The workshop objective focused on presenting the vision and activities of the Heterogeneity Alliance promoted by several EU projects and organizations. The Alliance aims to join forces around heterogeneity challenges.
The workshop objective was to present the vision and activities of the Heterogeneity Alliance promoted by several EU projects and organizations. The Alliance is aiming at joining forces around heterogeneity challenges. The workshop aimed at attracting new members for the Alliance and to validate with HIPEAC community the initiative and the produced results so far. Among the presented activities, the Alliance highlighted the publication of a book about the challenges of heterogeneity and the next publication of a Manifesto about how the future of heterogeneous computing is foreseen.
In the morning session, after the welcome a keynote by Michael O´Boyle (Univ. of Edinburgh) about new ways of tackling heterogeneity using constraints and program synthesis was presented. Later, after an animated and fruitful discussion with the audience, there was a presentation about the Alliance and its activites by Clara Pezuela (Atos).
Following, at the panel session the heterogeneous challenges were analyzed, presenting the current approach and a future path for research in different aspects of heterogeneous systems (programming, architectures and data locality) represented by the three invited speakers: Yannis Papaefstathiou (EXAPSYS), Michel Steuwer (University of Glasgow) and Didem Unat (Koç University).
In afternoon session, a working session about four working groups in the Alliance was developed. Karim Djemame (Univ Leeds) and Juan Fumero (Univ. Manchester) introduced the objectives, status and roadmap for the WGs and discussed with the audience potential approaches to complete the pending work.
We thank all people attending the workshop and all Alliance members who partcipated in its organization!