Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: Instruction Set Architecture for Intel Graphic Processors
Speaker: Dr. Ken Lueh (Intel Corporation)
Date: 2012-07-16 (Mon) 14:00 – 15:30
Location: Auditorium 106 at new IIS Building
Host: Jan-Jan Wu


X86 binary is backward compatible. Whatever the x86 code runs today is guaranteed to run on the future X86 architecture. Graphic programs achieve backward compatibility via bytecode that neutralizes target platform differences. The underneath graphic ISAs usually do not provide backward compatibility. For instance, Intel graphic ISA does not provide portability --- one generation binary is not portable to the next generation. As graphic processors and CPU are integrated on the same die, how to enable different compilers to compile different languages that effectively leverage the computational power of integrated graphic processors while achieving backward compatibility is becoming increasingly important. The talk presents how to virtualize ISA for Intel graphic processors to achieve this goal.


Dr. Ken Lueh's short biography
路奎元(Ken Lueh)博士畢業於the Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 師 承Tomas Gross, 而Tomas Gross為John Hennessey(Stanford大 學校長, MIPS創辦 人) 指 導之博士. 路 奎元在Intel公 司Microprocessor Research Lab 服 務多年, 現為Sr. Principle Engineer, 掌 管GPU/CPU架 構之研究開 發. 以他多年的業界實務與研究經 驗,在學術研究 方面,路博士在頂級Conference, PLDI(Programming Language Design and Implementation) 上曾發 表多篇論文,亦有數十項研究專利, 是Computer System這 一領域的拔尖研究人員之一。