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What happened at the LPGPU2 Hackathon? Find out here!

In August the LPGPU2 consortium met for a hackathon in Berlin. Codeplay Software Ltd kindly recorded and edited a video with some of the highlights. Find out more about what we achieved at the Hackathon and the LPGPU2 project in general:

Ben Juurlink presents LPGPU2 research results at ScalPerf workshop

Ben Juurlink has been invited to the ScalPerf workshop to present recent research results. The ScalPerf’17 workshop is held in Bertinoro, Italy from September 17 to September 22 and this 15th edition focuses on “Storage and Memory Issues in Computing Systems.” Ben Juurlink will present the work “E²MC: Entropy Encoding Based Memory Compression for GPUs” which has been carried out in the context of the LPGPU2 project and which has been previously presented at the IPDPS conference.

New Starter at Samsung

Luke West is a scientific software developer with a background in applied mathematics spanning Engineering Simulation, Oil and Gas applications and Climate Science. He is rarely seen far from graphics, however, as much of his day to day work has been concerned with the visualisation of various types of scientific data: satellite measurements of sea-surface height for storm surge prediction, for example, or particle track animation methods for simulating oil-slicks. Luke also built a tool for 3D visualisation of millennium-scale climate predictions for investigating the ocean’s impact on global warming.


Luke also has a long-term interest in High Performance Computing, and says he watched with great interest as the emphasis shifted from flops-per-second to flops per Watt. Now he is looking forward to coding closer to the metal than ever before with the LPGPU2 Tools team at Samsung where he will be working on diverse applications to test and challenge the LPGPU profiler to its limits.


Spin Digital participating at the QLED and HDR10+ Summit at IFA Berlin

IFA SummitSpin Digital is participating at the QLED & HDR10+ Summit at IFA 2017 event that takes places in Berlin on Sept 1st.

This event is focused on emerging display technologies including Quantum Dot, HDR and Wide Color Gamut. Organized by Insight Media and sponsored by Samsung, the Summit is a meeting for industry specialists working on the latest video technologies.

Spin Digital HEVC Media Player and encoder include support for High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut, and Spin Digital is working with several partners in the media industry for having complete workflows for next generation UHD video. Read more »

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Spin Digital at IBC 2017

Spin Digital at IBC 2017Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH (Spin Digital) will present at IBC 2017 a new generation of its advanced HEVC/H.265 software solution for ultra-high definition video. A demonstration will be presented from September 15-19 at the Amsterdam RAI at Hall 1 Booth 1.F11.

Spin Digital is going to present a new version of its media player, capable of processing very high quality HEVC/H.265 video including 8K at 120 fps. Additional software optimizations allow to reach even higher performance (higher bitrate) or be able to process 8K using smaller, lower power computing systems. Read more »

LPGPU2 Hackathon in Berlin

On the 22nd and 23rd of August, members of the LPGPU2 consortium held their first hackathon in Berlin with the aim of integrating different parts of the LPGPU2 tool suite, discussing project progress and refining plans for the upcoming tasks and deliverables. The event intermingled many coding sessions with several discussion/ planning sessions.

F2F Video Interviews #9: Ignacio Aransay Think Silicon

Ignacio talks low power GPU’s, Think Silicon and his hopes for the project:


F2F Video Interviews #8: Sergio Sanz Spin Digital

Sergio Sanz describes the unique capabilities that Spin Digital has, what they bring to the LPGPU2 project and how they hope to see the developed components utilized by the community:


PEGPUM 2018 workshop proposal accepted

The 6th LPGPU2 Workshop on Power-Efficient GPU and Many-core Computing has been accepted by the HiPEAC 2018 organization committee as a full day workshop. The workshop will consists of a mix of (a) presentations of short papers submitted in response to the call for papers and reviewed by the organizers, (b) presentations of LPGPU2 consortium members of project results, (c) demonstrations and short tutorials by LPGPU2 consortium members on how to use the tools developed in the LPGPU2 project, and (d) one invited talk by a key person from the mobile or high-performance GPU industry. The organizers and PC members are Ben Juurlink from TU Berlin, Germany, Jan Lucas from TU Berlin, Germany, Martyn Bliss from Samsung Research UK, Georgios Keramides from Think Silicon Ltd, Greece, Henk Corporaal from TU Eindhoven, Netherlands, Paul Keir from University of the West of Scotland, UK, and Ana Lucia Varbanescu from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The HiPEAC 2018 conference will take place in Manchester, UK.

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