VELOX Team provides hands-on introduction to Transactional Memory and the VELOX TM Stack

01/11/2010

Participants came from near and far to gain in-depth knowledge about the VELOX TM Stack during the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week  co-located with the Barcelona Multicore Workshop 2010 (presented by Microsoft Research, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and HiPEAC Project). VELOX Team members Adrián Cristal and Osman Unsal of Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain, Torvald Riegel of Technische Universitaet Dresden in Germany, Patrick Marlier of Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland and Martin Pohlack of Advanced Micro Devices GmbH in Germany presented tutorials on all aspects of the stack from the Applications layer through to the Compilers, Runtime and Hardware simulators. Integration engineer Javier Arias (BSC) assisted individuals in bringing up the reference stack on their own laptops which then allowed participants to experimenting with the VELOX Stack and with Transactional Memory in general in a hands-on session. The half day workshop included nearly 30 participants from European institutions such as the University of Manchester and from as far away as the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) Supercomputing Center.

Photos by: Ferad Zyulkyarov