AI Summer School 2023

Our lab co-organizes the AI Summer School 2023 which will take place from September 4-8 in Bad Kösen. The program is tailored to bachelor’s and master’s students with previous experience in artificial intelligence and programming. Accommodation and meals of all participants are covered. Additionally, travel support is available for selected participants.

Illustration of the AI Summer School 2023 by DALL-E.

The application process opens on April 1 and closes on May 15. Students at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Technische Universität Ilmenau are invited to apply. A few spots are available for students enrolled at any other German university.

Summer Semester 2023

Winter is coming to an end and our lab already started preparing the summer semester. This year we will teach the two classes High Performance Computing (HPC) and Efficient Machine Learning (EML). HPC will be in the third instantiation while EML will be offered a second time. We are eager to keep the classes up to date by integrating latest research and technology.

In the case of the HPC class, the Neoverse V1 microarchitecture used in the Graviton3 server processors will be covered in detail. Over the duration of the summer semester, a special emphasis will be put on the newly introduced SVE Bfloat16 vector instructions and their use when writing fast matrix-matrix multiplication kernels.

EML will also receive major updates. First, we will integrate some of the latest features coming with PyTorch 2. Especially the new software ecosystem behind torch.compile is a key development when targeting efficient machine learning. Second, we will extend the class’s scope by also discussing inference on mobile devices. Obtaining high performance on mobile devices typically requires a technique called quantization. Currently, we plan to target the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 system on chip which is used in latest flagship smartphones. Students will have access to Qualcomm Innovators Development Kits sponsored by Qualcomm.


SC22 poster Tensor Processing Primitives in the Computational Sciences: Earthquake Simulations.

This year’s “The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis” (SC22) takes place in Dallas, TX from 11/13 - 11/18. As part of SC, we’ll present a research poster on Tensor Processing Primitives (TPPs) in the computational sciences. Our work formulates key kernels of a demanding solver in terms of TPPs. As shown in a thorough performance analysis, this approach leads to performance portability enabled by the TPP-backend LIBXSMM. In particular, the poster presents competitive application performance when running on a wide range of server processors: Intel Cascade Lake, Intel Ice Lake, Intel Sapphire Rapids, AMD Rome, AMD Milan, Amazon Graviton2, Fujitsu A64FX and Amazon Graviton3.

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