Author Archives: Martyn Bliss

TUB PPR Demo Video Now Available!

TUB have recorded an excellent video of the demos that they presented at the PPR in Brussels (May 2017).

 

First OpenCL application captured!

Today we performed the first capture of an OpenCL application from the LPGPU2 tooling running on a Samsung phone:

This is a big step forward in functionality and we will continue to broaden our API support as we move forwards.

Samsung adds a new team member!

Alistair has been a software engineer for almost 20 years. After graduating from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, Alistair started working for a Games company in Gateshead. One project he worked on was “Le Mans 24 hours” racing game, which used a lot of code written by Codeplay’s Andrew Richards! Alistair then moved to working at 3Dlabs, validating their graphics hardware before moving into the media team, writing video codec drivers. Following this, Alistair worked at Intel on several GPU based projects, from Android and Windows codec drivers, to capturing graphics hardware state on OSX. Alistair has now joined the LPGPU2 Team at Samsung.

Alistair will be working on extending the supported API’s across the supported platforms and whatever else Martyn asks him too.

 His interests are: travelling, gardening, classic cars (if only the garage was bigger!) and music (collecting vinyl, and gigging).

 

LPGPU2 On…. Science

Katerina from Think Silicon shares this interesting article:

Science – A caterpillar that eats and digests plastic

There was a recent discovery that could potentially have a great impact on the environmental problem of plastic. A bee hive parasite, that naturally digest bee wax, is found to also digest plastic with a phenomenon rate. In 12 hours the 100 wax moths had eaten 92 milligrams of plastics. Of course more study should be done, possibly to identify the ensume that helps the moth to break up the chemical bonds of the polyethylene molecules.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39694553

LPGPU2 team have successful review!

On May 11th 2017 the LPGPU2 consortium went to Brussels for the half way review of the LPGPU2 project. This is a very important milestone and allows the EU to assess the work that has been done to date and the future plans of the consortium.

We had a very successful outcome with all deliverables being accepted as is. This is a very solid foundation for the consortium to build from as we move into the latter half of the project.

Congratulations Team!

 

LPGPU2 Paper submitted to SCOPES 2017

Ben Juurlink (TUB), Jan Lucas (TUB), Nadjib Mammeri (TUB), Martyn Bliss (SAMS), Georgios Keramides (THINK), Chrysa Kokkala (THINK) and Andrew Richards (CODE) have written a paper describing the LPGPU2 project and submitted it to SCOPES 2017. For more information please visit: (http://www.scopesconf.org/scopes-17/)

 

Another new video! – Capture of an AR application

A quick look at Samsung testing the data capture infrastructure on a more CPU intensive application:

 

 

Bumper video day on the YouTube channel

In the midst of preparing demo’s Samsung have been busy recording their efforts. Please take a look at the LPGPU2 YouTube channel and our latest 3 videos showcasing the tools running on 3 different apps:

 

Update on Prof. Ben Juurlink’s Program Committee Memberships

LPGPU2 Project Coordinator Prof. Ben Juurlink, head of the AES research group at TU Berlin, is currently a member of several program committees:

Getting to know….Codeplay

Codeplay is internationally recognized for expertise in Heterogeneous Systems, and has many years of experience in the development of Compilers, Runtimes, Debuggers, Test Systems, and other specialized tools. Codeplay has delivered standards-compliant systems for some of the largest semiconductor companies in the world, focusing specifically on high-performance heterogeneous processor solutions for CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs and other specialized imaging and vision processors. Working within The Khronos™ Group to define new open standards such as OpenCL™, SPIR™, SYCL™, and Vulkan™, and leading the creation of new System Runtime and Tools standards through the HSA Foundation, Codeplay has earned a reputation as one of the leaders in compute systems.

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