BLIS Retreat

Preliminary Program

Thursday Sept. 5

Morning POB 2.402
8:30-9:00 Breakfast (Outside POB 2.402)
9:00-9:05 Welcome Robert van de Geijn
9:05-10:00 BLIS overview SLIDES Field Van Zee
10:00-10:20 Parallelizing BLIS SLIDES Tyler Smith
10:20-11:00 Break (POB 2.402)
11:00-11:30 Developing low-level assembly kernels with Peach-Py SLIDES Marat Dukhan
11:30-11:50 BLIS as a Research Vehicle SLIDES Bryan Marker
11:50-12:10 Porting BLIS to new architectures. Early experiences SLIDES Francisco Igual

Lunch (GDC 6.302 - Computer Science Faculty Lounge)

Afternoon Various rooms GDC fifth floor, south building
1:30-4:30 Hands-on experience with BLIS on your favorite architecture (you will have a chance to work with those who have tried it, in small groups.)
Materials Octave script example
3:00 Break (5th floor south, kitchen area)
4:30-5:00 BLIS: Moving forward (Robert van de Geijn)
5:00- John suggests we visit Gabriel's Cafe at the AT&T Center (Sorry, can't charge that to a grant...)

Friday Sept. 6

Morning POB 2.402
8:30-9:00 Breakfast (Outside POB 2.402)
9:00-9:30 Effective Methods for Propagating the Schroedinger Equation in Time SLIDES Barry Schneider
9:30-10:00 Distributed Contraction of Symmetric Tensors Saday Sadayappan
10:00-10:20 When all you have is linear algebra, everything looks like a matrix SLIDES Devin Matthews
10:20-11:00 Break (POB 2.402)
11:00-11:20 Optimizing the inner kernel: a low power, high performance core for matrix computations SLIDES Ardavan Pedram
11:20-11:50 Performance Modeling for DLA Kernels SLIDES Elmar Peise
11:50-12:10 Discussion of requirements for the BLIS Fortran interface(s) MATERIALS Jeff Hammond

Lunch (GDC 6.302 - Computer Science Faculty Lounge)

Afternoon POB 2.402
1:30-1:50 Compositional Parallelism: How? Tim Mattson
1:50-2:10 Lessons from a parallel sparse direct solver with multilevel scheduling SLIDES Kyungjoo Kim
2:10-2:40 Performance-portable kernels in OpenCL: Lessons learned Karl Rupp
2:40-3:10 CANCELLED Greg Henry
3:10-4:30 Discussion/Coffee (POB 2.402)
4:30 Wrapup