Engineer, Heidelberg University Computing Center
Principal engineer, Intel
Open standards underpin the future of heterogeneous programming, and as principal engineer Jeff Hammond points out, SYCL has proven in many ways that “standards don’t cost you a thing and you get portability.” A modern C++ language, SYCL has demonstrated amazing growth and now boasts four implementations—ComputeCpp, triSYCL, hipSYCL, and DPC++. hipSYCL creator Aksel Alpay explains some of the differences between these implementations, and how hipSYCL is evolving to incorporate DPC++ features that contributed to the SYCL 2020 specification, including unified shared memory (USM), reductions, group algorithms, and subgroups. The two also delve into a discussion of buffers and accessors, and Aksel debunks a few myths around hipSYCL.
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