SYCL* 2021 Vendor Update

Learn about current plans and support status for SYCL* and the most recent news about DPC++, SYCL, ComputeCpp, DPC++ for NVIDIA GPUs, and hipSYCL. Hear what the experts have to say:

  • Steffen Larsen and Peter Zuzek talk about DPC++ for NVIDIA GPUs and ComputeCpp
  • Ronan Keryell from Xilinx discusses Khronos SYCL SPEC
  • Igor Vorobtsov from Intel reviews DPC++
  • Aksel Alpay from the University of Heidelberg addresses hipSYCL



Peter Zuzek is a senior software engineer at Codeplay where he has worked on the ComputeCpp runtime. He is the lead of the SYCL-ECO team responsible for maintaining ComputeCpp and providing support for customer and open-source SYCL projects. He has also contributed to the SYCL 1.2.1 and SYCL 2020 specifications and continues to be involved in the SYCL Working Group in Khronos.

Steffen Larsen, staff software engineer at Codeplay, has been working on DPC++ for CUDA since early in its development. With SYCL 2020 released and interest for SYCL on the rise, Steffen and his team at Codeplay are working to bring SYCL 2020 feature support to DPC++ for CUDA as they are implemented in DPC++

Ronan Keryell is principal software engineer at Xilinx Research Labs. He works on programming models based on SYCL C++ for heterogeneous systems like FPGAs and CGRAs. He is the specification editor of the SYCL standard, member of the SYCL, SPIR, & OpenCL™ standard committees from Khronos Group & ISO C++ committee. Ronan Keryell received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Computer Science in 1992 from École Normale Supérieure of Paris & University of Paris Sud (France) on the design of a massively parallel RISC-based VLIW-SIMD graphics computer and its programming environment.

Igor Vorobtsov has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of C/C++ and Intel® Fortran compilers, application tuning, and developer support. Igor earned a MS degree in Applied Mathematics. Since joining Intel in 2008, Igor has worked as a technical consulting engineer supporting software developers throughout EMEA region. Igor has a broad array of application experience, including enterprise applications and high-performance computing environments.

Aksel Alpay is a researcher and software engineer from Heidelberg University where he works on high-performance computing topics. In particular, he is the creator and lead developer of the hipSYCL implementation, and also engages within the Khronos SYCL working group to advance the language.

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