Exploring the Future of Computing Systems at HiPEAC19

January 15, 2019

GHENT, Belgium, Jan. 15, 2019 — Taking place in Valencia on 21-23 January, this year’s HiPEAC conference is an unmissable event for anyone interested in the future of computing systems. In light of the inevitable end of Moore’s Law, all aspects of the computing stack are under scrutiny, with no one clear path emerging. Bringing together academics and industry members from many different disciplines, HiPEAC showcases the research that will ensure the continued success of tomorrow’s computing systems.

‘We are delighted to welcome the HiPEAC conference to Valencia, which is not only a popular tourist destination but also a growing technology hub where old and new blend seamlessly,’ says Professor José Duato, Universitat Politècnica de València. ‘The conference offers an excellent opportunity to discuss pressing themes – such as technologies for artificial intelligence – with international colleagues representing a wide range of disciplines.’

‘Computing is a commodity upon which we all rely. However, we can’t take the stratospheric progress of the last 50 years for granted,’ says HiPEAC coordinator Professor Koen De Bosschere (Ghent University). ‘The HiPEAC conference, our flagship networking event, is the perfect opportunity for researchers and industry representatives to get out of their silos and define the systems of tomorrow.’

This year’s high-profile keynote speakers will cover three highly distinct and timely topics. Monica Lam (Stanford University) will explore how today’s virtual assistants are leading a revolution in how we interact with computers but may pose a threat to the open web, Cadence and Synopsys founder Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli (University of California, Berkeley) will chart his dazzling journey from research to billion-dollar companies, while Koen Bertels (Delft University of Technology) will delve into the fascinating world of quantum computing.

The conference will see the launch of the 2019 HiPEAC Vision, which will form the topic of a dedicatedroadmapping session in collaboration with ETP4HPC. Hot on the heels of the HiPEAC Technology Transfer Awards, it also draws upon HiPEAC’s strong partnerships with innovation initiatives in Europe to promote the transfer of emerging technologies to industry, for example through the TISU workshop.

Additional highlights include:

  • The first edition of EDLA, the workshop on emerging deep learning accelerators, probing an area which is becoming increasingly important for smart devices at the edge.
  • RISC-V tutorial from the people who brought you PULP, the Parallel Ultra Low Power Platform, exploring this increasingly popular open-source instruction set architecture.
  • workshop and tutorial on the European Union-funded TULIPP platform, providing high-performance image processing in a small, low-power package for compelling applications in the medical and transportation fields.
  • The latest in high-performance computing and exascale developments in Europe, from hardware and networking to programmability.

As usual, HiPEAC will offer HiPEAC Jobs careers support to help promote the most challenging jobs in computing systems within the HiPEAC community. Following the success of last year’s debut, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) student day on 22 January will offer students the chance to get involved with the vibrant HiPEAC network and inspire them to continue their careers in the field.

Once again, the biggest international names in technology, including DeepMind, Arm, Atos and Xilinx, not to mention a host of innovative computing start-ups and scale-ups, have shown their confidence in HiPEAC by generously supporting the conference. For the full list, see the HiPEAC website.

View the programme on the HiPEAC19 website – note that you can filter sessions by smart application area and/or technology focus: hipeac.net/2019/valencia/#/schedule

About HiPEAC

Since 2004, the HiPEAC (High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation) project has provided a hub for European researchers in computing systems; today, its network, the biggest of its kind in the world, numbers around 2000 specialists. The project offers training, mobility support and dissemination and recruitment services, along with numerous networking facilities to its members. The latest incarnation of the project, HiPEAC 5, began on 1 December 2017 and is delivered by 13 partners, led by Ghent University. It is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 779656. 

HiPEAC organizes four networking events per year: the HiPEAC conference, two Computing Systems Weeks and a summer school. The HiPEAC conference attracts around 600 participants, and the 2019 edition is organized by the University of Valencia. The following organizations are generously  supporting the conference: DeepMind, Arm, Monet DB, Robocoast, Vineyard, TULIPP, Atos, Cerebras, Cleopa, dividiti, Embedded Computing Specialists, Loba, ho-COMPUTER, HPC Now!, Springer, Stream HPC, Thales, Xilinx and the Universitat Politècnica de València.


Source: HiPEAC

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