Heterogeneous computing is no longer the next wave of innovation. It’s the “now” wave—the go-to computing foundation for solving science, industry, and societal challenges. Applications that fulfill these needs not only must be parallelized; they must be optimized for a diversity of hardware—CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other accelerators.
So how is it accomplished?
A lot rests on the use of software development tools—products purpose-built to help developers program compute-intense applications that take advantage of the hardware they’re deployed on.
That’s the focus of this on-demand workshop. Recently held as a live virtual event, it’s now available to view at your convenience in its full 2-hour format.
Tune in to hear Dr. Ellick Chan talk about heterogeneity in the context of Intel’s oneAPI initiative. Here are the highlights of what he covers:
- The rise of parallelism and need for heterogeneous computing [11:05]
- An overview of oneAPI—the programming challenges it addresses, the Toolkits; and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++) language, compiler, and compatibility tool [20:45]
- Unified shared memory for porting with minimal changes, including DPC++ demos of buffers, accessors, and vector-add [43:30]
- Performance analysis and tuning tools, including Intel® VTune™ Profiler and Intel® Advisor, and a demo of Offload Advisor [1:00:25]
- A list of key resources and Intel opportunities, including oneAPI tools, code samples, and programs tailored to educators and students [1:10:45]
At timestamp [1:11:50], you can test your knowledge by playing oneAPI Jeopardy. Will you win money, fame, and glory? Nope. But you can prove (even to yourself) that you’re the smartest developer in the room.
Finally, timestamp [1:27:50] marks the Q&A period with Dr. Chan and Intel Senior Principal Engineer Henry Gabb as they answer attendee questions.
Get started with oneAPI
- Download the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit—the essential set of 15 software development tools and libraries including DPC++ language, compiler, and compatibility tool; Intel VTune Profiler, and Intel Advisor.
- Develop in the Cloud—Sign up for an Intel® DevCloud account, a free development sandbox with access to the latest Intel® hardware and oneAPI software.