Industry Seminar: Introduction to SYCL

There will be a Industry CS Seminar on Thursday 27 February 2020 from 16:15-17:15 in EM 1.83

Title: Developing parallel applications with SYCL, an open standards
alternative to CUDA

Abstract: Computer system architecture trends are constantly evolving to provide
higher performance and computing power, to support the increasing demand
for high-performance computing domains including AI, machine learning,
image processing and automotive driving aids.

This talk will introduce application development using the SYCL
programming model. SYCL allows users to write standard C++ code which is
then executed on a range of heterogeneous architectures including CPUs,
GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs and other accelerators. On top of this SYCL also
provides a high-level abstraction which allows users to describe their
computations as a task graph with data dependencies, while the SYCL
runtime performs data dependency analysis and scheduling. SYCL also
supports a host device which will execute on the host CPU with the same
execution and memory model guarantees as OpenCL for debugging purposes,
and a fallback mechanism which allows an application to recover from

Thursday 27 February 2020
16:15 - 17:15
EM 1.83


Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 16:15 to 17:15
EM 1.83, Heriot-Watt University