July 2020


IXPUG July 2020 Newsletter

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We welcome your participation in the IXPUG Annual Conference 2020. You are invited to join Intel and industry experts from around the world as we gather virtually to share results, lessons learned, and future plans. We want to hear from you! More information at the links below.

Call for presentations deadline: August 1, 2020 via EasyChair

Conference dates: October 13–16, 2020

Location: Online, virtually hosted by TACC

Event details: https://www.ixpug.org/ixpug-2020


  • Many of the ISC Digital 2020 presentations are now available to view on YouTube, including the Intel special presentation “Advancing HPC: The XPU Era” by Trish Damkroger, VP and GM of the High Performance Computing organization in the Data Platforms Group at Intel Corporation.
  • The Intel HPC + AI Pavilion is a virtual content hub containing podcasts, tech talks, and more on recent advancements including the HPC community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Looking for presentations from our past Workshops, Meetings, and BOFs? Check the IXPUG Resources page for a searchable repository of slides and recordings from all of our events.

Webinars and Podcasts

  • “Migrating Your Existing CUDA Code to DPC++” – learn from Edward Mascarenhas, Senior Strategic Planner in the Intel Architecture, Graphics and Software organization and Sunny Gogar, Software Applications Engineer at Intel, about best practices for using a one-time migration tool that migrates CUDA applications into standards-based Data Parallel C++ (DPC++) code. Includes overview, real world examples, and demo of migration steps.
  • “A Shift to Modern C++ Programming Models” – Alice Chan, VP and GM of Compiler Engineering at Intel, and Hal Finkel, Lead for Compiler Technology and Programming Languages at Argonne National Lab, discuss the shift to modern C++ programming models, the cross-industry oneAPI initiative, DPC++, and the need for portable performance.
  • Through organic adoption, Python is the number one language among developers in data science and machine learning. In “Bridging Performance Abstraction Layers in Data Science” Peter Wang, CEO and Co-Founder of Anaconda, and David Liu, AI Solutions Engineer at Intel, talk about the latest advancements in hardware and software, accessibility to developers, and bridging multiple layers of abstraction. This energetic conversation between two data science experts also explores collaboration on building a low-power, high-performance data science stack, democratization of data literacy, and the future of Python.


  • IXPUG is an independent users group whose mission is to provide a forum for the free exchange of information that enhances the usability and efficiency of scientific and technical applications running on HPC, AI, and data analytics systems using advanced Intel technologies. IXPUG is administered by representatives of member sites that operate large Intel-based HPC systems.
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