For more than two decades, the SC Conference has been the place to build and share the innovations that are making these life-changing discoveries possible. During this year’s conference held in New Orleans from 16-22nd November 2014, the Mont-Blanc project shared its booth space with the other European Exascale projects. The Mont-Blanc prototype blade was displayed along with other project hardware, and both attracted considerable attention from attendees. A scientific application developed as part of the project was also running during the exhibition.
In parallel, the Mont-Blanc partner Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol) was participating at the “Tutorial OpenCL: A Hands-On Introduction” and the Birds-of-Feather session titled “OpenCL: Version 2.0 and Beyond”. Both the tutorial and the BoF were successful in number of attendees with lots of interesting discussion, and talks from Codeplay about SPIR and AMD about SYCL.
You can also see the following videos taken during the SC14 exhibition: