Participants from around the country and the world spent five days with graphics processing unit (GPU) programming experts to accelerate scientific applications spanning the fields of high-energy physics, astrophysics, chemistry, biology, machine learning, and geoscience.
At last month's GNU Tools Cauldron was an update on the Radeon GCN back-end state for the GCC compiler, which is likely to see more code land around year's end.
Staff members at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), recently gave talks at the 2019 OpenACC Annual Meeting in Kobe, Japan, describing advances in HPC using the standard and the opportunities facing API developers today.
Hackathons lead to speedups, increased efficiency for industry
The ability to simulate turbulent phenomena using high-performance computing (HPC) can provide industry with important insights for efficient engine design. Second only to the ability to perform these critical simulations is the speed at which they run. If a company can run a model more quickly, the number of possible design iterations increases, ultimately leading to a better end design.