The Third International Workshop on
Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems (AsHES)
Join us on May 20th, 2013 in Boston, USA

Opening remarks

8:30 - 8:45


8:45 - 9:45

What first principles of algorithms and architectures says about heterogeneity

Prof. Richard Vuduc, Georgia Institute of Technology Slides


In this talk, we will "pop up a level" and ask whether first principles of algorithm and architecture design can tell us anything about heterogeneity. In particular, I'll posit "strawman" cost models that connect properties of an algorithm with physical properties of machines, like energy, power, and area. I will then explain what these models imply. For instance, I'll use them to evaluate the time- and energy-efficiency of heterogeneous designs as well as for predicting the benefits of other forms of heterogeneity, such as "communication" heterogeneity. And although I'll show a bunch of formulas, calculate things, and plot them, I stress that this talk is about ideas, rather than a well-developed set of results. As such, your questions, healthy skepticism, (constructive!) feedback, and offers of collaboration may be even more welcome than usual! :-) (Read...)

Break 9:45 - 10:15

Session 1: Programing Model and Performance Optimizations

10:15 - 11:55

Session Chair: Toshio ENDO, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Lunch 11:55 am - 1:30 pm

Session 2: Accelerated Applications

1:30 - 3:10 pm

Session Chair: Yong Chen, Texas Tech University


Break 3:10 - 3:40 pm

Session 3: Emerging Hybrid Systems

3:40 - 5:20 pm

Session Chair: David Kaeli, Northeastern University

home : organizers : call for papers : registration : program : submission : contact us