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Symposium on Personal High-Performance Computing

Exploiting modern accelerators such as GPUs, FPGAs or MICs

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to our Symposium on Personal High-Performance Computing, to be held in Brussels, Belgium.

Modern accelerators such as GPUs, FPGAs or upcoming architectures such as Intel’s MIC make it possible to turn a standalone computer into a ‘number cruncher’ which in many cases avoids the need of a supercomputer, cluster or Grid infrastructure. The focus of this symposium is on solutions for single systems, such as desktops, laptops or embedded system, which we therefore called Personal High-Performance Computing. This gathering intends to bring together academia and industry for exchanging information and knowledge about these new technologies.

The results of 2 TETRA projects, GUDI ( and S.O.S. OpenCL (, will be presented. TETRA projects (supported by IWT, Flanders) intend to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

During the day, our view on the opportunities and challenges of accelerators will be broadened by a selection of invited talks, demos and posters of companies, research groups and academics.

We hope to make it an instructive day for all people interested in high-performance problems and solutions.

The Organizing Committee

Ann Braeken, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel
Erik D'Hollander, Ghent University
Abdellah Touhafi, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel
Bruno Da Silva, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel
Ronnie Raeymaekers, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel
Gorik De Samblanx, Hogeschool Lessius-Mechelen
Toon Goedemé, Hogeschool Lessius-Mechelen
Joost Vennekens, Hogeschool Lessius-Mechelen
Jan G. Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Jan Lemeire, Vrije Universiteit Brussel