Meeting at University of Saarbruecken, GermanyPictures from the meeting
Time and Place
Friday, November 6
10:30am - 5:00pm
Universität des Saarlandes
D - 66041 Saarbrücken
Campus E1.1, conference room 4.07
The meeting will be videotaped for TV by a camera team.
Parking lots are available in "Parkhaus Ost" on Stuhlsatzenhausweg. Please keep your parking ticket; we will exchange it for a visitor ticket to avoid parking fees.
10.30am - 10.35am: Welcome address
10.35am - 11.30am: Keynote
11.30am - 12.30pm: Report on SEPARS and elections of board members [SLIDES] [REPORT]
12.30pm - 01.30pm: Lunch break
01.30pm - 02.30pm: Talks
02.30pm - 02.45pm: Coffee break
02.45pm - 03.45pm: Talks
End of meeting at about 5pm
Abstract: For a long time graphics has been dominated by special-purpose hardware that accelerated more and more of the graphics functionality. Recently this trend reversed and now more and more functionality is implemented in software on increasingly general-purpose hardware. The new hardware architectures, however, are very different than traditional CPUs and programming them efficiently and effectively is still a challenge. In this talk I will describe some of the recent work done in Saarbrücken in making the new hardware architectures more accessible to programmers. This includes lessons learned from work involving: implementing realtime ray tracing at assembly language levels on a variety of architectures (x86, IA64, Cell, GPU, CUDA, ...), exploiting C++ templates for high-level code transformations, creating domain specific (shader) compilers, to communicating with a full embedded compiler. While I will discuss these topics in the context of graphics, many of the approaches are much more general and will be applicable to most upcoming hardware architectures.
The Intel University Program
All SEPARS members are encouraged to submit to Victor Pankratius candidate proposals for the SEPARS board. The board that will be appointed for the next 2 years. Format for proposal: one Powerpoint slide presenting the candidate. The spokesperson will be elected by the board members.
Time slots are available for talks. To propose a topic for a talk or discussion (e.g., research ideas, projects, experience reports, ongoing work, PhD thesis ideas or work in progress, tools, future directions), please send an email with title and abstract to Victor Pankratius.
Please, indicate „SEPARS Treffen“ when booking rooms. Early booking recommended!
Small, comfortable hotel; family business; with restaurant
2-3 minutes by car to university
Beethovenstr. 66 – 68
Tel.: +49 – 68 97 – 9 52 92-100
Fax: +49 – 68 97 – 9 52 92-107
Single room / incl. breakfast buffet 55,00 – 75,00 Euro
Double bed / incl. breakfast buffet 80,00 – 115,00 Euro
Location on Google Maps
Sankt Ingberter Straße 46
D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Tel.: +49 681 / 958284-0
Fax: +49 681 / 95 82 84 - 44
Single bed, incl. breakfast buffet 69,00 – 85,00 Euro
Double bed, incl. breakfast buffet 89,00 – 105,00 Euro
Has 22 rooms in total, rooms in Laura Ashley style, no fees for WLAN, non-smoking.
Hotel 8 minutes by car to university
Location on Google Maps