OpenCL Training with Colfax and Acceleware

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Khronos Event
January 17-21, 2011
Colfax Intl. Sunnyvale, CA

Run Electromagnetic Simulations 10x - 50x Faster

Your Trainer

Chris Mason - Acceleware Product Manager

Chris is the product manager for the linear algebra solver product line at Acceleware. He has been responsible for the successful launch of Acceleware products used by companies world-wide. His previous experience includes parallelization of algorithms on digital signal processors (DSPs) for cellular phones and base stations.

Chris has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Mon-Thu: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (incl. 1 hour lunch)

Fri: 9:00AM – 12:00PM


Day 1:

  • Lecture: Overview of GPU Computing
  • Hands-on-Exercise: Memory Allocation and Memory Transfers
  • Lecture: Data-Parallel Architectures and the CUDA Programming Model
  • Hands-on-Exercise: Simple Kernels
  • Lecture: The CUDA Memory Model & Thread Cooperation
  • Hands-on-Exercise: Shared Memory and Constant Memory

Day 2:

  • Lecture and Hands-on-Exercise: Textures
  • Lecture and Hands-on-Exercise: Asynchronous Operations
  • Lecture: Other GPU Features
  • Lecture: Libraries
  • Lecture: Debugging GPU Programs
  • Hands-on-Exercise: Debugging Tools and Techniques

Day 3:

  • Lecture: Introduction to Optimization
  • Hands-on-Exercise: Arithmetic Optimization
  • Lecture: Resource Management, Latency and Occupancy
  • Lecture and Hands-onExercise: Memory Performance Optimizations

Day 4 & 5:

  • More Hands-on-Exercises: Building GPU Prototypes and Specific client applications
  • Running on servers and clusters