Are you going to SC17?
I find myself asking that question a lot lately. If you’re attending SC17, head to Denver a few days early so you won’t miss the Intel® HPC Developer Conference 2017. Even if you’re not going to SC17, the Intel HPC Developer Conference 2017 alone is worth the trip—as past attendees have told us. Registration is free, but don’t be fooled by the price. A lot of valuable information is packed into two days. Interested in the latest parallel programming models? Got it. Artificial intelligence? Got it. Achieving high performance with productivity languages? Using containers in HPC? Deploying HPC applications in the cloud? Instruction, thread, or cluster-level parallelism (though if you’re serious about HPC, you’re focused on all three)? This conference has it all. The Intel HPC Developer Conference 2017aims to deliver practical, hands-on advice that attendees can apply to their development efforts. This was the main selection criterion for the many submissions that we received for this year’s conference. Theoretical discussion is kept to a minimum, putting greater emphasis on intermediate- and advanced-level real world results and examples of interest to experienced HPC practitioners. Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered this year:
- Scalable deep learning and data analytics
- Harnessing HPC with R
- FPGA programming
- Heterogeneous parallelism
- Software optimization for the latest Intel hardware
There will be over 100 sessions this year, including technical lectures, hands-on tutorials, and posters. The Intel HPC Developer Conference 2017 will be at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado on November 11-12.
About the Author
Henry A. Gabb, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation, is a longtime high-performance and parallel computing practitioner. He has published numerous articles on parallel programming, computational life science, and cheminformatics. Henry is the editor of The Parallel Universe, Intel’s quarterly magazine devoted to software innovation. He was also editor and coauthor of Developing Multithreaded Applications: A Platform Consistent Approach and was the program manager of the Intel/Microsoft Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers.