IXPUG Europe Spring 2018


IXPUG Annual Spring Conference 2018

 Date: March 5-7, 2018


Location: CINECA head office in Bologna, Italy (via Magnanelli, 6/3 - 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna))




Event Description: The Intel Xeon Phi Users Group (IXPUG) is an active community led forum for sharing industry best practices, techniques, tools, etc. for maximizing efficiency on Intel platforms and products. This meeting will focus on all aspects of employing and adopting manycore processing technologies and techniques for optimal application execution.


Travel Details:

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·         Public Transportation: visit the CINECA website for public transportation recommendations.

·         Hotel Recommendations: nearby hotels suggestions can be found HERE

Call for Presentations: IXPUG welcomes submissions on innovative work from KNL users in academia, industry and government labs, describing original discoveries and experiences that will promote and prescribe efficient use of many-core and multicore systems. The authors of the best scored abstracts and draft presentations will be selected for a full 30 minute technical lecture; others may be offered an opportunity to present shorter 10-15 minute Lightning Talks.


Submission Guidelines: The abstract submission process opened on January 3, 2018 and will close on January 31, 2018. All submitters must upload presentations to the IXPUG EasyChair site. The final presentations are due on March 2, 2018 and the content should reflect the overall intent outlined in the abstract submission. Please be sure to focus your content on the approach that was taken, obstacles encountered, solutions developed and ultimate results. Feel free to include application results on multi-node configurations addressing KNL-specific features (e.g. use of MCDRAM)/performance tools exploitation will be prioritized.  You may wish to refer to presentations from previous events for appropriate elements.


Topics of interest are (but not limited to): sharing techniques in vectorization, memory, communications, thread and process management, multi-node application experiences, programming models, algorithms and methods, software environment and tools, benchmarking and profiling tools, visualization development, etc. 


Important dates: 

Abstract submissions open: January 3, 2018

Abstracts due: January 31, 2018 (AoE) 

Presenters notified: February 7, 2018 (AoE)

Final presentations: March 2, 2018 


Event Agendamore details will be posted upon completion of the abstract selection. Please see "Call for Presentations" section above for submission details. 

Day 1: Monday, March 5, 2018 - Welcome, Keynote, Technical Talks, Lightning Talks, etc.

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 Day 2: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Technical Talks, Lightning Talks, etc.

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 Day 3: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Technical Talks and Tutorials

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