Aurora Learning Paths: Performance, Portability, and Productivity

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The ALCF is partnering with Intel to host Aurora Learning Paths, a new training series designed to help attendees advance the development of applications for Argonne's upcoming Intel-HPE exascale supercomputer.

Developers of high-performance computing applications are faced with an increasingly diverse number of computing platforms featuring multiple generations of CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs. Developing code that is performant and portable across a diverse set of platforms is expensive in terms of time spent trying to achieve the best results.

This hands-on learning series will explore the use of oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), Intel’s open source implementation of SYCL, to demonstrate methods to achieve performant, portable code across five different platforms available on the Intel Devcloud.

We define Performance, Portability, and Productivity as:

  • Performance: Measurable quantity representing a characteristic of an application run on a platform. Typically, throughput or time-to-solution. We often express it as a percentage of peak performance on platforms.
  • Portability: Ability of application to run correctly on different platforms.
  • Productivity: The ratio of application code output to the invested development effort, where application code output represents features, optimizations, maintenance, etc.




Register here to reserve your seat for the first four sessions in the series.