oneAPI: The Path to Streamlined Cross-Architecture Development

As compute technology evolves at an increasingly accelerated pace, so, too, does the world’s reliance on compute hardware that is diverse enough to handle expansive data-centric workloads.

According to Bill Savage, vice president and general manager of Compute Performance and Developer Products at Intel, it’s the precise focus of oneAPI, an Intel-led initiative that simplifies the programming of diverse architectures—CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, AI accelerators—to meet customer workload needs.

Tech.Decoded recently sat down with Bill to discuss the new initiative in-depth, including

  • What it is and what it’s comprised of (including the new common source language called Data Parallel C++)
  • Why a unified programming model will help developers
  • How to try out the beta software—tools, libraries, frameworks, languages—both in the cloud and on your system
  • And a lot more

If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, this video would be a great way to spend it (particularly since it’s under 7 minutes long).

Watch.

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  • Learn more about Intel® oneAPI Beta Products—Visit the Beta website to learn about this initiative, including downloading free software toolkits like the essential Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit.
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William Savage, Intel Vice President and General Manager of Compute Performance and Developer Products group

William (Bill) Savage is responsible for the development and deployment of Intel developer products, including compilers, performance analyzers, performance libraries, visual computing software tools, the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, Intel® Parallel Studio XE, Intel® System Studio, and the oneAPI Intel-led initiative.

Additionally, he leads the charge on developer enabling which includes a worldwide team of engineers engaged with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other developers to maximize the performance of their applications on Intel® architecture—from edge to cloud.

Finally, he is responsible for Intel’s software strategy to enable Intel’s Scalar, Vector, Matrix, and Spatial compute units.

Bill joined Intel in 1990 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Henry Gabb, PhD, Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

Henry is a senior principal engineer in the Intel Software and Services Group, Developer Products Division, and is the editor of The Parallel Universe, Intel’s quarterly magazine for software innovation. He first joined Intel in 2000 to help drive parallel computing inside and outside the company. He transferred to Intel Labs in 2010 to become the program manager for various research programs in academia, including the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Intel, Henry was Director of Scientific Computing at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center MSRC, a Department of Defense high-performance computing facility. Henry holds a B.S. in biochemistry from Louisiana State University, an M.S. in medical informatics from the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, and a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has published extensively in computational life science and high-performance computing. Henry recently rejoined Intel after spending four years working on a second PhD in information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he established an expertise in applied informatics and machine learning for problems in healthcare and chemical exposure.

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