Final Program

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Workshop date: Feb 16, 2014 (Sunday)

Welcome to the first edition of the International Workshop on Programming Models for SIMD/Vector Processing (WPMVP'14).

While GPU has gained wide-spread attention in the research community in recent years, the design of traditional Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) and vector processing units for modern processors (ARM, POWER, X86) have also quietly gone through an evolution to increase processing power, improve programmability, and expand application domains.  It is time to take a fresh look at the programming interface design of SIMD units, some of which may sound last century like SIMD intrinsics, while others increasingly resemble programming interfaces for GPGPU.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry alike to discuss issues, solutions, and opportunities in enabling application developers to effectively exploit SIMD/vector processing in modern processors. 

Workshop Program

8:00 ~ 8:15 Opening remarks

Workshop goals, how the program is structured, and how to participate, etc

8:15 ~ 9:15 Keynote by Dr. Peng Tu, Principle Engineer and Manager of the Technology Path-finding Engineering Team, Intel (Dr. P. Geoff Lowney, Intel Fellow, Chief Technical Officer of Developer Products Division, Dr. Lowney cannot make to Orlando because of weather related flight cancellation) talk information

9:15 ~ 10:15 Programming Models (I): Intrinsics and Vector Extensions (Session chair: Gabriel Tanase, IBM Research)

10:15 ~ 10:45 Break

10:45 ~ 12:25 Programming Models (II): SPMD-on-SIMD, Vector Extensions, and Profiling Tools (Session chair: Joel Falcou, Université Paris Sud)

12:25 ~ 1:45 Lunch break
1:45 ~ 3:15 SIMD Users' Perspectives (Session chair: Chengyan Zhao, Samsung Labs)
3:15 ~ 3:45 break
3:45 ~ 4:45 SIMD for Dynamic Languages (Session  chair: Peng Tu, Intel)
4:45 ~ 5:30 Closing Remarks & Moderated Open Discussion
Community thinking: important problems in SIMD, standardization, benchmarking, beyond this workshop, etc