An Overview of Aurora's Hardware and Software

Olivier Franza, Intel
James Reinders, Intel
Cristina Beldica, Intel
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Join us on June 21 for a webinar that will provide the latest updates on Aurora’s hardware architecture and software. Speakers from Intel will cover an array of topics related to Aurora hardware, Intel Ponte Vecchio (commonly referred to as PVC), software stack availability, and oneAPI.

OneAPI is a project with the goal of supporting development of applications that can simultaneously utilize all compute devices in a system regardless of vendor or architecture. In this webinar, the speakers will also discuss OneAPI vision, its technology and open source projects, its role and impact in the industry, its new independence from Intel, Intel's continued support of the standard, and its relationship with SYCL.

Olivier Franza, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel.

James Reinders is an engineer at Intel, with parallel computing experience spanning four decades, focused on enabling parallel programming in a heterogeneous world. James is currently focused on the DPC++ project (SYCL for LLVM), and the oneAPI initiative (delivering APIs spanning compute devices of many types from many vendors). James is an author/co-author/editor of ten technical books related to parallel programming; his latest book is about SYCL (free download: He has had the great fortune to help make key contributions to two of the world's fastest computers (#1 on Top500 list) as well as many other supercomputers, and software developer tools. James consistently enjoys writing, teaching, programming, and consulting in areas related to parallel computing (HPC and AI).

Dr. Cristina Beldica is a Senior Director for HPC Software at Intel Corporation where she leads an organization responsible for delivering products that enable increased performance through parallelism for HPC and AI applications, such as Intel Message Passing Interface (Intel MPI), Open Fabrics Interfaces (OFI), Threading Building Blocks (TBB), Parallel STL and OpenMP runtimes. Cristina and her team are major contributors to oneAPI, a cross-industry, open, standards-based unified programming model aimed at increasing application performance and developer productivity through a common developer experience across accelerator architectures. Cristina is also the executive sponsor for developer software for Aurora, Intel's exascale system for the Argonne National Laboratory.