Prof. Ben Juurlink from TUB attended the 20th International Software and Compilers for Embedded Systems (SCOPES) workshop which was held from the 12th June to 13th of June at Sankt Goar, Germany. Prof. Juurlink presented a paper titled “The LPGPU2 Project – Low-Power Parallel Computing on GPUs”. He also gave updates on the work performed by the consortium and promoted the LPGPU2 project to a distinguished audience, raising awareness about project’s outcomes and boosting its future impact.

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Visualizing CPU (ARM) assembly and performance counters!

LPGPU2 tool extended to visualize CPU (ARM) performance counters, as well as the arm assembly on a Xilinx ZC702 APSoC running Android 6.0 in which Nema GPUs are used as image composition engines:

New starter at Samsung!

Julian Graduated from Manchester University with an MSc in Digital Design following on from an Electronics Engineering degree in Edinburgh University. He initially worked in the professional audio sector developing one of the first generations of DSP mixing consoles. From there has worked in various industry areas such as semiconductor, consumer, STB, automotive, telecoms where has been involved in hardware, firmware and embedded software development. Has a history of working closely to hardware layers such as driver development, device bring-up and stack interface. More recently has been working with NFC (kernel driver development), system vulnerabilities and camera subsystem on an Android based Qualcomm platform(with proprietary ISP) to achieve performance optimisations.

He will help support Martyn and the LPGPU2 team by working on extending and solidifying the implementation of the Host and Target components.

In his spare time enjoys travelling, thrash metal and has an interest in pretty much anything with an engine and wheels – he is a keen biker.

LPGPU2 at ISC High Performance 2017

Jan Lucas from TUB represented LPGPU2 at ISC High Performance conference which was held from 18th June – 22nd June at Frankfurt, Germany.  Jan demonstrated the power measurement testbed developed by TUB for LPGPU2 and gave an update of the research performed by the consortium at the HiPEAC booth on 19th of June.

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Spin Digital presented an 8K demo at After NAB in Tokyo

Spin Digital presented an 8K HEVC video playback demonstration at After NAB 2017 that took place from June 1st to June 2nd 23rd 2017 at the Akihabara UDX Center in Tokyo. ELSA Booth.

Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 software media player is capable of reproducing ultra-high quality 8K at 60 frames per second with support for Wide Color Gamut. A new 8K monitor, kindly provided by from Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., that supports the BT.2020 color space for Wide Color Gamut was used to showcase ultra-high quality 8K video content.

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Capturing and visualizing CPU (ARM) performance counters!

LPGPU2 tool extended to capture and visualize CPU (ARM) performance counters on a Xilinx ZC702 APSoC running Android 6.0 in which Nema GPUs are used as image composition engines:

LPGPU2 will be attending ISC’17

LPGPU2 will be attending the annual ISC High Performance Conference on Sunday 18th June – Thursday 22nd June, Frankfurt, Germany. Representing LPGPU2 at this year’s conference will be Prof. Ben Juurlink, Professor for Embedded Systems Architectures, TU Berlin & Jan-Lucas, TU Berlin. Prof Ben Juurlink will be giving an update on the LPGPU2 Project at the HiPEAC Booth on Monday 19th June – 15.00pm – 20.00pm.
‘Power efficiency is increasingly important for modern embedded and real-time systems. Heterogeneous systems featuring Multicores, GPUs and FPGAs provide the opportunity to achieve low power consumption. There are several projects within Horizon 2020 that deal with these challenges. LPGPU2 assists the application developer in creating software for low-power GPUs. The project addresses all aspects of performance and power analysis, from hardware power and performance counters, a framework that processes and visualizes performance and power data, to applications. The scientific approach of these projects focuses on modern embedded systems that combine heterogeneity, power efficiency and real-time features. This workshop is a first step towards a closer cooperation between these Horizon 2020 projects’.
ISC High Performance is recognized internationally for its strength in bringing together different academic and commercial disciplines to share knowledge in the field of high performance computing. With our first event dating back over 30 years, we’ve created a community spanning the globe. Over that period, we have welcomed attendees from over 80 countries, which has made ISC a highly diverse event.
But in other aspects our community is less diverse, especially with regards to gender. Women remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce, including that of HPC. This also is apparent at conferences like ISC, where only 10 to 15 percent of attendees are women. To help females who do work in our industry have a stronger representation at community gatherings, we have appointed STFC Hartree Centre’s Alison Kennedy as ISC 2017 Diversity Chair and introduced specific goals to increase gender diversity in our conference program. More on the conference can be found here: http://www.isc-hpc.com/diversity.html
We are always delighted to speak with anyone attending the event who is interested in what we are doing, so if you are attending, please come and say “hello”. Keep up to date on what we’ve been up to through – http://lpgpu.org/wp/ or you can also follow us on social media – sruklpgpu2 or through our YouTube channel – lpgpu2

TUB at IPDPS 2017

Sohan Lal from TU Berlin attended 31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) which was held from 29th May to 02 June at Orlando, Florida, USA. Sohan presented paper “E²MC: Entropy Encoding Based Memory Compression for GPUs” which is authored by Sohan Lal, Jan Lucas and Ben Juurlink.

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LPGPU2 F2F concludes after another successful meeting

The LPGPU2 attendees took time out from the busy schedule in order to pose for a quick picture.

LPGPU2 Face to Face Meeting in Staines!

Today members of the LPGPU2 consortium will meet at Samsung in Staines to discuss current progress and refine plans for the upcoming tasks and deliverables.



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