WACCPD 2021: Eighth Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives
Event Type
Workshop
TimeSunday, 14 November 20219am - 5:30pm CST
Location
DescriptionThe ever-increasing heterogeneity in supercomputing applications has given rise to complex compute node architectures offering multiple, heterogeneous levels of massive parallelism. Exploiting the maximum available parallelism of such systems necessitates programming approaches such as OpenMP offloading, OpenACC, standard C++/Fortran parallelism, Sycl, DPC++, Kokkos and Raja among several others that can provide scalable as well as portable solutions. A programmer’s expectation from the software community is to deliver usable solutions that can minimize application code complexity and duplication.

Toward this end, the workshop will highlight the improvements over state-of-the-art through the accepted papers. In addition, the event will foster discussion with a keynote/panel to draw the community’s attention to key areas that will facilitate the transition to accelerator-based high-performance computing (HPC). The workshop aims to showcase all aspects of innovative high-level language features, lessons learned while using directives/abstractions to migrate scientific legacy code, and experiences using novel accelerator architectures, among others.
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