SYCL 2020 Launches with New Name, New Features, and High Ambition
Feb. 9, 2021

The Khronos Group today formally launched SYCL 2020, the parallel programming framework based on IS0 standard C++ that has been gaining traction in HPC and will, for example, be supported on the forthcoming exascale supercomputer Aurora (ANL) and pre-exascale system Perlmutter (NERSC/LBNL). SYCL 2020 builds on the functionality of SYCL 1.2.1. adding 40-plus new features and introduces a new naming convention based on the year. SYCL 2020 is based on C++17.