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The Third OpenSPL Summer School

The Third OpenSPL Summer School: Tutorial Schedule
12-15 July 2016

Huxley Building, Imperial College London

Tutorial Schedule

12 July, Tuesday: Using and Understanding Data Flow Engines
09:45 - 10:00 Registration: Huxley Building Reception Area
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote - Wayne Luk, Imperial College, Computing: Reconfigurable acceleration of earth system modelling
11:00 - 12:00 Using and Understanding Data Flow Engines (DFEs): Introduction
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 DFE Skins and Interfaces
13:30 - 14:00 Performance Estimation Basics
14:00 - 17:00 Practical Session: Using a Correlation DFE

13 July, Wednesday: Programming Data Flow Engines
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote - Michaela Blott, Xilinx: Characterization and benchmarking applications on today’s FPGAs
11:00 - 12:00 Programming Data Flow Engines: The Basics
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Programming Data Flow Engines: Advanced Techniques
14:00 - 17:00 Practical Session: Modifying a Classification DFE

14 July, Thursday: Optimising Data Flow Engines
10:00 - 11:00 Loops and Transformations in Space
11:00 - 12:00 Spatial Arithmetic
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Keynote – Alan Heavens and Niall Jeffrey, Imperial College, Astrophysics: Determining 100,000 model parameters in cosmology: prospects with DFEs
14:00 - 17:00 Practical Session: DFE for Linear Regression

15 July, Friday: Creating High-Throughput Data Flow Engines
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote - Sioni Summers, Imperial College, High Energy Physics: High-Energy Physics with DFEs
11:00 - 11:30 The Third Dimension of OpenSPL
11:30 - 12:00 DFE Debug and Performance Optimisations
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 Keynote – Stephen Jeffress, University of Oxford, Atmospheric Physics: Bitwise information decay in chaotic models
13:30 - 14:00 Porting CPU Software to DFEs
14:00 - 17:00 Practical Session: Matrix Multiplication