04
    10
    2018

    OpenACC at GTC 2018

    GTC this year was overwhelming in size and dazzled with innovations. If you haven’t experienced the conference yet, we highly recommend you to check it out - the amount of information pouring through talks, tutorials, demos, panels, posters, startup showcases is just hard to imagine. You’ll find all you need for starting or optimizing your Deep Learning or HPC project on GPUs. 

    Author

    Julia Levites
    Julia Levites, OpenACC.org Marketing Chair
    03
    16
    2018

    What’s new in OpenACC 2.6?

    Everyone is in a hurry today. And why not? We have CPU’s with more cores than ever and we have GPU’s with over 5,000 cores. The way to use these cores is to expose parallelism in our code. By doing that we can run faster (I don’t believe anyone has ever asked for less performance). One of the best ways to do this is to use OpenACC. OpenACC is great because it is simple to use (just “comments” in your code), allows the user to have control over the parallelization, and is portable.

    Author

    What’s new in OpenACC 2.6?
    Jeff Layton, Senior Solution Architect, NVIDIA