low-power GPUs and FPGAs

The LEAP conference (London, May 21-22), today announced the world-class line up of keynotes and speakers that are ready to share their experience and insights with developers looking to harness modern multicore mobile CPU, GPU and FPGA architectures to build the next generation of low-energy, compute intensive applications.

The growth in GFLOPS/Watt of mobile GPUs and FPGAs is claimed to exceed Moore's law and the parallel architectures used to achieve this are becoming increasingly programmable for non-graphical applications.  The use of software frameworks such as the Khronos OpenCL and Android Renderscript APIs are enabling developers to make practical use of the energy-efficient performance available on such devices to develop a wide range of embedded and mobile applications and libraries.

"Advanced applications have to be delivered within the thermal constraints of embedded and mobile form factors, which makes maximizing GFLOPS/Watt a priority," said Tim Lewis, LEAP organiser. "LEAP provides a forum to explore how parallel computing can be used to deliver this next generation of applications; from enhanced computational photography and augmented reality to advanced encryption systems and signal processing."

LEAP provides a unique forum for mobile and embedded developers to learn, network and discuss the latest developments in Low-Energy Application Parallelism.  The event brings together researchers, suppliers, developers and industry leaders in a unique central London location on May 21st- 22nd.  Registration is now open for both the one-day conference (21st) and the tutorial and Khronos sessions on day two.

Keynotes:

GPU Compute: A New Landmark for Energy Efficient Processing

GPUs are capable of superior computational power and energy efficiency for massive data-parallel workloads.  This keynote will cover the technology, its benefits and most importantly the practical use cases that can take advantage of it.

Roberto Mijat, ARM Limited

Accelerating Extraordinary User Experiences on Mobile Devices

The growing array of sensors in your mobile are enabling a new generation of connected, context aware experiences.  This keynote focuses on the applications enabled by this new wave of parallel processors and the APIs required to support them.

Neil Trevett, Khronos President, OpenCL Chair& VP Mobile Content NVidia Inc.

Speakers:

Trends in Heterogeneous Systems Architectures

Simon McIntosh-Smith, Bristol University

The Impact of Low-Power GPUs to Deliver Advances in Real-World Applications

Paul Keir, Codeplay Software Limited.

Cool Compute: Strategies for Managing Power vs Performance in Mobile Devices

Doug Watt - Imagination Technologies Limited

Renderscript Accelerated Image and Video Processing

Lihua Zhang - MulticoreWare Inc

Developing High-Performance Low-Power Solutions using FPGAs and OpenCL

Craig Davis - Altera Corporation

Accelerated Computational Photography on Mobile Processors & GPUs

Mikael Sevenier - High-Performance Imaging, Aptina Inc.

Experiences with Mobile Processors for Energy-Efficient HPC

Paul Carpenter - Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Paralldroid : A Framework for Parallelism in Android

Alejandro Acosta - High Performance Computing Group, University of La Laguna

A System for Analyzing Power Consumption in a Dual Cortex-A15 Platform

Seongho Son - Samsung Electronics, Core Technology Team

Full abstracts, speaker biographies and conference details: http://www.leapconf.com

Tutorial: Formal Analysis Techniques for GPU Kernels; prove your code will work

Wed 22nd May (am). Nathan Chong from the Department of Computing at Imperial College will present a lively and interactive tutorial aimed at OpenCL and CUDA kernel developers.  Whether working on kernels for supercomputing, finance or mobile applications this tutorial will help developers overcome the common pitfalls in GPU programming such as data races and barrier divergence.  Using plenty of worked examples and demos to encourage interactive discussion this session will highlight the practical benefits of using formal verification techniques to prove that kernels are free from defects.

Meeting: Khronos UK Chapter Meeting

Wed 22nd May (pm). LEAP will host the inaugural meeting of the newly-founded UK chapter of Khronos. This meeting will provide an opportunity for anyone using or interested in any of the Khronos standards to meet, discuss and learn about the work of the standards group; to share advice and techniques for using the APIs and to provide feedback to vendors and Khronos on issues and future requirements.  The session will be hosted by the representatives of Samsung Research UK who are chairing the new UK chapter, along with Neil Trevett, President of Khronos.  This session is FREE but registration is required as space is limited.

About LEAP

LEAP 2013 (Low-Energy Application Parallelism) provides an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in the application of high-performance parallel computing on low-power multi-core CPU, GPU and FPGA processors.  A world-class selection of keynote presenters, speakers and researchers will give their insights into the latest developments, trends and applications of this technology to help others assess and exploit its potential benefits across a broad range of applications and platforms.  LEAP is sponsored by ARM Limited and the Khronos Group with academic support from Bristol University and Imperial College.  A full list of partners is available on the website. 

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