A Comparison of Programming Models with SYCL

2020 SYCL Summer Session

Date: 2 September 2020 at 16:00

Location: Online

In the Exascale era, high-performance scientific codes will be required to run on both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems made from hardware from different vendors. The supercomputers are constructed from CPUs with lots of cores, and in many cases with multiple GPUs accelerators. Having a parallel programming model to support all these systems is key to having a code that is flexible and performance portable. In this talk, I’ll show the similarities and differences of implementing some simple typical computational patterns in three heterogeneous parallel programming models: OpenCL, OpenMP and SYCL. I’ll show performance results for each on a range of hardware from different vendors, focussing on performance portability.