LEAP 2013 Conference to Showcase the Latest Advances in the Application of Parallel Computing Technology on Low-Energy Mobile CPU/GPU, FPGA and Embedded Devices

Keynotes from ARM and Khronos to set the stage for world-class knowledge transfer around parallel computing on low-energy platforms

LONDON, England – 11th Mar 2013, LEAP, the first conference and networking event focused exclusively on the use of parallel computing technology on low-energy devices, today announced keynote speakers from Khronos and ARM will present at the conference and that pre-registration is now open for delegates.  LEAP 2013 takes place in London on May 21st – 22nd.

Low-Energy parallel computing is a new space, with new technologies, new applications, new opportunities and new issues to discuss. LEAP 2013 will give developers, researchers, engineers and technology managers the vital knowledge they need to understand, assess and exploit the benefits of using low-energy parallel computing technology across a broad range of low-power platforms, including; mobiles, tablets and all manner of embedded consumer, medical and industrial devices.

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Modern CPU and GPU architectures endorse parallelism as the route to achieve more performance and efficiency and to make new kinds of applications a reality on low-power platforms.” said Neil Trevett, president Khronos Group, OpenCL Chair and VP Mobile Content at NVIDIA and LEAP keynote speaker. “The evolution of OpenCL, Renderscript, CUDA and other APIs is helping to meet the growing demand for more accessible GFLOPS/mW. LEAP provides an ideal and timely opportunity for developers and suppliers to get together to learn from each other.

“Parallel compute is a fundamental enabler for enhanced user experiences and increased energy efficiency in mobile and consumer devices.” said Tim Lewis, co-organiser of LEAP. “It’s great to have keynotes from both Neil and Roberto Mijat of ARM to set the stage and help stimulate the discussion around exploiting this next evolution in mobile and low-energy computing.”

LEAP 2013 will include keynotes, technical and business presentations, research posters and workshops and will also provide networking opportunities and an “emerging solutions” forum to allow innovative startups to showcase new technologies.

LEAP provides a unique forum to bring together like-minded people who wish to explore the opportunities and challenges of this emerging technology to solve real-world problems” said Vincent Hendriksen of StreamComputing. “In addition to the world class keynotes and speakers I’m particularly excited about the networking opportunities that the event will provide.

Background

In addition to the many scientific, academic, industrial and financial use cases for high-performance computing, there is a wide variety of applications where the use of parallel programming techniques on low-energy CPUs, GPU and FPGAs can bring great benefits. Examples include: computational photography and computer vision, multimedia processing, stream data processing (deep packet inspection, antivirus, encryption, compression, and data analytics), UIs, voice and gesture recognition, physics, AI, ray tracing, modelling, augmented reality and many, many more.

About LEAP

LEAP 2013 is the place to learn about and share the latest advances in the use of high-performance parallel computing technology and on low-power mobile CPU, GPU and FPGA devices. LEAP provides a unique forum to bring together like-minded people who wish to explore the opportunities and challenges of this emerging technology to solve real-world problems.

 

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