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December 6-8, 2021 | San Fransisco, CA + Virtual
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Monday, December 6 • 4:00pm - 4:10pm
Lightning Talk: Accelerating Real-World AI Software using the RISC-V Vector Extension - Colin Davidson & Alastair Murray, Codeplay Software

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Software developers and processor designers are looking to accelerate the latest AI and machine learning applications requiring parallel processing architectures. The RISC-V Vector (RVV) extension is a recent addition to the RISC-V ISA providing the basis for translating vector and scalar based computation onto parallel processor cores. RVV defines a way to accelerate AI computation, e.g., tensor datasets, in parallel on multi-core processors. However, the extension only defines the interface, and still needs to be implemented at the compiler level to enable the division of workload across different processors. This presentation will show how Codeplay has enabled neural network software algorithms to execute on the RVV extension with automatic vectorization; all using open standards including SYCL, and open-source software. We will explore the practical steps needed to implement RVV using a Spike simulator, the required software frameworks, libraries, and toolkits to bring together, and how to enable a complex application using a real-world neural network.

Speakers
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Alastair Murray

Vice President of Product Engineering, Codeplay Software Limited
Alastair is the VP of Product Engineering at Codeplay. He oversees the development of Codeplay's products, covering compilers and language runtimes for heterogeneous processors. He is also involved in the development of the OpenCL and SYCL open standards from Khronos.
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Colin Davidson

Principal Engineer, Codeplay
Colin Davidson is a Principal Software Engineer at Codeplay with over 20 years of broad experience in developing software for system on chip processors – working at all levels, from writing assembly to producing compilers to developing graphic drivers and toolchains. Prior to Codeplay... Read More →



Monday December 6, 2021 4:00pm - 4:10pm PST
Room 3004/3006
  Industry Targeted Solutions
  • Talk Type Virtual
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