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Unleashing the Power of the Cell BE for HPC ApplicationsPrimary Session Leader:
David Bader (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Secondary Session Leaders:
The Cell/B.E. is a heterogeneous multi-core processor, which promises a great impact on HPC. For example, it is used in the IBM Roadrunner, the first supercomputer to break the Petaflops barrier. This Birds-of-a-Feather intends to stimulate an open discussion on techniques and tools that can enable HPC applications to exploit this power. Topics will include those given below. 1. How can application developers get maximum performance through productivity frameworks such as ALF and DACS? 2. What productivity tools are available? We shall discuss features of the IBM SDK for Multicore Acceleration 3.1, and its use for developing Cell-accelerated applications. 3. What workloads have affinity to the Cell/B.E. Processor? We will discuss optimized computational kernels that perform well, and open problems. 4. We will discuss the roadmap for the Cell processor.