Modern Code for Intel Xeon Phi Processors

This series of 45-minute webinars was presented by Colfax International in collaboration with Intel in 2016.

 

► Part 1 | ► Part 2 | ► Part 3

1. Strategies for Multi-Threading on Intel Xeon Phi Processors

Practical recipes for optimizing performance in multi-threaded computational applications on Intel Xeon Phi processors. Presentation covers common issues with thread parallelism: excessive synchronization, false sharing, insufficient iteration space size, and methods for overcoming these issues: parallel reduction, data padding, strip-mining and loop collapse, and nested parallelism.

► Click to watch recording (45 min) – this webinar aired September 28, 2016
Slides:  Colfax_Modern_Code_Webinar_01.pdf (5 MB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log In.

2. Fine-Tuning Vectorization on Intel Xeon Phi Processors

Vectorization of computational applications on Intel Xeon Phi processors. Covers automatic vectorization essentials and the toolkit for advanced tuning of vectorization performance, including compiler directives, data container optimization, and language extensions for expression of data parallelism.

► Click to watch recording (45 min) – this webinar aired December 8, 2016
Slides:  Colfax_Modern_Code_Webinar_02.pdf (4 MB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log In.

3. Controlling Memory Traffic on Intel Xeon Phi Processors

Overview of two aspects of memory traffic tuning in computational applications on Intel Xeon Phi processors: maximizing cache utilization, and streamlining access to the main memory. Presentation covers programming techniques for data locality improvement in loops: permutation, fusion, tiling; and recipes for optimizing memory bandwidth: unit-stride access, thread affinity settings, and allocation in high-bandwidth memory (HBM) using programmatic and automatic approaches.

► Click to watch recording (45 min) – this webinar aired December 13, 2016
Slides:  Colfax_Modern_Code_Webinar_03.pdf (5 MB) — this file is available only to registered users. Register or Log In.

1 Comment on Modern Code for Intel Xeon Phi Processors

  1. The presenter is awesome! Very effective presentation. Loved the way the concepts were explained.