Keynote Talk

December 14, 2015

"Improving Programmability, Portability and Performance in Heterogeneous Accelerator-Based Architectures"

Speaker: Prof. R. Govindarajan

Professor, Director SERC, IISc, Bengaluru, India


Rapid advances in processor architecture have enabled accelerators such as Graphics Processing Units, Many Integrated Cores, and specialized accelerators, along with multicore processors as major players in increasing the performance of high performance computing systems. While the performance potentials of these architectures are high, they also pose significant challenges in extracting performance, while ensuring portability and productivity. In this talk the research contribution of our group in developing compiler and runtime systems for synergistic program execution on heterogeneous accelerator-based architectures will be presented.  Specifically, our group's work on compiling techniques  for programs written in languages like StreamIt or MATLAB and runtime approaches for automatic memory management and automatic work distribution across multiple devices will be described.


Govindarajan Ramaswamy received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Madras University in 1981 and B.E. (Electronics and Communication) and Ph.D. (Computer Science) degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1984 and 1989 respectively. He has held postdoctoral research positions and visiting faculty positions at Universities in USA and Canada. Since 1995, he has been with the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre and the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.Currently he is a professor and the chairman of the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre. His research interests are in the areas of High Performance Computing, Compilation Techniques, and Computer Architecture.

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