You’ve probably heard the buzz about oneAPI, an industry initiative to create a single, unified, heterogeneous programming model to simplify coding for CPU, GPU, FPGA and AI architectures. The oneAPI initiative is based on an open specification and standards to encourage multi-vendor adoption.
Alongside the initiative, Intel has developed a reference implementation of oneAPI with a set of with a set of toolkits (currently in beta) to address the growing and diverse needs of data-centric workloads.
Like any other new technology and approach, developers almost certainly will have questions about oneAPI: how to get it, how to use it, what its full capabilities are, who’s supporting it … the list goes on.
What follows is a roundup of oneAPI resources, designed to help you get started and build skills simplifying your cross-architecture programming efforts.
Answering a Compelling Need for Heterogeneous Computing
Today, most performance-driven programming is targeted to single architectures and doesn’t easily allow for code to be reused on other architectures. This limits choice and makes development inefficient, time-intensive, and costly.
As time-constrained developers well know, no single architecture is best for every workload. They require a mix of scalar, vector, matrix, and spatial (SVMS) architectures deployed in CPU, GPU, FPGA, and other accelerators.
That’s where Intel oneAPI products come in: delivering the tools needed to deploy applications and solutions across those SVMS architectures. This set of toolkits—a base kit and specialty add-ons—simplify programming and help developers improve efficiency and innovation.
These oneAPI resources will help you get started with a heterogeneous approach to programming for diverse architectures:
Start with a Brief Overview
Delivering high compute performance for emerging specialized workloads in our data-centric world requires diverse compute architectures. This short video introduces oneAPI as a revolutionary unified software programming model that features a direct programming language, Data Parallel C++, and a set of libraries for API-based programming to ease the task of cross-architecture development. Watch the Video (3:30)
Next, Join the oneAPI Beta Program
Be among the first to try this breakthrough technology as an active Beta participant. And, your feedback will help shape future improvements to the toolkit. The Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit includes:
Download Toolkits Tailored to Your Needs
Get started with this foundational kit that enables developers of all types to build, test, and deploy performance-driven, data-centric applications across CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs. The Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit is a core set of tools and libraries for building and deploying high-performance, data-centric applications across diverse architectures. The kit includes:
Or, Try oneAPI Tools in the Intel® DevCloud
No need to acquire hardware, configure systems or install software: this cloud-based sandbox offers full access to Intel® CPU, GPU, and FPGA processors, as well as oneAPI software, including DPC++. Sign up for an Intel® DevCloud account for free access to test and run new or existing code. Experience oneAPI on Intel DevCloud
Build Knowledge in oneAPI Webinars
An initial three-session webinar series unpacks what oneAPI is, and how it can help developers leapfrog to a higher level of cross-architecture accomplishment. Start Watching Part 1: Introduction to the New Programming Model
Access Tools, Trainings, Videos and More
Bookmark this page to immerse yourself in a constantly expanding collection of detailed and big-picture discussions, specialized toolkits and other resources. Go Deep into oneAPI
2019 HPC DevCon Keynote: Raja Koduri
In this hour-long presentation, Raja Koduri, Intel senior vice president, chief architect, and general manager (GM) of architecture, graphics, and software, details how the convergence of HPC and artificial intelligence is driving a paradigm shift in computing… and how Intel’s software-first strategy is driving that convergence.
Watch Raja Koduri (56:30)
The Path to Streamlined Cross-Architecture Development
Bill Savage, Intel vice president and GM of compute performance and developer products, explains oneAPI in-depth, how a unified programming model helps developers, and trying out the Beta software.
Watch Bill Savage (6:22)
Breaking Boundaries with DPC++
Based on familiar C++ and SYCL*, DPC++ is part of oneAPI and helps developers create solutions that better meet specialized workload requirements. Intel Vice President Alice Chan discusses this shift in cross-architecture programming flexibility, what DPC++ offers developers, advantages of a non-proprietary approach, and how open specifications drive ecosystem innovation.
Watch Alice Chan (17:00)
The Advantages of oneAPI for All
In this video Jeff McVeigh, GM of Intel visual computing software products, explains that with the diversity of hardware and a growing need for specialized workloads, one size no longer fits all. Here’s how and why the industry will sign on to a new heterogeneous approach. Watch Jeff McVeigh (5:46)
Data Parallel C++: An Open Alternative for Cross-Architecture Development
According to Intel Senior Fellow Geoff Lowney, Data Parallelism is the programming model used for most compute-intensive applications and the challenge is to help developers express parallelism across various hardware architectures.
Watch Geoff Lowney (12:05)
‘Developer-to-Developer’ Key Insights
Parallel computing expert James Reinders shares why he is excited about DPC++ and heterogeneous programming, code reuse from CPUs to GPUs to FPGAs, and cross-platform parallelism performance. Watch James Reinders
Intel wants to help you with efficient, performant, development strategies for data-centric workloads that will ease transitions to emerging architectures Take advantage of these tools and resources by integrating them into your repertoire of development.
Join the oneAPI Beta program today and be among the first to try this breakthrough technology. There are two ways to get started – download the Intel oneAPI Base Toolkit directly or try Intel oneAPI Beta Tools in the Intel DevCloud.
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