The 2009 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation
June 21 - 24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany
Parallel Hybrid Computing
CAPS Enterprise / IRISA
By 2010 all PC processors will be multicore. Multicore processors are bringing such a huge computing power that many applications, from scientific to consumers, will be pushed forward at high speed. However multicore, especially when heterogeneous, comes at a price.
Multicore hardware is pervasive and strongly affects software applications. To achieve performance, application development has to change dramatically to harness the huge parallelism multicore offers.
Current exploitation of multicore requires mixing the programming style (e.g. OpenMP and MPI) and languages (e.g. Fortran and CUDA). As a consequence, fine-tuning applications can quickly turn into a nightmare especially if code portability is required. In this presentation we survey techniques and issues for dealing with hybrid multicore architectures.
We cover the following topics:
REQUIREMENTS AND TARGET AUDIENCE
Audience should have some background in parallel computing.
The tutorial material will be presented in a 2-hour session.
A/V AND EQUIPEMNT