IEEE Computer Society to Host Free Dec. 11 Webinar on HPC Accelerators

IEEE Computer Society to host a free webinar December on High Performance Computing on GPUs with OpenACC using PGI Compilers

Online PR News – 12-December-2014 – LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., – Supercomputers are increasingly being designed with accelerators to boost performance, however there are some challenges to overcome. IEEE Computer Society on December 11 will host a free webinar on using OpenACC and PGI compilers to overcome some of these challenges.

Featuring Michael Wolfe, a PGI compiler engineer and author of the textbook, "High Performance Compilers for Parallel Computing," the webinar will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. To register for "High Performance Computing on GPUs with OpenACC using PGI Compilers," visit

The OpenACC API is a directive-based programming interface that allows programmers to maintain a single-source program for both host-only and host+accelerator target systems. Recent additions to OpenACC and improvements to the PGI Accelerator compilers enable even more effective use of accelerators.

This webinar will present the latest support for C++ features and will look at the roadmap for more complete support in the future. Wolfe will also share significant performance enhancements that should impact all OpenACC programmers. He will close with a short summary of the features that are being designed for addition to the OpenACC specification.

Wolfe, who is involved in deep compiler analysis and optimizations at PGI, is also author of the monograph, "Optimizing Supercompilers for Supercomputers," and many technical papers and articles.

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