Code modernization is easily the most beneficial, significant, and long-lasting investment the HPC community can make to capitalize on current and future hardware investments. The upcoming Intel IDF15 sees itself as partnership between Intel and code developers, makers, and technologists to bring software into the age of lotsofcores and massive parallelism.
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The dates: August 18-20, 2015
The place: San Francisco, Moscone Center
While firing up the performance of your technology projects, IDF15 also provides an excellent way to escape the August heat in lovely San Francisco (average temp 67°F) and make your significant other happy with a spousal pass for a discounted $150.
The spousal pass includes access to an unforgettable party with live entertainment, and discounts on local activities. Supply is limited to the first 200 spouses of registered IDF attendees!
Noted HPC columnist and author, John Kirkley wrote in his recent Scientific Computing blog, “Without a Modern Code approach, your organization will be leaving money on the table. Run times are slower, more test and design iterations are required, operating costs are higher, and your organization’s competitive capabilities will diminish.”
IDF15 will showcase the experiences of intrepid HPC pioneers who have or are in the process of full-on code modernization. Learn about scalable systems solutions while you meet the experts. Find out what’s next in HPC — its hot new technologies and their impact on tomorrows innovations.
John also highlighted a few of the important sessions you’ll want to attend, but these are only intended to whet your appetite as there will be many more great talks, poster chats and keynotes:
- Code Modernization Roundtable — A panel discussion with Intel Black Belt software developers. They will discuss: why parallel performance is important; the need to modernize your code; which applications can benefit; and how Intel can help.
- Parallel Programming Pearls —– Inspired by the Intel Xeon Phi Products Course, which dives into real-world parallel programming optimization examples from around the world. Experience the wit and wisdom of enthusiast, author, editor and evangelist James Reinders.
- Hands-on Lab — An introduction to programming and optimization with Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors.
- Code Modernization Best Practices — A course on multi-level parallelism for Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors. This session with Robert Geva, Intel Principal Engineer, will provide details on the growth in hardware resources and characterize performance using different levels of parallelism
- Software-Defined Visualization: Fast, Flexible Solutions for Rendering Big Data — Get the latest information on industry progress for an open-source software-defined visualization rendering stack on Intel Xeon processors and the Intel Xeon Phi product family without the need for specialized hardware such as GPUs.
In short, the advances in computational hardware and computing models over the past seven years – spurred by the move to massive parallelism forced by the failure of Dennard’s Scaling Laws represents a disruptive change in the HPC community. Make your software part of the new breed of applications that performs well and scales far beyond the “golden oldie” days when two to four threads of execution represented advanced programming to the modern day hardware that supports hundreds of threads per device housed in clusters that may contain tens of thousands of devices.
Learn how others are able to capitalize on the latest procurements like the recent $500M combined DOE Coral and Trinity systems that will certainly act as a bellwether for future HPC systems and architectures.
To learn more, visit the IDF Web site: Intel Developer Forum.