Call for Participation:

Workshop on Exploiting Accelerator Diversity for Cognitive Workloads

Workshop on Exploiting Accelerator Diversity for Cognitive Workloads
in conjunction with MICRO 2017
Boston, USA
October 14, 2017

End to End Cognitive workflows span varying degrees of granularity of parallelism. Accelerating such workflows using a single accelerator type usually provides speedup only for a limited set of stages. IBM’s next-generation POWER9 systems will support a large collection of accelerator types switched through a high bandwidth on-chip crossbar switch. This will allow a large class of workloads and multi-granular workflows to be accelerated using a single platform. This workshop will explore acceleration opportunities in existing and upcoming workflows. It will also explore the creation of a community & ecosystem around POWER9 acceleration technology for academics and industry practitioners.

Keynote talks:
1) University Keynote: Prof. Wen Mei-Hwu (University of Illinois and Urbana Champaign)
“C3SR Cloud Tools and Libraries for Exploiting Heterogeneous Cognitive Computing Systems”
2) Industry Keynote: Steve Fields (IBM Fellow)
“Systems Design: IBM Power9 and Beyond”

Workshop program is available on the event web site.

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, IBM Systems
Peter Hofstee, IBM Research
Ganesan Narayanasamy, IBM Systems