[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: HiPEAC 2019 Conference - rCUDA Tutorial

Carlos Reano C.Reano at qub.ac.uk
Sun Dec 9 15:05:48 CST 2018

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HiPEAC 2019 Conference, January 21-23, 2019, Valencia, Spain

Call for Participation for Tutorial:
rCUDA: Moving Towards Greener Future Exascale Systems with rCUDA


Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 14:00 to 17:30
Room 2 @ Valencia Convention Center

The computing power of supercomputers and data centers has noticeably grown during the last
decades at the cost of an ever increasing energy demand. The need for energy (and power) of
these facilities has finally limited the evolution of high performance computing, making that
many researchers are concerned not only about performance but also about energy efficiency.
However, despite the many concerns about energy consumption, the search for computing power
continues. In this regard, the research on exascale systems, able to deliver 10 18 floating
point operations per second, has reached a widely consensus that these systems should operate
within a maximum power budget of 20 megawatts. Many efficiency improvements are necessary for
achieving this goal. One of these improvements is the usage of low-power processors.

In this tutorial we analyze the combined use of low-power processors with the rCUDA remote GPU
virtualization framework as a way to improve efficiency. Results show that it is possible to
speed up applications while reducing energy consumption when rCUDA is used to access high-end
GPUs. These improvements are achieved while maintaining a feasible average power consumption
level for future exascale systems. 

More information about the program of the tutorial can be found at:

More information about registration, accommodation and travel
information can be found at the HiPEAC 2019 Conference website:

Dr Carlos Reaño, https://go.qub.ac.uk/carlosreano
Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast, UK

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