As the impact of heterogeneous computing is rapidly increasing, innovative architectures, algorithms, and specialised programming environments and tools are needed to efficiently use mixed and diversified parallel architectures. One of the major challenges to exploit their benefits, in data centric and emerging domains, is the complexity in designing and maintaining a software stack that can deliver such benefits. Developers need to fully understand the characteristics of different hardware configurations and software systems, as well as consider additional factors such as performance, security mixed-criticality and power consumption resulting from the heterogeneous system.

The alliance annual workshop intended to foster academics, industries and EU funded projects venue to discuss ideas, share results and innovate in all theoretical and practical aspects of heterogeneous computing such as Heterogeneous architectures, parallel and distributed systems; programming models; middleware and runtime systems; modelling and optimisation; Applications on heterogeneous systems, including case studies.

In the context of HIPEAC conference, the Heterogeneity Alliance organized its annual workshop on 20th January 2021. This year there was a previous call for papers for populating of content the workshop. The workshop was a success in terms of content and attendance. Seven speakers from industry and academia were providing their views and research on architecture, orchestration, modelling, simulation and energy efficiency in heterogeneous environments. The session was recorded, so you can watch it again in the provided link. Thanks to all presenters and attendees. See you next year at HIPEAC!

Monday, January 20, 2020