The objective of IMPACT (Illinois Microarchitecture Project using Algorithms and Compiler Technology) is to provide critical research, architecture innovation, and algorithm and compiler prototypes for heterogeneous parallel architectures. We achieve portable performance and energy efficiency for emerging real-world applications by developing novel hardware, compiler, and algorithmic solutions.


Upcoming Items

Wen-Mei to Speak at SuperComputing 2016

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Recent & Highlighted Items

University of Texas at Austin Invited Talk (August 30, 2016)

Innovative Applications and Technology Pivots - A Perfect Storm in Computing

Teaching Kit Tutorial at XSEDE 2016

Joe Bungo (NVIDIA), Andy Schuh (UIUC), and Carl Pearson (UIUC) will host a hands-on tutorial focused on the Accelerated Computing Teaching Kit. This hands-on tutorial introduces a comprehensive set of academic labs and university teaching material for use in introductory and advanced accelerated computing courses. The tutorial will then take attendees through some of the same introductory and intermediate/ advanced lecture slides and hands-on lab exercises that are part of the curriculum.

PUMPS 2016 (Barcelona, Spain)

In its seventh edition, the Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems summer school (PUMPS) offers researchers and graduate students a unique opportunity to improve their skills with cutting-edge techniques and hands-on experience in developing and tuning applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.

The summer school is oriented towards advanced programming and optimizations, and thus previous experience in basic GPU programming will be considered in the selection process. We will also consider the current parallel applications and numerical methods you are familiar with, and the specific optimizations you would like to discuss.

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Recent & Highlighted Papers

"SpaceJMP: Programming with Multiple Virtual Address Spaces", Izzat El Hajj, Alexander Merritt, Gerd Zellweger, Dejan Milojicic, Reto Achermann, Paolo Faraboschi, Wen-mei Hwu, Timothy Roscoe, Karsten Schwan, Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS '16) . [more...]
"DySel: Lightweight Dynamic Selection for Kernel-based Data-parallel Programming Model", Li-Wen Chang, Hee-Seok Kim, Wen-mei Hwu, Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS '16) . [more...]
"A Programming System for Future Proofing Performance Critical Libraries", Li-Wen Chang, Izzat El Hajj, Hee-Seok Kim, Juan Gómez-Luna, Abdul Dakkak, Wen-mei Hwu, Proceedings of the 21th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2016) [poster] . [more...]
"Locality-Centric Thread Scheduling for Bulk-synchronous Programming Models on CPU Architectures", Hee-Seok Kim, Izzat El Hajj, John A. Stratton, Steve S Lumetta, Wen-mei Hwu, International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) . (Best Paper Award Nominee) [more...]